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Some things just make you go through the roof!

 

 

Some things just make you go through the roof!

Well, hopefully not this.  I mean it is important to keep things in perspective.

 

This pipe has been improperly terminated for 12 years and could likely be this way for another 12 years before the roof starts to rot—who can really tell.  There is some heavy localized staining but in general it did not appear to be having any negative impact on the roof structure overall.

Of course it should be fixed, moisture and sewer gases should not be allowed to vent into the attic.

Some things should just go through the roof.

 

Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle

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Comment balloon 10 commentsCharles Buell • August 22 2014 07:28AM

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Haha, Charles - that would make me go through the roof if my home inspector found it!  I'm wondering who would have thought it was a good idea to vent moisture and sewer gases into the attic?

Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) about 4 years ago

Charlie, I see this more often than one would think. One thing I have to say is that the roof boot is not failing here ;)

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

Is that black thing in the sheathing a scoop vent or something?  If not, where does the, um, gaseous stuff go?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 4 years ago

Melissa it was in a difficult area to get into---probably just got forgotten

Don, you should have seen the other boots however

Yes, Jay, that is one of the roof vents

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 4 years ago

How'd it smell in there? 

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 4 years ago

Probably worse on some days than others

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 4 years ago

Hey there ,

Oh my God, That is not good.

well, as long as it still holds 

 

have a great day!

Posted by Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243 (Key Realty) about 4 years ago

Lots of folks seem to vent bathroom fans to the attic too and not to the exterior

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 4 years ago

Christopher, it is not getting any better with time

Kristin, yes---all the time

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 4 years ago

Thanks for the reminder to terminate the bathroom fans through the roof.  I have had Larry fix this problem in both of our bathrooms.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

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