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Sometimes, I see the nuttiest things when it comes to handyman repairs. Case-in-point: I recently came across a pair of metal corrugated flue pipes on a rooftop in San Juan County that penetrated the chimney chase.
Aside from having an “alien-like” quality in appearance, they were also not properly terminated or secured.
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I applaud the creativity of this handyman repair. Maybe it’s not something that will earn the most style points, but it is a very impressive use of resources.
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Frequently, handyman construction practices are undertaken to make life easier for home residents. A lot of the time, these “fixes” work just fine. Occasionally, however, there needs to be corrective action taken because of safety concerns.
I encountered just such a scenario during a recent home inspection on Fidalgo Island. I noticed handyman construction practices at a ramp from the garage interior to the home, which I considered a potential safety issue because the boards deflected a lot when I walked on them. When I note these types of things, I always recommend further evaluation and repair by a qualified contractor in my reports.
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While I appreciate it when homeowners attempt to take on handyman repairs on their own, sometimes it’s best to leave things to the professionals.
Case in point: during a recent inspection on Shaw Island, I noticed handyman plumbing practices at a copper supply line within the kitchen sink base cabinet. Its execution left a bit to be desired.
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Tim Hance of All Islands Home Inspections shares a recently discovered support post in a garage completely deteriorated at its base, subsequently “repaired” by installing handyman steel support columns and jacks. Thanks for watching, enjoy!
Handyman roof repairs and displaced, missing roofing shingles were noted at a recent home inspection on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. Exposed nails and handyman repairs along with missing shingles put this roof system at clear risk of water intrusion. Amazingly, no evidence of water intrusion was presenting at the time of inspection. In this case, I recommended further evaluation by a qualified roofing contractor to make necessary repairs. Continue reading
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