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    Default Ideas on what this discoloration is?

    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 12-19-2007 at 03:06 PM.
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    Default Re: Ideas on what this discoloration is?

    Probably a fungus of some type. Probably from when the trusses were stacked and stored on the job site, then got rained on and wet - then never dried out before the fungi got a foot hold on the wood.

    Was the wood solid, or soft and spongy?

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    Default Re: Ideas on what this discoloration is?

    I would guess that they got wet before they were installed and this is the result. Did the tips of the roofing nails look rusted?


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    Default Re: Ideas on what this discoloration is?

    Jeff,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Eastman View Post
    Would you note on your report that it there was fungi? What kind of recommendation to make? Have hygenist look at it?
    I personally would not recommend a hygienist look at it because it is not in the occupied space. I know others will have varying opinions on this but I don't think it is a big deal.


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    Jeff...

    Please give us the whole picture at one time!


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    Default Re: Ideas on what this discoloration is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Eastman View Post
    I recommend SE to look at the trusses.

    Have hygenist look at it?
    No need for anyone else, you already have the structural engineer coming out. If the wood is not solid, they will (should) include that in their report.

    I know some will freak out about "the mold" in the attic, but, I do not, and have not, I have, however, on occasion included in my report that the trusses were covered with fungi in places and were soft enough to stick my screw driver through - see photo (photo shows screw driver sticking in one side and out the other).

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    No photo to see.


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