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I landed on the floor with the rope still tied to the rafter.
Simple roofs in general use with a double slope are the " coupled rafter roofs," the rafters meeting at the highest point upon a horizontal ridge-piece which stiffens the framework and gives a level ridge-line.
This may require an additional counter batten to be fixed to the top or bottom of the rafter to increase the insulation space.
In this case the vines are usually planted so that one can be trained up under each rafter, or up the middle of the sash, the latter method being preferable.
Long rafter length A similar over capacity of the interlocks can occur with long rafter lengths.