Furnace replacement, contractors need to pay attention to details.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Furnace replacement, contractors need to pay attention to details.

When homes get new appliances installed. The owners of the homes are really counting on the contractors. They want the new appliance installed the right way every time.

The customer should not have to tell the contractors to do the job the right way. After all they are being charged for doing the job or install the right way. So why not do it the right way every time?

At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

I run into homes with newer appliances. These could be a new furnace, water heater, range, dishwasher, vent hood, bath vents, A/C units and the list goes on and on.

On this home in 2007. The homes heating and cooling systems were upgraded with a double system.

That's great right? Not if the units were not installed correctly.

Even though there are several thoughts on the subject, and even if the local mechanical inspector will not call out the missed code violations.

I still have to. There is a reason the codes are in place and need to be followed.

Here we have a set of furnaces installed in 2007. See what I see?

Dual furnace system.

Here we have the dual system. But the issue remains.

No sediment traps for the furnaces.

There are no sediment traps for the furnaces. Neither one has one.

There are no "approved sticker" on the units anywhere. This tells me that they were installed without a permit.

This is not the really big thing. After the moving of the furnaces and the ducting. There were several open areas to the attic left in the ceiling.

Why is that? The grill on the left is not screened off and the pipe or duct in the ceiling in not either.

Open grill and pipe to attic.

 

Open to the attic for anything to crawl into the home.

The large ducting in the rear of the picture is the fresh air intake for the furnaces. And this is a heated room.

 

Remember.

Always get a professional certified home inspection.

 

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.

Have a great day every one.

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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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Rainer
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Juan Jimenez
A House on a Rock Home Inspections LLC - Richmond, VA
The Richmond Home Inspector
Missing sediment traps is common around here. I don't know what these guys are thinking.
Aug 28, 2013 02:02 AM #7
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi David, 

So true. The inspector is the homes friend. Everything we call out in a report is an issue. Some can save your life and keep harm away from the home.

Have a good day in Darien, Ct.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 02:09 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Just passing n the word of what might be found in homes when looking to list them.

This could save a lot of time and not to mention heartbreaks in the future.

Have a great day in the Seattle area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 02:11 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 Laura,

The home needs to be right. Even if the home owner is not selling the home. It still needs to be safe and right.

Thanks for the comment and have a good day on the Coast.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 02:13 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 Larry and Sheila,

Every inspector even the local inspectors for the cities need to do their job the right way. Then no lawsuits from disgruntled buyers.

Have a good day on Long Island.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 02:15 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 Juan,

I don't know why it's so hard for the contractors to follow the codes. I see this way to often and use the IRC code and section in my reports so the contractor cannot just blow it off the the home owner or buyer.

Have a great day in the Richmond area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 02:17 AM #12
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Looks like another job by uncle Bob Clint, maybe he is planning to get back to finish soon, it has only been 6 years and he has a long list of things to do.

Aug 28, 2013 03:08 AM #13
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Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Clint -- why would an owner get work like this done, and not require the contractor to have the permit?

Aug 28, 2013 03:44 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Al,

Could be, but don't use my name and Uncle Bob in the same sentence. I think it make's me look bad. LOL And you know me. I always want to look good. :-)

Have a great evening in the Ormond by the Sea.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 04:43 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Steven,

In most cases I run into, the home owner didn't even know that a permit was supposed to be issued. No permit and no local inspector to catch any thing.

This is why I offer a trust but verify inspection.

Have a great evening in Washington.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 04:46 AM #16
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

At least there are solid pipes entering the units!  And each should have its own sediment trap, as you say.

Aug 28, 2013 10:34 AM #17
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Cline,

Contractors do need to pay attention to details. It goes without saying this is why every buyer needs to hire a professional inspector to check out what they are really buying!

Aug 28, 2013 09:33 PM #18
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Great detail is needed when the safety of your home and family is at stake Clint.

Aug 28, 2013 09:42 PM #19
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Lots of things to watch out for, Clint, that's why we agents all love our inspectors.

Aug 28, 2013 10:19 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 Jay,

Yes there should be. If no permit is pulled for these jobs then there is no codes followed in most cases. Get in and get out. And they want paid for a complete job when it's not finished yet.

Have a good day in Brstow.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 10:25 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

Many home owners don't know anything about codes. That's why a trust but verify inspection is so important.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 10:28 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Ginny,

The installers have been installing units like this for years. They are used to no one coming behind them and calling them out on anything. New Sheriff in town now.

Have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 10:30 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 Toni,

Most agents have their one inspector they really like. If the inspector do'es the correct job then it's a good thing. But if they simply do a "CAKE INSECTION".

Then it's a disservice to everyone.

Have a good day in Trinity Florida today.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 28, 2013 10:32 PM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Clint,

This is such an important topic. You covered the basis with excellence.

Have a great day and have a cool glass of water! It gets might up up in the attic!

Aug 29, 2013 01:58 AM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Patricia,

As you said many times the installers will cut the corners in order to get in and out as quick as possible. This means the seller will have to call them back or pay to have the traps installed.

Either way it costs the owner money and time not to mention grief as well.

Have a great day in Flower Mound Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Aug 29, 2013 07:12 AM #26
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