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    Default does raker need allways be punched at bottom of ledger

    i was working alone with 1 labourer ( no tools ) i was 40ft up and put a raker in , i fixed raker to ledger over the top instead of under only because i was alone and dint have a fellow scaff to help me.
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    is raker allways meant to be fixed underneath the ledger ? or can it sometimes go on top ( after all a double is load bearing fitting )

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    i don't see it makes a difference really as long as you ain't boarding out that lift ,then it's gonna foul the boards .
    I don't get why you need 2 men to put a brace in though
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    From a loading perspective it makes little difference. You do get a slightly better angle by having the raker below the bottom ledger and above the top ledger which reduces the axial and horizontal loads a bit but as Phil says you're usually governed by boards or something else in the way.

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