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Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 2

Home inspectors come across all kinds of crazy stuff. Here are 10 of our favorite home inspector nightmares. Read on to see what they are!

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Mail Slot?Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech

Mail Slot?

Nope, this guy just doesnt have all his bricks. He should probably learn how to tuckpoint.

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Don't fall for this trap

Maybe it works-maybe it doesn't. Is the whole system properly vented or not?

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Video: Home Inspector Nightmares – Episode 2

Home inspectors come across all kinds of crazy stuff. Here are 10 of our favorite home inspection stories. Read on to see what they are!

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Kitchen exhaust vent routing funStructure Tech

Kitchen exhaust vent routing fun

Yeah, this exhaust vent will get rid of some burned bacon smoke, but with that kink, not so much. And imagine the condensation issues.Photo: Courtesy ofStructure Tech

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Hot WiredPhoto: Courtesy ofStructure Tech

Hot Wired

This breaker is rated for both aluminum (AL) and copper (CU) wires. But that rating didn't prevent this aluminum wire connection from loosening and getting hot enough to melt the plastic insulation. Here's more on aluminum wiring and how to make it safe.

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Bust'n out!Photo: Courtesy ofStructure Tech

Bust'n out!

What in the world made a thing like this happen? Whatever it was, it calls for a new outlet install.

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Desk fan attic ventingCourtesy ofStructure Tech

Desk fan attic venting

The desk fan pointing towards a roof vent is one thing. You just can't run cable willy-nilly wherever you want

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Heat duct or exhaust vent

Heat duct or exhaust vent

You decide. Whatever it is, the kitchen venting system coulda used a little more thought.Photo: Courtesy ofStructure Tech

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What the wall usually seesStructure Tech

What the wall usually sees

How in the world can a tank get put on backwards? Maybe read the directions the next time you install a new toilet.

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Dryer vent folliesStructure Tech

Dryer vent follies

Why not just duct tape it near the attic vent. Why wouldn't that do the trick?Photo: Courtesy ofStructure Tech

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What's wrong?

What's wrong?

Let thee count the ways ... Broken chimney cap, missing mortar and bricks, all that's gonna cause a few leaks. This chimney needs some major repairs.Photo: Courtesy ofStructure Tech

Want more home inspector nightmares? Check out volume 3!