Why is this happening? More of the same? This needs to change.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Why is this happening? More of the same? This needs to change.

On one of the three inspections I was on yesterday. I ran into the same problems I have run into in the past couple of years. This home was built in 2010, two years ago. Why was the home not inspected by the local building official. Or was it?

After I asked the previous inspector now working in another town about how they inspected the attics ventilation, he got upset with me.

Now there are more questions than answers about the ventilation and the way new construction has been or not have been inspected properly.

Let's take a look at a couple venting issues in the attic of the home built in 2010, just Two years old.

Power Vent obstrucred by framing.

In this picture you can clearly see why the vent is not installed in the correct way. Even if the vent is a power vent it will not be able to work properly if the vent is obscured limiting the flow of air from the attic.

The other power vent that is obscured.

The limits on the venting is not to code or correct with the manufacturer's installation instructions.

Let's do things right the first time. I wish I could go to a home and find absolutely nothing.

That would be fine with me.

Have a great Day everyone.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Dorie,

I wish they would just do it right. After all there are codes to follow.

Have a good day in Northeast Austin.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 12:32 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

I can see the extra support, but around the fan area like box it in. Instead of the way they did it. A terrible job to say the least.

Have a great Sunday off in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 12:34 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Richie,

I like to take a lot of pictures while I inspect a home. I generally take about 120 per inspection. This way I can back up what I am reporting about.

Have a really great Sunday and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 12:36 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Carol,

So true. I have seen a lot of crap work in new homes. Better work in older homes. You just never know what you will find.

Have a good day in Florida. Stay dry.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 12:37 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Sabrina,

Yes I would be too. But the inspector for the city should have called it for repair or at least re work.

Have a really fine day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 01:11 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred,

This is true and thanks for letting me know what it is called. I have seen these in the past and never knew that they were called a Hacktathon.

Thanks for the comment and have a good day in Tampa. Stay dry my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 01:13 AM #14
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: It would probably be a first if you inspected a home and found no problems.  It is a shame that some want to cut corners and get away with it.

Jan 06, 2013 01:34 AM #15
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Hi Clint. It looks like those installers just wanted something 'solid' to attach to. That way ALL the fan noise and vibrations can be heard in the house.

Jan 06, 2013 02:53 AM #16
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Clint, this is exactly why as a Realtor I ALWAYS recommend an inspection, even when the buyers insist the home is still under warranty.   How do you know things were inspected by the City correctly.

Jan 06, 2013 03:05 AM #17
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Good find, Clint. You are just the Sherlock Holmes of inspections.

Jan 06, 2013 08:05 AM #18
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Uncle Bob told me he had to do that because he needed to hold the fan in place and that is the only thing he had handy.   

Jan 06, 2013 06:55 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

I have found only one home with no issues.

I was really surprised. It was a great home.

Have a good week ahead in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 07:41 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Robert,

So true. But still not installed the right way. The city inspector should have done a better job.

Have a good week ahead in Montreal.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 07:42 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

Many times the inspector knows the builder and they say things are done right when in fact they are not. Always get a home inspection. No matter what.

Thanks for the comment and have a great day and week selling homes in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 07:44 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Toni,

I did see a company on Linkedin that used the name "Sherlock Holmes inspections".

I did'nt think you could do that.

Have a very good Monday in Newport Richey.

Best, Clint mcKie

Jan 06, 2013 07:46 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Then he should have waited till he had the right advice on how to install the vent fan.

By the way, why did'nt you keep him over in your neck of the woods?

Have a good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 07:48 PM #24
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  The problem has to be with the building inspectors.

Jan 06, 2013 08:10 PM #25
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs.  More very good reasons for every home buyer to have a professional home inspection.

Jan 06, 2013 08:20 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Conrad,

And with the builders who know better. they should build it right and make all the inspections a lot easier.

Have a good day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 08:54 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Roy,

I could not agree more.

Have a good one in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 06, 2013 08:55 PM #28
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