I was most likely in ERROR on the spacing of the rafters. They should be
on 24" centers but to trust this number or any other number without viewing
from the attic side is just plain foolish. The invisibility factor working
from the outside only can lead to a monstrous mistake. Robbie the Robot on
Lost in Space said it best..."DANGER WARNING."
And without the backing plates... I would just be plain scared. Scared is
a GOOD THING. It keeps you from doing very stupid things.
Good luck....and think first,
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