10 Shocking Home Inspector Finds You Need to See
It takes a lot to shock a home inspector, but these DIY home "improvement" projects did just that. And we're so glad they snapped these downright scary photos!
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Overhead tub spout
Yup. The whirlpool tub fills from the upstairs toilet! Genius!
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Find the piano in this picture
Just maybe this piano/shelf is still playable. Look closely and you'll see the pedals. Our theory is that the pegboard above the keyboard is actually a way for the sound to travel from the utility room to the ballroom. (See next slide to see the rest)
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Mystery leak sealant
Maybe it's silly putty, maybe plumbers putty, maybe epoxy putty, maybe they should have just fixed the leaks to avoid scary stuff like this.
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Some people should skip the hand-framing and stick with roof trusses. That way you don't need to be a skilled carpenter.
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Now THAT’S a hot lead!
Holy major electrical mistake Batman. This guy actually drew electricity from one of the main cables entering the house before the main panel and breakers. Wonder if he lived to call the electrical inspector for final inspection. These are the most common National Electric Code violations for DIYers.
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Walter White’s stovetop
I know it says self-cleaning, but how long are you willing to wait? At least you probably don’t need to buy spices for a while. You can just smear off some grime and throw it in the pot.
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Scarf joint madness
So he was smart enough to make a scarf joint, cool. Problem is scarf joints need some kind of load bearing post below them.
Originally Published: June 18, 2018