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Old 02-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #16
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Why the long spans between the studs?
Pluming is unsupport for to long a span, no support where the shut off is.
Plumbing installed to close the the face of the stud, should have been in the middle.
Why is some in the wall and some is outside?
If I had to deal with that I'd just cut it all out and start over using Pex.
Unless that inspector shows up with a white cane and a guide dog it's not going to pass.
The water piping doesnt need to be in center of the studs if you install nail gaurds

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #17
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As much as I try and stick up for the diy's on here Id say if an actual city electrical or plumbing inspector ever looked at that youd probably be starting the whole project over.
Home inspectors on the other hand tend to be a crap shoot,some actually know what theyre looking at while most tend to be pretty clueless in my experiance.
Either way Id go back and do a serious makeover on your plumbing/wiring
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well we already have a contract and closing date on march 7th...they have til wednesday to do an inspection...the house is only 6 years old and they seem cheap so they may not even do one.....IF we get the call and they are going to do one someone please help me out with a list of what I need to buy or what I need to redo...easiest and cheapest way possible that is legit.

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Relax.....A basement powder room is not going to kill the deal. If they loved everything else about the home by the time they got to the basement it was already sold.
If everything else in your newer home passes without major incident, then if the inspector finds anything wrong in your powder room, they will probably just ask you to repair it. Don't forget the buyer wants it to pass just as much as you want it to.

If they do have an inspection, how about you are home that day. Stay out of their way, don't follow them around, offer coffee and muffins. That way if something comes up and it looks like it may kill the deal you can jump in and offer to get it fixed before they leave the premises
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Like it has already been mentioned, home inspectors(the kind who inspect pursuant to a home sale) sometimes are not that bright, observant or knowledgeable. Some want to get in the house, point out a cracked ceiling fixture cover and walk away with their fee. Don't get me wrong, there are some who take pride in their work and know a lot more that I do.

But just thinking about it...a lot of home inspectors are referred to the buyer by the buyer's realtor.
If the home inspector "fails" everything or finds and points out EVERY fault with the home, the buyer may back out and the sale falls thru.
The realtor gets no commision, the home inspector gets kind of black-balled in the real estate community and no realtors will want to use that inspector that often.

Good for the unsuspecting buyer but not good for the realtors.

It would be best to get a plumber, electrician, HVAC person and a roofer to inspect.

Just my 2 cents.

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The above suggestion although probably not too practical because of time and money would cost more than 2 cents.

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