A little privacy, please
I was performing an inspection for a priest at a rectory. I was on the third floor, which was hardly ever used, and opened a closed door to find a cat in the urinal. “Holy cat, Batman!” The funny thing was the priest didn’t even know the cat. Weird.
South Windsor, Conn.
Jump in, but don’t jump out
I did not inspect this home, but had to take a picture when I drove by and saw this hot tub on the second-story deck without a guard rail on the side. Watch that first step as you exit the hot tub—it’s a killer.
Valley Home Inspection
Chew on this
You know you’re a redneck HVAC tech when you use a chew can for a junction box.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
There are lots of uses for empty plastic buckets. I found this drain system support in an expensive house on the water in coastal South Carolina. One big storm and the “support” will be out the door and floating away!
Frank L. Turner
Turner Home Inspection Services
Medusa’s junction box
Why even install a junction box if all the junctions are on the outside? What’s worse is that this was the handiwork of a licensed contractor, with a permit, and had been signed-off by the local municipal inspector.
Cornerstone Inspection, LLC
In need of some support
This car jack is supporting the cast iron plumbing in a crawl space. The lower part of the jack is just about rusted out.
Picture Perfect Inspections
Above the fray
These infrared garage door sensors—meant to stop the door from moving if they sense a car or person in the opening—may not work so well mounted on the ceiling.
Building Inspection of Florida
Ice, ice, baby
No wonder the AC did not work in this home. It was frozen!
BIG Home Inspections
No hands on deck, please
This joist hanger holds up the rear deck of a townhouse that was built with pressure-treated lumber. Unfortunately, the chemicals in the wood have reacted with the metal and destroyed the stirrup. Any real weight on this joist will result in a failure. I guess that’s one way to crash a party.
Freestate Home Inspections
This sub-panel is live and in use on the basement ceiling in a 117-year-old house. I’ve heard of electrical systems being grandfathered, but not great-grandfathered.
When the power company told its crew to run electricity to this house, I’m sure they didn’t mean to just stick all the wires through a hole in the roof!
Pillar to Post Home Inspection
The white plug wire was powering a floor fan trying to dry up water on the basement floor of a local condominium. When reported to the association board, its response was: “We have an on site superintendent who has been here for years and we’ve never had a problem.”
A-Plus Home Inspection LLC
The installer of the ground wire was smart enough to know that you shouldn’t install a galvanized ground clamp to a copper plumbing line, but not smart enough to know that if you insulate the connection with a piece of rubber inner tube you might as well not connect it at all because the plumbing lines won’t be grounded.
Valley Home Inspection
Copper’s not THAT expensive
This is a water pipe connection made with a water hose. I guess the owner didn’t own a torch.
Champia Real Estate Inspections
When walking a roof, it’s always a good idea to peek down the plumbing vent stack. You never know what might be clogging that air flow.
Pillar to Post