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I have a DIYer who, rather than build a brace wall, jacked the ceiling up about 1/2" to replace some rotted studs.  Once the jack was removed, the trusses stayed where they were.  There is about a 4' section of wall that's affected.  The replacement studs are in place having been cut to their correct length but are 1/2" short of providing any support.  Any ideas on how to get the truss to drop back to its original position?  

wait till the next heavy (post #215018, reply #1 of 6)

wait till the next heavy snowfall next winter......

The walls don't provide any (post #215018, reply #2 of 6)

The walls don't provide any support to trusses as long as they really are trusses and not conventional framing. Climb on the roof and jump on the ridge, trusses will come right down.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

Load bearing wall (post #215018, reply #3 of 6)

florida wrote:

The walls don't provide any support to trusses as long as they really are trusses and not conventional framing. Climb on the roof and jump on the ridge, trusses will come right down.

Actually this is an exterior wall with a brick veneer so it is load bearing with real trusses.   Jumping on the ridge wouldn't do much good.  Not sure how I feel about jumping on the roof that close to the eve, maybe lay a 2x8 over the area and give it a couple whacks with a sledge hammer?

That might work but just (post #215018, reply #4 of 6)

That might work but just standing on it might be enough. Or have 2 or 3 guys stand on it.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

You either have to put weight (post #215018, reply #5 of 6)

You either have to put weight on it from above or pull it down from below......or raise the rest of the house up to meet it :)

 

Go get a heavy lag eye screw and a $30 come along and pull it down.

Actually, changing earth's (post #215018, reply #6 of 6)

Actually, changing earth's orbit by a few inches should do it.


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