March, 2007
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Camouflaged chimney

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

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I would call this camouflaged chimney.

Michael R. Conroy
Alpha Home Inspection
Duncannon, Pa.


Ouch
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This tree is about 100 years old and is being supported by the garage. As you can see, the tree did some damage to the roof, block & trim. This tree will be costly to remove. The main utility pole is next in the tree’s path.

Dave Macy
Home Safe Home Inspections
Broadview Heights, Ohio


Sunk
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This is why you need an alternate-energy, back-up sump pump.

Lon Grossman
Technihouse Inspections, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.


Stil goin’
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I had done a commercial job here in Denver for a lender and, during my inspection, I found the best hot water heater in town; it was still in operation when I inspected it.

Michael Bell
Bell’s Home Inspection Services
Denver, Colo.


Missing
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The top of the cabinet is missing from this new HVAC system in a recently renovated Cape Cod-style Atlanta home. It explained why heat wasn’t coming out of the ducts when I checked! It will be a nice house when they finish it.

Jim Radcliffe
Medallion Inspections
Atlanta (Suwanee), Ga.


Close it up
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That register used to be a pathway for passive heat from the boiler to be transported to the living space above. Now, it’s a way to transport the back-drafting water heater’s fumes.  

Malcolm Whipkey
1st Home Inspections, Inc.
Allison Park, Pa.


Tired
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I was on the roof of the house next to this one during an inspection and had to take a picture of this. It is of
a skylight with a tire, bungee cord and tin over it to
prevent water from coming in.

Keith Nelson
Amerispec Home Inspection Services Inc.
Omaha, Neb.


Just look upstairs
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No wonder the bathroom exhaust fan does not work.

Bob Mulloy
Allsafe Home Inspection Service, Inc.
East Bridgewater, Ma.