Got it! Admittedly you had me lost trying to visualize it until i pictured it perpendicular to the ridge.
All the fun is gone… I had to think about how to do something that used to be second nature, I compound cut a barge rafter on a ladder/rake to intersect a level/plumb fascia…
“A little paint and caulk to make up for what a carpenter’s not” I think it’s how it used to go.
A little story about trusses… Why we as HI’s should keep our “peepers” open.
Trusses are OK… until you need to repair or modify. Just went thru something recently for a repair where someone drilled all the bottom cords for their BX cable install…
I tracked down the manu of the truss by the stamp on the web/hardware (with a little help of a local truss co). Out of bus. Since a repair should come from the truss engineer for those particular trusses, no other truss engineers wanted to touch it, at least the 3 I called. They all said “Call a SE Tim”. My SE wants to redesign/re-inforce the carrier as his name is last on the “books”, he didn’t like the configuration of the 20’x20’ section of trusses landing on an intersecting on the girder/carrier truss. The calcs for some of that are difficult to figure out… just figuring overturn can be tough for lil 'ol me.
Here’s what happened.
Had received a call from an old construction customer of mine who was getting ready to close escrow as he had received a pretty damn good inspection (looked like basic “word” report… a crud load of pics and well written) his report indicated “Bottom chords of trusses in garage have been modified and are structurally compromised, repairs needed as catastrophic failure is possible if not repaired” that was it… not much else needed I guess,but had been told by Agent and everyone else he asked that it was no big deal. A 1" hole smack dab in the center of a bottom chord aint a small deal.
Three and a half inches with a 1" hole centered is now only a 1.25" of contiguous surface. Oops.
If it was cut and stack it would be easier to fix. I’m sure the truss engineer would have had 2x4’s sandwiching the affected areas for some length based on where the hole was in the truss with 16d’s on some kooky pattern. I’ve done repairs like that - 16d’s on 3" staggers. “What’s left of the wood?”
Bank rec’d estimate… said “Nope” buyer backed out… He was mad at everyone who downplayed the inspectors findings. I reminded him: He hired the inspector, he didn’t follow someone’s advice that he paid money for.
The other side of the fence can be interesting after an inspection is done too.