November, 2004
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Homemade Humidifier

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

PostcardCoolwhip.gifSaw this at an inspection today, and it was good for a chuckle. Apparently, the homeowner didn’t want to mess with all that high-tech gadgetry in a humidifier, so he replaced it with a Cool Whip container filled with water!

Brian Mishler
HomeStudy Inc.
Latrobe, Penn.




Chimney-challenged

PostcardPic-of-the-Month.gifThis house is having its exterior redone. No mention was made of the chimney termination right between the bedroom windows. When I asked them about it, they replied, “We haven’t thought about that; you may be right.”

Dov Herman
Dov Herman Home Inspections
Woodmere, N.Y.


Condition, condition, condition

PostcardWaterheater.gifDo you think the seller’s agent would question me if I described this water heater as “near the end of its service life”?

John Elson
Inspect-It 1st Property Inspection
Glenview, Ill.