Friday, June 23, 2006

"Nothing that's a deal breaker."

That's what Herself reported after today's inspection of the house. Yes, there are a few problems with it, but "Nothing that's a deal breaker."

ELECTRICAL:

The outlets in the living room. The top half on them works but the bottom half doesn't.

The exterior wiring is shielded and tacked down, but not in accordance with current building codes.

(Herself's brother-in-law is a master electrician.)

PLUMBING:

There's no emergency water cut-off under the bathroom sink.

(Herself's father is a plumber.)

ROOF:

It's fine (almost new, actually) but there's one tiny spot on one of the corners that should be . . . uh, resealed. (I think that's the phrase Herself used.)

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING:

The duct work has . . . holes? (Rips?) Is damaged in a few locations which is causing it to bleed into the attic rather than fully and completely into certain rooms.

(The owner is calling the company who installed the new system a year ago. Not only because it's still under warranty, but according to the inspector the damage looks -- to him -- like it occurred during installation.)

EVERYTHING ELSE:

YES!

Except, apparently, for the owner's taste in interior paint.

Herself said when they got to the curb, the inspector turned to her and said, "Dear gawd . . . those colors! You are going to repaint, aren't you?"

5 Comments:

Blogger ABFreedom said...

Yikes! ... you didn't tell the inspector you were an Arteeeest .. ;-)

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom outlets are switched.

6:18 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

Switched?

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah. They're controlled by a wall switch somewhere in the room.

10:28 AM  
Blogger doyle said...

If the owner doesn't have it fixed or the Deadly Duo decide to give her a pass on it, their ace in the hole is Herself's brother-in-law who's an electrician.

HE'LL straighten it out.

8:13 PM  

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