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Old 08-31-2017, 09:50 PM   #41
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I would call for a framing inspection and at the same time tell the contractor you want him to come over and talk about a fix.

Then when the inspector sees this mess, and the contractor standing there...well, you can imagine what will happen.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:55 PM   #42
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I also have some additional pics I'll put up. You'll like how the back end of the gazebo roof looks.


Please.. The anticipation is killing me..I'm betting its a perfectly framed cricket




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The owner of the company finally contacted me and demanded more money before they would talk about fixing anything. Soon as I get this thing fixed and weather tight again I'll start on my list for making their lives miserable.

Here's what we found when we pulled the sheathing behind the gazebo. Whoever identifies the most problems wins a prize.

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They nailed scrap pieces of sheathing all over the place and thought they'd make good structural support
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I put up a web page to document the entire thing at www.******.com. Should have the rest of these pics up there in the next day or two.

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If you guys could help me out by sharing that website with others and linking to it on other sites, I'd appreciate it. Will help it move up the ranks when someone google searches the company.
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Here's another of my favorites. Meant to include it in the previous posts.

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Wow, what in the actual fu**!! Looks like the work of some of the Brazilian framing crews around my way.

I actually know of a clown in the suburbs of Philadelphia running just such a crew and doing hatchet work like this. I don't know how or why anyone would except this or how they've been able to get away with it. Good luck! Not sure what part of PA your in but if it's not to far from southern NJ I could pop over the bridge with a crew and frame that roof up real nice for you.

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Wow, what in the actual fu**!! Looks like the work of some of the Brazilian framing crews around my way.

I actually know of a clown in the suburbs of Philadelphia running just such a crew and doing hatchet work like this. I don't know how or why anyone would except this or how they've been able to get away with it. Good luck! Not sure what part of PA your in but if it's not to far from southern NJ I could pop over the bridge with a crew and frame that roof up real nice for you.

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NJGC thanks for the offer. I'm near Pottstown, Pa so probably a bit far for you guys. My back is doing better so this whole thing is forcing me out of retirement. Guess I have one more porch in me.

We ripped out the entire corner behind the gazebo, cut out the sheathing on the gazebo roof, installed 2x12's on the gazebo rafters, then installed new rafters and sheathing on the corner. The rafter cuts on the gazebo end took a little time with the multiple angles but it took a lot less time than what they did. It's amazing how much longer things take to do the wrong way.

Filed the lawsuit yesterday. wish me luck.

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Filed the lawsuit yesterday. wish me luck.

Here are some pics of the fixed corner.
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That there is some fine looking re-engineering of the Simpsons... I assume they have stamped drawings to support that, right?
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That there is some fine looking re-engineering of the Simpsons... I assume they have stamped drawings to support that, right?
Uhhhh.....what re-engineering are you referring to? Those look like 2X6 45 degree right and left hangers to me......what do you see?

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Uhhhh.....what re-engineering are you referring to? Those look like 2X6 45 degree right and left hangers to me......what do you see?

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Now that you say it, I'm thinking you're right, but https://prnt.sc/gqsq6t looked like ragged grinder cuts to me... (maybe I just need another cup of coffee to be able to see straight).
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Now that you say it, I'm thinking you're right, but https://prnt.sc/gqsq6t looked like ragged grinder cuts to me... (maybe I just need another cup of coffee to be able to see straight).
Lol maybe. The hangers look a lil low thus the rafters are not fully seated I'll give you that but I don't think they modified them.

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The rafters aren't modified. They are cut to 18 degrees for the 4 12 pitch with a 45 miter. They even on the top but lumber ain't what it used to be. Wasn't gonna break out the jointer for framing construction that will be buried behind the ceiling

standard 45 joist hangars. no mods

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