Is This A Kitchen Cabinet Or A Slow Cooker?

By
Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC 3380-000723

Is this a kitchen cabinet or a slow cooker?

Chris Ann Cleland actually came up with that title.

While doing my typical thermal image sweep of this house I wondered why there was no HVAC register in the bathroom.

Well, there was one!  And thermal imaging is the perfect way to find it!

It was there, but had just been covered up by the floor tile!

While it might not have been providing much heat to the room, it did provide a good spot to dry wet socks.

Continuing the sweep Mighty Mo found something else.

When looking at the kitchen I noticed that the kitchen cabinet was sitting on top of the register there.

That would make for one comfortably warm kitchen cabinet!

Hence the title, is it a kitchen cabinet or a slow cooker?

Chris Ann was there and suggested that it might just work for slow cooking!

And even though insulated you can see that the tile floors, over a crawl space under this house, were chilly.  They will not improve during cold weather.

My recommendation:  sometimes thermal cameras reveal interesting things!  You never know what will be revealed.   In this case we found two rooms not sufficiently provided with heating or air conditioning.   It pays to have a Mighty Mo in your corner.  And an experienced thermographer!

 

 

Posted by

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comments (13)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Nothing surprises me anymore!!!

Sometimes thermal cameras reveal interesting things!  You never know what will be revealed.   In this case we found two rooms not sufficiently provided with heating or air conditioning.   It pays to have a Mighty Mo in your corner.  And an experienced thermographer!

 

Jan 25, 2018 03:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's crazy. Did the person installing the floor tiles not SEE the HVAC register? Geez

Jan 25, 2018 03:48 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Jay Markanich good title for those photos.... some of these subs may as well work with blinders on... they don't care!!

Jan 25, 2018 04:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jay. This would be too funny if not so sad! The tile guy should be cemented to a tree! Enjoy your day and more adventures with Mighty Mo!

Jan 25, 2018 04:29 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Sham - every time I do an inspection now I think that.  This is not my first thermal image post of a covered register!

Kat - yes, but he was going to come back after lunch to cut the opening out.  Apparently he still has not had lunch.

Barbara - the bottom line!  And my big beef with the modern construction industry.  The listing agent came by and I showed him and he said he wondered why there was no register in the bathroom!

Wayne - to the right is the original Mighty Mo, the big hamburger offered by the Marriott's Hot Shoppe's Restaurant in the 50s.  A great childhood memory, long before the Big Mac and Whopper.  Girls in skirts and roller skates brought them to the car.  Good times.

 

 

 

Jan 25, 2018 05:29 AM
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thank you for sharing this. 

Jan 25, 2018 06:57 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Slow cooker, bread warmer...the uses are many.  Billy Jay might need to do a commercial about this one.

Jan 25, 2018 08:03 AM
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Another great job by the 7-11 sub contractors!  

Jan 25, 2018 08:40 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Golden 1!

Chris Ann - Billy Jays would come up with a few more uses!  Fer sher.

Fred - hard to know!  But if it wasn't them it was the same quality installer picked up at the bar.

Jan 25, 2018 11:44 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That must have been one sloppy remodel and it seems like it could become dangerous.

Jan 26, 2018 02:25 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Joe - or if the kids are late to dinner you can put the plates in there to keep them warm!

Sloppy remodel indeed...

Jan 26, 2018 04:17 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

There you go again...knockcng creative uses for thngs no one wold ever think possible in home construction...or is it destruction....?

Apr 27, 2018 03:12 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Ha, S&D!  The creativity of the remodeler will never end.  And if you wanted to warm up your socks in the morning, what better place than the kitchen floor?

Apr 27, 2018 04:14 AM