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looks like a CLB (continuous lateral braces) and probably should NOT have been cut down!! https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2007/11/06/why-brace-some-truss-webs-but-not-all


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Walk the lawns at night with a bright flashlight. I found two dozen nails missed even by an additional magnetic sweep the next day by the roofer.


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The holes just above the missing part and the way the missing part is textured, looks like powder post beetles. Look for the same entry holes on other rafters. It seems on that one piece the entry holes are only on a certain color of wood, perhaps sapwood, not the heartwood. You may be able to sister another new piece beside the damaged one, but do not do ...


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If you could, you wouldn't want to; the 36" spacing won't line up with the edges of sheet materials, like plywood for the roof or gypsum board for a ceiling. That's why 16" and 24" are the standard.


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Install a skylight that opens/removes Windows are not made for use on roofs. There are a variety of skylight assemblies on the market intended for installation in houses. Find one that pops or tilts up, and whose mechanism can be disassembled to remove the plexiglass panel. You may have re-roof the building to make an effective join to the skylight. It's up ...


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I've looked into windows, but they are extremely expensive, can't be opened from the outside, and I haven't found one anywhere near small enough to be a good fit. Maybe a Gasketed Access Port would be appropriate? Not too expensive, open from the outside, and come in diameters less than 12".


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If it were my house and I knew I wouldn't be able to strip and replace the roof for a year or so, I would mark the outline of the 2 x 6 foot puddle with chalk or spray paint, wait for a dry day, then lay down a 4 x 8 sheet of 1/2" plywood to cover the depression. Screw it down well, apply a liberal coating of roofing cement and start planning a proper ...


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If the roof is sagging due to moisture from a slow, long-term leak softening the OSB/ply subroof, or due to damaged ceiling joists, then the added weight of sand is only going to make it worse. I think that the general consensus of the comments so far is that if your patch is actually sealing out the water, that's probably the best short- to mid-term fix you ...


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Looks like a heater/furnace vent. My attic AC is in combination with a furnace, pretty typical. Likely your original AC had a furnace.


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On the roof likely a vent for an attic fan or waste watter


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