Some fireplaces are easier to inspect than others... Jim Krider House Smart Atlanta, Ga.
2006—A Plumbing Odyssey
Wasn’t there a screen saver like this? This is a picture of some amateur plumbing work for the drain system of a home.
Tom Smith The HomeTeam Inspection Service Hermitage, Tenn.
Generally, a solid shim block or steel plate is used between a support column and girder. When not available, is it ok to use a rusted old pipe wrench and weightlifter’s plate?
Al DeLong Double Check Home Inspection Group, L.L.C. Spartanburg, S.C.
Here is a picture from an inspection I did today. If you have a broken framing member in your attic, use the all-purpose structural repair kit— duct tape! Stefanie Brandenburg Upstate Home Detectives Taylors, S.C.
I guess we would call it a 1921 oversized junction box (1' x 1.5')! Someone left a note attached indicating some of the wires were hot!! This ‘box’ was located on the basement ceiling and open when I found it!
Pete Jung Hinson & Jung, LLC Home Inspections and Services Germantown, MD
First hot water heater in space?
Not only did the homeowners install the water heater on its side, but they replaced the TPR valve with a large pressure gauge. Fortunately, the house was vacant and the heater not pressurized at time of inspection...
Chris Brown Florida HomePro Jacksonville, Fla.
I had to stop while driving by a home to take this picture of a chimney.
Bob Mulloy Allsafe Home Inspection Service, Inc. East Bridgewater, Mass.
Reuse gone too far
The homeowner thought: “I knew I could find a use for that old jockstrap someday.”
Kim Thormodsgard Thor Home Inspection Service, Inc. Sioux Falls, S.D.