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Featured: "Remodeled Kitchen!" - Too Bad It Included The Exhaust Fan

One of the many selling points I saw on line before the inspection was this:  Featured:  Remodeled Kitchen! - too bad it included the exhaust fan.

The fan location was not moved in the kitchen.

A new fan was installed.

The old fan vented directly out the roof, into a perfectly-good scoop vent that is still there.

But instead of simply reconnecting the new fan to the old vent tubing/scoop vent, they decided to put together this interesting arrangement!

A kitchen vent is best when it vents outdoors.  If into the kitchen it works with the right filter (one that contains a labor of carbon).

But it should never vent into the attic space for also adding warm air and grease into the space.  This vent is brand new so it has not had time to do any moisture or grease damage.  But give it time!

At least they put some new insulation in place of what they ruined installing this vent!

My recommendation:  the wrong is wrong.  The right is right.  And the weird is weird.  And the home inspector calls 'em as he sees 'em, observes and reports.  But this report comment came with a photo attached!  Too cute to pass up!

 

 

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 18 commentsJay Markanich • June 23 2014 03:15AM

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Morning Jay thanks for joining the new group.  I believe your input into the site will be valuable. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 4 years ago

Jay, I love the way you find wierd things and them share them with your creative writing...cute! 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

James - you all would be bored to death of a photo of the front of 10 or 12 houses a week!

Margaret - thanks, but sometimes the fun is worth sharing!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

Yes, this looks like a problem.  Hopefully, they can fix it without it costing a ton.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 4 years ago

But it keeps the air moving in the attic Debbie!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

Good morning Jay,

For a few more cents at the time why not do it correctly.

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) about 4 years ago

It was already in place Raymond.  Why go to the extra effort to make incorrect changes?

Like you, I don't get it.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

Why mess with the existing connections if you don't have to? People must like to make their lives more difficult. 

Posted by Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs) about 4 years ago

This was more difficult in more ways than one Suzanne!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

Jay, but I protest---I LOVE the smell of brownies while I inspect the attic.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 4 years ago

Not sure what I was thinking, Charlie, I do too!

I will amend the report.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

Jay- don't you ever just want to sit down with these people and ask them what they were thinking.. or if they were thinking. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 4 years ago

It was a whole lot more work to do this than just reconnect the new to the old waiting there, Kathy!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

It wasn't Flipper at work again was it?  I guess asking whether the contractor was licensed would be a stupid question.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 4 years ago

No know Cindy.  The current owners said they have made no changes.  I guess they did not have an inspection, or it revealed nothing.  A load-bearing wall was removed between the kitchen and living room!  The old HGTV "open concept!"

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

The squirrels need to stay warm in the winter. 

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 4 years ago

Gee whiz...no flips...no excuses...just creative construction !

 

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 4 years ago

They can roast their nuts with hot air, Jim.  It's healthier.

S&D - this was quite creative!  Much harder than just hooking up to what was originally there.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

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