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    Default But That Was The Builder's Design

    This was what the listing agent said after I came out of the attic and described what I saw as "framing inconsistencies, sloppy cuts, and minimal bearing support in some areas of the roof". I said "it doesn't make it right". She looked annoyed when I said that but she didn't see what I saw.

    And this house was just inspected back in May by the big franchise inspection company around here. The inspector didn't go into the attic and he got through the house in 2 hours. It took me 4 hours. After the seller sees my report compared to that previous report, they're going to wonder if these reports are on the same house.

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    Default Re: But That Was The Builder's Design

    This was a good one too from that attic, the one the other inspector said in his report didn't have enough clearance to enter.

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    Default Re: But That Was The Builder's Design

    true crapmanship! looked good from the road.


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    Default Re: But That Was The Builder's Design

    Inconsistencies? Things looked just the opposite to me.

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    Default Re: But That Was The Builder's Design

    Perhaps the other inspector did not enter the attic because he feared it may collapse and trap him inside.

    I do not think I would describe the framing you pictured is "Minimal"

    min·i·mal


    1. constituting a minimum.

    2. barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care.





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    Angry Re: But That Was The Builder's Design

    There's all types of butchery in this world. Those roof framing photos address the "wood" variety of which our industry is very familiar.

    Jerry McCarthy
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    Default Re: But That Was The Builder's Design

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Perhaps the other inspector did not enter the attic because he feared it may collapse and trap him inside.

    I do not think I would describe the framing you pictured is "Minimal"

    min·i·mal


    1. constituting a minimum.

    2. barely adequate or the least possible: minimal care.



    I agree Rick. My verbiage was too soft in describing it. Unprofessional, improper, and inadequate are more appropriate.

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    Default Re: But That Was The Builder's Design

    They should stick to brick walls and flat roofs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    They should stick to brick walls and flat roofs.
    Its a good thing it is a high pitched roof or it certainly would be tumbling down with the weight of snow.

    Steve Reilly


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