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holy cow
(@holy-cow)
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You will love this.

Met with a young real estate agent and his client, the seller, earlier this week to get the "here to here to here to here" guidance.  The agent looks to be straight off the cover of GQ and as fresh as a daisy in May.  Before I left, I heard some conversation about the house inspector saying there was a problem with THE bathroom.  This is an old farm house built prior to the advent of rural water districts.  The current bathroom was surely an add-on sometime in the late 1960's.

Yesterday, while chatting with the agent I heard the "rest of the story" on the bathroom problem.  The inspector had noted the central beam beneath the bathroom was being supported by two five-gallon metal buckets.  He demanded floor jacks be property installed.  The agent and the seller got on their bellies and crawled into that god-forsaken space with cell phone lighting and no weapons.  They discovered the cans were filled completely with concrete, a simple, yet effective replacement for concrete blocks.

I'm sure he went straight home and took three showers.

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Topic starter Posted : May 14, 2022 12:39 pm
Jitterboogie
(@jitterboogie)
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Funny story.

Home inspectors bother me more than realty people.

Kinda like ticks near a dogs anus.

I'm sure there are some great ones.

Like a Michaelangelo or Mozart, Feynman etc..Rare.

Most seem to skate by on charm and serious or dubious statements that In Reality they have no business saying anything about it  because they aren't licensed. They're certified. And can render no professional opinion, except for the even rarer few that might actually be licensed engineers, who. Usually steer well clear of thing their professional liability to a house they barely got to look at for maybe 3 or 4 hours, and that would be rare too.

Hopefully GQ got his manicure and a zoloft at the end of the day to calm himself down....

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Posted : May 14, 2022 9:58 pm
Skeeter1996
(@skeeter1996)
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@jitterboogie inspected an older home that was being remodeled. In the wall being removed was what appeared to be an old Christmas tree (delimbed of course) used as a stud in the wall.

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Posted : May 14, 2022 11:24 pm
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FairbanksLS
(@fairbanksls)
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Posted by: @jitterboogie

Funny story.

Home inspectors bother me more than realty people.

Kinda like ticks near a dogs anus.

I'm sure there are some great ones.

Like a Michaelangelo or Mozart, Feynman etc..Rare.

Most seem to skate by on charm and serious or dubious statements that In Reality they have no business saying anything about it  because they aren't licensed. They're certified. And can render no professional opinion, except for the even rarer few that might actually be licensed engineers, who. Usually steer well clear of thing their professional liability to a house they barely got to look at for maybe 3 or 4 hours, and that would be rare too.

Hopefully GQ got his manicure and a zoloft at the end of the day to calm himself down....

👍 

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Posted : May 15, 2022 2:04 pm
Andy J
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last house I bought, the inspector TEAM showed up in a small bus and swarmed the place.   would have been nice if they noticed that the burner was out on the stove and the washing machine wouldn't run past the first cycle because it was completely clogged up.... but hey, they wrote a 90 page color report about all the broken plastic shutter clasps!    

 

ps.   they gave me back $250 to fix the stove.   

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Posted : May 16, 2022 5:11 am
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