Truss web removed

(Scott Smith, 16000082097) #1

I inspected an attic with 4 truss webs removed,I called it out on my report but the excuse I got from the realtor was that the hvac guy removed it so it must have been approved.Im sure it wasn’t, just by the way it was braced up.i recommended a structural engineer,should I recommend obtaining the paperwork stating approval of the work or not.

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(Roy D. Cooke, Sr) #2

No you have done your job just be sure it is well written in your report .
Its called CYA cover your *****. Roy C

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(Dave Fetty, CMI) #3

Trusses can not be altered in any way unless approved by an engineer. Engineer documents have the engineer’s stamp and signature. Some realtors crack me up!

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(Kevin M. Leonard, CMI) #4

What they said.

This entire article is an excellent read, but in this instance scroll down to “alterations” and send it to your client and the Realtor.

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(Larry Kage, CMI) #5

Oh yeah, that’s okay…:roll:

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(Marc A. Goldenberg, Inspector Lic # HI1365 Mold Assessor Lic #) #6

This is what I use in Florida:
*The Trusses have been damaged as seen in the attic,
this is a violation of the Florida Building Code for Existing Buildings as Trusses/Rafters are not to be “cut, notched, drilled,
spliced or otherwise altered in any way” unless approved by a RDP
(Registered Design Professional Engineer).
Additional evaluation in a more technically exhaustive fashion is required by an RDP per the Florida Building Code, this should take place before occupancy of the structure.
*

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(William B. Ogletree, TREC License #22530) #7

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(Jeffrey R. Jonas) #8

But Larry… I’m sure her “regular” inspector told her it’s a-ok!! :roll:

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(Larry Kage, CMI) #9

JJ, as Bruce so eloquently put it: ](*,)

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