Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Framing >> sprocket-piece
In this instance the sprockets are fixed to the steep rafters of a mansard. Used here to make the roof clear the outer wall. They are more commonly used on less steep roof pitches. When quite large they are used for decorative effect to create a sprocketed eaves, and smaller ones are used to give a close fitting joint when slates or tiles are used.
These sprockets are set one under each roof batten and screwed from the top. Additionally they have the nailed plate connectors to the last pair of rafters. They either sit on the wall or are packed up from the wall.
Typically they create an overhang of 450 Max. (This is cyclonic framing construction, this is where I live and this is what I have done for the last 30 years. I make no apologies for overly strong details).
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