Installing appliances and meeting code. Desert Sun Home inspections.

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Installing appliances and meeting code. Desert Sun Home inspections.

On this recent home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico. I ran into a lot of "What the" issues.

The home had been upgraded over the years. The Two furnaces and A/C units were installed in 2010.

These "New units" should be to code and good to go.

Not the case. Neither furnace had a sediment trap. And neither furnace had a combustion air intake in the room. Plus the rooms for the furnaces had a solid door. No way to get combustion air from the homes interior. This is not installed to code.

Furnace.Furnace.

I believe there was no permits for these installations.

If there were permits issued then the mechanical inspector never inspected the units.

Both flues did not have the proper Clarence from a combustible material. Both are too just too close to the framing. Combustion air issues and missing sediment traps.

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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Jeff Stevens
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties - Las Cruces, NM
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Whoa, this looks pretty darn dangerous to me. Good thing they called you, Clint. Have a good one!

Mar 15, 2014 01:18 AM #9
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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You know your stuff and are always making sure your clients get a thorough inspection report Clint. I know they appreciate your efforts.

Mar 15, 2014 02:16 AM #10
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Debbie Reynolds
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Your sharp eye has found a potential problem. I hope you have a really good weekend.

Mar 15, 2014 07:21 AM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

There were one C O detectors at each furnace and water heater. Part of a security system, That was a good thing.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 07:59 PM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mr. Bond,

There are issues and they could be very dangerous if not corrected properly.

Have a nice day in Ohio.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:01 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

These furnaces were installed by a licensed contractor. Says very little for their company.

Enjoy the day in Canyon Creek Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:03 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

Willy could not do this. It is way too technical for him!

I think the local heating contractor needs to go back to school.

Have a great day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:05 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 Michael,

It seems I find a lot of this. Just too many issues for a licensed contractor to have.

No permit I am afraid. They have some 'splainin' to do.

Have a great Sunday in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:09 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello James,

I took the door off the furnace. They were correct. So was the wiring. Other issues though

The contractors need to come back and take care of the issues.

Have a very good Sunday in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:16 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

Simply put, these issues should never be found by an inspection.

But no permit = not being completed the correct way.

Have a great day in California.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:19 PM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello David,

You are so right. The MLS sheet says now appliances, IE: furnace's in 2010. If there were no permits, then how can they say they are new if they are incorrect?

Have a nice day in Colorado.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:22 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jeffrey,

There are issues that need to be addressed by the contractor as soon as possible.

They need to stop these types of installs.

Have a good day in Las Cruces.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:24 PM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

These are issues that cannot be overlooked at all.

I bet the agent was not too happy, but an issue is still an issue.

Have a good Sunday in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:26 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

A very quiet weekend other than the very high winds yesterday. 40+ MPH.

Have a great Sunday in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 15, 2014 08:28 PM #22
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Clint - Excellent report for installing appliances and meeting code Desert Sun home inspections.

Mar 16, 2014 03:07 AM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi John,

Some things make you scratch your head. This was one of them.

Have a good day Out West.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 16, 2014 03:30 AM #24
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That's the kind of thing that is all too common and can indicate lots more about the house.

Mar 16, 2014 04:02 AM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Jay,

The way the units were installed leads me to believe that no permits ever on any thing done after the initial building permit. One of these days someone will get in trouble ove tthis kind of work.

Have a nice week ahead in Bristow.

Bst, Clint McKie

Mar 16, 2014 07:41 PM #26
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Yeah, when there's a major problem and the installer is found out!  But that doesn't help the people with the major problem!

Mar 16, 2014 11:44 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 Jay,

I tend to find a lot of these units installed incorrectly. All new units, furnaces water heaters and other gas fired appliances. But hardly ever a permit sticker of approval.

Have a good day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 17, 2014 09:21 PM #28
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