Photo #37 No
one told the roofer that he needed to come back and add a flashing for
the plumbing vent after the plumber moved it. Of course, the old flashing must be removed
and the hole patched and shingled over. Until then, there are two leaks...
Photo #38 Pretty granite countertop Unfortunately, it's missing a code-required
electrical receptacle. There should be one to serve the area to the right of the
sink. This area is too large for only the receptacle currently in place in the
Photo #39 Leak
waiting to happen This is a man-made
faux stone that is required to be installed over a continuous, layer of
cementitious material similar to a stucco basecoat. Here, as is all too common,
they took a shortcut. The white material visible in the center of the photo is
the housewrap. This is not waterproof and should not be exposed to moisture. Or
to sunlight permanently, for that matter. The installer simply buttered the back
of each piece of stone and stuck it directly over the housewrap. The housewrap
is right on top of waferboard sheathing. Think this won't get wet and rot out?
Adding a grounding wire to the gas line is useless Well, it is when you don't actually attach it to
the gas line.
Photo #41 Anyone think this will drain?
Photo #42 Way too many wires here There are as many as five neutral wires shoved
into each hole in this terminal strip. The manufacturer of this panel -- as well
as the code -- mandates only one wire per screw connection. I don't remember
where I saw this, but this sort of thing is common in smaller towns with lax
inspections. In fact, many smaller cities have no inspections whatsoever.