Are the good days really over for good? Home inspection Hobbs N. M.

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Are the good days really over for good? Home inspection Hobbs N. M.

This has been a really frustrating couple of weeks for Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico.

I was contacted to perform a home inspection on a home in Hobbs New Mexico. This inspection should have been one of many that was a simple inspection.

But when arriving at the home there was issues from the get go.

This home has been "worked on by three different contractors since 2008".

When inspecting the furnace I noticed it has issues.

Installed in 2010. The furnace installer did not install the unit properly.

The furnace flue stack was falling off spilling C O gasses into the home.

Furnace stack not connected.

This is a issue that just should not exist.

Then to make matters worse the A/C condesent line was wrong. Plug the drain was open to let gasses from the sewer line into the home.

Condesent line wrong.

See the cap on the right? It is broken intenionally.

The luine has no Trap in it to keep gasses put of the system.

Broken cap on drain line.

This furnace must had been installed without a permit.

This is just a bad install.

The gas line to the furnace has no Sediment trap either.

Sediment trap missing.

This was in a home with no C O detectors in the home.

The water heater that was installed in 2009 has many of the same issues as the furnace. But the good news is the stack was installed properly.

Water heater sediment trap missing.

Are the days of a contractor doing a quality installation really gone for good?

This is just the first post about this home. The home has a total of 29 Issues with the home.

So the question remains, Are the good days really over for good.

 

 

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Clint  McKie

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
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Hi ene,

It was contractors that installed the furnace and water heater. They were IMO looking to get in and out in record time. Thus no permit and no follow up inspection by the local Mechanical inspector. Sad.

Have a fine day in the Chicago area and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:21 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Adrian,

I think your right and I think they should have to go back to school for some training.

Have a nice day in Seattle.

Best, Clint Mckie

Jan 11, 2014 10:22 PM #18
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Marte.

I totally agree. I don't like all the extra fee's for permits and the like. But in this case it would have been well spent.

Have a nice day in the South.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:24 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Jay,

I think he works everywhere and also moonlights everywhere as well. I know he sure doe's get around here a lot.

Have a nice day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:25 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 Rob,

That would be so great. But the cost would make it a "prohibitive venture".

But it would be fun though huh?

Have a really good day in Bristol after church my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Jan 11, 2014 10:27 PM #21
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Toni Weidman
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The good days will return, Clint. All is not dark and gloomy. Have a better day.

Jan 11, 2014 10:28 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Debbie,

I think the seller will have to pony up any repair costs. I bet they cannot get the contractors to come back and repair anything. These were installed years ago.

Have a nice day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:29 PM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James,

There was a total of 29 issues with the home that are in need of repairs. That's a lot of work on a home only 30 years old.

Have a great day in Rogers. It's warming up.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:31 PM #24
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Conrad,

Probably because there was a lot of venting in the furnace room. There was a huge hole in the ceiling of the furnace room to let out the gasses and C O from the room to the attic. Not a good thing but it actually helped them.

Have a great day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:46 PM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Micheal,

I think we agree on this one. In many too many cases the installs are done with little or no supervision by the owners. They send out High school kids to do really important installs.

No follow up will be their downfall.

Have a quiet day in rentwood today my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:49 PM #26
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Wayne.

Catching them each and everyday. Makes my life of inspecting very challenging to say the least.

Enjoy a peaceful day in Fort Myers today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:50 PM #27
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Toni,

This was just the first post about this home. Just wait and see if the "Good days are really over for good".

Have a nice day in Trinity Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 11, 2014 10:52 PM #28
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Joan Cox
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Clint, sure looks like the contractors are being very sloppy in workmanship, and sure hope that is not a sign of the future!

Jan 11, 2014 11:18 PM #29
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Clint... it's sad to know so many people are living in danger on a daily basis. Thanks goodness you catch these issues during home inspections. It's just a shame that home owners don't take this stuff seriously even if they are not thinking about moving at the moment.... after all, everyone moves out at some point, don't they?

Jan 11, 2014 11:27 PM #30
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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It sure looks like the contractors who worked on this home miss a few things that need to be corrected Clint. I hope the good ol' days are not over!

Jan 12, 2014 06:01 AM #31
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Hello Clint and VB hopes the "Good OLD Days" aren't over! Great post with some great photos ... Featured at the group:

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Jan 13, 2014 10:10 AM #32
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Joan,

Seems I find this crappy work a lot.

Have a good day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 13, 2014 08:45 PM #33
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Patricia,

Yes they do. Many never give a first thought to safety nor a second thought to much.

A maintenance inspection would be a good thing.

Have a great day in Flower Mound Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 13, 2014 08:47 PM #34
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Tom,

I hope not too. There is too much at stake to take doing jobs half as%#d.

Have a nice day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 13, 2014 08:48 PM #35
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Robert,

Thanks for making me a moderator for the group.We need more members to post in the group.

Have a nice day in Vegas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 13, 2014 08:50 PM #36
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