Buyer on a mission. Home inspection in Hobbs New Mexico shadows.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Buyer on a mission. Home inspection in Hobbs New Mexico shadows.

At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico.

We like it for the buyer to be at the home inspection.

In many cases they will be in you back pocket for most of the inspection.

One big thing is when the buyers are at the home, you spend a lot more time inspecting the home. There is a lot of explaining to the buyer. They usually have a lot of questions about why and how they can get the issues resolved.

What many buyers and home owners don't realize is that if a water heater or furnace is installed. then it has to be installed to the current codes. they way they were installed back in the 1960's is no longer allowed.

Take a look at this furnace that was installed in 2009 by a local heating and cooling contractor.

Furnas gas supply not correct.

There is a total of no less than "Three issues" with this picture alone. Can you see what the issues are?

This furnace was installed and no permit was ever issued. This tells me that corners are and were cut when installing the unit.

Have you guessed the issues yet?

Here they are if you are stumped.

1. The gas flex line runs through the furnace body.

2. There is no sediment trap for the gas supply line.

3. The gas shut off is inaccessable.

Then take a look at the ceiling of the furnace closet.

There is no ceiling in the entire room. No fresh air intake for the furnace.

No ceiling in furnace room. Corners were cut. A lot of them with this installation.

I was asked by the buyer if the installer knew this was needed and why they didn't do the install the correct way.

I told her that "Yes they know. But they try and get in and out as soon as possible".

Noe the seller needs to have these issues addressed for the buyers piece of mind.

 

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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Rainmaker
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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: And so it continues...it must be very frustrating as an inspector to see so many blatant issues on a daily basis.

Oct 05, 2013 02:09 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I'd want you to be the man inspecting a home I was considering purchasing Clint.

Oct 05, 2013 09:45 AM #4
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Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
Putting my clients before myself

I tell people you can either pay now or pay later and latyer is almost always more expensive. 

Oct 05, 2013 11:23 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Doing it right the first time keeps inspections "cleaner" but most home owners don't know when something has been done incorrectly.

Oct 05, 2013 07:55 PM #6
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Just unbelievable the lack of quality workman ship.

Oct 05, 2013 08:34 PM #7
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I wonder does the seller have any action against the installer?  Or has the time frame to file such an action ran its limits?

Oct 05, 2013 08:40 PM #8
Rainmaker
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

C'mon Clint, its such a small space how is the installer supposed to pipe the gas into the unit with out flex? 

The other thing I notice is that gas appliance connection is old. Meaning on top of everything else, they reused an old connector, another no no. Of course, as you said, it should have never been there in the first place. 

Oct 05, 2013 09:33 PM #9
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Clint the Catcher, that's what we will call you. You catch all kinds of bad stuff, Clint.

Oct 05, 2013 10:04 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

This is so typical it is unbelevable.  I see it so often it is frightening.  People simply don't know, and hire professionals with the understanding that they are really professionals!  Not!

And, judging from the dirtiness, this was not yesterday's installation!  It's been there a while.

Oct 05, 2013 11:07 PM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Elite homes.

You are right. It takes real pro's to get the job done the right way.

Have a good day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:08 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 Adrian,

That's what I did. They followed me everywhere except the attic.

Have a great day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:09 AM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

The rofst thing I think of is a big "WHY" It should not be this way. but I see this a lot.

Have a good evening in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:11 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 Mr. Bond,

Better watch what you say. There are other inspectors who might get a little offended. LOL

Have a great evening in Ohio.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:12 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 Marc,

So true always more paying at a later time. Do it right the first time.

have a great evening in Pa,

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:13 AM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Sally and David,

Most home owners don't have a clue as to what is right or wrong. That is where good home inspectors come into play.

Have a nice weekend in Wisconsin.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:15 AM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Conrad,

If you have sen as many homes as I have been inspecting over the years. Nothing would surprise you.

Have a nice weekend in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:16 AM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James D.

The unit is a 2003 unit. It's been ten years. I doubt if the contractor is even still in business.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:18 AM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James Q.

That was a mess. I bet the installer thought it was a really good install. It worked right?

Have a fine evening in Connecticut.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:54 AM #20
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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 just assume to not find a thing to report. Makes my life and reporting a whole lot better.

Have a good weekend in Trinity.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:55 AM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Been installed since 2003. That's ten years of crap. But the sellers have to get the issues resolved now.

Have a great day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 06, 2013 09:57 AM #22
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