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    I thought I would try a little bit different sort of contest----sorry no prizes----hopefully just a little fun.  This is about seeing a picture of something and then identifying which other picture "goes with" that picture the "best."  First of all I will present 6 pictures numbered "1" through "6."  The next part is to identify which of the pictures lettered "A" through "J" "goes with each of the original pictures.

    I know it isn't fair to have three pictures that "don't count"----but don't you want this to be a challenge?  Some of the matches are very easy, while a few others I hope will make some of the Rain inspectors scratch the heads for at least a few seconds.  I am also fully prepared for a barrage of disagreement and keep in mind that this contest may have very little to do with any "defects" that may or may not be in the pictures----it is simply which ones "belong" together more than any of the others.

     So here goes:

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     Now here are 9 pictures to pick 6 picture from that have the "best relationship" to the first 6 pictures.

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     So submit your conclusions----and "be prepared" to defend them.

Charles Buell  

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Comment balloon 47 commentsCharles Buell • November 24 2008 08:38AM

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Here goes.....#2...and B

#4 and E

#3 and F

#5 and C

and all the rest I can't remember....but 30 days hath September.  Too hard for a Monday.  And, I go to all the inspections.  Now, I'm embarrassed.  :)

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) almost 11 years ago

Oh, way too much brain juice needed on a Monday morning. I'll just watch for the answers

Posted by Kelly Willey, Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate (Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND) almost 11 years ago

Suzanne, thanks for being so brave to jbe the first to jump into the fire.sunsmile  You got one correct----I will save giving the correct answers until everyone has had a chance.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Kelly, sorry---I know it is too early---but I have to get going to an inspection----hopefully you will all have had your coffee and have it figured out by the time I get backRaven DeCroe

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Oh boy.... one of these things is not like the other
one of these things.... oh wait... different game

Okay... I'll say #1 matches C
#2 matches B
#3 matches A
#4 matches F
#5 matches H
#6 matches D

Okay... lots of guessing... but hey... that's kinda what you do too... right? (just kiddin'!)

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) almost 11 years ago

Alan---NOT BAD-----only two wrong.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Listen, Charles, heights aren't my thing....being short means I like the ground.  So all your roof stuff is over my head!

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) almost 11 years ago

Charles... that was a nice way to say "you got 40% wrong!!"  LOL   Thanx

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) almost 11 years ago

#1 C

#2 B

#3 A

#4 E

#5 F

#6 D

 

Charles, this made me nutso.  Okay so maybe I was already nutso, but this was hard.  How long do I have to wait.  I hate to wait.

 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 11 years ago

Suzanne---that is OK----it is all just fun:)

Alan, I guess that is a little bit like 60% right:)

Tammy, good job---only two wrong.  Looks like all the inspectors are too chicken to try:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Ok Charles I heard that, I was going to wait a little longer, but you call me out on it. So here I go.

#1 is C

#2 is G

#3 is B

#4 is F

#5 is H

#6 Is D                   Life is Good ~ Roy

Posted by Roy A. Peterson, P.R.E.I. (Domicile Analysis of Texas) almost 11 years ago

Roy, looks like those "Northern" heating systems are hosing you:)  You are batting 50/50----which is dang good for baseball---not so good for eye surgery or birth control:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

#1 C

#2 B

#3 G

#4 E

#5 H

#6 D

"I think I can, I think I can."

The Little Engine that could

Posted by Scott Baker, Home Inspection, South & Southeast King County (Pillar to Post® Professional Home Inspections) almost 11 years ago

Scott, you are also batting 50/50----but unlike Texas Scott I can't let you off the hook:)   Study the pictures VERY carefully and I think you can sort it out.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

OK Charles - I just found this site (well, after you invited me...) - here goes:

1C

2B

3A

4G

5H

6J

This was fun!  But I don't have time for this cr#@!  Appreciate the invite!  I'll be in touch.

Jay

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Jay, this is like a broken record----you are also at 50/50:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

1C

2B

3A

4E

5H

6D

I worked on these pics before I read any of the answers and I'm not changing any right now. How bad did I do?

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

Lizette, only two incorrect:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

#6 is exactly why I'll never be an inspector.  Just looking at that picture makes me itchy and a bit creeped out.

Staying tuned for the answers.  In the meantime I'm off to find a can of Raid - just in case.

Posted by Tracy Williams Pender, MBA, Knightdale & Raleigh, NC Real Estate (Carolina MaxRealty, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Tracy, they are ONLY carpenter ants:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Beeman,

If Nutsy and I were not so busy working I would try to play your little game. Got to go.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Raven says:  Raven DeCroe

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

I guess whenever I visit your blog I should do so early in the morning, after a good workout and a swim, some time in the hot tub, a nice hot shower, breakfast, news, and newspaper. My mind is much too mushy at midnight, especially now that Mr. Eg G. Nog and his new little cutie, Brandy, are here for the holidays. In fact, I have lots of visitors who arrived today for the holidays. I'm lucky I can even get here to Active Rain just to comment some.

Posted by Not a real person almost 11 years ago

1-c  2-b  3-g  4-f  5-h  6-d     or it could be...

Posted by Patty Luther, Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington (RE/MAX Rock-n-Roll Realty) almost 11 years ago

Russel, well it is morning:)

Patty, good job---only two wrong:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Okay Charles I am still waiting... running out of patience, but still waiting.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 11 years ago

Tammy, a better question is how long am I going to have to wait for the right answers?:) 

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Obviously until someone smarter than me studies them for a while.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 11 years ago

Tammy, looks like the Inspectors don't want to play.  I thought for sure Nutsy would give it a go:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Charlie, Here goes,

1 C, 2 B, 3 A, 4 F, 5 H, 6 D

Some of your photos are a little tricky, but isn't that the idea.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 11 years ago

I'm with Tammy.....she and I both need the immediate gratification.  When, Charlie, when? 

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) almost 11 years ago

James, thanks for giving it a go.  You got two wrong as well.  It seems that the majority is having trouble with 4 and 5.  I will come back with the correct answers and why later today.  Until then give those two another go.  There is a logic to the correct answers but these two are admittedly deceiving:)

Suzanne, hang in there:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Second go,

1 C, 2 B, 3 A, 4 H, 5 G, 6 D

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 11 years ago

James---lets see----how many possibilities are there?:)  Sorry but 4 and 5 are still messed up.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Charlie, Not to be a poor sport, but them pictures sure are small.

4 is obviously a very old heating system and 5 is an attic with a crummy looking chimney. 

E looks like an old oil burner, but in your neck of the woods. Thought you guys don't use oil to heat out there.

Anyway I'm not making the connection.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 11 years ago

OK---here is the poop.

1,C-----#1 picture is a fall protection bracket on the outside of the roof while #C is what it looks like inside the attic space.

2,B-----#2 picture  is a picture of a roof (with frost on it) and in the foreground you can see the shingles don't look correct where the vent pictured in #B is missing.

3,A-----#3 picture is new construction where they ran out of vents (or it blew away) and picture #4 is where water has been raining on the insulation below the hole.

4,F-----#4 picture is of an old "Octopus furnace (originally coal converted to gas) with its corresponding firebox pictured in #F.

5,E-----#5 picture is the view of a chimney in the attic and all the yellow discoloration is consistent with the chimney being unlined and used with an oil-fired furnace as pictured in #E.

6,D----#6 picture is of Carpenter Ants on the window casing in someones living room and corresponding picture of frass on the ground cover below as pictured in #D.

While some got various ones mixed upt the vast majority had trouble with #4 and #5.  I hope this clears up the mud:)

Several thought #5 and #H should go together----I am curious why?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Charlie,

My first guess was 5 out of 6 correct. I had #4 right, but you said it was wrong. I was robbed!!!:(  I want a recount.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 11 years ago

5 was an interior chimney and so is H. Both pictures show discoloration. 5 is hard to tell any color other than white. H made the most sense to me.

Remember my friend you know the answers and have the benefit of having been there inspecting. It's not always easy to tell from a picture. This is a lesson I have been learning playing picture games with my oldest daughter, she's 7. Kids teach us all sorts of things.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 11 years ago

James----I SEE---sorry about that.  Man I sure hear you about the difficulty of presenting a picture contest as if I hadn't been there.  Almost impossible probably.  But anyway I hope everyone just sees this as fun and not any kind of "test":)  James---I hope you will do one to get even with me:)  Looking at 5 and H being both "interior" chimneys is definately a "compelling" conclusion----I just didn't foresee that:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Charlie, No need to apologize. It was fun and you know I'm just teasing you:) It's funny how we don't see things from anothers eyes. Which is why it's good to share. We all learn something and that my friend is the best thing of all.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 11 years ago

James, I had the same one wrong with the same reasoning as you, so don't feel bad. It was a trick question that Mr. Charles devised to trip us up.. lol.

Posted by Kevin Corsa, H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector (H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties)) almost 11 years ago

So are you guys up for an "Electrical" one?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Bring it on Mr. Buell, I'm ready!

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 11 years ago

Finally I can get some sleep, now that I have answers.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 11 years ago

James, I will work on it---may take me awhile I have some meme's and other stuff to catch up on first:)

Tammy, nighty night:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Charles- I love your blog posts! I do have to agree with James that these pictures don't tell the whole story. "Remember my friend you know the answers and have the benefit of having been there inspecting. It's not always easy to tell from a picture. This is a lesson I have been learning playing picture games with my oldest daughter, she's 7. Kids teach us all sorts of things." Charles as you know we are to use a modern term CSI's when inspecting a home. I fully admit that I missed half of your questions. Let me tell you what I saw from the pictures. I got 1,2 &  6 correct. I answered G to #3 and the correct answer was A. I may have took your rules a bit too literal when you wrote "I am also fully prepared for a barrage of disagreement and keep in mind that this contest may have very little to do with any "defects" that may or may not be in the pictures----it is simply which ones "belong" together more than any of the others."

When I see your answer I can now clearly see that it is insulation. At the time I took your test that picture looked like a Hardi Plank siding on a manufactured home skirting.. I answered G because what I saw was a condition that could be caused because of a missing roof vent. (mold,mildew etc.) even though it looked a lot older than the roofing. Could have been a new roof on an older home? You are tricky like that.

On number 4 I answered E and you listed the correct answer as F. I do see the octpus furnace that is rare at most to see now a days. The answer of F? Looks like a wood stove pipe to me. My answer of F looked to be the closest thing to "belonging together" to this one.

Number 5.... I answered H and your correct answer was E. I see your point. But, after being on my high horse on thinking I answered #4 correctly there was no way I could see this one. I do see that the chimney is capped....meaning there is a gas,oil or some type of fixture being run through this older chimney. My first take was the efflorescence and/or water penetration coming from this ares and showing through to the attic space as seen in #H.

Anyhow those are my reasons. Again Charles, I love your blogg! Have a great Turkey Day!

 

Scott

 

Posted by Scott Baker, Home Inspection, South & Southeast King County (Pillar to Post® Professional Home Inspections) almost 11 years ago

Scott, I know---it is very difficult to forsee all the problems with a quiz like this----hope you had fun with it anyway:)  I will be working on another one for late today.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago

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