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I have a customer who's selling his townhouse. The buyer's home inspector discovered a bow in the living room ceiling +/- 3' from the bearing wall. I opened up the ceiling for him and discoverd that the top chord of a 14" open web truss is cut and the truss has sagged.
Here's the real problem: The buyer has asked a friend / architect to recommend a solution. He has recommended that the truss be jacked back into position, and two 12" TJ's be scabbed the full length (+/- 18') of the truss. Obviously, this involves tearing out a major piece of ceiling, and I'm not even sure that this solution is constructable with the space limitations present.
There must be a better way? Any recommendations for a repair? I have some thoughts, but would like some more experienced opinions.