Exterior electrical, pay attention. Home inspections Hobbs New Mexico

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Exterior electrical, pay attention. Home inspections Hobbs New Mexico.

When inspecting homes we inspectors run into all kinds of issues that just should not be a issue from the start.

I many cases the issues are simply the way the items with a home were done incorrectly.

I know many home owners want to save money when adding a few extra items to the home as they live in the home and think they need to add as they go along.

This will come back to haunt you when and if you ever try to sell the home in the future.

Most homes are sold at one stage or another in the life of the home. Many homes are sold over and over again.

This has a detremental effect to the home when each new buyer wants to add a little something to the home.

Take into account the addition of the exterior electrical that was ran to the exterior sheds.

I can tell you this. This home's exterior electrical was not ran by an electrician.

There are issues with the existing conduit.

Number one, the conduit is the wrong conduit for exterior application.

Bad conduit on exterior electrical.

Notice how the conduit is broken from the use of a weed eater?

But the conduit used is simple a 40 gauge water line. nothing more.

Exterior conduit broken. 

This simple approach was fine when it was installed. But still wrong.

If you make so called improvements to your home. "DO IT THE RIGHT WAY"

 

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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: Do it right the first time and save having to do it over down the road.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Nov 12, 2013 11:34 PM #5
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That PVC will get weaker with time as the sun does its thing.  And the sun always does its thing!

I think the better product is the gray stuff.  And thicker too.

Nov 13, 2013 02:40 AM #6
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ....I see this all the time ...You are the best in Carlsbad!

Have a great night!

Nov 13, 2013 04:32 AM #7
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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

Why hire an electrician Clint. when uncle Bob will do the real cheap on Sunday and he probably already has the supplies in his garage.

Nov 13, 2013 07:13 AM #8
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Electrical things done wrong scare me as there is so much potential danger with electricity. I bet you see so many scary things that need to be fixed and sooner than later.

Nov 13, 2013 10:56 AM #9
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Call Uncle Bob  he'll bring out his duct tape and fix it right up.  That reminds me you haven't written about him for awhile what's up with that?

Nov 13, 2013 06:41 PM #10
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  So it is the weed eater's fault

Nov 13, 2013 07:39 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 Ginny,

There are a lot of these owners out there that get's a friend to do this stuff. None of it is safe at all. Be careful.

Have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:03 PM #12
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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.

They were "Whacked" and the insulation was damaged too.

Makes no sense in damaging it then not repairing the damages.

Have a nice day in Ohio my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:05 PM #13
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Clint, "do it right or don't do it at all" is an unfamiliar saying to the Uncle Bob's of the world! Enjoy your day! 

Nov 13, 2013 08:07 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Yes sir. Do it right the first time. This should have been a schedule 80 exterior application conduit. Or a non rust-able type metal conduit.

Have a good day in the Seattle area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:07 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom.

None at all from what i could see when inspecting the home. These are issues that need to be repaired as a safety issue.

Have a great day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:08 PM #16
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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. But when they want to get it done as quick as possible and want to save money....well that's a bad combination.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:10 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

That was my recommendation to the buyers. Or install a galvanized metal conduit.

Enjoy this Friday in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:12 PM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

It's a shame that this stuff even happens, but this is why homes are inspected and reported on.

Have a great day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:23 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 Al,

This is probably what happened. I can hear the owners saying "How hard could it be to run a couple of wires".

Have a great day in Ormond by the Sea.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:25 PM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

I agree with the comment 100%. Fix the electrical issues before someone gets hurt.

Have a nice day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:27 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello James.

It just get's a little old blaming Uncle Bob for all these issues. but I bet he was the one who did the work.

Have a very good Friday in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:29 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

I guess you could say so. But the install was incorrect in the first place.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:31 PM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

Yes, so true. Do it right the first time. After they get Uncle Bob involved, it's all over but the crying later.

Have a very good Friday in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 13, 2013 08:33 PM #24
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