December, 2007

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors


Luxury living

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

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The kitchen facilities were functional. The bathroom, on the other hand, was in need of improvement. What a house!

Chris  Munro
Peak Inspections,  Inc.
Sandpoint, Idaho



Coincidence?
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At a vacant house under foreclosure, I found this
partially melted paint  bucket behind and close to a wood stove with a cracked back panel. You don't think they were … ? Nah!

Nelson Broce
Desert State Home Inspections
Cave Creek, Ariz.



Green building

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This domicile was not part of my inspection; however, I thought the builder should be complimented for good site selection and creative use of available materials.
 
Hans Peters
First Choice Home Inspections
Huntingdon Valley, Pa.



Hold on to your hat
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Talk about wind in the Northwest! Get a load of these photos. I took them after inspecting a couple of nearby new homes.

Vince Vargas
Vargas Property Inspection Services
Hayden, Idaho



Bent and burnt
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As a not-so-handy homeowner was re-plumbing his house, he thought he would save some money on fittings by heating the PVC drain pipe with a torch to make a 45 degree bend.

John Cranor
Cranor Inspection Services, LLC
Glen Allen, Va.



Eau de sewer
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During one of my inspections, I found this behind an access panel in a basement. Duct tape and a terry
cloth towel really didn't stop the smell of the sewer gas.

Charlie Rice
Pillar to Post
Sykesville, Md.



Almost supported
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How else would you make a pipe support work that had been cut too short?

Chris Earley
Inspect It 1st
Aston, Pa.



Corked
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Here is a unique drain pipe repair: a cork and a golf
pencil!

Warren E. Casey
Your Home Inspection Co.
Marengo, Ill.