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lots of misprints ect.
on 16 August 2010
I'm a time served carpenter, and have been trading for over 11 years now, during this time I have framed a countless amount of cut roofs, with the use of a framing square, I bought this book purely out of curiousity, within 5 minutes I started to notice mistakes, not major mistakes but mistakes non the less, e.g pg.52
20 degree pitch
common rafter seat 20 degree
ridge 70 degree if you where to cut the ridge ( plumb cut) at 70 degree this would give you a 70 degree pitch and not a 20 degree pitch as desired. this mistake follows onto hips ect. ect.
Its kinda funny as it the fourth edition (revised)
once you keep this in mind the tables are ok, though there are plenty of faster and easier ways to get your rafter lengths. In all if your just starting out don't do much roofing and don't need to cut any irregular hips ect. this book would do I guess.
I would suggest roof framers bible if your looking for a proper little tables book, irregular included.