Photos – Defective Items
The following Images are a collection of unusual defective inspection items.
This is a pair of crushed beams sitting on a column. A shim plate would have prevented this problem.
This appliance chimney lacks a liner. This is a monoxide hazard in the house.
Pyrolysis is occurring on sub floor above basement laundry light. This is a fire hazard!
Two smaller wires are tapped in with the mains. These wires should pass through a circuit breaker prior to distribution in the house. This is a fire hazard.
It would be difficult to run a snake through this access fitting.
This situation is asking for a backup in the sewer line.
Presence of loose flaking Asbestos on steam piping is a health hazard.
Lack of proper wiring makes this a shock hazard.
Beam should rest on cement foundation in "beam pocket" with an air gap all around.
This steel fitting in the copper water line will cause cathodic corrosion, which will lead to leaks.
The roof is past it's intended life.
The steel post in the basement was rusted through to the concrete core.
Nothing wrong here. It was interesting that the home owner took time to polish the copper pipes and paint the iron pipes black.
The leaking trap was replaced with a vacumn hose.
The leaking water from this trap was being caught by a diaper!