February, 2006
Postcards from the Field
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Sweet

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Sweet
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“Bee” careful when looking down chimneys, especially on an old two-story farm house with a steep pitched roof. It was quite a surprise to find honeybees. Usually, we encounter wasps, hornets, racoons, etc.



Jack Harper II

ProTection Inspection, Inc.
Sanford, Mich.



Dogged

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What? A DOG holding up the kitchen floor?   
   


Randy Via

C.L. Gleich & Associates Home Inspections, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio



Sleepytime
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Someone suspended this cot from the rafters, presumably to collect rain water.  “After I finish this inspection, I think I’ll take a little nap in the attic.”



Eric Brown

Heartland Inspection Services, Inc.
Indianapolis, Ind.



Nuttin’ wrong?
These came from the same house where I was told at the beginning of the inspection, “You ain’t gonna find nuttin’ wrong with this ol’ house.”

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Dryer vented through roof turbine.





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Disposal wired with extension cord.




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Other end of disposal cord.




Dave Cook

Fl. Gulf Coast Home Inspections
Ft. Myers, Fla.


Some plumber
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The owner of this house swore he had a plumber FIX this leak under the house.




Don Carnathan

Central Mississippi Home Inspections, LLC
Jackson, Miss.


No exit
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Attached is a photo of a bedroom window where emergency egress was not
considered.



Corey Folsom

Corey Folsom Home Inspector
Ben Lomond, Calif.



Another dead animal

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Is it a bird, plane or rodent stuck in a vent? I found this on the interior wall of a mechanical room.

Dennis Pinciaro
All American Home Inspections High Country LLC
Sedona, Ariz.



Just a suggestion
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I came across this rather dangerous condition while inspecting a house up in Ferndale, Wash. The wide shot is of a transformer box on the property site. The white line running through the middle of the photo is a hot electrical line for an electric horse fence within 3 feet of the box. The close-up is of the sign on the front face of the transformer cover.
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John Wagner
House to Home Inspections
Bellingham, Wash.