Venting Again

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

    Unlike real estate agents, as long as I am in this business, I will never run out of blog fodder. I love what I do and do what I love because I enjoy the architecture of newer and older properties and I enjoy and often get a laugh when I see the ‘craftsmanship’ that goes on especially in rehabs.
    One of the things that I can say about older properties, they do have their issues. However,  there was a lot of pride that went into the construction as this was to be someone's living space and the builders reputation was often on the line. For the most part, these houses were built to last. (I would like to see some of the newer properties being constructed last this long.)
    Lest I digress. Currently, all bathrooms not equipped with a window are required to have a vent that exhausts to the outside. But what if there is a walkway for the air handler in the attic? Sawzall to the rescue! Close, but no cigar!

And that my friends, is my 2¢’s worth for now - M

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Comments (18)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Even I could do better than that less than fine hachet job

Mar 20, 2016 09:12 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Besides a lousy cut job it appears to be in the floor.  YES?

Mar 20, 2016 09:46 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Sloppy work and it is a good thing the buyer had you do the inspection and you found this problem. 

Mar 20, 2016 10:08 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Michael, short cuts normally lead to long term bad results most of the time.

Mar 20, 2016 10:15 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Everyone should have a SawsAll!  I do. :)    Right next to the duct tape, baling wire, and Gorilla glue.  BUT not to remodel our home.  :) 

Mar 20, 2016 10:23 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Looks like the homeowner saved a little money on the repair and did themselves . . . . Interesting repair.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 20, 2016 10:35 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I know that it is good to get a chuckle every once in a while - but some of these are truly crazy! 

Mar 20, 2016 11:06 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Some people just follow the code to the likely conclusion no matter where it dumps TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Mar 20, 2016 11:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

As a do-it-yourselfer even I would not do that Michael TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Mar 20, 2016 11:36 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

So, is that venting through the "floor" of the attic walkway above the bathroom?

Mar 20, 2016 06:28 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Oh, forgot to label it.


Pure genius.

There is nothing to get in the way of the air flow.

Mar 20, 2016 06:29 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. You must see some crazy stuff and you're right about seeing plenty of brilliant examples you can write about.

Mar 20, 2016 06:55 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Need a vent?  Put a hole somewhere.  Maybe I should start a business!  

Mar 20, 2016 09:10 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Michael, truly crazy...that person needs glasses  


Mar 22, 2016 12:41 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 It is these little details that keep you going! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Mar 22, 2016 09:13 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Michael ...

That is a terrible job and I can't believe it 

Mar 22, 2016 02:07 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - you are right - newer construction is not as strong as the old one. 

Just have that vent in bathroom - and that makes old homes like!

Mar 23, 2016 02:31 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I'm sure in your business you find lots of interesting writing "material".

Mar 25, 2016 04:15 AM