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May 4, 2012

Horrors! Scenes from a Home Inspector’s No-No Book

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Chimney with Facade Falling Apart - Three sides of this chimney looked just fine from a distance (photo below).

One Angry Bird Away .... - As I was typing up the inspection report for this house, my wife saw this photo on the computer screen and said, "Wow, that chimney looks like it's about one angry bird away from collapse." Good call (photo below).

Downspout Combustion Air Intake - That downspout connecting to the return air duct fed to the exterior of the home and was being used as the combustion air intake. It's not conventional and it's probably a little small, but hey, it works (photo below).

Central Air-ish -- This was someone's attempt at cooling a room where the AC unit wasn't installed (photo below).

Creative Heat Register - Interesting solution (photo below).

Heat Register in Cabinet - While most people would have had to decide between a heat register and a cabinet here, this homeowner decided to have their cake and eat it too (photo below).

Garbage Can Sump Basket - Sump baskets are reinforced on the sides to prevent them from collapsing. Plastic refuse containers are not (photo below).

Mouse in Panel - Any unused openings in electric panels are supposed to be covered over, not only to contain any potential fire or sparking that could occur inside the panel, but also to prevent unwanted visitors from coming in (photo below).

Covered Outlet - No explanation needed (photo below).

Missing Fuses - Apparently someone was tired of replacing those pesky fuses, so they replaced the fuses with a couple short lengths of copper tubing. Can you say fire hazard? (photo below).

Mirror Tile on Kitchen Floor - This might be the most interesting tiled floor we've come across (photo below).

Useless Shower Fan - Someone went to a lot of effort to install this bath fan above the shower, but without a duct.... what's the point? I can only scratch my head (photo below).

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