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    Home inspectors, you got to love them,

    either way their reports can be very entertaining.

    Check out this picture of this guys report.
    The section under Plumbing is what I am speaking to.

    The flue from the fifty gallon water tank was 3" for about a foot, then it converted to 4". The inspector demanded the entire size be 3" like that would be better.

    The original flue pipe was touching the hot water outlet pipe, he writes this up as a danger. His reasoning is quite entertaining like this scenario could ever really happen.

    He also did not like the line on the relief valve, it is the type sold at most plumbing supplies, it starts off with a metal nipple and converts to plastic pipe.
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    Typical, and then what do you do... Do you,
    1. Make the "repairs" and charge them for it without comment?
    2. Try to explain that there is no real problem here, without bad mouthing the idiot?
    3. Tell the potential homeowner that they just wasted $XXX on the "Home Inspection Expert" and proceed to show them the things tat are really wrong?

    I r the king of the world!...or at least I get to stand on the roof and look down on the rest of yall

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    When I grow up I want to be a home inspector.
    Or.....better yet....a real estate agent!

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    Hot and cold water pipes are to close my cool hot water
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    He also did not like the line on the relief valve, it is the type sold at most plumbing supplies, it starts off with a metal nipple and converts to plastic pipe.
    Thats how my manufactured home water heater is piped and its to code in maine any way

    Quote Originally Posted by AtticAce View Post
    either way their reports can be very entertaining.

    Check out this picture of this guys report.
    The section under Plumbing is what I am speaking to.

    The flue from the fifty gallon water tank was 3" for about a foot, then it converted to 4". The inspector demanded the entire size be 3" like that would be better.

    The original flue pipe was touching the hot water outlet pipe, he writes this up as a danger. His reasoning is quite entertaining like this scenario could ever really happen.

    He also did not like the line on the relief valve, it is the type sold at most plumbing supplies, it starts off with a metal nipple and converts to plastic pipe.

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    First word RECOMMEND


    and what you hear from them is that the are responsible for nothing..... then what good are they

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    I sold a house last year,home inspector did this:

    1. No water pressure to master bath shower- duh-the shower massager was turned off.
    2. Ran my heatpumps in heat in 90 degree weather "thermostat not responding to command"- duh-yeah the safeties tripped idiot.

    Per my realtors advice I had to pay a plumber and another HVAC company to sign off they were alright. On re-inspection he was not allowed to touch the thermostats unless I was present.

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    Just had an inspection on wed I was putting the condensing unit in he shows up at 8:15 in the morning says its ok to stop putting it in and when the closing comes install it than write a letter saying that it is operating and installed correctly. This is a brand new house that my company built. The reason the condensing was not installed because we have serval stolen before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtticAce View Post
    either way their reports can be very entertaining.

    Check out this picture of this guys report.
    The section under Plumbing is what I am speaking to.

    The flue from the fifty gallon water tank was 3" for about a foot, then it converted to 4". The inspector demanded the entire size be 3" like that would be better.

    The original flue pipe was touching the hot water outlet pipe, he writes this up as a danger. His reasoning is quite entertaining like this scenario could ever really happen.

    He also did not like the line on the relief valve, it is the type sold at most plumbing supplies, it starts off with a metal nipple and converts to plastic pipe.
    This must be someone from L&I, for a certificate of occupancy, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinmandad View Post
    When I grow up I want to be a home inspector.
    Or.....better yet....a real estate agent!
    Home inspectors are an outgrowth of the "buyer beware" atmosphere of the previous century of real estate brokerage.

    Our department of Housing and Urban Development now recommends that all home sales have an inspection, so agents are exposed to legal jeopardy if they do not recommend an inspection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinmandad View Post
    When I grow up I want to be a home inspector.
    Or.....better yet....a real estate agent!
    You forgot home appraiser, not accountability either way you go, your scott free.
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Home inspectors are an outgrowth of the "buyer beware" atmosphere of the previous century of real estate brokerage.

    Our department of Housing and Urban Development now recommends that all home sales have an inspection, so agents are exposed to legal jeopardy if they do not recommend an inspection.
    Around here you can become a home inspector by taking a few night courses.
    My wife's brother completed the courses, but can't afford the 'errors and omissions' insurance.
    Most of the home inspectors wind up working for a large company like Amerispec because of the insurance issue.
    This summer, I witnessed a home inspector pass a blower door test on a home with an open 8" flue in the basement, and a non-functioning HRV.

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    I enjoy home inspection follow ups, I either get to say the home inspector doesnt know what he's talking about or I get to say hey the home inspector missed all this stuff.

    Write up a quote that I rarely get signed off on its all win.
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