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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Clint Mckie
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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

 

October 14, 2011 07:18 AM
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Rob Thomas
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954

Clint........I'm sure the seller will consider this.....LOL   Thanks!
Have a Great Weekend!


Go VOLS!

October 14, 2011 07:40 AM
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Al Raymondi
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida

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.

October 14, 2011 05:03 PM
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Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
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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 

October 15, 2011 06:23 AM
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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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