a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

Not everything is evident, upon first glance.

At first glance, this would appear to be a lovely rose... but when you look toward the bottom of the frame, you'd see what appears to be a pair of panty hose, and a pair of tiny little high-heels?

What?

Looking back at the rose, it's now possible to see the embracing couple.

Well, inspections are much the same.  On first glance our electric panel, with circuit breakers looked just fine.  No double-taps, and all wires were the proper size for their breakers.

Until our inspector happened to notice a little area of "rust" inside the box.  Now rust doesn't belong inside the electric panel.  Rust is an indicator of moisture.

This mote of rust caused our ever-vigilant inspector to pull a couple of breakers... and in doing so... he found that all of the breakers have rusted contact points.

Rusted contact points, he said, are indicator of more than just casual moisture in the box.  Rust creates resistance, resistance causes heat... and heat can cause breakers to overheat.

Not a good thing.

When questioned, the seller's agent told us that they DID have water that had poured directly into the circuit box... but the leak has been fixed, since.

Rust, by any other name, would still behave like rust.

 

ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate
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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

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Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
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Alan May
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
Coldwell Banker Residential

Kristin - oh, yes, the eyes have been known to "deceive".

Larry - I see what I saw

JL - a deep look will always bring out something new... so true.

Laura - it's an inspector whose work I respect... I will keep his name front & center

Paddy - i remember those from Highlights... also Goofus and Gallant.

Craig - you are correct sir.... that is why we hire professionals.

Caren - the licensed home inspector is definitely our friend

Cynthia - you are correct... they appear to be stockings... a throwback to a simpler time...  the "adorable cutie" in the red headband, with the sour look on her face, is my younger daughter Elizabeth.

June 01, 2009 12:03 PM
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Cynthia Bartch
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Alan is it me or does JL sound very Yoda like in his comment? Or maybe he has been reading too many fortune cookies, not sure :)

June 02, 2009 07:35 AM
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Alan May
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Cynthia - hold on... let me replay it, in my mind, using the "Yoda" voice... ( "A deeper look will always find thing that were overlooked at a glance." ) ... no... all the verbs and direct objects are in the right place.

if he were saying it as Yoda it would be more like [in Yoda voice]  "Find, you will, things that were ovelooked at a glance, when deeper you look.... mmmmmm... yes"

June 02, 2009 08:01 AM
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Cynthia Bartch
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LOL, you are right once again Alan! Have a productive day today..I'm out the door but had to stop by your blog this morning.

June 02, 2009 08:27 AM
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thanks for the drop-by, Cynthia.  Your visits are always welcome.

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