Creative Duct Work This is a new one. Dryer vent tubing used as duct work connected to the furnace.
Larry Transue Integrity Inspection, Inc. Easton, PA
Rain, Rain Go Away Let’s put the roof mounted A/C lines through a plumbing vent boot next to the upper roof downspout.
Mike Leiden Spectro Home Inspection Strongville OH
No Stinkin’ Ledger Board and Lag Bolts This deck was built using joist hangers directly nailed through vinyl siding. Amazing what some people do.
Matthew Steger, ACI WIN Home Inspection Elizabethtown, PA
I Need a Nice Hot Shower This shower stall permanently covers a sump pump. They kept the electrical receptacle where it was and built the shower around it! That takes the cake, but the icing is that the receptacle is incorrectly wired, with hot and neutral reversed, and with no GFCI protection.
Ron Seiber Ron Seiber Home Inspections Fairfax, VA
Botanic Garden This lovely garden is in someone’s crawlspace.
David Tabor, ACI American Home Inspectors and Engineering Assessments, Inc. Hurricane, WV
Someone Is Watching So, who do you call for this repair? A qualified framing contractor or a pest control specialist? This pest was NOT seen until the photos were being reviewed later!
William Blake American Home Inspectors and Engineering Assessments, Inc. Hurricane, WV
Sprinkler Timer Challenge For $30 the owner could have purchased a sprinkler timer from Home Depot or Lowes. The parts for this timer cost much more and the time to build it was more than the trip to buy one.
Bob Pyne AmeriSpec Inspection Services Colorado Springs, CO
Just Can It! This is what I call a creative way to terminate the TPR valve. Chuck Lindeen Chuck’s Home Inspection Big Bear Lake, CA
Just Missed the Junction I guess it was too hard to get the terminal bars attached to the inside of the plastic junction box.
Neil Brogren A’N’B Gold Canyon, AZ
Electricity and Water Don’t Mix In case you need power in the bathtub, it is close by.
Gerry Loesch, P.E., ACI Buyer’s Protection Group Ballwin, MO
Carbon Monoxide Delivery System This metal vent pipe serves a gas water heater, a gas furnace, and a bathroom exhaust fan.
Mike Kimble Accuspex Home Inspection Service Eldersburg, MD
Giant Leap This frog must have had one revolting croak.
Jay de Wolf de Wolf Inspection Services Burlingame, CA