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Old 2/16/15, 9:24 PM
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Just kidding. Saw these trusses in an attic today on a Wind Mit. Customer just moving in. I asked them if they had a home inspection. They said that they had but that the seller had repaired the trusses.

Note that there are only one or two screws in the 2Xs that they put in as a "Repair".Is ther a problem with these trusses?-p1140170-jpg



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Old 2/16/15, 9:37 PM
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Old 2/16/15, 9:42 PM
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Parts cut out of them.. but have had material added in attempt to replace missing pieces. Can not comment.. as would only be a guess if this is acceptable to correct the pieces cut out.

But if only two screws.. would question it.



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Old 2/16/15, 9:56 PM
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Old 2/16/15, 10:33 PM
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Looks like the web pieces are missing.
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Old 2/16/15, 10:42 PM
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Poor people really got shafted. I wonder where the ball was dropped on that one.





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Old 2/16/15, 10:52 PM
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Poor people really got shafted. I wonder where the ball was dropped on that one.
I think it was dropped by trusting the sellers to use a contractor to do the repairs that knew what he was doing. Those repairs are more like what I would expect from a handyman.



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Old 2/16/15, 11:15 PM
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Looks like the web pieces are missing.
They are.. but looks like they tried to prop up with vertical pieces on each side. Just not sure how this works as a replacement structurally or strength wise.



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Old 2/17/15, 9:21 AM
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Old 2/17/15, 9:24 AM
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That greatly increases the head room and storage space in the attic.



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Old 2/17/15, 9:31 AM
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While this modification was done to create attic storage, this also created a big problem with the attic floor / ceiling support (which is even more important when loading it up with storage items). What exactly are those purlin support studs resting on? The whole thing needs to be assessed. I would call it out for engineering approval.



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Old 2/17/15, 9:40 AM
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Every damaged truss gets...




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Old 2/17/15, 1:18 PM
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I took ten posts before someone actually posted something of value. If the rest of you do not know this you need a lot more education.

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Old 2/17/15, 2:11 PM
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WTF was somebody thinking? Why do they think that engineers design these things?




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Old 2/18/15, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Is ther a problem with these trusses?

I didn't read previous post, but this is not correct. The trusses have been moidified by having the webbing removed so that they could have attic storage. You cannot modify trusses without structural engineer design. This is not the way a Professional Engineer would design it. It would have an elaborate plywood gusset plate added to both sides of each truss in addition to vertical members. Homeowner special ---
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