Home Inspector Nightmares: Volume 23
Upside-down, sideways, too close, too high, or simply wrong. You’ll find it all in this edition of home inspector nightmares.
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Finally, a new use for the Yellow Pages
Here’s a clever solution to avoid burning up your bed with an electric baseboard heater. And the blue tape is a nice touch, as well as a good permanent solution, right?
3 / 10
What you can’t see in the photo is the pair of gravity boots attached to the ceiling. And all you have to do to use the door is hang upside down and work the handle. Or, learn how to hang a door right-side-up.
4 / 10
Looks like they pulled the guts out of the first valve, and then connected another valve to it? I guess you’d have to control the initial valve from an interior shutoff?? Seems like replacing the old hose bib would’ve been the right choice.
6 / 10
Clever, but baseboard heaters should be ONLY installed horizontally, at or near floor level. And that’s a lovely installation as well. The blue flexible conduit really goes nicely with the fake stone.
7 / 10
Delores was so taken by the beauty of popcorn ceilings, that she decided to put in on the walls as well. Unfortunately, the next owners will likely want to remove that awful texture.
9 / 10
Sealed up tight
There’s no way rain is getting in here. Not even when it runs down to the cardboard. I think maybe this window might be a bit large for a window unit.
Originally Published: November 21, 2017