December, 2008
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



D.I.Y. duct

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

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Here is a D.I.Y.-forced hot air return duct.

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



Held up
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Maybe this is a crippled eave and needs a crutch for
support?

Cliff Sims
All City Inspections
El Cajon, Calif.



Possibly
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There just might be a problem with the chimney.
 
Richard Aiello
I-Spy Home Inspection LLC
Winthrop, Mass.



Flue fluke
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After 16 years and several thousand inspections, you start to think you may have seen it all. But then I found this innovative approach of installing a chimney flue liner.

Doug Ramsthaler
Precision Inspection Services Inc.
Brick, N.J.



A few inches shy of a stable pier
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Attached is a picture of a pier that came up short. That’s not a problem. We’ll just look around and see what we can find to make up the difference.
 
Rod Harrison
Christian Building Inspectors, Inc.
Duluth, Ga.



Trapped again
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This pic was taken from under the kitchen sink. I call it creative plumbing 101.  “Joe the plumber” comes to mind, too.
 
Terry McCann
Harbor Light Inspection Services
Sagamore Hills, Ohio



A bad case of the flue
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This disconnected furnace flue caused massive moisture damage to the attic space.
 
Reuben Saltzman
Structure Tech Home Inspections
St. Louis Park, Minn.



Old growth electric line
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Maybe they should have waited a little longer before deciding to run a new service wire. The tree had grown completely around the service wire.

Karl Spitzer
Pillar To Post
Gainesville, Fla.