Just kidding. Saw these trusses in an attic today on a Wind Mit. Customer just moving in. I asked them if they had a home inspection. They said that they had but that the seller had repaired the trusses.
Note that there are only one or two screws in the 2Xs that they put in as a “Repair”.
While this modification was done to create attic storage, this also created a big problem with the attic floor / ceiling support (which is even more important when loading it up with storage items). What exactly are those purlin support studs resting on? The whole thing needs to be assessed. I would call it out for engineering approval.
I didn’t read previous post, but this is not correct. The trusses have been moidified by having the webbing removed so that they could have attic storage. You cannot modify trusses without structural engineer design. This is not the way a Professional Engineer would design it. It would have an elaborate plywood gusset plate added to both sides of each truss in addition to vertical members. Homeowner special —
Dennis, you are absolutely right. They have to replace the missing webs with the same size and grade lumber and connect them with plywood gussets, usually nailed 2"OC on both sides.
When I was a Quality Control Manager for a local builder, I had one of the truss engineers send me the “Cheat sheet” they used to design the repairs. I was able to tell the superintendent how to repair the truss and all they had to do was draw up what they did and send it to the engineer. The engineer would stamp it and send it back. Saved a lot of time.