Heat pumps there are some rules. Desert Sun Inspections Carlsbad N.M.

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Heat pumps there are some rules. Desert Sun Inspections Carlsbad N.M.

There are tell tell signs when a new heat pump, furnace or water heater has been installed without a permit being issued.

Things like a new unit and no approved sticker form the mechanical inspector's office. When i find these units installed without a "Approved sticker" on the unit. This means the contractor did not get the proper follow up as required by the state and local authority.

And it means in most cases that the corners were cut when installing the "new unit's".

Was a permit charged for? If it was this means the contractor had to pull the permit in order to charge for a permit. If a permit is charged on the final bill to the owners, then a permit must be pulled. 

If it was not and the bill has a permit charged on it, then this is fraud by the contractor.

If the contractor mailed the bill to you as in many cases, this would also be "Mail fraud".

Why are permits not pulled? Because the contractor can and will cut corners while charging full price for the installations. In the end. The contractor makes more in a faster time frame by cutting corners.

Here we have a heat pump installed incorrectly.

Can you see what is wrong with this installation?

Heat pump on roof.

 

This is why you get all the proper paper work including a copy of the permit that is supposed to be in the window of the home at the time when the work is being done.

 

This is why you always get a "Trust but Verify 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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John McCormack
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Great information Clint.  Make it a great day in and out of Home Inspections.

Feb 26, 2014 08:57 PM #3
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Clint,

Wow..great information! Austin is a stickler when it comes to get permits..better get one!

Feb 26, 2014 09:19 PM #4
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi John,

The contractors wan to make me out to be the bad guy after the inspection. If they did the job correctly, then there would be nothing to report!

Have a good day in the Duke City.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 09:54 PM #5
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Dorie,

As with all cities and jurisdictions there needs to be a permit pulled. I would say only about 20% of the permits are actually pulled around here.

Have a good day in Canyon Creek.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 09:57 PM #6
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Corner cutting is always a problem so that is why using reputable contractors and asking for copies of the permits is a must.

Feb 26, 2014 10:29 PM #7
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Debbie,

If there is no copy of a permit for the home owner, then ask the company to produce a permit. This would make them go get one and do the job the right way knowing the inspector will follow up.

Have a good day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 10:35 PM #8
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Clint, The old permit issue. It really can be a problem. It really is too bad that so many think getting permits is a hassle or not warranted.

Feb 27, 2014 12:51 AM #9
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Good morning, Clint. It is amazing the number of times that I see something installed incorrectly. Too bad that you did not make it to Dallas. You missed a lot.

Feb 27, 2014 01:02 AM #10
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Donald,

Not a big issue If and I say IF the unit is installed correctly. But in 90% of the time they are not.

Have a great day on th West Coast.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 02:10 AM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Michael,

I would have liked to made it there for all the information I would have gathered to help me out hopefully.

Have a good day on your way back to Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 02:12 AM #12
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Clint: As long as consumers do get a trust but verify inspection, things like this will continue to occur.

Feb 27, 2014 06:10 AM #13
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Wayne Collier
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Sometimes it's easy to spot a hack install

Feb 27, 2014 10:43 AM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Anita,

You must mean::: As long as consumers don't get a trust but verify inspection these things like this will continue to occur. And I am in full agreement.

Have a good evening in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 10:59 AM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Wayne,

I didn't know you were a member of Active Rain. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes, easy to see a hack job.

Have you figured out what type of software you are going to use?

Have a good evening and thanks again see you on Linkedin as well.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 11:03 AM #16
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James Dray
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I'm not the sharpest tack in the box but even I can see something is just not right about the install. 

Feb 27, 2014 06:39 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James,

No permit and that means corners cut. In some cases a lot of cutting.

Have a good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 27, 2014 06:46 PM #18
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 Hello Clint and it amazing what some people will do, where do these people come from? All this "Jerry Rigging" is unbelievable! Featured to the group:

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Feb 28, 2014 08:18 AM #19
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for the reminder. Buyers should get a home inspection when buying a house.

Feb 28, 2014 08:07 PM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Bob,

I ike that comment. I have not heard the term "Jerry rigging" in a long time.

Thanks for featuring the post and have a great weekend in the Vegas areas.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 28, 2014 09:52 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Gita,

This is very true. This install needed a "Trust but verify inspection" If the home owner would have had one then this would not be in this condition when i inspected it for the new buyer.

Have a great weekend in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 28, 2014 09:55 PM #22
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