December, 2005
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Got Oil?

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Got oil?

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Here is a picture of a leaking oil tank, which I titled, “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk-Just Oil.”

Bob Jennings
HomeView, Inc.
Virginia Beach, Va.



Unsupported

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If you don’t have the right-sized shims for the job, why not just notch the main beams to fit?

Larry Conway
AmeriSpec Home Inspections
High Point, N.C.




Mouse in house

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You never know what you might find in an electrical panel.

Larry Dickens
HomePro Systems, Inc.
Huntington, W.V.




Another electrical shower

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This picture shows a basement shower within reach of an electrical box. I found the shower location rather shocking. I hope they installed a GFCI!

Eric Brown
Heartland Inspection Services, Inc.
Indianapolis, Ind.