This mail electric cable has NO protective covering at all. The home owner thought it was packaging material, so he took it off. All of it.
I Dream of Jeannie
Doubtful Barbara Eden will pop out of this bottle...but you can always make a wish.
Have a nice trip, see you next fall.
Who needs drums when you have your own steam powered percussion? With no concept of steam dynamics, this homeowner preferred the soothing sounds of a banging radiator. I wonder if it takes requests...
In the Slammer
When the wind blew the back door shut, inspector Craig Tillman of Villanova, PA discovered the “self locking gate” feature of this home.
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then this shower shocker will help you commune with the powers that be.
This home was reported to have “heating issues.” Maybe it had something to do with the side-by-side supply and return air duct features.
Throw another shrimp on this bar-be.
Talk about a bad idea, this homeowner cut in an air return vent less than 24” from the gas water heater’s vent pipe. As a result, carbon monoxide can be sucked from the water heater and distributed to every room in the house!
The Smell of Innovation
This potpourri filled coffee can was strategically placed in the return air duct, leading to the new advertising slogan... “Potpourri. It’s not just for grandma’s living room anymore!”
Milk crates have always been handy for storage and step stools. Who knew they also held up water heaters?
Which End is Up?
Why cut a new hole for two new vent pipes in your roof when the old one works just fine?
Bottled in a century old house, this latest brand of bottle water features a lovely mold-green hue.
Home inspectors see it all, and these photos prove it! Check out the wacky world of do-it-yourself home improvement disasters, as photographed by members of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Reprinted with the permissiion of the ASHI Reporter.
Catch My Drift or My Drip
Behold, a new invention...we call this the “drip gutter.”
It’s Just the Sewer Line
Who knew? Bungee cords make great shock absorbers for your plumbing system!
Who needs a Chia Pet when you have your own Chia Chimney?
The Electric Chair
Here’s one way to keep you warm on a cold night. This “hot seat” was positioned within easy reach of the live main electric wire for the house.
Sump Pumps – They are not just for basements anymore!
If you think this looks bad, you should have seen the rest of the house. I especially liked the extension cord hard wired to the panel, with three more cords plugged into it!
When it comes to stairs, two halves definitely don’t make a whole.
Half a Roof
Half a new roof isn’t as good as a whole.
When this homeowner disconnected the drain line from the dishwasher, he decided he needed to “plug” the opening in the disposal. So, he used a spark plug, of course.
When you think of a plumbing snake, it usually doesn’t move on it’s own.
The latest in space-saving bath design.
Round and round she goes – where she stops, nobody knows!
This attic is only useful for storage small enough to fit in this hole.
This water heater exhaust pipe is supposed to slope upward toward the chimney, not down, potentially forcing carbon monoxide to easily spill out into the room.
Drive Right In, I Mean, Up and Over
“Babe, I think we are going to need to trade in the minivan for a 4x4.”