Previous owner didn't keep up the roof on this 1954 House and the ends of many trusses (rafters ?) have rotted . City is requiring engineering report due mostly issues that are the result of roof leakage , though originally I believe the reason was noted as foundation problems which don't exist ; bogus information was relayed about how foundations were mostly done .
Anyway I am wanting to repair the truss ? rafter ends using 5/4" by 6 " wood ( deck boards), instead of standard 2 by 6's , using PL PREMIUM and ring shank nails ( prefers screws but no electric ). The Architect chafes at me and says must be conventional repairs . I am sure that the old wood ( that which is still good ) sandwiched between 2 5/4" by 6 wood rather than a side join of a 2 by 6 would be much stronger .
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