Here’s another batch of photos from our home inspector friends. If these fixes are any indication of what people are doing, it’s a wonder there are any houses left standing.
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Framing’s done! A little sheetrock, and the naughty kid cage will be complete! I’d guess the roof might be sagging a bit, but what’s going to prevent the ceiling underneath these struts from doing the same?!
I guess the rest of the cap is down inside the chimney somewhere. Looks like repair was attempted at some point. But the whole cap should have been replaced instead of glued together like an old coffee mug.
At least the post has been color-coordinated. That’s an easy way to make something temporary look permanent, but I wouldn’t be too eager to step out on that deck! And those blocks don’t count as post footings. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
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This is terrible! How are your friendly neighborhood scrappers supposed to make a living!? Well, until they start making extension cords out of plastic, they’ll get by. PEX tubing sure is a nice solution to a lot of plumbing installations.