If It Doesn't Look Right, It Probably Isn't...

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

If It Doesn't Look Right, It Probably Isn't...

Oye, Veh! Handymen! They do some stuff that makes you want to scratch your head with an orbital sander.

Okay, so there are some folks that have a bad case of mental constipation. Like they can't have brains AND good looks, can they? Some must contemplate for hours on ways to "figger out" ways to do stuff that defies all logic and take us to the extreme realms of fantasy. Is is real or am I just delusional?

This ingenious way of installing two dryer vent hoses is so-o-o-o wrong on s-o-o-o many levels, I really don't know where to start. And no, I did not photoshop this! I could not even conceive of such a menagerie. <sigh> 

Needless to say, I see a qualified vent installer in my crystal ball, how about you...

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Comments (18)

Jesus Sotelo Carrillo
Capitol Real Estate Group - Visalia, CA

Your probably right. 

Oct 25, 2010 11:58 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

OK, that is definitely an Oy Vey patch job! Oh, the things we see in this business!

Oct 25, 2010 12:26 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


That is an very interesting repairs, NOT.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 25, 2010 12:56 PM
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

That is what I call outside the box thinking....waaaaay outside the box.

Oct 25, 2010 01:36 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

The guys with the hats must be wearing white hats.. you were far too kind on this one.  :)

Oct 25, 2010 01:53 PM
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

I love the homeowners who do repairs such as these.....they keep my contractor friends in business!

Oct 25, 2010 02:01 PM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


I give him some credit for using the metallic duct tape.


Oct 25, 2010 02:06 PM
Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
The House Sleuth

That's a creative way to do things. Not the right way, but creative!

Oct 25, 2010 02:25 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Michael,

This definitely is a poor patch job!! I agree with Judi, you may have been too kind on this one!

Oct 25, 2010 02:30 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Oye Vey ..Micheal..I think you are right on this one!


Oct 25, 2010 02:45 PM
Troy Pappas
Safe House Property Inspections - Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Home Inspector

You can't make stuff like that up.


Oct 25, 2010 03:21 PM
Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri
Keller Williams Realty - Franklin, TN
It matters to us as much as it matters to you.

Michael, don't you see the logic in all of this?  With all that tin foil and back draft they are safe from alien invaders. 

Oct 25, 2010 04:27 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Anything to save...Short cut...Temporary fix...

Hire a professional to do the job.

Oct 25, 2010 10:58 PM
Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

That is bad. Very bad. What are people thinking?

Oct 25, 2010 11:34 PM
Kathryn Maguire
GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

It looks more like a spider than anything else.  Interesting design concept....Yikes!

Oct 26, 2010 02:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I've seen this exact set up in a duplex here. The results are that neither dryer vents out, they just vent into the other unit. In the case I saw it created a horrendous mold problem.

Oct 26, 2010 03:30 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

What a sight to find under the house!  It looks like something Curly from the Three Stooges would have created.

Oct 26, 2010 04:13 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

all you need is the picture on this blog..lol, kind of scary and definitely a fire hazard.

Oct 28, 2010 10:52 AM