What I'm Seeing Now

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High Hose, High Hose, It's Off To Spray We Goes...

In case you have ever heard from a home inspector that he's seen everything, you will never hear that from me.  I see new stuff all the time!

Take the hose bib outside this dining room bay window, for instance.

It is a full 13' from the patio below.  It would be hard to reach standing on a basic 6' step ladder!

I'm not sure what the people use it for.  They have a koi pond in the yard, just above this picture.  There is a hose bib there that can be used for the back yard.

Good thing! 

For sure the hose is usable though.  There are some very nice plants in the dining room.  Using this hose saves the pesky trip into the kitchen for water!

My recommendation:  when you buy a house, check the hose height.  You may be in for a surprise!

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 15 commentsJay Markanich • April 21 2010 11:10AM

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Jay, maybe it is a drain:)  One can hope I guess :)  Guess they are hosed anyway.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 8 years ago

It's a working hose Charlie.  Maybe before the bay window detail got framed someone thought there was going to be a deck there, who knows!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

maybe this house is historical/hysterical and once owned by the Jolly Green Giant....

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 8 years ago

Or, S&D, that Virginia ghost who showed up in another post was there before me and moved it there as a joke!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Jay,

If the entry way is below, it would be great to turn it on visiting sales people who go door to door.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Steve - it IS over the rear door to the furnace room!  The rear French doors are toward the middle of the house.  So when the husband doesn't change the furnace filter, let him have it...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Hey, Jay - We not only have high hose bibs out here, but sometimes they are on the roof. They are used during the first stages of wind-driven wildfires to wet down the roof, eaves, and siding.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 8 years ago

One on the roof to fight a fire moving toward the house seems useful to me, Russel!  This one does not...  I think that maybe they plumbed that thinking a deck was going in, and instead the plans called for a bay window.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Jay, It is rather obvious that the elevated bib eliminates the frustration of rolling up a hose.

Posted by Kate Kate over 8 years ago

Possibly the very popular venetian blind hose Kate.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Maybe thats to was the roof with Jay.  Can you imagine the plumber looking at the house plans, "You want what where?"

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) over 8 years ago

Jack - the roof in that place of the house is 30' higher than that point.  I think they thought there would be a deck there and put in a bay window instead!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Thanks Jay, that's one less thing that will be a first for me now.

Posted by Reuben Saltzman, Delivering the Unbiased Truth. (Structure Tech Home Inspections) over 8 years ago

Just another service we offer, Reuben!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

That's the kind of thing we sometimes see in Florida where workmen are dropped off with no foreman on the job.  Light switches all over the place  - I guess hose bibs 13' high...who knows!

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

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