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  • #319855

    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Well no matter what happened there are lots of nervous people after that one from the builder, architect, supplier, to the coffee truck guy all sweating it out to see who will be held responsible. Hope everyone has good insurance.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #319871

    Anonymous

    OMG!! I can’t believe this type of thing can still happen these days, I didn’t see anywhere where it said how old the structure is but it doesn’t look very old. And that kinda hits home as that’s the area that I’ve been fishing hundreds of times in my life, In fact my dad almost bought a home on Ottertail Lake.

    #320002

    jaydee
    Pro
    Spencer, Ma., happy 2015

    How about truss plate connector failure. Due to extreme moisture
    and poor ventilation ?

    #320008

    Warren6810
    Pro
    Akron, OH

    The connection of the piggybacks could be the culprit here.

    #320020

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    How about truss plate connector failure. Due to extreme moisture
    and poor ventilation ?

    Is it possible for that to happen 43 times simultaneously?? This stinks of neglect-either by the contractor or the owner not addressing an issue after construction.

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    #320024

    jaydee
    Pro
    Spencer, Ma., happy 2015

    One failure , doubles the load to the next,
    then the domino effect takes over. just throwing my 2 cents in.

    #320026

    jaydee
    Pro
    Spencer, Ma., happy 2015

    Or , those are WIDE trusses.
    Maybe site assembled, or poor installation ?

    #320094

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    OMG!! I can’t believe this type of thing can still happen these days, I didn’t see anywhere where it said how old the structure is but it doesn’t look very old. And that kinda hits home as that’s the area that I’ve been fishing hundreds of times in my life, In fact my dad almost bought a home on Ottertail Lake.

    I have stayed at the hotel and my kids have played at the waterpark. It has been a few years however. I believe the building is only 10 to 15 years old. My uncles home is about 500 feet from the tower in the lower right hand corner.

    Thumper pond is a golf course, hotel, convention center, water park and residential development. It did go through a bankruptcy a few years back and the current owners from Fargo bought the entire place for 10 cents on the dollar.

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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota
    #615906

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    I could see the weight of snow. I have seen low pitches like 6’s blow out when roofers boom up pallets and dont spread out the load. Those rafter/ceiling ties are critical.

    We dont use trusses here. When I looked at the thread the first thing I imagined was the plate connectors giving out to twisting members.

    We need to find out what happened.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #616620

    WoodsConstruction
    Pro
    Sudbury, ON

    I could see the weight of snow. I have seen low pitches like 6’s blow out when roofers boom up pallets and dont spread out the load. Those rafter/ceiling ties are critical.

    We dont use trusses here. When I looked at the thread the first thing I imagined was the plate connectors giving out to twisting members.

    We need to find out what happened.

    I went on one of my roofs and lost it on the roofers. 45 bundles only 4 wide right in the middle of a 40′ ridge, basically on the splice.

    I actually thought my roof would fail because they just kept piling them on.

    #617030

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Another roof failure. This one due to snow in Tahoe.

    This is sad when these catastrophic failures happen. Some how I would think with so much snow and the weight of it some on the property would see something needs to be done. How does one get the snow off a roof??? I have no idea. I have never even seen snow on a roof. We do have a lot of wind tho and I have built roofs to withstand 150MPH winds on our military bases.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #617043

    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    Another roof failure. This one due to snow in Tahoe.

    This is sad when these catastrophic failures happen. Some how I would think with so much snow and the weight of it some on the property would see something needs to be done. How does one get the snow off a roof??? I have no idea. I have never even seen snow on a roof. We do have a lot of wind tho and I have built roofs to withstand 150MPH winds on our military bases.

    I have helped clear snow off a roof before, we climbed up there with shovels and went at it!

    #617146

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    With snow it is not only how high it is on the roof but the water content as well. A lot of roofs collapsed this year even though the snow was not very high but because it was a very wet snow caught a lo of people off guard.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

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