One owner home since 1957. Home Inspections in Artesia, New Mexico.

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One owner home since 1957. Home Inspections in Artesia, New Mexico.

At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we have a lot of investor's for housing properties that use our services.

These investor's rely on a quality report after each and every inspection.

This is what Desert Sun Home Inspections will and do'es each and every time we are called to inspect a potential investment property.

We got called for a home inspection that was for one of the property investing client's.

He thanked me for the previous report on an investment property that in his words "That report saved me a lot of money. It was well worth the inspection fee".

This home I was told by the investor had been built in 1957 and the same lady had lived in the home till earlier this year. That's a long time to live in the same home.

With that said, The inspection was going good till I reached the electrical main fuse panel on the exterior of the home.

This is what I found.

FPE Panel

Here we go again I thought. But the breakers had been replaced. Have they been replaced because they had failed in the past? Or did the electrician actually replace them as part of the recall process?

Interior look at FPE panel.

Sorry about the shot's but for some reason they came out a little fuzzy.

Here we look at the incoming service to the home. There is a double tap at the top of the fused panel. The A/C installer did this.

Exterior incoming service fused panel.

There is a little work to do with this panel.

problem is the home had never been upgraded since the home was built in 1957.

Looks like it may be time to do just that.

If you need a quality home inspection anywhere in Southeast New Mexico,

Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 he is the Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections based in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Call and find out why 30+ years of housing experience can work for you.

Have a great day Every one.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

Also included is a Appliance recallcheck and a 90 day warranty with all full home inspections.

When it comes to Quality home inspections. Simply put, we are the best.

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Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience
Clint , that might have been good for the needs in 57? But now we use so many more electrical appliances, etc. Best-Adrian
Oct 29, 2013 01:23 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

That's an oldie with problems... starting with the FP panel. Curious, how many total amps service was it?

Oct 29, 2013 02:04 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Clint, you must feel like a detective, and some of  things you find are scary, 

Oct 29, 2013 02:49 AM #3
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Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
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The homes where the same people have lived there for a very long time are the ones that always scare me.

Oct 29, 2013 02:52 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

There is always a mish mash of everything in a new home, as things have changed over the years.

What recall process?

Oct 29, 2013 07:26 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: I suspect most homes built in that era will show a bit of this and that as well as some Uncle Bob upgrades...hopefully this property was in good shape beyond the electrical system.

Oct 29, 2013 10:31 AM #6
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Well you just saved him some more money.  I bet you'll get another one from him. 

Oct 29, 2013 07:27 PM #7
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  They sure did things differently 56 years ago.

Oct 29, 2013 09:38 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Yes it was O.K. back then. But now there is a long way to go to get everything upgraded. Not required but it should be upgraded.

Have a good day in the Seattle area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 10:50 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred,

The main service panel was a 60 amp Bus bar fuse. The home has never been upgraded except the incoming overhead line.

Have a nice day in Land O Lakes.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 10:52 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

All in a day's work inspecting homes. I would rather not find any issues.

Have a great day in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 10:54 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Marc,

Me too. They either fixed everything or they fixed nothing and had Uncle Bob do everything.

Have a nice day in Collage Station Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 10:55 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Yes there was a mish mash of breakers in the panel. Three different brands. As you know the FPE panels and breakers had been recalled. After talking to several electricians about the FPE panels. They informed me that what they recommend is to simply replace the faulty breakers and use newer type breakers that are approved. I told them this still will not eliminate the "Un grounded home system".

They thought that part of the recall process was to replace the faulty breakers and not the entire panel. Wrong.

They then tell me to go ahead and upgrade the homes system. Really.

Have a good day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 11:02 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

The electrical system was the major issue. After that the A/C, furnace and water heater. All did within ten years ago.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 11:04 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

There are several investors who use my inspection services. they seem to be real happy with the reports and the direction of the report and advice.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 11:06 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Conrad,

Yes they did. There are a lot of thing that have been recalled and improved. This home had only the A/C furnace and water heater and roof upgraded.

Have a great day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 29, 2013 11:08 PM #16
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a

Upgrading electric on older homes has become more important Clint, and many owners are not willing to get the work done.

Oct 30, 2013 01:53 AM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Al,

The owners don't want to spend the money. They would rather take less for the home than upgrade as they should.

Have a good day in Ormond by the Sea my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Oct 30, 2013 02:01 AM #18
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