Home Inspector Nightmares: Volume 25
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?!
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Deck framing for Dummies
When you frame a deck there are certain rules of thumb to be followed. And there’s not a single thumb’s worth under this deck.
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Fancy Jack Post
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Public Service Announcement
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.
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What’s the worst thing that could happen?
Oh, I don’t know maybe the garage roof could cave in on top of your Porsche Cayenne. Notching load bearing beams or even joists is never a good idea.
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The Versatility of Duct Tape
One more place where duct tape is going to come up a little short. But that hose clamp at the top should take care of it, right? I think some new vent flashing is in order.
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Sideways isn’t just a movie
As weird as this whole setup is, the weirdest part is the P-trap mounted sideways. Properly installing an undersink drain system isn’t rocket science.
Originally Published: March 20, 2021