From one extreme to another. Home inspection Roswell New Mexico

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

From one extreme to another. Home inspection Roswell New Mexico.

It seems to never amaze me that contractors that install heating and cooling in homes never seem to "get it".

There are ways and codes to do installation's the right way.

This contractor/ plumber went from one nice installation to a bad installation.

Check out this view of the gas line under the range top.

Under range top gas line connection.This is a very nice clean gas line installation. But the sediment trap is not required for this appliance.

 

 

 

 

The IRC code states this.

Sediment Traps - From IRC:
IRC - International Residential Code: G2419.4 (408.4) Sediment trap. Where a sediment trap is not
incorporated as part of the gas utilization equipment, a sediment trap shall be installed downstream of
the equipment shutoff valve as close to the inlet of the equipment as practical. The sediment trap shall
be either a tee fitting with a capped nipple in the bottom opening of the run of the tee or other device
approved as an effective sediment trap. Illuminating appliances, ranges, clothes dryers and outdoor
grills need not be so equipped.  

This means the range needs no sediment trap. But there is no problem with the installation of a sediment trap.

Now on to the furnace and the installation of the unit.

Here we have a furnace that is in operation when I was there to inspect the home.

The return air line to the furnace was not connected.

Line not connected to furnace.

Now you would think that the installer wold have taken the time to make sure this unit was installed to code.

NOPE!

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Clint  McKie

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Comments (20)

Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Clint, they even got the unnecessary trap, appliance side of the shut-off :)

Jan 26, 2014 11:31 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Clint,

Good thing there are inspector's like you and a few others here in the Rain.

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 26, 2014 11:33 PM
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Funny. At least its not a problem. 

Jan 27, 2014 12:54 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Clint it never surprises me to see some of the items our inspectors find. Thank goodness for top notch inspectors like you.

Jan 27, 2014 02:55 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good afternoon, Clint. I do not mention sediment traps unless they are missing where they need to be. A little extra precaution never hurt.

Jan 27, 2014 05:22 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I too see all kinds of incomplete work. I wonder if the lunch whistle blew and they never came back.

Jan 27, 2014 05:44 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: Feast or famine when it comes to "licensed pros" who should know and adhere to the code. 

Jan 27, 2014 06:44 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Maybe he mixed up the loop in the gas line with the loop for the dishwasher drain hose.

Jan 27, 2014 08:53 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Whatever you're talking about is okay with me.  I understand some of it but not all. 

Jan 27, 2014 06:59 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Charles,

I was impressed they even put one in. Usually they are not installed.

Have a great day in the Seattle area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:06 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Raymond,

As long as Realtors learn from the posts, even a little bit. Then we have succeeded.

Have a nice day in Rochester.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:08 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James Q.,

That's the good thing. Now if they could just teach the student plumbers how to do the rest of the plumbing correctly.

Have a good day in Connecticut.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:10 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Thank you Anna,

I may not be the best in the business. But I do know a thing or Two about inspecting homes.

Have a great day in Phoenix.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:11 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

Even if they are missing, I still get flack for mentioning they are missing. Even though when installing a new appliance they are required.

Have a nice day in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:13 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

I think the lunch whistle blew a long time back. Like about a month ago. Seems the contractors don't care any more.

Have a super day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:15 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I think the biggest issue with the work they do is the untrained workers without ant supervision.

This leads to incomplete work and return calls that just should not be.

Have a Nice day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:17 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Don't even get me started on how the dishwasher drain hoses have been installed.

At least there was a sediment trap.

Have a nice day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:19 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

I think you can just follow my lead and you will do just fine. LOL

Have a nice day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 07:20 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

The good, the bad and the ugly Clint.

Jan 27, 2014 08:03 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

It seems to never letup. One good job done then Crappy work. Go figure.

Have a great day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 27, 2014 08:07 PM