Friday Funny 1432: Home Inspection Fails

>> Friday, April 27, 2018

Star Trib shared the best/worst "home inspection photos" from 2017 a few months ago, and I just got around to sharing these. I love this. (All captions are theirs.)

The new clogless furnace filter, guaranteed to keep out tumbleweeds.

No home inspector needed for this roof.

The beam hangs from the ceiling... yet supports the ceiling?

You'd think someone didn't want us to get in there - but we did. We moved the whole pile, and the closet was empty.

We found the stash.

Interesting location for a condenser coil... er, deck.

Hot water - this is a record for us. The water coming out of the laundry room faucet was 191° Fahrenheit. That's crazy! This was so hot that it had melted the drain below in the basement.

Capped plumbing vent

Huge fuse panel

Plug schmug

No problems here. Moving on... ;-)

Seen in passing - there's technically nothing wrong with this, but doesn't it look like a Lego house? All it really needs is some paint. Or not.

That rug better come with the house.

Missed it by that much

Isn't engineering great? We made no attempt to determine the structural adequacy of this garage floor on stilts. We suggested having someone well above our pay grade put their blessing on this.

Room air conditioner venting into the chimney - we know this has to be wrong, but we can't quite put our finger on exactly why.

Shh. It's sleeping.

Sump pump in a return duct - water in sub-slab furnace ductwork is bad news, creating a perfect breeding ground for mold. In this case, someone decided there was simply no fixing it and put a pump in there.

The shower head...

If you like these, here are some related "Friday Funnies" from the past years when a local newspaper shared the best "home inspection fails" of the year. (I think my favorite was 2014.) Click on each year to see them: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. And related to this, here are some horrible construction ideas and home renovation fails from just last month.

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