No need to ground this box. The cigar box is located under a kitchen cooktop. Fendrich was a local cigar company here in Evansville, Ind. I would call this a classic case of Indiana frugality.
National Inspection Service of Indiana, Inc.
This is a nice clean bathroom fan installation. It is wired to the wall switch and I don’t even know how they attached it to the ceiling. It even doubles as a hair dryer because it blasts air in the face of the person in front of the sink. Nice….
Corey Folsom – Property Inspector
Ben Lomand, CA
A cozy fire hazard
This picture is of the exterior of a chimney that has been enclosed by an addition. The fireplace is built on the exterior side of the chimney, with the “hood” loosely attached to the brick. But not to worry. The homeowners used silicone caulk on the seam openings. A damper door was installed near the top of the hood, with a pull chain to open and close the vent. It is quite the engineering feat and very unsafe. As you can see by the photo, it was used often.
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC
This is the quote from the seller in whose manufactured home the installation was observed: “My brother-in-law installed the water heater. Is there anything wrong?”
Mountain View Home Inspections, Inc.
This is a water supply line running through the crawlspace of an apartment building utilizing plastic electrical conduit. Must be a recent change in the plumbing code.
Peter G. Hitt
A-2-Z Home Inspection Services, LLC
These balcony stairs were added to let the dog out! I hope no one sleepwalks.
Speaker of the House
Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Want to know what happens to wood framing when it is within 2 feet of the furnace exhaust? The wood becomes charred. I was shocked the house had not caught fire. A few inches to the right and we could have had s’mores.
Picture Perfect Inspections
Another cozy fire hazard
I saw this gas line from ground level and could not believe it. I’m sure glad I accessed the roof. The owner stated that his wife wanted gas logs and this was the quickest, easiest way to install them. That is duct tape securing tin plate at top of flue!
Andrew N. Fugett
Andy’s Inspection Company
And now…a moment to appreciate spring
Winter home inspections, Upstate New York-style. You don’t walk around the house, you “snow swim.” At least you don’t need a ladder to access the roof!
Cornerstone Building Inspection, Inc.
That is saying the least
I found this in an attic of a home I inspected. The homeowner was…well…inventive, to say the least.
Lowcountry Home Inspection
“If I add a few more adapters, I can reach the bulb.”
Speaker of the House Inspection Services
Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Spend a few moments looking at this before you make up your mind or read the answer. Is the T.P. valve and discharge line removed/modified? No gas shut off? Cold water inlet connected to drain? OR: Is this a modified 40-gallon gas water heater with a pump attached and run under a slate floor to radiant heat a 950-square-foot addition? The thermostat is on the wall. I asked about a permit for the installation. They were checking.
Amerispec Home Inspection Service
It is freshly painted
A builder completed a total redo of a 40-year-old colonial and left the original oil tanks encased in a block vault in front of a leaking wall. Note the painted-over efflorescence. You could smell the oil as soon as you walked into the house.
Pillar To Post
These photos were taken at a house I inspected in Milan, Ind. I was surprised that the agent and the client needed me to tell them that there was a termite infestation. How bad do you think it is when there are tubes up the side of the basement toilet and behind the tub tiles in the 1st-floor bath? This is only a fraction of the
Your Whole House Inc
Cut it out
Here’s a photo of floor joists cut away for plumbing drains.
National Property Inspections
What is the substance that is on the window sash? Hint: it’s not soap, wax or glue. Believe it or not, it’s an accumulation of cat urine from 26 cats that lived in the house. They also caused the damage done in the electrical panel by urinating on the floor in the room just above it.
Technihouse Inspections, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Store nails, hammer and solvents wherever you can.
Accurate Building Inspectors