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Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8

In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as usual, more stupid ways to use duct tape!

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Duct Tape Wall

Duct Tape Wall

Structure Tech

This tile was undoubtedly installed over greenboard instead of cement board and is completely falling apart. Regrouting isn't an option.
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Hubcap Flue Cap

Hubcap Flue Cap


Structure Tech

Well that's one way to keep the rain away from your furnace. But there are official rain caps that you can buy at the home center. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
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Extension Cord-Powered Circuit

Extension Cord-Powered Circuit


Structure Tech

We think the idea here is to plug in an extension cord and use it to fire up another circuit. Maybe it’d be a little better to simply add another circuit.
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Flashing in a Can

Flashing in a Can


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Spray foam can be used for many things. Flashing is not one of them.
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The More the Merrier!

The More the Merrier!


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Stacking more cheap filters doesn't add up to higher efficiency filtration. Best to buy the filter that fits your furnace.
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Find the Fuel Oil Tanks in this Picture

Find the Fuel Oil Tanks in this Picture


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If you're painting metal, do the prep work the right way. That way your artwork will stand the test of time.
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Watch Your Head!

Watch Your Head!


Nothing wrong here, really. Go here for some more storage tips. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
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Hardhat Area

Hardhat Area


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It's never a good idea to hang a ceiling fan from electrical cable only. They make ceiling fan braces that make the job safe and easy.
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Wayne Gretzky's Boyhood Home

Wayne Gretzky's Boyhood Home


Structure Tech

So you take a hockey puck and hold it in place while you foam it in. Brilliant! There are better ways to repair and replace soffit
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Salvador Dali’s Ceiling Fan

Salvador Dali’s Ceiling Fan


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We think it got very hot for a very long time here and the plastic blades sagged. There’s no fix'n it. Time to install a new ceiling fan. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech

Want more home inspector nightmares? Check out volume 9!