What I'm Seeing Now

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"New Attic Fan." But...

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.

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

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 8 commentsJay Markanich • March 22 2016 04:13AM

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There's alway a "but" with your stuff.  Somehow, someone is always missing something or doing something wrong.

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 2 years ago

Debster - there seems to always be a "but" with the feature lists I see!

I'm just passing that "but" along!  And then I make it the butt of the post.

Says he, with a wink.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 2 years ago

Good morning Jay,

I probably would have curledmy hair touching them!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 2 years ago

Maybe Raymond!  That's why the lick test is the better one.

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 2 years ago

Better featured with correct installation !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 2 years ago

Maybe thought it was already there, S&D!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 2 years ago

So where did the fan go?  I see the shielded cable and thermal switch that it came with, but something seems to be missing.

Posted by Stephen Weakley (Nationwide Mortgage Services) over 2 years ago

Maybe it's that newfangled "Inviso-fan!", Stephen.

You will see it when you believe it.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 2 years ago

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