To me as mentioned in that post wth photos. Perfect way to describe it::: Someone used a ladded and pushed the wall in a few inches while it was flimsey and then the guys all put sheathing on. Climbed down, the door was messed up and they left it since it was going to coat them 600-800 in more plywood. Sounds like some of the guys I DONT like to work with. "itl work" "or it will have to do" instead of doing it right or correcting it.
Building a stand for the plywood sheathing ,
attached to the wall that is bowed in ,
would have been more than enough
to bow the wall in , if the wall had
not been ``properly braced`
But that still doesn't explain to me ,
how or why the carpenters would have continued
running the sheathing out of square. It would have showed
very quickly had it been out of square in the first place ( IMO )
the OP is not getting that thing squared up with the plywood on it. nice thought but not happening. ront
My exact thought on that too....
Wanted to say that I appreciate Abel Dog
asking and trying to cover all the bases on this topic.
And every time I thought I had something helpful to add
Abel had already covered it much better than I could have.
In my once being a Roof Stacker / Carpenter for 30 plus years
and once running a plumb and line crew for over 12 months
in a commercial building setting.
I beleive Abel Dog asked and then pointed too..
the basic need to see a better picture and was dead on ,
with his questions and replies.
All one has to do is
step back and take a closer look
at what is trying to be moved , after the roof
was sheathed and has become a` solid unit`.
Even ramming the building with a forklift wouldn't
square things up now ! And even if you could
WITHOUT... the removal
of nails / fasteners /sheathing ,
in the racking there would a loss of` integrity to the structure`
Think about what's holding the all of the trusses and
the roof together and how it's attached to the plates below it..
As to how it happened I could only speculate ,
but how to fix it now IMO ,is the roof sheathing
has to be removed, in order to straighten and square
things up now.
Would like to say in trying to cut to the chase
and in helping others , Able and Ront both may sound
a little blunt at times. But beleive me they know what
they are talking about , and just want to cut to the chase
to help as many as possible. ( IMO )
And I too would have liked to have seen a picture
of the Ridge Line from above
and a picture of the soffit line from beneath
just to see if I thought it was
bowed before or after the fact .
And how the " Cuts" looked...
Very Hard ! for me to imagine that any carpenter
would run the roof sheathing without starting out
square to the ridge and bearing wall..?
And in using a chalk line for the first course ,
why they would not STOP right there if something wasn't right. ?
My saying this , may not help to fix the problem..
I only thought to say something about how I saw the
replies of others wanting to help Ray..
I do hope You can see where
I am coming from and don't feel defensive..
As usual if I was there in person with you...
I'm sure I could help you more as could others..
It does look like you have a mess from where I'm sitting..
` It's been said
" it's easy when your plow is a pencil,
and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. ..."
Well I'm not sure about it
`` being easy if you really care``
I am sorry that I couldn't help more
But I do know a little about Roofs and
how to build them right
And IMO `something` just was not right from the start .
Love to be there to have a closer look.
And to lend you my thoughts on how to fix it now.
When push comes to shove.. remember the `integrity` and loss of..
when trying to correct what wasn't done right ! in the first place
`I can't even begin to imagine trying to fight the roof...
and straighten the walls with out first releasing and taking
the roof sheathing` element out of the fight``...