Originally Posted By: Ray Yachtze
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Hi again all. Certainly didn’t want to cause any animosity guys.
Seriously, I'm just your average Joe looking for advise from the pros. Not just from the standpoint of a pre-purchase inspection, but also have to consider learning general maintenance once I've bought. Sorry..can't help the name ma gave me. Just thankful it wasn't something like "Gaylord Focker" as in the movie "Meet the Parents"!
I'm not really a "Home Inspector" but I did stay at the....(*fingers up in the air imitating quotation marks...you know the tv ad)
Anyway...I did the "inspection" today and for those of you who guessed "Boiler"...please take a bow..you were absolutely right!
The brand name is "Super Hot" and it sure is a llittle beauty! The Owner says it is only 7 years young and it also has a shiny new red water pump. And, as an added bonus, the hot water tank is only 4 years young. To me, the pipes and installation look just fine. Please take a look at these pictures (Sorry...my wife was in charge of taking all the pictures and she's also not a professional)
And notice in laundry room how the dryer vent (shiny metallic in appearance) goes straight up and threw the attic!
Although I am not sure of the Owner's occupation, he was an older retired guy and I noticed he had quite a few tools in his storage! Got the impression he looked after the place. I decided to purchase the property.
I'm going to put together a post entitled "My Home Inspection Experience" in another forum. Did any Home Inspector actually get work in the process? The answer may surprise you.