The feature list said, "New attic fan." But...
Darn if I could find it.
I'm pretty sure I know where it is supposed to be.
Everything is ready.
But those wires are not safely ready to be used.
In fact, gee, aren't they touching?
Shouldn't those wires have a nut on top of each to keep them from touching?
Yes, yes they should!
Well, maybe they aren't hot.
Touching the wire with a tester proves that the wires are dangerously hot.
Dangerous? Yes, they are high, unprotected, and improperly hanging. Look how the metal sheathing has been unwound.
What should we see? Wires made safely ready for the installation of a future attic fan, or wires properly attached to a functioning fan.
My recommendation: feature lists are great, but not always correct. Whenever I see one I have gotten into the cynical habit of checking each item. This is not to suggest that feature lists are put together by people intending to deceive. But things can be said, or thought to be, and when that makes it onto a list it should be something that exists in the house. I expect my client will expect the installation of an attic fan! Per the feature list...
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
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