“Who needs an approved oil line? I think I can use my garden hose.”
David Grudzinski Advantage Home Inspections Cranston, R.I.
Or a death fan The gas had been turned off, so the furnace blower was removed and wired to an extension cord. Who needs a desk fan?
Michael Gonzalez Champia Atlanta, Georgia
Buttered brick The owner said the mason told her he “buttered” the mortar so the fan could be changed if needed.
David Maudlin Cornerstone Inspection Services Carmel, Ind.
Oh This one was found in a basement recently ...
Pat Borkowski and Howie Shanker Apex Inspections Philadelphia, Pa.
Running on empty The garage has its own furnace and a truck tank to go with it. “Hey, my garage is on empty.”
David Grudzinski Advantage Home Inspections Cranston, R.I.’
Nutty toilet tank repair of the month I found this on an inspection recently. The toilet tank had cracked and rather than replace it, the homeowner had filled the tank with caulking.
Brodie Brown Browntree Home Inspections Marietta, Ga.
What’s that old saying? Measure once, cut twice.
Ed Massart Speaker of the House Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Lint-sulation I came across this interesting way to add extra R value insulation and humidity in your attic space: with a dryer vent. No wonder the rental unit gets really hot on a hot, hot, hot day in summer.
Norman Bodewig Accu-rate Home inspections Cape Coral, Fla.
Snake eyes Another vacant home with a built in mouse trap. Once we saw each other, it didn’t take long for both of us to turn and go the opposite way. Just another day in paradise.
Paul Reichle Missouri Property Inspections, LLC Troy, Mo.
Looks like Yeti took a bite Mechanical contractors and power saws are a dangerous combination. This evisceration of the rafters was not needed to install the unit or ducts. They were cut out “just in case.”
Steve Anderson Anderson AmeriSpec Germantown, Tenn.
Danger: NO diving! This home has a high dive, but no pool!
Ronnie Blankenship Complete Home Inspectors Salem, Ala.