After struggling with hip rafters and talking to an old-timer or two, novice framers discover that joining two roofs isn’t that tough — for hips and valleys you just cut all your bevels at 45 degrees, and use 17 instead of 12 for the run on the framing square.

Then it happens: That bid you submitted for the job with the adjoining, unequally pitched roofs gets accepted, and you’ve got to figure out a way to frame it.

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