OK, just an update on the situation.
I spoke to the tech and he said I will need to talk to the manager who
is "travelling" this week...I think it will be a back and forth
playing dumb - I may need to write them a letter.
However, the reality of the situation is, I need to fix this problem,
as I don't know if another hurricane may hit south Florida some time
in the next month while I sit on this, and that's why I tried to fix
this last week after I saw what he did. I have to implement a remedy
and worry about collection of that cost later.
Here are my issues.
(1) Since two truss members were cut, I have a total of 4 joints to
deal with, and a total of 8 joint gussets. In my repair, I had to
remove the existing piece of wood sticking out of it and I did it by
prying, hammering, pulling - and I was able to pull out three pieces
completely and the other five I bent, twisted, peeled back to let
loose of the lumber and they are still there. Given the circumstances
I think I have to pull them all out right? Hammering them back in
place will do no good.
(2) I will need to talk to the structures people in my company to get
some idea on the proper repair. Basically here is my truss
It spans 22 feet between two 8" exterior concrete block walls. The
rafters are 2x6 and extended 4 feet beyond the wall for the overhang
soffit ceiling. On each side of the crown are two 2x3 lumber at 45
degrees. The trusses are like that for the entire 70 feet of the
house on this wing, and they are spaced 24" apart. These two that are
cut are along are located 22' and 24' from one end, about 1/3 of the
This is what it looks like after he made the cut. The AC handler is
under the crown and he cut two 2x3 to make room for it. He also hung
the unit from the rafters so there is a bit more compression there.