Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 5
Here’s another batch of photos generously provided to us by the home inspectors at Structure Tech in St. Paul, MN. The theme for this volume seems to be “the crazy things people do”.
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Cris Carter's Basement
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Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
Crop circles in the attic
Here's one theory. Frost on the underside of the roof deck is melting and wetting the insulation. A hot can light below is drying out the area around it.
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Hard hat area
Maybe the in-ground pool sprung a leak? Or just maybe this was a first-time retaining wall builder.
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More Duct Tape Ingenuity
Well, covering the vent with tape stopped the cold air. The only problem is that it also defeated the purpose of having make-up air in the first place, which is to keep the occupants from being asphyxiated. Add this to the list of furnace repairs needed.
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You're not fully clean unless you're Zestfully clean!
I don't think this shower would meet the new low-flow requirements. But it's sure makes a nice set of grab bars.
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Beer can inspection panel
Great way to save a trip to the appliance parts store. But the next water heater repair may require more than a beer can.
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Wine cork plug
At least until you get to the store for a new pop-up drain assembly. Or maybe it's time to install a new vanity sink.
Originally Published: October 11, 2017