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TOPIC: Does this look right?

Does this look right? 6 years 11 months ago #50213

I wasn't sure about calling this out since I'm no structural expert. It just didn't look right to me. I would think extra crib supports would be in order where the short 2x4's meet the rafter below the ridge? Any advice would be helpful. Very nice, well maintained 2003 home in nice subdivision.
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Re: Does this look right? 6 years 8 months ago #51268

No sir I do not like it at all. I enlarged the pic and you can see the nails pulling out. No joist hangers present. No cross bracing in the upper third. Looks like unprofessional work. I would call this out.

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Re: Does this look right? 6 years 8 months ago #51269

Here's a pic of how it could have been done.
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Re: Does this look right? 6 years 8 months ago #51270

Thanks, Jarrod. I stopped short of calling it unprofessional, but I did recommend a structural engineer be consulted. Not sure what happened, the inspection and the original post was a few months back. I gave the client a picture very similar to the one you posted. I took it out of a "Basic Carpentry" book I've had for years..Can't understand why, if it is in "basic carpentry", a "professional" house builder would utilize a method like this! Thanks again, and Have a Merry Christmas!

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Re: Does this look right? 6 years 8 months ago #51302

Looks like a modular home setup.  The center peak portion is installed onsite once the two pieces are joined together after transport.  Clues can be in the crawlspace where there is a center beam for joining purposes.  There can also be a center chord in the attic but those are usually buried with insulation.

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