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Old 04-10-2019, 08:28 AM   #1
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Ceiling rib removal

Planing to do a sky light in my shower area. The ribs are only 2' apart. Was wanting opinions on possibly removing part of rib to do a bigger area. Of course I will use square tubing to reinforce that area just like a window in a house. Thoughts?
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:39 AM   #2
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It's probably going to be fine. Just box it out with the tubing. If it's just part of one rib I doubt you'll compromise the integrity of the roof (that much). Have you thought about installing a wall stud under the cut rib as well, just for a little extra support?
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:51 AM   #3
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absolutely will be 2x4 walls basically the same size bracing. Will even double up at the brace to be sure it is supported.
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