Water heater installations. What not to do.

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Water heater installations. What not to do.

There are a lot of water heaters installed in the United States each year. Some are installed correctly and some are not.

Why is it most home owners think that they are qualified to install appliances like the water heater, furnaces and appliances.

When ever the home owners take control of the installations there is in most cases "Issues" that crop up when the home is getting a home inspection.

There is a ton of information for the home owner to refer to about the installation of the water heater. The water heater even comes with an "installation manual".

These are often discarded when they open the box and remove the unit for installation. Never looking at the installation manual.

Even though this water heater is located in a water heater closet with limited access ability. There are still issues that go into the home inspection report.

Take a look at the way the electric supply was connected to the water heater. Short cuts were taken. There was no wire connector for the electrical supply line and the junction box was left open.

Water heater not connected properly.

Plus both of the thermostat covers were removed. I am sure the installer simply removed then to adjust the thermostats. But they were never re installed.

All of these issues are safety issues.

This is why you always get a "FULL Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.

Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico. We offer a 90 day warranty. A homeowners manual and Recallcheck with each home inspection booked with us. These added benefits are free of charge to the buyers.
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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.

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Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Clint: You can't go wrong with having a home inspection by a certified inspector like yourself.

Feb 21, 2014 02:34 AM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

And thank you for the kind words. A certification is just the beginning of a long road to keeping your certification. There is a lot of training that goes into the certifications and how to keep them.

And yes a certified inspector is a lot better than a fly by night inspector.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 03:24 AM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kathleen,

I think it all comes down to trying to save some cash. Then it costs them more in the end.

Have a a nice day in San Jose.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 03:28 AM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

Even some installers that are licensed should not be installing as well. Just saying.

Have a good day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 03:32 AM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi David,

Common sense? You must be kidding. Did you see my post about a furnace? This was installed and the flue was never connected. Oh man.

Have a good day in the Atlanta areas today.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 03:35 AM #16
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Anyone looking for a home inspector in your area should hire you. You do a great job for your clients.

Thanks for the email. It is finally working.

Feb 21, 2014 04:17 AM #17
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Clint, definitely an "Uncle Bob" installation and he did not read the instructions!

Feb 21, 2014 05:35 AM #18
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...I can't imagine someone buying a home in Carlsbad without calling you!

Keep up the good work!

Feb 21, 2014 07:01 AM #19
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Clint - Thank you for sharing an excellent blog about water heater installations what not to do.

Feb 21, 2014 08:45 AM #20
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Clint, any components like water heaters etc should be installed only by licensed professionals. Otherwise it's saving money at the wrong end.

Feb 21, 2014 10:29 AM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Gita,

We think alike. Glad to hear the comments and e mail is now working.

Have a great weekend in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 06:19 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

Many of these installs are wrong. Most think "I got this" when they don't. Read the instructions.

Have a good weekend in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 06:21 PM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

I only wish the agents thought the same way. Still not much on this end. Waiting for the dam to break.

Have a nice day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 06:23 PM #24
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi John,

There are those who should not attempt these installs. Always get a pro to do the work.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 06:25 PM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Sylvia,

Sounds like the best advice for the home owners. Have the install completed correctly each and every time.

Have good Saturday in Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 21, 2014 06:27 PM #26
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James Dray
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Morning Clint I wonder where Uncle Bob and his side kick went to?  I'll bet he has still left you a few surprises but you haven't found the yet. 

Feb 21, 2014 06:33 PM #27
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Toni Weidman
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A lot of inspections show water heater issues, Clint. It's good to have a great inspector like Clint Mckie..

Feb 22, 2014 05:42 AM #28
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Not sure where he may have gone to. But I bet there will be a lot of issues for a long time to come.

Have a good day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:07 PM #29
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Toni,

Not very many of these are installed 100% correct.

Have a nice day in Trinity.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:09 PM #30
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Mike Lintro

A few years ago, there was a small earthquake in my area. It wasn't a huge earthquake by any means, but big enough to knock some stuff over. Earthquakes are not common at all in my area, and a few of my neighbors didn't have their water heaters mounted secured to the wall. The earthquake knocked them over and almost caught their house on fire. http://www.anytimeservicesinc.com/nj_plumber/water_heater_contractor.html

Oct 14, 2014 07:23 AM #31
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