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Old 02-16-17, 11:02 AM   #4
NeilTheCop
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Thanks guys.
It's a moot point now because after finally getting everything cleared off I found that the original 2X6 that should be attached to the ends of the house roof rafters had been removed, and the 2X4's that made up the porch had been nailed (badly) directly to them. So I demolished the old porch completely, replaced the 2X6's (which may also account for the house creaking and why my new front door never fitted right no matter how many times I adjusted it) and now have put in new 2X4's with hurricane clips and joist hangers so I'm now able to use the 1X4 purling.
Good news is that I'm now well past the "I wish I'd never started" point.

Again, many thanks
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