People can do some of the dumbest things. Enjoy!
Bloopers from 2014 – Gallery 8 – Here are some head scratchers for ya;-)
Photo #1: Someone screwed sheet metal on 2 of the 3 sides of the turtle vents on this roof. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?!
Photo #2: Chimney Garden…it’s all the rage.
Photo #3: Sewer cleanout cap…What? It’s still accessible.
Photo #4: This “Electrician” was paid by the hour. Who has time to neatly wrap the branch wiring ground wires in pigtails so tightly?
Photo #5: Paper backing of rolled Fiberglass insulation laid directly over an uninsulated canned light that states in bold RED: “WARNING-RISK OF FIRE”
Photo #6: Superbly installed dryer vent (See Photo 9)
Photo #7: Ruined all of those ceiling joists…but the dryer vent looks good;-)
Photo #8: Electric furnace installed by someone smart enough to be dangerous! To get to the emergency disconnect breaker, you had to remove a bunch of screws of the cover…when there was actually a slot in the cover where the breaker was supposed to be mounted!
Photo #9: Seriously?! A plastic bag with a rubber band to cap the gas line!
Photo #10: I’m still perplexed on this one. Who thought that was ok? How are you EVER going to be able to light the pilot light again???
Photo #11: Why is this room so hot in the summer & cold in the winter?
Photo #12: Flood Control at its finest! Somebody sealed plastic to the foundation in this crawlspace to funnel water towards a sump pump placed in a bucket. The entire back yard & neighbor’s back yard sloped towards the home. See Photos 13 & 14 too.
Photo #13: The most genius part of this plan was that the bucket wasn’t at the lowest spot. The furnace & water heater were!
Photo #14: Notice the water mark about 12″ up on the side of the furnace. Oddly enough, the furnace still worked.
Photo #15: Turbine Vents vs Radon Gas…sworn enemies. I’ll guarantee the Roofing Contractor sweet-talked his way into upselling the turbine vents when the new roof went on. The problem is…we live in Nebraska…where it’s windy most of the time! These vents create a huge amount of stack effect or up-draft on a home. If there’s radon gas coming in, it’s sucked in Big Time when these vents are installed. I’m pretty sure the radon mitigation system installed here is no longer guaranteed to keep the radon levels low.
Photo #16: A little dishonesty goes a long ways;-) Duct tape used to cover over termite damage in a wood post that supported up part of the home. This home was flipped by a “professional” flipper/real estate agent. See Photo 17.
Photo #17: Voila!
Photo #18: Fellow “professional” home inspector fed the Sellers a line of B.S. when they bought the house 2 years prior. He told them this wasn’t a wood foundation, but couldn’t understand why they didn’t take the forms off. It’s a wood foundation genius!!!
Photo #19: What proof do you have that the washer leaks? 😉