May, 2015
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



New Postcards!

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF


Innovations in Water Heater Technology

Let's preheat the water with the exhaust before it enters the water heater.

Kyle D. Rodgers
A+ Home Inspections, LLC
Siloam Springs, AR


If Only the Wires had Been Tighter

The FPE (Federal Pacific Electric) panel literally fell out when I removed the panel's cover.

Matthew Steger, ACI
WIN Home Inspection
Lancaster, PA


Not too Cool

No wonder the bath-room didn't get cool when the A/C was running.

Matthew Steger, ACI
WIN Home Inspection
Lancaster, PA


How Many are too Many?

Thomas Dabb
Immaculate Home Inspections
Plainfield, NJ


Don't Need a Flashlight to Inspect This Attic

Fred Fields
Fred Fields Services
Berlin, MD


Lock and Load

In the basement, I found a door with a concrete sono-tube tunnel, rope and pulley to transfer the target to the other end, a light and several bullet casings. This tunnel passed underneath the patio some 30-49 feet!

J. Vince Busnardo
Precision Home Inspection LLC
Centennial, CO


You will Either Laugh or Shake Your Head

Can you find the carpenter mistake? Clue: The end is not painted.

Roger Hankey, ACI
Hankey & Brown Inspection Services
Eden Prairie, MN


So, That's What's Hiding Under the Bag!

Thomas Dabb
Immaculate Home Inspections
Plainfield, NJ


Gutter-Cleaning Time

Thomas Dabb
Immaculate Home Inspections
Plainfield, NJ


Modification by a Misguided Person

The yellow cables in the top portion of this panel are used to JUMPER around the main circuit breaker. A qualified electrician is recommended to remove the jumper as soon as possible.

Roger Hankey, ACI
Hankey & Brown Inspection Services
Eden Prairie, MN


OOOPS ...

... now the cone has been re-purposed.

Thomas Dabb
Immaculate Home Inspections
Plainfield, NJ


The Owner Admits he Truly is a Gear-head

Thomas Dabb
Immaculate Home Inspections
Plainfield, NJ