August, 2013
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Postcards From the Field


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Hide ’n Sink

Location, location, location. This outlet is impossible to use because it is directly behind the kitchen faucet.

Larry Transue
Integrity Inspection, Inc.
Easton, PA


Ammo Junction Box

Ammo box used as a junction box...I didn’t check to see if there were any live rounds in the box.

Nate Stitzlein

Crow Home Inspection
Baltimore, OH

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“Duck” Work
How come there is water around the furnace? Yes, that is duct work in the shower.

Terry Kleptach
TK Home Inspection

Winfield, IL

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Bright Idea
My quote to clients and my business partner was, “The person who installed this new type of shower head must
be really bright.”
Mark Wahl
Property Inspection East, LLC
Boynton Beach, FL


Conjunction Function

Aw, for crying out loud. Can’t you fit another one?”

Bob Hintze
Waypoint Property Inspection
Riverview, FL


Ivy League Chimney
This one takes the cake for cleaning.
David Grudzinski
Advantage Home Inspections
Cranston, R.I.

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Thrifty Plumbing

The owner installed this toilet halfway over an open pump pit. Don’t lean too far to the left.
Brian Elsenman
BPG Property Inspection Services
Des Plaines, IL


Has Anybody Seen the Cat?

I guess the family pet didn’t want to leave the crawl space
when they sold the house and moved.

Dwayne Hoffman

Hoffman Home Inspections
Lancaster, OH


Uncle Fester!

Stopped me in my tracks in a very dark and cluttered attic!
Gene Autore
Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection
Fairfield, CT


Safety First

The homeowner said his wife fell off the commode, so he attached this seatbelt to it. Hope her aim is good.
Lou Prinzi
First Choice Building Inspections
Jacksonville, FL

Family Photos
Don’t you hate it when the whole family and their
relatives show up for the inspection?
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Ladder safety:
One at a time on the ladder! And don’t stand on the top step! The OSHA inspector might see you.

Scott Bachman
Detection Inspection, Inc.
Lincolnton, NC