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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I'd want to know how far those 4X4s go down in to the ground and how much concrete is holding them? That might be totally fine if it were framed with walls around it. Looks like a kite ready to fly without them though.. Enough ballast under the beams and might be OK but I'd want to see the building inspector's opinion for that thing..
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    Shit's fucked from the ground up.

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    The contractor who built that death trap needs to be reported. It's a play area for kids at fucking school FFS.

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    I never knew dentists were so good with construction inspection!
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    Pull it down with your truck tonight.
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    Iíll pull that thing down with my bicycle for fucks sake.


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    Kinda surprised it made it through last winter's snow

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    No good deed goes unpunished....from now on the kids will have to play in the rain.

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    Fuck it. Iím usually an apathetic asshole but when it comes to little kids possibly being injured I couldnít live with myself if I didnít say anything. Chances are probably slim of a collapse but codes exist for a reason. The city building code enforcement person has been notified.

    Yea, Iím that parent....


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    i think this can be corrected without tearing it down - talk to a design professional to get the appropriate framing corrections, incl dealing with the connection to the ground

    it may become apparent it's easier to reframe, but i suspect additive corrections can stiffen it up sufficiently

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    No posts on the backside? LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I never knew dentists were so good with construction inspection!
    they all moonlight as home inspectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyFoxxx View Post
    No posts on the backside? LMAO
    looking at it again...jfc, you're right

    depending on zoning (& if that fence is on the property line), it may need to be moved too

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    Toss a couple of 6 x 6's down the middle to fix the spans and snow load. Put back the missing 4x4 and you're all good.

    WTF is wrong with that fence. Its like your shooting with a double fisheye lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirbumpsalot View Post
    No good deed goes unpunished....from now on the kids will have to play in the rain.
    in my day, we walked 5 miles to school, uphill both ways, and played in a field of broken glass in the rain. And we liked it!
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    Can't see it from my house.

    ( i.e. yeah that's fucked up and glad it's not my problem)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Iím not an engineer or anything but does this look unsafe to you guys?

    Itís a covered play area at my daughterís school. Area gets pretty windy in fall/winter too. Support beam is sagging and thereís no bracing. Looks like a 40-50mph gust could collapse this thing if hit at the right angle.

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    I've seen plenty worse that have remained standing. Sagging beams don't inspire confidence, but it doesn't necessarily mean failure.

    At a guess, I'm thinking this structure is about 16'x25'? Is the grass natural turf or artificial? It looks too good to be natural turf in a playground environment. If it's artificial, I'd assume the posts are strapped and redheaded into the concrete underlayer. How many posts are on the backside? I don't see any, but the frontmost post may be blocking a center post in the back. If that's a 25' span with a single 2x8... yikes. This looks more like a framer that doesn't understand that OSB serves a structural purpose and just stood up some framing.

    And I would worry more that this school is sending your littles outside in the rain and 50 mph winds to go play than I would about this thing falling on them. It will fail in a storm eventually, but is your school actually sending kids out into that?
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    More like 20ishx40ish it looks to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    More like 20ishx40ish it looks to me
    2-20, 2-21 whatever it takes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    More like 20ishx40ish it looks to me
    The roof joists are probably 16" OC and I count 21 of them, so 25 feet seems about right.

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    Part of the reason I like this school is outdoor play is mandated daily. If there is sideways rain or hail they wonít be out but you can have a decent looking day and strong gusts whip through there all the time. Itís at about 1,000ft in the cascade foothills. If kids canít play in the wind theyíd never be outside from October to May.


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    Joists are probably 19.2" or 24" OC.

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    Kinda surprised it made it through last winter's snow
    The metal roof and lack of snow brakes saved it.
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    Here is the other covered play structure in the same play area built well. Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes it is fake grass.


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    The first one sure has a lot of lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Here is the other covered play structure in the same play area built well. Click image for larger version. 

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    Yes it is fake grass.


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    You could just put some matching trim around the shitty one, and then it'd at least look well built.

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    This is why you have 2 kids. So if one gets taken out by a play structure failure, you still have one.
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