Mark, Flooring consists of loose planks across 2x4s.
Marcel, With regards to 250lbs weight load, read it someplace on roof truss lower chord could only support 250 lbs due to gusset plate failure and strength of 2x4. Also quick call to a structural engineer said they are not designed to support weight loads within the framing members.
Joshua, I agree, it’s not correct. However, I heard the usual comment from the sellers realtor “well it been like that for 45 years”. I calmly explained even though it hasn’t fallen through the ceiling does not make it correct.
I didn’t state this but thought it, if I don’t call it out, the client may have legal recourse at me for not doing so.
The other issue I failed to mention is the attic is loaded with mildew(can’t call it mold because I didn’t test it). Not surprised because there is an gas open flame furnace and a gas hot water heater warming up what should be a cold attic space.
I explained to the client what 1 bathroom fan can do to an attic space. Therefore, not surprised these two items have caused that problem.
Bottom line, should not be there, unless a structural engineer redesigns the trusses to handle the load.
Found this, note what it says about any alterations.
Thanks for the feedback.