Don’t try this at home

Oops! A roof drain pipe directed into a home flooded the crawl space and left an opening for rodents.

We’ve all seen plenty of home-inspection mishaps, sure, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to see another. This one comes courtesy of Darrell Hay in Seattle, who wrote about it for the Seattle Times.

It’s worth reading the full (short) article just for the ending.

Want more? There’s plenty.

And plenty more.

And still more.

And yet more. (Warning: First shot not for the overly squeamish.) Untitled-1

(Yes, I  know that means more people will click it, but that’s human nature for ya. For example, if I said "I really advise against trying to figure out what the homeowner did wrong in this picture," a number of you would anyway, then blame me for sending you there.) (I mean it — don’t go there. You don’t want to look at the picture.) (I mean it.)

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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2 Responses to Don’t try this at home

  1. I liked the cigar box fuse box…but that fried rat! How awful!

    You would probably really like this:
    http://www.nahi.org/public/506.cfm – it’s from the National Home Inspectors Contest of things found on inspections by people, pretty scary and yet amusing.

  2. Matt says:

    After clicking on the link which leads me to a site names as “renovation faq”, i have found some scariest and silliest pictures of home renovation. I am wondering why home sellers do so? It even shouldn’t be allowed and should be punished.

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