Dumb DIY: Home Inspectors See The Darndest Things

From the latest installment of TOH’s Home Inspection Nightmares (often imitated, never duplicated!) here are some of the dumbest DIY moves ever, courtesy of The ASHI Reporter

1. It’s a Dry Heat

“This is a new one. Dryer vent tubing used as duct work connected to the furnace.”

Larry Transue
Integrity
Inspection, Inc.
Easton, PA

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2. A Nice Hot Shower

“This shower stall permanently covers a sump pump. They kept the electrical receptacle where it was and built the shower around it! That takes the cake, but the icing is that the receptacle is incorrectly wired, with hot and neutral reversed, and with no GFCI protection.”

Ron Seiber
Ron Seiber Home
Inspections
Fairfax, VA

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3. Rain, Rain Go Away

“Let’s use a plumbing vent boot to channel the AC lines through the roof, then mount it right next to the upper roof’s downspout. Nah, it won’t leak at all.”

Mike Leiden
Spectro Home Inspection
Strongville OH

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4. Just Hangin’ In There

“This deck was built using joist hangers directly nailed through vinyl siding. No ledger board, no lag bolts to carry the weight.”

Matthew Steger, ACI
WIN Home Inspection
Elizabethtown, PA

STEP-BY-STEP: Make Your Tired, Old Deck Look Young and Hot Again

5. Sneaky Snake

“So, who do you call for this repair? A qualified framing contractor or a pest control specialist? Fortunately, I did NOT see this snake until the photos were being reviewed later!”

William Blake
American Home Inspectors and Engineering Assessments, Inc.
Hurricane, WV

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