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Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 16

The guys and gals in the home inspection world see a lot of the things humanity is capable of. And not all of it is pretty-or smart-or safe.

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Under the boardwalk-boardwalk!

Once I get a little wood filler in the cracks, this is going to look amazing! Installing wood flooring does take just a little bit of skill.
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The Addam’s family utility room

Judging from the shape of this boiler system, the radiators likely need bleeding. But at least they have a place to drain the supper dishes.
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Walking in the winter wonderland

If only the squirrels living in the soffits would quit using this vent to drain their bath water ... I guess they just don’t understand ice dams.
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Porcelain throne for the uninhibited

So much for the one place a guy can be left alone! Delores wanted to make sure that she could give Ron additions to his to-do list at all times. Time to plan out some bathroom walls!
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Rorschach door painting

Without thinking, tell me what you see. There are techniques involved with painting a door.
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Not that anyone ever would…

Between the Jetsons and Santa Claus, I don’t know who’s worse. Suffice to say they’ll be ticketed or towed from now on! But seriously, you can buy all the parts you need to install gutters at home centers.
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Helpful signage

I know every time I want to start a fire in the fireplace, I check the chimney cap to see if it's OK. Maybe the flue should get inspected.
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Larry Bird's boyhood home

After bouncing the basketball off the roof for five years, I guess mom and dad finally agreed to get junior a backboard. Time to re-shingle this roof!
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50% off on railings. Let’s go!

Dad must’ve thought that the kids would need a stair rail that grew along with them, so they added one more railing for each growth spurt. Believe it or not this is almost legal. At least it passes the 4-in. ball test. The problem is that there’s no returns at the ends.
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Not everyone has the luxury of a copy editor. Maybe it’s “unoppertable” because the installer never finished skool. It’s not that hard to install a light fixture that works.

Want more home inspector nightmares? Check out volume 17!

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