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While performing home inspections in Central Kentucky, I sometimes  see things I just have to share with others.  A lot of them defy belief such as this one I found in an attic yesterday while doing a Lexington, KY home inspection

Air conditioning duct work in attics need to be supported.  Especially those made from duct board.  If they are not supported, they come loose at the joints and all your conditioned air flows out into the attic.

Here's an example of a duct board duct that wasn't properly supported by the original installer.  Apparently, it came loose and started blowing most of the conditoned air into the attic instead of the house.
Homeowner Solution - Christmas wrapping paper

A three pack no less.  Erby - The Central Kentucky Home Inspector Chirstmas wrapping paper as duct supportI wonder what will happen to the ductwork when Christmas rolls around, the stores are closed, and the owner still needs more wrapping paper!   Any bets?













Please feel free to call me should you have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of your home. I don't promise to know all the answers but I do know where to get the answers. Enjoy your home!

Erby Crofutt
B4U Close Home Inspections & Kentucky Radon Testing
Georgetown, KY
KY Lic# : HI-2041

Serving Central, Northern & Eastern Kentucky with Kentucky Licensed Home Inspections and NEHA Certified Radon Measurement including Lexington, Georgetown, Richmond, Frankfort & Winchester.



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KY Lic# HI-2041
B4 U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing
Georgetown, KY


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I think the current owners are a little angry about the thorough inspection you did. They didn't have one done and it cost them $18K.  I, my loan officer and my agent think a home inspection is well worth what I paid.

Nathan, Morehead, KY Inspection  (20101012B)

Thank You for the outstanding job you did on the inspection.  We bought and sold 9 houses and this was the only inspection that was ever done properly.  It was helpful and we will use it to do the repairs with a system, instead of the guess work we usually do.  Thanks again

Mike & Barbara, Stamping Ground, KY Inspection (20050603

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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Any Duct in a storm, or any port in a storm, or was it any wrapping paper in a storm? I am so confused!

I bet that was a quick grab that was out of site, and out of mind!

Sep 01, 2009 02:44 PM #1
Dan Callahan
Callahan's Home Inspections - Casper, WY

It does make a pretty support. I'm with Robert, must have been one of those out of site out of mind quick fixes!

Sep 01, 2009 10:12 PM #2
Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection - Markesan, WI

That is just too funny Erby. YOu just never know what we are going to find on a home inspection.

Sep 03, 2009 12:10 AM #3
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

Excellent catch!

Sep 03, 2009 07:16 AM #4
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

You never know what you're going to find is correct.  Some of the are really quite funny.

I've put several of them up on my website at under Cockamamie photos.

Some funny stuff, mostly mine, but some I had to beg usage on, they were just too good to pass up.



Sep 05, 2009 01:37 AM #5
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

that pic is aquite a some peeople

Jul 15, 2012 11:29 AM #6
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