What Is It?

An important part of the inspection process is ensuring clients understand the operation of the various systems in the house or business. Occasionally clients inquire about items around the house with function not always obvious. Here are some images you won’t see in every structure, see how many you recognize.

What Is It

Plumbing under the water heater?
Plumbing under the water heater?
Water supply equipment?
Water supply equipment?
Occupants graffitti?
Occupants graffitti?
Sorry its so dark, best I could do (looking up at a roof eave)
Sorry its so dark, best I could do (looking up at a roof eave)
This is a tough one. The clue is: this image taken in a gable attic space (over a front porch) is looking down.
This is a tough one. The clue is: this image taken in a gable attic space (over a front porch) is looking down.
This is a well water treatment system. What is the white cylinder in the middle?
This is a well water treatment system. What is the white cylinder in the middle?
Green Roof?
Green Roof?
Metal box with some wires?
Metal box with some wires?
Metal box with some wires2
Metal box with some wires2
Two shiny metal things at the clothes washer hookup.
Two shiny metal things at the clothes washer hookup.
Round dial usually found in the laundry room of newer homes.
Round dial usually found in the laundry room of newer homes.
White tank above the water heater?
White tank above the water heater?
<FONT SIZE=
Plastic pipe exiting the garage wall?
Plastic pipe exiting the garage wall?
Rusted steel pipes in the crawl space?
Rusted steel pipes in the crawl space?
Four pipes exiting a crawl space vent, what is each for?
Four pipes exiting a crawl space vent, what is each for?
Knob and Tube Conductor Splice
Knob and Tube Conductor Splice
The right way to flash at the drip edge
The right way to flash at the drip edge
Clue is: Condensing Furnace
Clue is: Condensing Furnace
This house won't run out of hot water
This house won't run out of hot water
Clue: Boiler for heating water
Clue: Boiler for heating water
R2D2?
R2D2?
Earthquake country?
Earthquake country?
Professionally installed crawl space insulation
Professionally installed crawl space insulation
Crawl space view of supply plumbing
Crawl space view of supply plumbing
Metal boxes on the closet wall
Metal boxes on the closet wall
Electrical Service Panel
Electrical Service Panel
Vented hole in garage wall
Vented hole in garage wall
Sheet metal ducts in attic space
Sheet metal ducts in attic space
A capped pipe exiting a roof
A capped pipe exiting a roof
Two plastic ABS pipes exiting a roofline
Two plastic ABS pipes exiting a roofline
Clue: this located near the side of a house which is at the base of a small hill
Clue: this located near the side of a house which is at the base of a small hill
Clue: Earthquake country
Clue: Earthquake country
Brown mechanical connected to the hot water line
Brown mechanical connected to the hot water line
From a cabin on Lummi Island
From a cabin on Lummi Island
Clue is: woodstove
Clue is: woodstove
Old school plumbing?
Old school plumbing?
Hand rails for big people and little people.
Hand rails for big people and little people.
Shiny chrome box on the wall next to the bath sink
Shiny chrome box on the wall next to the bath sink
glass and toothbrush holder
glass and toothbrush holder
Metal rods extending across the ceiling?
Metal rods extending across the ceiling?
Turnbuckle for adjusting the tension of the threaded rod
Turnbuckle for adjusting the tension of the threaded rod
Sheetmetal pan around the dryer?
Sheetmetal pan around the dryer?
This is the back corner of the previous image of a dryer pan.
This is the back corner of the previous image of a dryer pan.
Screened propane vent.
Screened propane vent.
Horizontal vent out of a gable wall
Horizontal vent out of a gable wall
Bathroom slider hardware
Bathroom slider hardware
Old school window lock
Old school window lock
Under the utility sink plumbing
Under the utility sink plumbing
Shiny brass thing connected to the copper water supply line
Shiny brass thing connected to the copper water supply line
Labyrinth of plumbing
Labyrinth of plumbing
Red box on the house side of the gas meter
Red box on the house side of the gas meter