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Old 12-16-2006, 08:39 PM   #31
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update: the guy pulled in the wall sucessfully...removed all the collar ties...all of a sudden attic looks like a room..

There is one thing though that I noticed...he was not able to bring the rafters in the affected area back. The birds mouths in the affected rafters fall outside the top plate....he said he couldnt pull them back....

Is this going to cause any issues in future?

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Old 12-16-2006, 09:32 PM   #32
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Also, I asked him to place ridge and soffit vents. Do I need to remove the current gable vents rightaway or should I wait till Spring when I work on the exterior?

Do you guys have any recommendations of vents?

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Old 12-16-2006, 10:18 PM   #33
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update: the guy pulled in the wall sucessfully...removed all the collar ties...all of a sudden attic looks like a room..

There is one thing though that I noticed...he was not able to bring the rafters in the affected area back. The birds mouths in the affected rafters fall outside the top plate....he said he couldnt pull them back....

Is this going to cause any issues in future?
Why couldn't he jack the ridge up level and pull the rafters in?

I think you said that the wall was almost 1-1/2" - 2" bowed out. If so, he must have cut the nails out of the rafters where they were nailed to the top plate and all he did was just pull the wall in.

Anyone could've done that. Now your rafters are off the top plate and your roof and ridge is still sagging and your facsia line still has a bow in it.
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Why couldn't he jack the ridge up level and pull the rafters in?

I think you said that the wall was almost 1-1/2" - 2" bowed out. If so, he must have cut the nails out of the rafters where they were nailed to the top plate and all he did was just pull the wall in.

Anyone could've done that. Now your rafters are off the top plate and your roof and ridge is still sagging and your facsia line still has a bow in it.
yes the wall was about 2 inches out in the middle but the top plate was pushed out about 5 inches....i think there is about 1 1/2" gap between the top plate and the underlying joists in the middle... the sag in the roof has significantly dimished....

I believe the bow in the soffit should be corrected when he is done....

he placed a new structural ridge ( previously there was 1 1/4" board) and supported with two sturdy boards...sistered all rafters with 2x10s that run about 90% of the length.....

I will get some pictures tomorrow uploaded here.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:09 PM   #35
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it looks like bow in te soffit will be corrected ...wall is completely back in...the rafters in the middle have been pulled in but are not completely in place.... I think he pulled the walls in without jacking the roof up... and then whatever improvement I see in the rafters is because of the new structural ridge he placed and the 2x10 rafters he sistered in ...and not because he jacked the roof up....


Should I be conderned?...should I ask him to jack the roof up?


thanks for all your help
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:34 AM   #36
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Is the ridge line (peak of the roof) level from one end to the other?

Any photo of the roof?
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Thanks...that takes care of my worries....I didnt know how long the shingles needed to be exposed to heat(sun) before they seal.
The tar strip heats up and adheres the overlapping shingle to the bottom one. This is not really a sealing process to keep the water from leaking thru the roof but more to keep the tabs of the shingles from being blown up from high winds. It "locks" the shingles together.

How did the roof come out?
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[SIZE=2] ... I will use a chain and large eye bolts to draw the west wall into place. It should all go very smoothly. "...
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It appears that he did not have to jack the roof up but rather pulled the wall back in with a chain.

With the weight of the 3 or 4 layers of older roofing material removed then that allowed the wall to be pulled back into place with a chain.

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