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Old 04-11-2012, 07:32 PM  
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Oh okay...here's a pic of that...the shed roof is not original, it's built under the original framing...not the way I woulda done it but it's workable...needs flashing though...here's a pic of that


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That is what inspector was worried about. That is not strong enough. The easy fix would be, peel all that white goop off and put two 2x10s between the posts and add 2 studs to each post to hold it up. That will hold up the upper structure and you can nail the shed roof to it too.


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That's one area. It looks like there is already a sag in that ridge board. Also , those rafters should have hangers on them, that is a shallow pitch for the roof and they end up being joists. If it leaks here over time, there ends up bein nothin but bad news.
Good thing it's really easy to fix now.

I'm still curious as to what is holding up those logs.
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That is what inspector was worried about. That is not strong enough. The easy fix would be, peel all that white goop off and put two 2x10s between the posts and add 2 studs to each post to hold it up. That will hold up the upper structure and you can nail the shed roof to it too.
I've got 2x6s to run alongside the existing joists as well, so adding that in won't be any big deal. The guy who built the house clearly didn't know what he was doing...you outta see the house he built next door 0.o
I may not know exactly what I'm doing either but that's why I'm here
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Eight ft is to much for 2x6s, I don,t see the logs that inspector talked about. But what is this house sitting on?
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FTR that can be answered here: http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f32/p...concrete-6513/
I have some update pics from last week that I'll be posting soonish
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Here we go
New (used) back door, I cut a big ol' hole in the house, framed it in, and screwed it up, easy peezy
Retrofitted in a vintage 5 panel door I had, the 1x4 trim is temporary, once I ultimately rip the clapboard off I'll put the new stuff up to the new door
Closet and bathroom doors
Ran some permanent electrical in the utility room, just need to fasten the wire to the wall with a clamp
Finished staining the trim outside, deck and siding will be next
Drywall and vinyl floor in the kitchen
Updated pic of the front

I did not reinforce the structure but I did get the lumber to do so


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