October, 2012
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



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EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

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Poor man's skylight.
 
Nick Welty
InspectorNick.com
Lee's Summit, Mo.


Become an ACI and dogs will love you

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This dog, Sheeba, surprised me by jumping onto my lap while I was inspecting under the sink. The dog's owner said, "She usually isn't that friendly." It must have been my ACI badge that assured her trust.

Gary Tucker
Tucker Inspections
Emeryville, Calif.


More layers than a cake

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With all these layers of shingles, I'm surprised the roof didn't cave in.

Dwayne Hoffman
Hoffman Home Inspections
Lancaster, Ohio


Crank it up

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Someone went to a lot of trouble to make this "adjustable" post.

Rick Vernon
Ace Inspections
Zeeland, Mich.


Who you lookin' at?

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Owl vent cap. What a hoot!

Rudy Ringel
DFWinspector.com
Plano, Texas


For a roof with bounce

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This is a roof rafter that someone simply cut where a chimney was later added. Walking the roof in this area was like walking on a trampoline.

Matthew Steger
WIN Home Inspection – Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown, Pa.


Done by a licensed roofer?

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I found this license plate roof patch on a recent inspection. I hope the roof doesn't get a ticket because the tags have expired.

Darrell Hay
Safe & Sound Home Inspections, Inc.
Snohomish, Wash.


Double toast morning

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This gas range will toast your toaster cord while cooking your oatmeal.

Manass Hochstetler
Advanced Home Inspections of Elkhart County, LLC
Middlebury, Ind.


Cracked up

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"A bit of exterior caulking should fix that stucco crack."

Jason Gingery
View Point Inspections
Santa Cruz, Calif.


Another dog that likes ACIs

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I ran across this on today's inspection. This dog was very proud of his "work."

Bill Loden
Insight Home Inspection, LLC
Madison, Ala.


Mickey Mouse electrical

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I thought this one should be printed just to see how many "wrongs" the inspectors can list on one photo. At least the Mickey Mouse electrical work was signed.

David Grudzinski
Advantage Home Inspections
Cranston, R.I.