Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8
In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as usual, more stupid ways to use duct tape!
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Duct Tape Wall
This tile was undoubtedly installed over greenboard instead of cement board and is completely falling apart. Regrouting isn't an option.
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Hubcap Flue Cap
Well that's one way to keep the rain away from your furnace. But there are official rain caps that you can buy at the home center. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
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Extension Cord-Powered Circuit
We think the idea here is to plug in an extension cord and use it to fire up another circuit. Maybe it’d be a little better to simply add another circuit.
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Flashing in a Can
Spray foam can be used for many things. Flashing is not one of them.
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The More the Merrier!
Stacking more cheap filters doesn't add up to higher efficiency filtration. Best to buy the filter that fits your furnace.
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Find the Fuel Oil Tanks in this Picture
If you're painting metal, do the prep work the right way. That way your artwork will stand the test of time.
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Watch Your Head!
Nothing wrong here, really. Go here for some more storage tips. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
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It's never a good idea to hang a ceiling fan from electrical cable only. They make ceiling fan braces that make the job safe and easy.
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Wayne Gretzky's Boyhood Home
So you take a hockey puck and hold it in place while you foam it in. Brilliant! There are better ways to repair and replace soffit…
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Salvador Dali’s Ceiling Fan
We think it got very hot for a very long time here and the plastic blades sagged. There’s no fix'n it. Time to install a new ceiling fan. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
Originally Published: October 13, 2017