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Carpentry question: joist hanger to connect garage ceiling joist to rafter
Hey, if carpenters sometimes play in the plumbing/HVAC field, why can't we play in theirs? I'm seeking a metal joist hanger variety to accomplish the following. I want to add some storage in my garage, which has no finished ceiling. There are ceiling joists that sit on the brick top plate and connect to the roof rafters. I want to add 2x8s parallel to the existing joists to allow me to hoist up some objects on pulleys, to get them out of the way. Nothing very heavy, but I want to add stout 2x8s to carry the hoisted load. Does a variety of joist hanger exist that would allow me to connect the 2x8s to the rafters? I'll be using structural screws. I'm doing the job solo, and it seems like using joist hangers might make the job easier than just screwing the 2x8s directly into the rafters. Is there a name for this type of hanger?