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Home Inspection Nightmares | Upside Down Joist Hangers

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and master electrician Heath Eastman share more home inspection nightmares.

In this segment of Home Inspection Nightmares:

  • Heath starts off with an outdoor light. Instead of using an insulated staple that goes around the wire to secure it, this person nailed right into the wire. Sent by Scott in New Jersey.
  • Richard shares a submission from Peter in New York. It’s a water heater held up on a shelf by a 2x4.
  • Tom shares a submission from Cliff in Illinois with a photo of the roof rafters in his attic that are hung upside down and appear to be just touching the bottom of the rafters more than cradling them.


Expert assistance with this segment was provided by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).