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Old 02-07-2016, 01:53 PM   #16
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SO... I hadn't actually seen what my husband was talking about. We went there and I took some pictures. WHYYYYY?!?! Why would they just yank on the wood like that?!?! If it's not moving, STOP. THINK. Dear goodness. Only afterwards did they think to use the Sawzall. So there are several spots that are saved, thank goodness. But now this just adds more work and materials on our plate. Ugh.


Here is what my husband was trying to describe


Close-up.


Another close-up.


Here you can see the spikes that were driven through from the top.

What would be the best way to go about this? Would we need to get someone to go in the attic, move all the insulation, and assess the damage? How far back would you think we need to cut the drywall? And can we just replace sections of this strapping? Or would we need to replace the entire piece, each piece?

Ohh... what a mess... I wish my husband didn't leave for pizza.
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:16 AM   #17
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SO... I hadn't actually seen what my husband was talking about. We went there and I took some pictures. WHYYYYY?!?! Why would they just yank on the wood like that?!?! If it's not moving, STOP. THINK. Dear goodness. Only afterwards did they think to use the Sawzall. So there are several spots that are saved, thank goodness. But now this just adds more work and materHere you can see the spikes that were driven through from the top.

What would be the best way to go about this? Would we need to get someone to go in the attic, move all the insulation, and assess the damage? How far back would you think we need to cut the drywall? And can we just replace sections of this strapping? Or would we need to replace the entire piece, each piece?

Ohh... what a mess... I wish my husband didn't leave for pizza.
I dont think anything important was damaged framing wise the blocks going perpendicular to the way the wall was were just to hold the wall straight since you dont have a wall any more they serve no purpose.

the 2 long 2x4s running parallel with the wall you took out are just nailed on top of the wall so you have something to nail the sheetrock to. so they are obsolete as well.

as long the perpendicular boards i can see are Not trusses you are fine just check that none of them are trusses and you will be ok.

if it is the truss let me know i have the repair detail somewhere on my computer i will post it if needed.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:02 PM   #18
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Take a pic. above the wall where the wood is split as you said the wall ran E-W and the trusses run N-S. If so that may be furring strips of wood 16"on center perpendicular to the trusses 24" on center, please verify...

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