Next Time Hire a Pro Vol. 6
In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as usual, more stupid (or ingenious) ways to use duct tape!
Duct Tape Wall
Duct tape is not a good substitute for grout, but we suspect that this tape is actually holding the tile on the wall.
Hubcap Vent Cap
Home centers do carry roof vent caps. Of course they’re not as cool as this one (unless you’re a Ford fan).
Flashing in a Can
Spray foam can be used for many things—flashing is not one of them.
The More the Merrier!
Stacking more cheap filters doesn’t necessarily add up to better filtration. It will likely create too much resistance and burn up your fan motor. Best to buy the filter that fits your furnace.
It’s never a good idea to hang a ceiling fan from a hook. They make ceiling fan braces that make the job safe and easy.
Wayne Gretzky’s Fascia Repair
What else ya gunna do when you run out of caulk? Hockey pucks are waterproof. Right? There are better ways to repair and replace soffit.
Salvador Dali’s Ceiling Fan
Cheap indoor fans don’t like high humidity.
Toboggan ice-dam solution
Granted, this is quite a clever setup. But it seems like it might be less work to fix the ice-dam problem! And is that a beer bong?
It’s important to understand load-bearing posts.
What’s a TPR valve?
Not willing to be outwitted by a water heater, Jim decided that the TPR (temperature, pressure relief) valve should only drip when he wanted it to drip. A TPR valve is an important safety feature, and the photo shown above is NOT an appropriate solution. This baby could explode like a bomb.
All employees MUST wash their hands before returning to work!
Genius! With this setup, you can wash your hands and your feet at the same time! A small bathroom requires a certain amount of planning.
Indoor kitchen venting
Marion loved the smell of her cooking so much, it seemed a waste to vent all of the wonderful aromas outside. Generally, most people prefer kitchen venting to exhaust outside the house.
Brilliant extension ladder leg extender
Another clever use for a five-gallon bucket, just prior to kicking the bucket. Please be careful with extension ladders, folks.
Inexpensive fill valve repair
Replace the fill valve or cover it with a plastic cup…you decide.