10 Shocking Home Inspector Finds You Need to See
It takes a lot to shock a home inspector, but these DIY home "improvement" projects did just that. And we're so glad they snapped these downright scary photos!
Overhead tub spout
Yup. The whirlpool tub fills from the upstairs toilet! Genius!
Find the piano in this picture
Mystery leak sealant
Maybe it's silly putty, maybe plumbers putty, maybe epoxy putty, maybe they should have just fixed the leaks to avoid scary stuff like this.
Some people should skip the hand-framing and stick with roof trusses. That way you don't need to be a skilled carpenter.
Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
Now THAT’S a hot lead!
Holy major electrical mistake Batman. This guy actually drew electricity from one of the main cables entering the house before the main panel and breakers. Wonder if he lived to call the electrical inspector for final inspection. These are the most common National Electric Code violations for DIYers.
Scarf joint madness
So he was smart enough to make a scarf joint, cool. Problem is scarf joints need some kind of load bearing post below them.