Sealing up roof penetrations. What not to do. He's Baaaack.

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Sealing up roof penetrations. What not to do.  He's Baaaack.

For those who follow my posts. You know I am talking about Uncle Bob and his new sidekick Nephew Willy.

Because of all the added work Uncle Bob had taken on these days he was forced to get a helper. Who better to help than his nephew Willy.

Being almost caught up with in Rogers Arkansas, they returned to New Mexico to continue the assault and insult to many homes in this area.

This poor unsuspecting home owner had them take care of some leaks on the roof.

"Hey Willy, Bring me the metal tape. We will be done with this in a couple of minutes".

Metal tapped vent.Metal tapped vent.

And they were done in a couple of minutes later.

Not knowing what they were doing in the first place they totally missed these issues.

Electrical mast not sealed and no boot.Vent too low and not sealed.

Here we have an electrical mast that was painted when the roof went on as an overlay. No boot and not sealed. Then we have a furnace vent that is too low to the roof. And never sealed. Wide open for leaking into the home.

I really don't need Uncle Bob and Willy in this part of the Country. I have enough home owners with their own Ideas of how to fix things.

 

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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Good evening, Clint. I think you need to give that installer the boot! Literally and physically!

Mar 14, 2014 08:35 AM #9
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Raymond,

This is very true. We are still in a Four year drought here.

Have a good weekend in Rochester.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:26 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Mr. Bond,

And the family tradition continues for another generation.

Have a great weekend in Fairport Harbor.

Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:28 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 Lenn,

I was thinking the same thing. Better have the job done correctly or pay a lot more later.

Have a nice weekend in Virginia.

Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:30 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 Dorie,

Very true in every way. You will end up paying again later.

Have a nice Saturday in Canyon Creek.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:31 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 Winston,

Good to see you back and commenting. Always a lot to see and comment on here.

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:33 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Donald,

This is why there are rules and licenses for the Pro's. Pay a little now or a lot later, up to the home owner. Many try an get by with a little now.

Have a good weekend in the Great Northwest.

Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:35 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 Adrian,

These repairs if you can call them that, won't last very long. Maybe the first year on there but after that the tape's glue dries out and becomes loose.

Have a nice weekend in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:46 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

When ever we get a rain that will last a couple of days, there is a lot of calls to the roofers for repairs. Sad part is there are a lot of repairs that look like this one as well. But we don't get much rain at all.

Have a very good weekend in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:49 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 Michael,

Yes they should. No kind of metal training for what to do right or maybe they just don't care.

Have a nice weekend in Brentwood.

Clint McKie

Mar 14, 2014 07:50 PM #18
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

With so much fruity gum around, they actually used metal tape?

Classic furnace flue though.  Thems been around a long time!

Mar 14, 2014 08:13 PM #19
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Clint, dang I haven't seen Willy in awhile.  You do realize he is just as crafty as Uncle Bob.  If not you'll soon find out. 

Mar 14, 2014 08:16 PM #20
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Clint... they sound like cartoon characters! Always up to mischief.

Mar 14, 2014 09:22 PM #21
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
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There must be a lot of lawsuits over roofing in your area. Thats pretty bad for a new roof.

Mar 14, 2014 10:14 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 Jay,

Just might work if enough is added . LOl

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 07:00 AM #23
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,

I'm sure you have seen his work. Probably on a home you bought.

Have a nice day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 07:02 AM #24
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,

That's hat they do all the time causing all kinds of grief for the home owners.

Have a nice day in Flower Mound Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 07:03 AM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Robert,

There was a lawsuit just a couple weeks ago. They wanted me to go but I didn't go. I was not going to be put on the spot.

Have a nice day in Montreal.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 07:04 AM #26
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
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Will the dict tape act as an antenna also Clint

Mar 16, 2014 08:58 PM #27
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

Only if you really wanted it to. Then I guess it would work.

Hae a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 16, 2014 09:15 PM #28
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