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Home Inspection Nightmares | Tree-Wrapped Chimney

The Ask This Old House team share more Home Inspection Nightmares.

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Home Inspection Nightmares | Untamed Roof

The Ask This Old House crew share more Home Inspection Nightmares with Kevin O’Connor including some wild growth on a roof and chimney and an over-caulked plumbing fix.

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Home Inspection Nightmares | Roof Vent Without a Vent

Richard Trethewey, Heath Eastman, and Tom Silva share more Home Inspection Nightmares with Kevin O’Connor.

Buying a Fixer Upper? Read This First

When is a fixer upper house worth buying — and when isn’t it? From cost calculations on renovations to finding the means to finance your project, we’ve got a checklist that’ll help you make the right decision.

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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.

All About Home Inspections

Before buying a house, you’ll want to conduct a property inspection. Read on to learn more about your options when it comes to home inspections.

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How Flue Gas Venting Is Being Reinvented

Most people can recognize the difference between woods, for example plywood versus cedar. But the same can’t always be said for plastics. Richard takes a deep dive into the plastics being used for gas ventilation, and explains how to find out if the venting in your house is up to code—or past its prime.

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Home Inspection Nightmares | Crooked Chimney

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, mason Mark McCullough, and carpenter Nathan Gilbert share more home inspection nightmares

Home Inspection Nightmares: Gardening Edition

In celebration of a new spring DIY season, here are some cautionary tales from the Home Inspection Nightmares archives

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Home Inspection Nightmares | Dangerous Deck

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough share some wild code violations submitted to them by home inspectors

Best of Home Inspection Nightmares

These home inspectors have seen it all! Here's our latest round up from ASHI Reporter

Creating a Comfortable Home as You Age

This post originally appeared at mykukun.com

Home Inspection Nightmares: Plumbing Edition

Check out the blunders that unsuspecting home inspectors found on recent home visits Special thanks to ASHI Reporter

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How to Perform a Whole-House Energy Audit

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and a specialist perform a whole-house energy audit

Home Inspection Nightmares XXXIII

Perilous deck supports, chickens on the loose, and other curious findings made by home inspectors, from The ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXXII

Electrical fire hazards, carbon monoxide horrors, and other strange discoveries made by the home inspectors in The ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXXI

Jerry-built electrical panels, jury-rigged beam supports, and other frightening discoveries made by the home inspectors in The ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXX

Dead mice, live wires, and other scary discoveries made by the home inspectors in The ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXIX

Creative plumbing, adventures in chimney building and more ridiculously odd discoveries made by the home inspectors in The ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXVIII

Questionable structural supports, scary wiring, explosives in the attic, and more sketchy building practices found by the home inspectors in The ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXVII

Shocking electrical work, dangerous decking, and more questionable building practices found by the home inspectors in The ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXVI

Moss, mold, and dead mice—plus more gruesome discoveries made by house inspectors, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXV

Icicles in the basement, bats in the drain, and vines up the chimney—more wacky discoveries made by house inspectors, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXIV

Jury-rigged toilets, improvised ductwork, and sawed-out rafters. Check out the latest dangerous discoveries made by house inspectors, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXIII

Blocked breaker boxes, trapped animals, and a new take on the "home theater." Check out the latest wild discoveries made by house inspectors, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

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How to Perform a Home Energy Audit

Spot the leaks, gaps, and cold spots around your home with some simple pieces of equipment

Slash Your Utility Bill with a DIY Energy Audit

This Old House tells you how to find and fix 12 potential trouble spots to boost your home's efficiency and save you money

Home Inspection Nightmares XXII

Leaking roofs, crazy chimneys, and—of course—wild animals: More insane discoveries, courtesy of the folks at the ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XXI

Leaning house parts, trapped animals, and lots of bad electricity. Check out our latest frightening discoveries from the field, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XX

Milk-crates under the water heater and a shower head by the electrical panel? Check out the latest scary discoveries made by house inspectors, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

Home Inspection Nightmares XVIII

Home inspections can turn up the most bizarre things. Courtesy of the ASHI Reporter, here are 15 new oddities

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How to Do Your Own Home Inspection

Even before you call in the engineer, you can give the house you want to buy the once-over with this advice from TOH's Two-Minute Expert