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Default You are short one roof truss, stop or finish building?

Did a small repair today on a home that is to be sold. A home inspection
discovered that one section of roof truss is missing. 39 inches is the
distance between the second to last and the end roof trusses. The other
trusses are on 2 foot centers. Both the roof plywood and the ceiling
drywall span 39 inches between supports.

The home had been inspected when it was last sold and the home inspector
did not notice the missing truss. Should a home inspector be responsible
for something like that even if the inspection was done 3 years ago?

Thanks for any input.
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I doubt that would hold up, going after the inspector, that is. Three
years is a long time. Whoever would do the going-after would only get
back what they spent on the inspection, anyway. Whoever built the d***
thing should have their head examined.

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most of the time the limits of liability is the refunding of the cost
of the estimate. I would contact them for missing it just as a matter
of priciple as it should have been pretty obvious unless it is
difficult to get to that spot?

Wayne

andy everett wrote:

Did a small repair today on a home that is to be sold. A home
inspection discovered that one section of roof truss is missing. 39
inches is the distance between the second to last and the end roof
trusses. The other trusses are on 2 foot centers. Both the roof
plywood and the ceiling drywall span 39 inches between supports.

The home had been inspected when it was last sold and the home
inspector did not notice the missing truss. Should a home inspector
be responsible for something like that even if the inspection was
done 3 years ago?

Thanks for any input.

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andy everett wrote:

Should a home inspector be responsible
for something like that even if the inspection was done 3 years ago?


NO !!!

That's an easy fix just nail stringers every 16" between truss and truss
roof joist and roof joist, in whatever size the truss and joist are. Don't
sweat the details just fix them.

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I doubt that would hold up, going after the inspector, that is. Three
years is a long time. Whoever would do the going-after would only get
back what they spent on the inspection, anyway...


My neighbor's 5 year old barn ended up with no ground, just 2 wires in
metallic conduit, and the builder had gone out of business. She called
the electrical inspectors, who revisited, saw their sticker on the load
center, and paid $4K for an electrician to rewire it.

Nick



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wayne wrote:
most of the time the limits of liability is the refunding of the cost
of the estimate. I would contact them for missing it just as a matter
of priciple as it should have been pretty obvious unless it is
difficult to get to that spot?


The attic has a 2 by 2 foot access from a closet, easy to get up there.
You just have to be careful walking around.


Wayne

andy everett wrote:


Did a small repair today on a home that is to be sold. A home
inspection discovered that one section of roof truss is missing. 39
inches is the distance between the second to last and the end roof
trusses. The other trusses are on 2 foot centers. Both the roof
plywood and the ceiling drywall span 39 inches between supports.

The home had been inspected when it was last sold and the home
inspector did not notice the missing truss. Should a home inspector
be responsible for something like that even if the inspection was
done 3 years ago?

Thanks for any input.

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