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Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 3

This installment has a very interesting way of approaching varmint control!

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Fancy access panel to nothing

Fancy access panel to nothing

Maybe it used to serve a function before they walled it off? Actually we think it was a plumbing access panel. Photo Courtesy of Structure Tech

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3 way switches

3 way switches

Cleverly positioned 3-way switches for you want to control the same light with your left and right hand at the same time. Or maybe this guy wants to turn the lights off when sitting on the toilet perhaps? Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech

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Mouse ApocalypsePhoto: Courtesy of Structure Tech 

Mouse Apocalypse

Picture yourself as a mouse with your honey out for an evening stroll… Quality mousetrap placement is the key-not quantity. Plus: These real-life pest control horror stories will make your skin crawl.

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Strange brewPhoto: Courtesy of Structure Tech

Strange brew

This is some scary stuff! Maybe it's time for a water quality test. Or maybe it's time to look into water softeners.

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Blocked vent?

Blocked vent?

Guess it's OK if you block it with cardboard. While we're on heating systems, how about a primer on efficient heating. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech

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Look closelyStructure Tech

Look closely

And you'll see a very conveniently located outlet right where it's needed. There are several things to keep in mind when you're roughing in wiring.

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Honey, let's have a block party?Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech

Honey, let's have a block party?

Yep, let's have over a couple of dozen neighbors for a really fun evening. Or tear off this disaster waiting to happen and build a deck properly.

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Plywood window wellCourtesy of Structure Tech

Plywood window well

Well I hope it's at least treated plywood. There are very rigorous standards when it comes to building egress window wells.

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Breaker Panel ConvenienceStructure Tech

Breaker Panel Convenience

What a good idea. Just move all the paper towels, soaps and potions out of the way and you'll have instant access to your breaker panel. Learn what you need to know about breaker box safety here.

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Shopping Notes

Shopping Notes

Wonder why a shorter water heater would help? (Could of put the writing backwards on his forehead too.) At least he'll have a convenient reminder when it comes time for a new water heater. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech

Want more home inspector nightmares? Check out volume 4!