Forgive me for the cheap J.D. Salinger pun.
But, here is the question!
Doing a two story addition and the client would like the ceiling joists for the second floor ceiling raised as high as possible up the rafters.
I have no idea how high they can go and am having a hard time finding an engineer who wants to deal with a penny ante question like that.
I'm sure part of the answer lies in how the joist and rafter are connected. ( I'm thinking plywood gussets and glue/nail).
The pitch is about 6/12.
No big loads. Baltimore location so rare snow loads and regular shingle roof.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as always!