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Home Inspector Nightmares: Volume 4

Home Inspectors have lots of interesting stories, but more importantly unbelievable photos! Here are 10 more for your enjoyment.

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Beaver in the Attic!

Beaver in the Attic!

Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech

Who thinks it's cute to have red squirrels in the attic? Rodents in and around the house are something to take seriously.
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Santa lost his boot

Santa lost his boot


Courtesy of Structure Tech

No, this isn't a trash can. I think a good chimney cleaning is in order.
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Pillars of the earth

Pillars of the earth


Lots of bad bricks here that a little tuckpointing may have prevented. At least it matches the rest of the chimney. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
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Ho boy!

Ho boy!


Structure Tech

Vinyl dryer vent hose is such a bad idea on so many levels. So a smooth metal dryer vent is the best solution, hands down.
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"Dear, why the heck aren’t the clothes getting dry?"


I'll bet the house feels a bit humid. A dryer vent is one of the many things in your home that needs regular cleaning. Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech
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Liberace's guest bath

Liberace's guest bath


Courtesy of Structure Tech

Believe it or not, there are regulations regarding the distance between your tub and a light fixture. If you'd rather move the whirlpool tub than the light fixture, here's how to install it.
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Extra clothes rod

Extra clothes rod


Courtesy of Structure Tech

Clever why? Well it's the shower curtain tension rod silly. It's easy to violate electrical codes if you don't know what you're doing.
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A fat siding guy's nightmare

A fat siding guy's nightmare


Courtesy of Structure Tech

Installing your own siding isn't all that hard to do. Providing you've got plenty of room for your ladders and scaffolding.
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Redacted

Redacted


Courtesy of Structure Tech

There are a multitude of things that shouldn't be put down the toilet. Unfortunately, we'll never find out what happened here.
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Belt and suspender roofing

Belt and suspender roofing


Courtesy of Structure Tech

This DIYer wasn't taking any chances installing these shingles. Yup, he caulked between every single joint.

Want more home inspector nightmares? Check out volume 5!