Unfortunately, this is not original content- it was passed down through emails to the point that it was completely removed from its author, but I was nonetheless amused.
Home Renovation Follies From Building Inspectors
With the huge boom of big box Do-It-Yourself shops sprouting up all over, more people are taking on home renovation tasks on their own.
Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes we need to put down the pneumatic drill and ask, “Do I really feel like I know what I’m doing here, or should I call in a home improvement professional”
5] This is some crawlspace handy work performed by a homeowner. Not only does he not own a level; they were also genius enough to use an overturned metal bracket for their structural support.
4] The inspector spent quite some time trying to find the main electrical panel. After spending a good portion of time on his quest, he was shocked to find the panel behind a mirror other the bathroom sink. Home owners take note, “Electrical panels are never to be in a bathroom, as per ICC code.”
3] Here we go back underneath the house again. The homeowner used a Joyce car jack to hold up their home. This I wrong on so many levels, I don’t think you need a detailed description as to why this is a problem…or do you?
2] I would love to be a fly on the wall when the result of this renovation goes wrong. To achieve the “high end look” that comes with a sunken tub, the homeowner drilled holes ¾ inch from the bottom of the floor joists and suspended the tub with braided cable.
Water [8lbsgallon] + Average Adult Weight = 1 night of spectacular television.
1] Grade school physics people – metal is an excellent conductor of electricity. And what do we have here? A receptacle that is mounted [electrical taped] to a steel support post in the basement of a home sans the receptacle box, with exposed wires. Nice.