Home Inspection Nightmares XII
Trying to sell your house? Don't make these appalling mistakes! The latest, weirdest discoveries from the home inspectors of the ASHI Reporter
Crutches are designed to support, but this might be a new application.
M.H. Shaefer Inspection Service, Inc.
New Britain, Conn.
I came across this interesting configuration during a recent home inspection: a TV installed just above a jetted tub. The TV did not have a remote, so I envisioned the homeowner standing in the water and surfing the channels. I advised the owner of the potential electrical shock hazard, but he saw no problem with the TV in the tub and planned to continue enjoying Dr. Phil while bathing.
McKinney Home Inspection, Inc.
Here's a 50-year-old cast-iron drain pipe supporting a column under the house's main
carrying beam. How long before the whole thing goes down the drain?
Gales Ferry, CT
A new way to wire a closet light. Just don't touch the plug.
Christian Building Inspectors, Inc.
I thought I had seen everything in an attic until I saw this. Yes, these are fish.
One To One Home Inspection
This is an interesting example of someone who does not think gas combined with electric can hurt you.
Advantage Inspection Service
Must be a new type of insulation—or a better ashtray—not sure which.
Pillar To Post operated by kwFAST Inc.
When I didn't see a plumbing vent anywhere on the roof, I just knew I was going to find it someplace interesting—like attached to the chimney.
Pillar To Post Home Inspections
Remember that game Mouse Trap, where the ball would fall from one thing to the other? This guy must really have a fear of heights to go to this extreme. Water leaked from roof flue into metal pan hanging from rafters, drained into pipe discharging into an air handler drip pan under the unit, which ran from the second floor to the crawl space and discharged outside.
Carolina HomePro Inspection
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Hey, why not leave an entire roll of electrical wire hooked up at a crawlspace junction box since you never know what improvements you (or future buyers) may want.
Ben Lomond, California
“I'm sorry, sir. Your water heater registration has expired. I'll have to issue you a citation. Have a nice day.”
Sexton's Inspections Inc.
Dinner for two . . . in the crawlspace!
Coastline Home Inspections
Here is a photo of a duct tape front cover of the main electric panel at an electrician's home. I wonder where the UL label is on the duct tape?
Michigan Home Inspection Services, Inc.
It's nice to see a retaining wall with the proper weep holes. Unfortunately, the owner forgot to add water and stir the concrete.
Close-Up Home Inspections
If you turn your head sideways, the trap should work.
OmniSpect Property Services
Hampton, New Hampshire