Code? I Don’t Need No Stinking Code!!

by HART (1-800-HART) on February 9, 2010 · 5 comments

in Picture Worth 1000 Words

OK- I might get over the outlet in the shower. But I will not accept the toilet paper holder IN the shower.

When the power company told its crew to run electricity to this house, I'm sure they didn't mean to just stick all the wires through a hole in the roof!

Pretty safe isn't it? I mean the hot lead is at least a quarter inch from a metal oil pipe and it is almost 48 inches off the ground so children won't touch it...

Yes- go ahead and connect the dryer vent to the water heater flue.

? No comment ?

The county inspector had JUST signed off on it. Said it was all he could do since it was a remodel.

If you can't bend metal conduit, just use a few extra junction boxes!

You know you're a redneck HVAC tech when you use a chew can for a junction box.

When you do not have an outlet box, use a Nike box. Just do it!

The Main load, Acetone, Grits, and Tool Storage Panel ..

Screw that I-beam- just cut it. That is the framer's problem.

Instead of flashing the penetrations, install buckets with pipes under the drips.

....shower and ceiling fan in master bath.... Hmm.where does the wire go and how much glue did he use to stick that thing there?

The ad listed the house with a Whole House Attic Fan. Professionally installed no doubt.

If you can vent ONE bathroom exhaust then you certainly vent THREE!

I paid an electrician to do it! - uh huh. Sure you did.

Yeah- it said to use 4- 1/2 bolts. I think these nails out of my nail gun will do.

Flashing!? We don't need no stinking flashing!

Look- I had 18 inches of pipe and this bag of couplers...

I think this goes to a ceiling fan mounted on the ceiling of a bathroom on the other side of this wall. Maybe.

Supply Air, meet Return Air.

Source: My inBox

Update: Thanks to Rob in the comments for pointing out original source of this viral email surfing the internet… here’s what I can find so far (numbers are image numbers from the above 21 images)

Home Inspection Nightmares I

Home Inspection Nightmares III

Home Inspection Nightmares IV

Home Inspection Nightmares V

Home Inspection Nightmares VI

Home Inspection Nightmares VII

Home Inspection Nightmares VIII

Home Inspection Nightmares IX

Home Inspection Nightmares XI

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Rob February 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm

All of these images are from the Home Inspection Nightmares series over at


HART (1-800-HART) February 9, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Thanks Rob for solving this mystery! I’ve updated the post where I could find the URL of the image included in the FWD

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McLaughlin February 10, 2010 at 2:52 am

These are great.

I had a job to replace the data centers for the largest photo developing company in Europe (remember when we went to a store to develop pictures?) and saw some amazing stuff including an air conditioner placed just above the servers in Belgium. Since the AC leaked there was a bucket placed on the server and every morning it was emptied by the IT guy. This was the server that held all the client data for Belgium. I asked why they didn’t just move the server 3 feet to either side and the guy said that when the AC dripped that extra bit the water splashed and hit the server. He was actually trying to keep the server safe by not moving it. Why he didn’t get the AC fixed was never determined.

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