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House from a flipper had an odd bump in plastered walls, looks like they plastered over live knob and tube wiring? There were 3 discovered in this home.
Foundation is being kept from collapsing by a horizontal telepost and a 2 x 4 between the chimney and the foundation wall. Foundation is still moving which in turn crumbled the chimney. This was allowing water into the basement and the only ‘fresh’ air in the home was a hole they had cut into the furnace duct which circulated the musty air from the basement through the whole house. I know the smell alone would win me some kind of prize. But they had thrown a couple of air fresheners in the furnace to help with the smell.
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Dryer vent in garage with some type of pantyhose or leggings attached as a filter, instead of venting to the outside of home. Very interesting when dryer is turned on as shown.
Now this is how to stop a vent flashing leak. If exterior sealing doesn’t work then just caulk from the inside. That should do it.
This home was built in 1895 and the complete roof was burned off back in the 60’es. I still don’t understand that after doing all that work they didn’t replace all this burnt lumber.
The bathroom sink didn’t drain too enthusiastically; I wonder why???
Perhaps a keyhole saw is in order…