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    What do you make of this attic structure? 7 year old home in Dallas. I stared at it for 10 minutes trying to figure out what it is, or the purpose was. New type construction with this in the attic. My guess is a left over assembly used during construction to allow for some unknown repair, and then left in place. Your thoughts?

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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    Looks like it was made for access and a drying rack for a cash crop. Seems to be some missing super structure support.

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    We hope they were better at framing then they were at building scaffold.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    That's the point John Kogel, some of the framing appears to be missing.


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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    It is temporary material (scaffold) used to place the decking on the roof which was never removed.

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    Carpenter was teaching his apprentice how to drive nails.


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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    It is temporary material (scaffold) used to place the decking on the roof which was never removed.

    rick
    I agree...cut man was in the attic instead of on the ground and used this scaffold to pass or take the cut sheets up...especially helpful if there was only two (or maybe even one guy) trying to get the roof sheathed.


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    Agreed, looks like temporary ladders and platform... should have been taken down by the contractor.

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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    A few possibilities: 1. play room for exotic pet (chimpanzee?).
    2. in case of severe flooding, take refuge in attic. If water continues to rise, climb the 'ladders' to keep above the rising water level. I hope there are only 2 residents occupying the home, otherwise, recommend additional 'ladder' for each additional occupant. And don't forget to have a reciprocating saw handy with a fully charged battery.
    3. evil builder trying to drive HI's crazy.
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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Downs View Post
    A few possibilities: 1. play room for exotic pet (chimpanzee?).
    2. in case of severe flooding, take refuge in attic. If water continues to rise, climb the 'ladders' to keep above the rising water level. I hope there are only 2 residents occupying the home, otherwise, recommend additional 'ladder' for each additional occupant. And don't forget to have a reciprocating saw handy with a fully charged battery.
    3. evil builder trying to drive HI's crazy.
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    Hey Curt, looks like the evil builder thing is working!!

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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    Did you call out the undersized column for the ridge beam. It looks likes it's bowing.


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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    12 year olds building their first tree house?

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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    Looks like the builder had no concept of safety. These look like home made ladders that the framers made during construction and decided that the home owner might need them in the future. They were proud of them. I'm sure they have a UL stamp on them.
    I did see something like these in an attic once though. Home owner build them so he could get to his grow light and plants.
    Bruce


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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    In all seriousness, suspect has to do with the cabling project, the stamped plans for the remedial work cabling support and check them against permits; or get an SE evaluation regards the altered support bracing and framing of the superstructure. Looks like someone wanted to open the space, and or compensate for heavier roof materials; look beyond the "mystery" scaffold/rack/ladder "assembly".


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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    Got to be a "Jungle Jim".


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    Wouldn't hold my lard.


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    Default Re: What do you make of this? See photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene South View Post
    What do you make of this attic structure? 7 year old home in Dallas. I stared at it for 10 minutes trying to figure out what it is, or the purpose was. New type construction with this in the attic. My guess is a left over assembly used during construction to allow for some unknown repair, and then left in place. Your thoughts?
    yea that is what i think too can see no other reason for it


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