There are rules, follow them.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

There are rules, follow them.

Here is one example of how the "free energy audits" are working out.

uninsulated duct work. 

This duct work in an attic of a home that got a "free" audit and the work completed on it.

The insulator clearly states it's a r-11 insulator. The minimum requirements for duct work is a r-19 insulator.

The seams are not sealed completly. See top left. if I was the one completing the post inspection, then this home would fail. I checked under the sheating and noticed the seams of the duct work were not sealed with a "mastic sealer". This is also a requirment for the federal minimum standards.

The insulation was to be a r-19 minimum but there are areas that there is only 3" of cellulose in the attic. It takes 6" of cellulose to get you to r-19. Plus all the insulation was not uniform at all.

Who is checking on the jobs after the crew has been there? They need to be inspected to the standards. Free mat be free. but there are still rules and regulations to follow.

Have a great day everyone.

Clint McKie Desert Sun Home Inspections, Carlsbad New Mexico 88220

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Toni Weidman
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Free sometimes means that there is hidden costs in the job, Clint. This is a great post pointing out that we all need to be aware that free isn't usually free at all.

Oct 09, 2011 10:40 AM #19
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Hi Rob,

Yes there will be. I guess they thought there will never be anyone who comes behind them and looks at the work they are doing.

Have a great day in Tennessee.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 09, 2011 10:50 AM #20
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Hello Mona,

The box of toys were at the entrance to the attic access from the garage. After the crew got done, they were scattered in the attic.

My question was "how come they did'nt just set the box down until finished" ?

Simple but stupid on their part.

Have a good day in the Carolina's

best, Clint McKie 

Oct 09, 2011 10:53 AM #21
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Toni,

When these programs are offered they are not as presented. They have strings attached.

If the truth comes out they might pull the funding.

Have a good day in Florida,

Best, Clint McKie

 

Oct 09, 2011 10:55 AM #22
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Ginny Gorman
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I don't know Clint but it is the checking that is sometimes forgotten...what a shame & could you give some additional follow up on what you advise?  Have a home inspector back in...you would need someone objective to this installation...great share..

Oct 09, 2011 07:00 PM #23
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Hi Ginny,

From what the home owners tell me, they show up ready to do the work. HMMM....

Without as much as a "pre-inspection" to determine the needs of the home before it is worked on.

This is why the inspections are so important, You don't have a pre-inspection, how do you know what the homes needs are.

Have a greats day in Rhode Island.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 10, 2011 05:49 AM #24
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Roy Kelley
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More good reasons to always have a professional home inspection.

Have an outstanding fall and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments.

Copy of IMG_5960 Life is good!

The Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Oct 10, 2011 07:18 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Clint, this looks to be quite the mess, and sad the workers are not required to clean up after themselves!

Oct 10, 2011 09:03 AM #26
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Hi Roy.

There should at least be a follow up or post inspection. Who's watching the hen house?

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 11, 2011 06:45 AM #27
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Hi Joan,

Your right. I have seen worse. Bad part is there is no one doing any kind of follow up inspections after they are there.

Things need to change.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 11, 2011 07:21 AM #28
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Joshua Zargari
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Good morning Clint.

A great post indeed...One must follow the rules...

Have a nice day.

Oct 11, 2011 08:17 AM #29
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Hello again Clint and this is your latest post and VB is waiting for another new one, reason for my appearance again is because you keep coming around to my posts and I am returning the favor...

VB ;o)

Oct 11, 2011 08:34 PM #30
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Rob Thomas
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Clint.....Just came back by to see if those louvers had been replaced by now......Hope you hit the lottery this weekend......I told the seller you really want that River property!


Have a Great Weekend!


Go VOLS!

Oct 14, 2011 07:02 AM #31
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Joshua, Yes they need to. That's why they are there. Follow the rules.

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2011 07:06 AM #32
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi BOb,

I do have a new post. called "I'n the fourth inspector. Really?"

This is a good one where the owner is mad at me. LOL What's new.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 14, 2011 07:10 AM #33
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

No they have not been replaced yet. LOL

I will make an offer on the river property. Here goes.

1. $20.00 down.

2. A guaranteed loan for 0% interest. Payment of $100.00 per month.

3. 30 day move in.

I bet it's the best offer you have had today. LOL

No Lottery winner yet. But still trying.

Have a good day, Clint McKie

 

Oct 14, 2011 07:18 AM #34
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Rob Thomas
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Clint........I'm sure the seller will consider this.....LOL   Thanks!
Have a Great Weekend!


Go VOLS!

Oct 14, 2011 07:40 AM #35
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Al Raymondi
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Thought of you yesterday as I was being told about a guy with a leaky roof and the roof is only 2 years old.  He got a really low low price from an unlicensed guy.  It was a great deal.

Oct 14, 2011 05:03 PM #36
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Rob.

I guess they have not called you back yet "HUH".  I heard it was a buyers market. I thought you wanted to really, really sell the place. I was thinking, I will now up the down payment to $30.00, but thats streaching it.

Have a really goos Saturday in Bristol, TN.

Best, Clint McKie 

Oct 15, 2011 06:23 AM #37
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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hey Al,

It seems that anyone with a hammer and a truck, thinks they are a contractor.

When times are tuff homeowners often look to unlicensed handy man services to help out around the home. Sad part is, most don't know a thing about what they need to do in order to do the job right.

The S>O>B>'s will rip of unsuspecting owners then never be seen again.

Sad but true. Take some time off today and enjoy the beaches.

Best, Clint McKie 

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