This is something to think about the next time you are in the favorite no-tell-motel.
The picture above show the door to my motel room at a recent vacation.
It looks like a normal door but if you look close there is something odd about the door. Can you see what it is? Here is a closer view.
Can you see the problem yet?
You might have to know about such things---but the peep hole is installed backwards. Anyone that wanted to, could see in, but you could not see who was looking in. It only took me about a minute to make it right---and about 10 minutes to see how many other doors were installed wrong at the motel. Since this door was the only one that was backwards, I attributed it to a painter that knew more about painting than installing peep holes.
This is what it should look like from the outside. It allows the right people to see the right people.
Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board