December, 2003
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Hisssssss

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Hissssss

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As I slowly removed the top of the meter box to observe the water meter, I was surprised to be greeted by a young diamondback rattle-snake perched on top of the meter cap. This can serve as a reminder of the many surprises home inspectors must be prepared for.



Dan Davis

Inspec-Pro Property
Inspection, Inc.
Scottsdale, Ariz.


Hissssss: the sequel

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Be careful when snooping around in a crawlspace...snakes like it there, too!

Stephen Giesen
Home Survey, Inc.
Manassas, Va.







Batteries included

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The basement of this home had three retaining walls made of old car batteries. Is that leaded or unleaded?


Tom Smith
The HomeTeam Inspection Service
Nashville, Tenn.