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    Default enginered trusses???

    I'll just say this is what we run across the other day;the only other offering is that the seller was adement that work done (added 2nd level)was done proff. and premitted. what do you think.

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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    Something is missing here............

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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    Let me try this one more time the pics if nothing else are amusing..


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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    Sorry guys I just went computer illiterate can not pull up the pics they were pertty cool thogh so sorry again I just can't figure it out how to upload images did it twice how who knows?????? see ya later


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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    after you click on "post reply"
    type in your reply, then scroll down the page to "upload photos"

    when you click on that a "pop up" will appear that allows you to "browse" your hard drive for the pics.

    Find what you want and click on "upload"

    it'll take a while, depending on the size of your pic. (keep them to a size smalletrthan 195k)

    You can use a FREE program like "Irfanview" to scale the pics down to size.

    Once the pics are uploaded, they'll show up on your post as attachments.

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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    Thanks victor one last try...maybe I got it check these out.

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    Default Re: engineered trusses???

    Randy,

    Hard to tell from those photos, but, yeah, an engineer could have designed that with those plywood gussets.

    Of course, though, 'could have' would need to be verified with paperwork showing 'they did'.

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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    I saw a lot of those plywood gussets back in the '70s

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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    Just one last reply on this (by the way thanks victor)
    The one thing that concernd me that the photo did not reflect was along the length of those trusses there was an obvious sag in those runs;which set off the red light in me..


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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    I have seen this type of truss construction many times. Date of construction pre-dates the 1980's. The only way to verify if they were engineered is with documentation. Good luck locating them. Do to the sagging of a top cord, perhaps now is a good time to have a engineer evaluate the condition.


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    Default Re: enginered trusses???

    Professionally done... maybe-- by a professional carpenter (meaning someone who does this for a living).

    This appears as a field design/ repair and not a pre-construct engineered design.

    My money is on the carpenter (not Bobby or Rob).

    Rich


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