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



Postcards from the Field

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Mounds of Mold

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This inspector is considering adding a gas mask to the arsenal of safety tools in the inspection bucket.”

Aaron Mayer

Housewarming Home Inspections

St. Louis, MO

 



We Love to Grill


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This is inside the home! They had a custom vent installed above it. 

Joshua Crepps

Crepps Home Inspection

Elizabethtown, KY

 

A New Way To Water The Lawn

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Jeff May

May Indoor Air Investigations LLC

Tyngsborough, MA

 


Leak Management

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A fistful of plumber’s putty apparently did not fix the leak at this condensate drain connection.

Therefore, a custom gutter with a catch can was added.

  

Kristin Keller

Key Building Inspections, LLC

Kimberton, PA

 


Car Jacked Deck

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I found this at a home recently “rehabbed” by a
flipper. The deck is supported by carjacks, blocks and bags of Sackrete®.

  

Alan Trauger

Alan Trauger and Associates, Inc.

Longwood, FL

 

 


Cut Once Measure 3 Times?

When you find that a neutral wire is too short, just twist a short, stubby
extension onto it.

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Matthew Steger, ACI

WIN Home Inspection

Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown, PA

 


To Bond or Not To Bond?

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Some pictures just do not need an explanation.

Jeff Nichols

Edifice
Inspections, Inc.

Marietta, GA

 


Custom Roof Deck Drainage

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The owner had installed plastic household storage bins below all the leaks and connected the bins to a network of improperly sloped ¾” PVC pipes that drained into an interior sink

Tony Eldon

Bay Area Property Inspections

San Rafael, CA

 

 

Stairs? Really?

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I took this picture on one of our trips to Azerbaijan. I thought other inspectors would get a laugh from it.

  

Doug Zimmerman

Independent Inspection
Service, LLC

Missoula, MT

 


Hey, I Was Napping!

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I had limited access to this beam, as the homeowner had installed a security system.

Mario Lucciola

All Spec Building Inspections

St. Catharinas, ON

 



Warm Feet, Warm Heart, Warm Water

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An all-season deck needs a heat source. This one is heated by a 250,000 Btu tankless water heater exhaust vent … complete with plastic dryer vent cover.

 

Bryant Warren, HouseMaster Inspections, Tulsa, OK