Bath remodel. Contractors and experience. Home inspections in Hobbs NM

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Bath remodel. Contractors and experience. Home inspections in Hobbs NM

I did a post on 10-10-2013 called

Remodeling? Finish the work before you sell the home. Home inspection. 
Find it here at
This is a follow up to the remodeling contractors who are doing the work.
When inspecting the home the bath was in the new sheet rock phases of the remodel process.
I had suspected the contractors had very little experience with this type of remodeling.
This is what I saw when at the home.
New bath floor.
With the new bath being installed, I asked the contractor who the electrician was for the project.
They looked at each other and that told me there was no electrician for this project.
So I asked what the plan was for the electrical for the bath. They told me there was going to be only one plug and one switch for the light in the bath.
Light box in new bath.
I then told them this would be a huge issue. They asked why and I told them that this bath has no exterior window for ventilation.
This means that the bath must have an exhaust vent according to meet code for the new bath.
They told me the old bath never had a vent.
I told them that means nothing, you are upgrading the bath and now it needs to meet current codes. Not the "Old way things were done".
"OHH" they said. And there needs to be a GFCI plug in the bath at the counter.
WE planned on a plug there any way. "But not a GFCI plug right? NO"
I saw only one line coming into the bath. Is that all there is?
I was told yes and that was enough.
I told them it was not enough when you have a plug, a light, and a exhaust vent for the new bath.
By the time I left the home the contractors had added another line. After I saw what they did I was not shocked but was amazed at the way they thought they were going to win the situation.
not only that they caused a lot more damage to the homes ceiling instead of using a fishing tool to run the new line.
Take a look at the damages they caused.
Damaged ceiling.
Then to add insult to injury. They simply double tapped a breaker in the "Wait for it" The FPE panel that is going to get replaced.
FPE panel with double taps.
There was a major issue with this panel  already. there was no less than Ten double taps in the panel before they added another.
So remember this. Contractors should have an electrician lined up top get the work done on the job.
Never settle for the contractor that says they can do it all unless they are licensed to do it all.
 
Have a great day Every One.
 
 
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Clint  McKie

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Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Hi Clint-

This went from bad to horrible. Love the ceiling pictures.

 

Best-Adrian

Oct 14, 2013 01:13 AM #1
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Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
Putting my clients before myself

But if they hired a REAL electrician he would have told them they were going to have to spend a lot more money!

Oct 14, 2013 01:58 AM #2
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!

We've got trouble, right here in Hobbs, NM, that starts with T.....................

Oct 14, 2013 02:11 AM #3
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Good morning Client,

Are you kidding me?  What were they thinking?  A good professional inspection is a must!  There is no perfect home, even new ones.  You have a proven tract and anyone wanting the most professional inspection in the area should contact you.

   

Oct 14, 2013 02:47 AM #4
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Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Clint -- those holes in the ceiling are showing their professionalism.  Too bad this seller picked the wrong contractor to do his bathroom remodel.  It looks like it is going to cost him much more to get it finished properly.

Oct 14, 2013 03:30 AM #5
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: The holes in the ceiling tells me volumes about this contractor.  Do it right once or many times the wrong way.

Oct 14, 2013 03:39 AM #6
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,

I guess they had to get the wires up there some how. LOL

Terrible, just terrible.

Have a great week in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 07:57 PM #7
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.

I think they thought just run another line and tie it in anywhere. I wonder how many other homes these guys have worked on that have all these double taps now.

Have a good day in College Station, Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 08:03 PM #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 Mr Bond,

Yes we do. Now there is some work to do to get this home ready for the buyer and closing.

Have a great day in Ohio my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 08:05 PM #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 Barbara,

Looking at the home is only the first go round. Now the seller needs to make the improvements. Even the contractor has to upgrade now.

Have a really nice day in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 08:07 PM #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 Steven,

I guess they figured they could just repair the ceiling after they ran the wire. But that's just one more ISSUE that needs to be taken care of.

Have a good day in Federal Way Washington.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 08:34 PM #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 Anita,

So true. Do it once the right way. Then your done. DUH.

Have a great day and week ahead in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 08:35 PM #12
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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With all the damage and issues I see a (NO-COST) install of the new shower. 

Oct 14, 2013 08:42 PM #13
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Holy crap Clint.  It had to look better before they got there.

Oct 14, 2013 08:48 PM #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 James.

looks like they will loose money on this deal. They still had a long ways to go to get this one done. Now all the electrical issues still remain.

Have a great day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 09:14 PM #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 Conrad,

It was actually a half bath. Then the remodel was making it a full bath.

There are a lot of issues to get resolved before they can call it done.

Have a great day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2013 09:24 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

First, I'd LOVE to look at that box with my thermal camera!  Yikes!

Second, I have never seen blue board, in a bathroom or anywhere.  What is that?  Do they use (or are they not supposed to use) Dura-rock there?

Oct 15, 2013 08:26 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Wow, interesting bathroom remodel there Clint. Sounds like there is still a bunch of things that need to be done before the finish materials.

Oct 17, 2013 03:35 PM #18
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,

Blue board here is a water resistant sheet rock. Just like the green board or the red board.

The Durock is used under and behind lies only here.

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 17, 2013 09:58 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

They have or did have a long ways to go. Not much room in the attic. So they probably didn't want to run the venting. IMO.

Have a great day in Sacramento.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 17, 2013 09:59 PM #20
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