Wordless Wednesday: Does This Sprinkler Make Sense?

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Wordless Wednesday: Does This Sprinkler Make Sense?

 

 

I was showing this house in Oceanside a few years ago and arrived before my buyer, so I took a few minutes to check everything out, including the exterior.

 

This sprinkler in the front corner of the house made me think of some of the inspection issues...and there are many questionable ones...that Richard Weeks shares with us in the Q and A section.

 

I'm not quite sure of the point, given the downspout (but, hey, we only get rain a few times a year), and no plantings. Although given it's spray painted perhaps it was non-functional. Maybe the foundation and the exerior need watering?

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Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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NO! I'm glad you clarified that there are no plantings in the corner either Jeff Dowler, CRS .

Oct 03, 2018 12:28 PM #3
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Nina Hollander
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Definitely somewhat odd positioning, Jeff. Really makes you wonder sometimes what people were thinking!

Oct 03, 2018 12:39 PM #4
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That was my immediate thought Grant Schneider .

There would definitely be a drainage issue when it rains, but especially if that sprinkler was working, despite the paint job.

Jeff

Oct 03, 2018 12:51 PM #5
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Hi Hannah Williams  Yep that's right about the rain, at least some year. A couple years ago we had quite a lot due to El Nino, but we are well into drought conditions again.

As far as the sprinklers, not sure why they wouldn't at least cap it off, or remove. If it's on, what a waste of precious water and the stucco doesn't require watering.

Jeff

Oct 03, 2018 12:52 PM #6
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It looked to me like they were trying to spruce up the yard for the sale, especially with the mulch, Bob "RealMan" Timm . And you wouldn't want plantings right against the house anyhow!

Jeff

Oct 03, 2018 12:54 PM #7
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It looks like it was being camouflage.  I wonder if it still works

Oct 03, 2018 01:14 PM #8
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, that's odd. I sure hope it's not a functioning one, it's not that difficult to remove though, especially when the house is on the market for sale. 

Oct 03, 2018 01:25 PM #9
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Well that's just silly.  At least they could have capped it off and buried it in the bark, but that might take the seller ten minutes.  Ain't nobody got time for that!

Oct 03, 2018 01:27 PM #10
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Jeff,

That is so funny, maybe the sprinkler will wash off the drain spout every so often.  Logic is another skill that many have no concept of.  A

Oct 03, 2018 02:15 PM #11
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Nina Hollander  Ha ha, or in this case NOT thinking.

William Feela  - And not all that well camoflaged either, although the splash of white paint helps!

Jeff

Oct 03, 2018 02:45 PM #12
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Odd indeed Beth Atalay . I've moved and capped off sprinklers myself, or get the gardener to do it!

Jeff

Oct 03, 2018 02:46 PM #13
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Hi Belinda Spillman  I wonder what it looked like BEFORE they did the bark and paint! LOL

Jeff

Oct 03, 2018 02:47 PM #14
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  - That's hilarious! Both logic and common sense seem to be lacking here!

Jeff

Oct 03, 2018 02:50 PM #15
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The question for me is which one is an after thought?

Oct 03, 2018 03:33 PM #16
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It's a decoy to throw off all those sprinkler thieves out there. Genius 

Oct 03, 2018 04:32 PM #17
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Yep, Jeff...I'm not quite sure why that sprinkler is there!!!  Unless....maybe the house was built around it. 

Oct 03, 2018 06:45 PM #18
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Hmmm...washing the siding ....homeowner really didn't care where they put the system apparently ! 

Oct 04, 2018 04:14 AM #19
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Things that make you go ... hmmmmm???  I wonder if Kathy Streib is correct in her assumption, Jeff Dowler, CRS??

The mystery of real estate ...

Gene 

Oct 04, 2018 10:46 AM #20
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Jeff obviously the purpose of that sprinkler is to keep the walls washed

Oct 04, 2018 02:28 PM #21
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That's a good question, Joe Pryor  - I wouldn't even attempt to guess.

Ha ha Debe Maxwell, CRS  - It must be working!

Jeff

Oct 04, 2018 04:49 PM #22
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