Don't mix water and electricity. Desert Sun inspections. Carlsbad, NM.

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Don't mix water and electricity. Desert Sun inspections. Carlsbad, NM.

Tri plex inspection yesterday in Carlsbad New Mexico.

The home has had a lot of changes to the way the homes air conditioning had been modified. The swamp coolers had been on the roof. they were removed from service in lew of installing window units for air conditioning.

The ducting had been removed and a new rolled roofing had been installed. Good right? Only of done correctly when removing the swamp cooler components.

The electrical plugs for the coolers were left in place. When tested they were still live. The main issue is what the condition of the plugs were in.

Take a look at these plugs left in place.

Live plug on roof. These are the original plugs for the old coolers. No plug protection for the plugs.

These need to have a weather tight box and cover for the plugs.

 

 

Open plug on roof.This plug was even tarred over on the lower plug.

I guess the installer of the roofing did not see the plug and mention the need for protection to the owners. Just a guess.

 

plug on roof.

Even the water line for the old coolers were left open.

Who ever did the removal of the coolers and the installation of the new roofing needs to go back to school for learning the proper way to do things the safe way.

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.

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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?

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Kathy,

You are so right. Many homes have burnt down because of faulty wiring.

This home needs a lot of upgrading.

Have a very good day in Delray beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:16 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

Hello Rob,

No they don't. Have you found the Chicken property yet?

Have a great day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:17 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 Adrian,

The roofing materials were installed correctly. The rest of the job was done poorly. More to it than just laying rolled roofing in place.

Have a nice day in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:19 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

As all agents and brokers should. Many do not or get the cake inspector.

Wrong choice for the buyers.

Have a nice day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:21 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

You are 100% correct. Most home owners never get on the roof or get a Trust but verify inspection.

Have a fine day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:23 PM #17
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,

No Uncle Bob on this job. He would have tarred over the plugs or taped the off for future use.

Have a nice day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:24 PM #18
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the post. Just the thought of anyone mixing water and electricity scared me.

Feb 26, 2014 07:53 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gita,

Yes, a scary situation. The buyers want the issues fixed. Now it's up to the sellers to get it done.

Have a nice day in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:59 PM #20
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Cliff,

I think the City of Carlsbad would sleep better if they hired you to do all their inspections!

Feb 26, 2014 11:04 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Patricia,

Are you kidding? I did apply for the building inspector position back a couple of yars ago.

I was turned down citing i needed more experience. Then they hired a young guy who could not pass the state test for municiple inspector. Go figure.

Have a good day in Flower Mound Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 11:16 PM #22
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 Hello Clint ... As a construction worker, I know how important this information is! In fact when we are working on construction jobs, any electric cords that have the ground peg broken off are cut up and rejected by OSHA. 

Your post has been featured to the group:

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Feb 26, 2014 11:36 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

HJi Vegas Bob,

These things like this should never be found by a Home Inspector. This should have been repaired when the roofer was on site. But Noooo!!!!

Have a great day in Vegas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 11:47 PM #24
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Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
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Clint,

Just plain scary. Non grounded, non-GCFI and no covers. Yes, that is why we always have home inspections. Always.

Feb 27, 2014 12:17 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dana,

All of this is a scary situation for the buyers. they are going to have the repairs made by the seller. I told them good luck. LOL

Have a good day in your area.

Best, clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 01:05 AM #26
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Since when don't electricity and water mix?

Feb 27, 2014 07:06 AM #27
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

All that shows is that the taring job was incomplete. Once those 'outlets' are fully tared and water tight, all is good, right.:)

Feb 27, 2014 08:45 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

Since the last time I tried to mix them. It did not work.

Have a good day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 10:54 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Robert,

They should have just kept going and hid the plugs. Then i would not have ti write them up. LOL

Have a great evening in Montreal.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 10:56 AM #30
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That is just fabulous work!  What do people think?  And those outlets aren't even grounded.

Feb 27, 2014 10:02 PM #31
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,

There are a number of issues with this roof.

The buyers are from Carlsbad. But they didn't get a full home inspection. They needed a roof inspection to get insurance before they closed the home. Similar to the post I had for today. Crazy. Only roof inspections lately.

Have a good day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 10:07 PM #32
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