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  1. #66
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    Default Re: Whats your best HI picture of all times?

    I have a couple of good ones too. Check out the service panel with no back mounted to a metal beam in a metal building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Gilstrap View Post
    I have a couple of good ones too. Check out the service panel with no back mounted to a metal beam in a metal building.
    That panel is about one of the deadliest I have seen in some time.


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    Dave,

    I'd bet that child's playhouse in the background of that picture would appraise for more than the house itself.

    rick


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    Rick,
    You're probably right that house was a POS. But you gotta love that chimney.


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    $900,000 home and when we found this, the client and I laughed and made all the usual jokes about needing the housed smogged and such.

    Of course, we probably could find the person who did this by running the plate!

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    Matt,

    When you turned the key in the door, did you hear any unusual knocking or smoke. Did the buyer take it a spin around the block or kick the bricks on it?

    rick


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    I like these two photo's because they where installed this way when they where built and not a DYI.
    Light fixture almost boxed in by plumbing.
    Gas pipe run through duct.
    The home comes with it's own theme song "You light up my Life".

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    When nothing but the finest protection will do !

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    [IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Jory/Desktop/WATERHOSE%20ELECTRIC.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Jory/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Jory/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG]WATER HOSE CONDUIT .......THIS WAS OUTSIDE A HOME WITH 3 CHILDREN

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    Default Re: Whats your best HI picture of all times?

    The best from last week. I can hear it now: "When we insulated the attic, a galvanized vent pipe broke off. Don't worry - we fixed it with some bathroom fan ducting that wasn't hooked to anything."


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    01 The 'africanized' bees living in this station-valve box were NOT happy to see me!
    02 Unhappy evicted homeowners left bullets in GD for me to find...the hard way!
    03 Bathroom floor rotted and collapsed... (snicker...really just a painting over a concrete floor in a bathroom....cool eh?)
    04 (deleted)... never mind!
    05 Told 'em the trees were dead and in danger of falling into the home. A bit later...after some wind...I took this photo.
    06 No trouble getting into the closet for inspection...heck of a time getting out! Man he was fast with that little web-spinning-thingey!!!

    Nothing better to do on a holiday than sit and do this!
    Oopps...the grandkids are banging on the door. NOW I've got something 'better'...
    See 'youse' guys L8r !

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    Partial smurf tube connection of gasoline pumps----

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    I have hundreds of construction defect photos, but if I had to pick one that really blew my mind itís this one where a classic Darwin Candidate in an effort to get heat into his childís bedroom cut a neat opening in the bedroom wall and tapped into the hallway gas fired wall heater flue vent. Pleasant dreams Junior!

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    I was a little nervous opening up the main switch compartment.

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    I've got a few oldies but goodies.

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    Here's a few more from my history file.

    rick

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    Greeted me under a home one day. Forgot he was there. Almost had to change my shorts when he came charging in!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Here's a few more from my history file.

    rick
    Rick, What the *&%$#@ is going on inside that port-a-potty??????!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Rick, What the *&%$#@ is going on inside that port-a-potty??????!!!!!!!!!
    Crack head igniting the sewer gasses. Or someone smoking after a heavy re fried bean lunch and igniting his own gasses


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    The best part of this shot got cropped out. That light bulb is draped over a piece of 3/4" outside corner trim. That trim runs from the top of the cabinet at the right, (no, not nailed, just sitting there on the middle of the case), to a hole in the wall at the left. This pic shows the repair. In the orginal there was no outlet. The cord previously ran through the hole in the wall and was plugged in in the bathroom.



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    Not mine, but it should qualify.

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    Redneck tree swing

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    I call this my stupid trick. $10K ride, $15K Trauma unit bill, Got to see the Bright light first hand, around to tell it. Make sure your ladder is above the facia.....and do not test it for stability at 20ft above the ground.

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    Wow Stephen, that was quite a bill due on that HI wasn't it?

    I hope your ok.

    Ladders and panelboards are the ones that will get us.

    rick


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    What's a Panel Board They stopped using paneling on walls in the late 60's didn't they
    You mean Breaker panel or Fuse panel I'm Joking Jerry......

    Roof, ladder, attic and panels will get us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Schulz View Post
    Roof, ladder, attic and panels will get us
    I know an inspector who was walking around a yard which was tiered in two height with railroad ties around the higher elevation, he placed his foot wrong on the railroad tie, slipped, and fell, breaking his ankle.

    A couple of us went and finished the inspection for him as he was taken to the hospital - not like Stephen, but taken nonetheless.

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    This is not the best all time, but I just came across it from todays report.
    Screws have to be better than nails, right george?

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    Jim,

    I blame those labels for not being in Spanish. And its not George, its Jorge.

    rick


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    Yeah that might explain this, but that does not explain the improper shingle installation, every shingle bundle has the instructions and diagrams in both Spanish and English. I think it is more like, "instructions, instructions, we don't need no stinkin' insturctions!"

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    Jim,

    They could just do away with the English instructions totally. When was the last time you saw a "white boy" on the roof installing shingles.

    rick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Yeah that might explain this, but that does not explain the improper shingle installation, every shingle bundle has the instructions and diagrams in both Spanish and English. I think it is more like, "instructions, instructions, we don't need no stinkin' insturctions!"
    JL: They might actually read them - if they could read.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    It isn't that it is harder to install them correctly, it is that who wants the door to reverse when you press the button and close the door, then walk out under it?

    I mean, who would want the door to reverse with them under the door?
    Mr Jerry Peck, may I introduce you to Mr Charles Darwin. Mr Darwin has a theory that may help answer your question.


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    [IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/HP_Administrator/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/New%20Folder%20%2822%29/Stoned%20plumber.JPG[/IMG]Not sure what the plumber had been on this particular day when I carried out this inspection!

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    Besides being out of straight PVC pipe, he also must be out of nail guards too.

    rick


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    Hello Rick

    Nail guards...hell no, that just would have spoiled the guys trip having to think sensibly!!

    Mark.


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    These are from a kitchen wall With the Infrared camera I could see they had a problem... SUB-TERMITES HAD TRASH A 6X6 IN THE WALL...

    Best

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    This is the best I have for this week.

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    New Construction, 2 year old Model Home that had never had the water cut on because it was a model home. The extra pipe under the master bathroom sink leaked when I tested it. Luckily the water ran out under the cabinet door because the cabinet was not levelled either.

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    Whats for Dinner Ma. It must be leftovers. A forclosure story. The aroma drove us out of the home.

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    Alan what is that tail piece on the bottom of that sink? What would it's purpose be?

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    Inside and outside view of secondary emergency exit, and primary emergency exit, after I dug it out. (that'ts the good stair).

    No, sorry, not residential. Manufacturing.

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    Recent.
    Furnace on left-water heater on right.
    T & P discharge and the condensate drain share a discharge tube.

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    Found this homemade outdoor distribution system today----just when i thought i'd seen it all----

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Martin View Post
    Found this homemade outdoor distribution system today----just when i thought i'd seen it all----
    There ya go! A sub-panel.


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