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I built what I consider to be prefabed rafters small

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I built what I consider to be prefabed rafters for a small breezeway the entire span is 5 ft. with a 3/12 pitch. Because I assembled them on the ground I used some scrap OSB to hold the two sides (front and rear rafter together) I did not use a ridge board between them. I did not think it was necessary since it was such a small span. I built a triangle using 2x4's. The run for each rafter is again about 2.5 feet. Now the building inspector (who between you and me is not knowledgeable enough for his job) says that I built trusses (he's calling the OSB a gusset. So now he wants me to run a 2x10 under the ridge (thus making it a structural ridge). My argument is that it really is a a compression style rafter roof and I shouldn't have to do anything. What is your opinion?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any pictures you can share with me?

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

Let me know when you come back online and if you still need help.