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Electric Rewiring

Well, there was a very important lesson learned.  Just because an electric wiring system in a house has been approved by an inspector does not mean that the electric wiring system is actually good or alright.  Problems can still exist.

George had mentioned that a lot of the upstairs were on the same circuit yesterday, so I took the task of mapping out every light, switch and electric outlet in the house.  I saved the result in a excel matrix of plugs and circuits.  By looking at that sheet, a few problems should automatically jump out.  Almost all the living room and a few lights in the basement are sitting on circuit #9 which is only 15 amps.  Almost the entire second floor, plug in dining room, front porch lights, kitchen lights, and back porch lights are on circuit #17.  Some other issues here and there where the bathrooms / outside should be on their own GFCI protected circuits, but share the circuit with other rooms around the house.

After looking through this, it looks like for my power needs, there will need to be a bit of work done on the electric system to bring it up to my liking.  Other work on the house has been getting done also, but I’ll talk about that later when I have more time. 

New House Phone and Bedroom Colors

Since we are going to be at a more permanent residence, we have decided to get a land line now in addition to our cell phones.  Called Cincinnati Bell up and they have turned the phone line on today.  Our house number is (513) 731-3562.  It’s active, but since we’re not living there yet, you probably will only reach us after work when we’re working at the house.  We’re taking our answering machine / phone there tomorrow so you will be able to leave messages for us.

Also, we finally picked out the colors for the master bedroom tonight.  You can download the pdf of the specifics here.  We decided to go with a blue color set for the bedroom.  The walls will be Morning Breeze Flat, ceiling will be Diamond Light Flat, trim will be Polar Bear Eggshell, and the doors will be Morning Breeze Eggshell.  We’re going to stop by Home Depot tomorrow to pick out samples to verify our choices, and if everything goes well, we’re going to start painting the ceiling.

Update (01/06/06):  Oops, through some little issues with Cincinnati Bell, the phone number is actually (513) 731-3562.  I also changed it above.  Pretty nice phone number for me to memorize since my cell is (513) 885-3562. 

So Long Air-Tite Windows

Today we had an Air-Tite Windows sale associate over our house to do an estimate for replacement windows in our home.  She was very informative and definitely gave us a good view of the differences in their windows.  I will give Air-Tite that they have some very well made windows and designs.  At one point I was actually considering going with spending a bit more for the windows.  Then came the part that really turned me off to the whole deal.  She gave us the estimate that was double what the last estimate we received from another company was and then informed us that if we bought the windows now, we would get a $3,500 discount which would have brought it around $10,000 for all the windows.

What bothered me is the tactic used to try to get us to rush into a purchase.  A decision to make a $10,000 purchase is not something that should made during a one hour consultation with the sales associate.  It really is atleast a full day decision if not longer.  A lot of the time, she talked about Air-Tite being a great product and a very competitive business.  If this was true, then why not give potential customers a little longer to think about such a large purchase without trying to push them into rash decisions.  I feel if a company really stands by their product, then they should not try to force customers into a quick decision by saying they can save $3,500 just by making the decision at the end of the consultation.

The windows might be better or they might not be.  The feeling that I got at the end of the consultation, trying to force a quick decision out of us really made me decide, "So Long Air-Tite Windows". 

Pantry, Carpet, Wallpaper, and More

The home remodelling is going and going strong.  We’ve been working on the house Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday so far.  George has just been so great, working on the house each day when we’ve been at work.  I really don’t think Kristin and I will every be able to convey how greatful we are for all the hard work he putting into the house.  My parents and sister also came over on Monday and helped us out with the house which was great.  A special thanks goes out to my Mom, Jeanne Whitt, cause she asked to be mentioned in the blog emoticon.

So now on to what’s been done so far and what is currently being worked on.  I have finally manhandled the last of the old brown carpet and it is now gone from the house along with the pretty nasty padding that was underneath.  The carpet was in every room except the bathrooms and the kitchen.  George and I have started pulling up the carpet nail boards around the edges of the rooms, but most of it is still left to do.  I also still need to pull up the massive amounts of staples that were used to staple down the padding.

On Monday, my Mom and sister worked in the kitchen the entire day pulling off the wallpaper that was around the top half of the kitchen.  The had a fun time emoticon  with that because it ended up being two layers of wallpaper.  Luckily, they did get it all off and looks good.  That was a great help to us.  We need to patch and sand the walls down a bit, then primer and paint.  We probably will be picking a color out for the kitchen tonight.

Now down to the garage door.  My Dad was working on getting the garage door opener installed on Monday.  There are a few issues which is making it more difficult and taking longer to install the garage door.  There is enough room for the most part between the ceiling and the door, but there is a steal beam right in the middle going horizontally which is getting in the way.  My Dad figured out a way which he thinks would work, but be very very close.  The clicker has been installed next to the basement door, but it needs to be wired to the garage door opener.  I don’t think I’m going to install the trip sensor and just use the pressure sensor on the door for determining if there are things in the way.  We also need to run some electricity up to the garage door opener for it to plug into.  Right now there is a light right next to the garage door opener, but I would prefer to keep the ability to turn the light on / off without the garage door opener getting turned off.

George has fixed the kitchen cabinet that was missing a bottom.  Not sure how he did it, but it turned out looking great.  He has also been working on the kitchen pantry.  He finished tearing out the plaster inside it which was cracking and discolored pretty bad.  He’s added a light to the top of the pantry with a switch on the side which will help light up the pantry.  On Tuesday, he had most of the drywall up.

Since George had access to the inside of the wall behind the  fridge, he has added an additional electic outlet for the fridge to be plugged into.  I think he’s planning on running an electric line just for the fridge because he thinks that we might have 4 open breakers available in the electric panel.  There is also a GFCI breaker in the electric panel that currently does not work and also does not have anything connected to it.

Now on to the master bedroom. George had pulled up the carpet nail boards around the walls and knocked out the staples used for the padding.  I pulled down all the Window stuff and Kristin and I started priming the walls / ceiling / closet / doors / trim with Kilz.  We are using Kilz because the person that lived there before used to smoke, and Kilz was recommended by multiple people to take care of smoke stains and also smells.  We finished most of the room, but have the trim and corners left to do tonight.  George was planning on running the phone line, coaxial, and cat5 cable to the bedroom today while Kristin and I were at work.  Kristin and I are going to pick out the colors for the bedroom tonight.  I know the ceiling is going to be white and the inside of closet is going to be white.  We’re debating at the time what we’re going to do with the doors.  We know that the trim is going to be one color and the walls are going to be another.  We’re not sure if we want a 3rd color for the door or if we’re going to paint the door the color of the trim or walls.

My mom and Julie had started putting contact paper on the cabinet shelves and the bottom of the cabinets in the kitchen.  They had washed them before they started, but still ran into the problem where the contact paper was not staying on very well.  Kristin then tried more later that day with the same results.  We’ve decided that we’re just going to primer and paint the inside of the cabinets white.

Finally, the status of the windows.  We are still in the process of having estimates done on putting new vinyl windows in the house.  We have a total of 19 windows!  So far, we’ve had NuVue stop by and do an estimate which was a lot less that Kristin and I were expecting it to cost.  We took our parents recommendation, and are having a couple more estimates done before we make a decision.  We have Ait-Tite, Sears, and AE Door & Windows doing estimates, with the last one being done on Monday.  After the last estimate on Monday, we will make the decision on who we are going to pick to have the windows done. 

We’re planning on adding pictures of the house as we go, but we keep forgetting to bring the camera.  Also would need to grab the cord for the camera.  I think the parents have taken pictures, so I’ll post those as soon as we get them. 

Let the Home Improvement Begin

Well, we have the house now.  What’s next on the agenda … Home Improvement.   Kristin and I are still in our apartment until January 1st, so we are spending the time going to the house and doing some major improvements.  I’m planning on documenting what’s going on in this blog, so here it begins.

So far, we’ve only worked on the house one day.  Already, we’ve started getting things done.  We have a lot of gratitude to my father-in-law, George, for already helping us out a lot.  On Saturday, he changed out the old garbage disposal with the new one we bought from Best Buy with gift cards that we had received.

Kristin and Belinda spent Saturday cleaning the fridge after we defrosted it the day before and removing all the contact paper from the cabinets in the kitchen.  We currently don’t have any real good pictures of the kitchen, but there is A LOT of cabinets.  George and I also changed out the plug next to the window in the kitchen to a GFCI plug.

I spent my time removing the plaster that was in bad shape in the pantry.  I’ve gotten about 3/4 of the back wall done, but still over the wall on the left to do along with the rest of the back wall.  I also removed all the carpet and padding that was in the living room.  That part was pretty gross, massive amounts of stains.

Since Monday is a holiday, I’m planning on being at the house the entire day working.  I have Recker and Boerger coming to install the new Dish Washer and I have some estimates being done on windows and siding.  Besides that, I’m planning on finishing removing all the plaster in the pantry and pulling up the rest of the carpet in the house. 

Bought First House

Kristin and I officially bought our first house yesterday (December 30th, 2005).  We bought a house in Golf Manor (Suburb of Cincinnati), on Bremont Ave. There are some pictures I had taken during the home inspection a week or two ago while the former residents were still there.  I have put those pictures in the photo gallery.  The house has a lot of things (mostly cosmetic) we would like to get done on it, so we’re not going to move in until the lease at our apartment is up.

Our realtor’s name was Rich Thompson.  We have so many great things to say about him that it would be impossible to list them all.  I would highly recommend contacting Rich and his wife (Jen Thompson) if you are planning to buy a home in the Cincinnati area.  They also have a website at http://www.theteamthompson.net.

Still Looking

Looked at a couple more houses this weekend.  We were really exited about one house that we had visited, and even put an offer down before we even left the place.  Unfortunetly, we got a call back that night that let us know that the sellers had accepted another offer on Friday.  Bummer, Kristin really liked that house too.  So we will continue on looking for the perfect house for us. 

There was one house that we kind of liked, but did need a bit of work though.  We still have that one as a consideration if we do not find another house in a week or two.  I liked it, but Kristin was not too sure of it though.  If we end up really considering it more, it is one to get the parents to check out for a basic estimate of how much it would cost to fix up.  Has potential.

House Fell Through

Well, we are back house hunting again.  We found out today that they still have not gotten the title to the house straightened out.  They figured out who needs to sign, but no signatures have been filled out yet.  Since we will need to be moving in by January 1st, we decided not to extend the contract at this time.  We told them if they get everything figured out, still want to sell, to give us a call.

House Closing Delayed

Well, it does not look like we are going to be closing on the house on Tuesday anymore.  From what we gather, the seller has not finished  all the paperwork correctly from his end.  He is waiting on his attorney to give him the paperwork that needs to be filled out to transfer the paperwork officially into his name from the estate.  Hopefully we will find out Monday when closing will be.

Update (10/17/2005):
Talked to our realtor today and found out some more information going on with the house.  Apparently an old lady used to live there and left it in a trust when she died.  The person in charge of the trust was ladies lawyer which he then passed away, and the owner is currently one of the sons.  The seller thought the required paperwork was finished, but it ended up not being.  So we have to wait and see how long this will take and decide how long we are willing to wait for him to get this rectified.

Home Inspection Report for 7346 Blue Ash Rd

We got  the results of the home inspection done, so I have put the majority of the report up so that friends and family can see what was found with the house.

Definitions:
Acceptable – Functional with no obvious signs of defect.
Not Present – Item not present or not found.
Not Inspected – Item was unable to be inspected for safety reasons or due to lack of power, inaccessible, or disconnected at time of inspection.
Marginal – Improvements are needed or Item is not fully functional and requires further evaluation by appropriate trade.
Needs Improvement – Item needs immediate repair or replacement. It is unable to perform its intended function.
  

 Lots and Grounds

  1.  Marginal  Walks: Concrete –   The concrete walk in front of the porch has a large gap at steps. The walk also may be a possible trip hazard. The walks can be repaired with a patch. Concrete of this age typically has cracks and some settlement.  
  2.  Acceptable  Steps/Stoops:  Concrete
  3.  Acceptable  Porch: Concrete
  4.  Acceptable  Vegetation: Mulched planting beds
  5.  Marginal  Grading: Moderate slope –   The rear and North side have negative slope & should be corrected with drains or grading to help prevent further water intrusion into basement.  
  6.  Acceptable  Driveway: Concrete front porch. –   Concrete pitted and chipped, common in concrete of this age.  

Exterior Surface and Components

 All Exterior Surface
  1.  Acceptable  Type: Brick & Vinyl Siding
  2.  Acceptable  Trim: Aluminum
  3.  Acceptable  Fascia: Aluminum
  4.  Acceptable  Soffits: Vinyl
  5.  Acceptable  Entry Doors: Metal clad
  6.  Acceptable  Door Bell: Hard wired
  7.  Acceptable  Windows: Vinyl double hung / Fixed
  8.  Acceptable  Window Screens: Vinyl mesh
  9.  Acceptable  Basement Windows: Glass block
  10.  Acceptable  Exterior Lighting: Surface mount
  11.  Marginal  Exterior Electric Outlets: GFI –   Improper wiring for exterior application open ground> ( GFCI does not function )  
  12.  Acceptable  Hose Bibs: Standard Faucet
  13.  Acceptable  Gas Meter: Basement
  14.  Acceptable  Main Gas Valve: Located at gas meter

Roof

Porch & 2nd Floor bath Roof Surface
  1.  Method of Inspection: From main roof looking down
  2.  Acceptable  Unable to Inspect: 20%
  3.  Acceptable  Material: Rubber flat roof –   Flat roofs appear to be in good shape. Several seams will soon need to be re-sealed. Recommend having roofer evaluate in the next year or so.  
  4.  Type: Flat
  5.  Approx Age: 8 Years
  
Main Roof Surface
  6.  Method of Inspection: On roof
  7.  Acceptable  Unable to Inspect: 30%
  8.  Acceptable  Material: Asphalt shingle
  9.  Type: Dormer
  10.  Approx Age: 8 Years
  11.  Acceptable  Flashing: Metal
  12.  Acceptable  Valleys: Preformed metal
  
Main Chimney
  13.  Acceptable  Chimney: Masonry
  14.  Marginal  Flue/Flue Cap: Clay Flue no cap –   Recommend chimney caps to prevent water & animal intrusion. Cement cap in need of repairs.  
  15.  Acceptable  Chimney Flashing: Metal
  16.  Acceptable  Plumbing Vents: Copper
  17.  Acceptable  Electrical Mast: Surface mount
  18.  Acceptable  Gutters: Aluminum
  19.  Acceptable  Downspouts: Aluminum –   Recommend diverting downspouts away from foundation to prevent water intrusion into basement.  

Garage/Carport

Attached Garage

  1.  Type of Structure: Attached Car Spaces: 1  
  2.  Acceptable  Garage Doors: Insulated aluminum
  3.  Acceptable  Door Operation: Mechanized
  4.  Acceptable  Door Opener: Gene
  5.  Acceptable  Service Doors: Wood
  6.  Marginal  Walls: Masonry –   Deterioration at surfaces & cracks.  
  7.  Marginal  Ceiling: Paint –   Cracked several locations.  
  8.  Marginal  Floor/Foundation: Concrete –   Cracked with displacement. 40% of the floor was not visible for inspection.  
  9.  Acceptable  Electrical: 120 VAC outlets and lighting circuits
  10.  Not Present  Heating: NOT PRESENT

Electrical

  1.  Service Size Amps: 100 Volts: 120 / 240 Volt  
  2.  Acceptable  Service: Copper
  3.  Acceptable  110 VAC Branch Circuits: Copper
  4.  Acceptable  220 VAC Branch Circuits: Aluminum
  5.  Not Inspected  Aluminum Wiring:  Present monitor
  6.  Acceptable  Conductor Type: Romex
  7.  Acceptable  Ground: Plumbing and rod in ground.
  
Basement Electric Panel
  8.  Acceptable  Manufacturer: Homelite –   The main panel is newer, but no inspection sticker present.  
  9.  Max Capacity: 100 Amps
  10.  Acceptable  Main Breaker Size: 100 Amps
  11.  Acceptable  Breakers: CU/AL
  12.  Is the panel bonded?   X   Yes   _   No  

Structure

  1.  Acceptable  Structure Type: Masonry
  2.  Marginal  Foundation: Block –   Cracks visible several locations in the basement & garage. Block walls with cracks and poor grading are a major contributor to water intrusion in the basement. The interior doors close and no signs of any major cracks in the interior walls were present. We strongly recommend correcting the grading and fixing the cracks in the basement walls to prevent further damage. If excess water is in or behind the wall, bulging walls and structural problems may occur during freeze thaw cycles and prolong or heavy rains.  
  3.  Acceptable  Beams: Steel I-Beam
  4.  Acceptable  Bearing Walls: Masonry / Frame
  5.  Acceptable  Joists/Trusses: 2×8
  6.  Acceptable  Piers/Posts: Steel posts
  7.  Not Inspected  Floor/Slab: Concrete –   The floor covering was removed but the mastic was still on concrete.  
  8.  Acceptable  Stairs/Handrails: Wood stairs with wood handrails
  9.  Acceptable  Subfloor: Wood tongue & groove

Attic

2ND Floor Attic
  1.  Method of Inspection: From the attic access
  2.  Acceptable  Unable to Inspect: 60%
  3.  Acceptable  Roof Framing: 2×6 Rafter
  4.  Acceptable  Sheathing: Wood
  5.  Acceptable  Ventilation: Gable and roof vents
  6.  Acceptable  Insulation: Present
  7.  Acceptable  Moisture Penetration:  Previous water penetration noted –   Moisture damage present. The attic and areas that were inspected were dry at the time of inspection. -Monitor  
  8.  Not Inspected  Bathroom Fan Venting:

Basement
   It is not possible to determine for certain if moisture or dampness has entered the basement in the past or will enter the basement in the future during a heavy or prolonged rain.  

Basement Basement
  1.  Acceptable  Unable to Inspect: 40% due to clutter
  2.  Acceptable  Ceiling: Exposed framing / Drop
  3.  Acceptable  Walls: Block / Paneling
  4.  Not Present  Floor Drain: Not Present
  5.  Marginal  Doors: Wood –   The door has moisture damage  
  6.  Acceptable  Windows: Glass Block
  7.  Marginal  Electrical: 120 VAC outlets and lighting circuits –   Several wires exposed & need to be terminated in junction box.  
  8.  Acceptable  HVAC Source: Forced air
  9.  Acceptable  Ventilation: Windows
  10.  Not Present  Insulation: None
  11.  Marginal  Moisture Location: Previous water stains present.

Air Conditioning
   Manufacture recommends yearly service.  

   Rear of home AC System
  1.  Acceptable  A/C System Operation: Appears serviceable
  2.  Acceptable  Condensate Removal: Plastic tubing
  3.  Acceptable  Exterior Unit: Trane
  4.  Model Number: 2TTB0030A1000AA Serial Number: 3073TE85F  
  5.  Area Served: Whole building Approximate Age: New  
  6.  Type: Central A/C Capacity: Not listed  
  7.  Acceptable  Visible Coil: Aluminum
  8.  Acceptable  Refrigerant Lines: Serviceable condition
  9.  Acceptable  Electrical Disconnect: Tumble switch
  10.  Acceptable  Exposed Ductwork: Metal

Heating System
   Manufacture recommends clean and service yearly.  

Basement Heating System
  1.  Acceptable  Heating System Operation: Adequate
  2.  Manufacturer: Trane
  3.  Model Number: TUC100C948BA Serial Number: 4335H577G  
  4.  Type: Forced air Capacity: 100,000 BTUHR  
  5.  Area Served: Whole building Approximate Age: New  
  6.  Fuel Type: Natural gas
  7.  Not Inspected  Heat Exchanger: Enclosed
  8.  Unable to Inspect: 90%
  9.  Marginal  Blower Fan/Filter: Direct drive with disposable filter –   16 X 25 X 1 filter. Filter is extremely dirty  
  10.  Acceptable  Distribution: Metal duct
  11.  Acceptable  Flue Pipe: PVC
  12.  Acceptable  Thermostats: Digital
  13.  Acceptable  Suspected Asbestos: Yes –   In satisfactory condition at the time of inspection  

Plumbing

  1.  Acceptable  Service Line: Copper
  2.  Acceptable  Main Water Shutoff: Basement
  3.  Acceptable  Water Lines: Copper –   The waterlines have several plastic splices that were added. ( Basement & 2nd floor bath ) These should be monitored for any leaks. The main concern is that any electrical grounding will be ineffective with plastic. This may be why several outlets show an open ground.  
  4.  Acceptable  Gas Service Line: Black Iron Gas Piping
  5.  Acceptable  Vent Pipes: Copper
  6.  Marginal  Service Caps: Accessible –   Cast iron clean out cracked & leaking in basement.  
  7.  Marginal  Drain Pipes: Copper / Cast Iron / PVC –   The main drain pipe has a PVC pipe with cast iron clean out installed. The clean out is cracked and the 1-1/2" line disconnected and open at the hub. The PVC drain in the basement is leaking to the first floor tub. Cast iron drain pipes rust and deteriorate from the inside out making it difficult to asses their condition. When these pipes rust through, a hole will develop as a small pin hole and in many cases the rust will temporarily seal itself. The hole will eventually become large enough to allow water to run from the opening in the pipe, this process can take as long as three to four years from the time the pin hole develops to the time water flows from the pipe.  
   Basement Water Heater
  8.  Not Inspected  Water Heater Operation: Water heater was not working at Time of inspection. ( Turned Off )
  9.  Manufacturer: GE
  10.  Model Number: GG50TO6AVG00 Serial Number: GELN0804A20840  
  11.  Type: Natural gas Capacity: 50 Gal.  
  12.  Approximate Age: New Area Served: Whole building  
  13.  Acceptable  Flue Pipe: Metal
  14.  Acceptable  TPRV and Drain Tube: PVC

Bathroom

1st Floor Bathroom
  1.  Acceptable  Ceiling: Paint  
  2.  Acceptable  Walls: Paint / Tile
  3.  Acceptable  Floor: Vinyl floor covering
  4.  Marginal  Doors: Wood –   Door needs to be replaced.  
  5.  Acceptable  Electrical: Recommend GFI @ sink
  6.  Acceptable  Sink/Basin: Porcelain coated
  7.  Acceptable  Faucets/Traps: Metal trap
  8.  Acceptable  Tub/Surround: Porcelain tub and ceramic tile surround
  9.  Acceptable  Toilets: Elongated Bowl
  10.  Not Present  Ventilation: No ventilation

2nd Floor Bathroom
  11.  Acceptable  Ceiling: Paint  
  12.  Acceptable  Walls: Paint / Tile
  13.  Acceptable  Floor: Vinyl floor covering
  14.  Acceptable  Doors: Wood
  15.  Marginal  Electrical: GFCI receptacles –   Open or missing ground  
  16.  Marginal  Sink/Basin: Porcelain coated –   The sink is loose  
  17.  Acceptable  Faucets/Traps: PVC Trap
  18.  Acceptable  Tub/Surround: Porcelain tub and ceramic tile surround
  19.  Acceptable  Toilets: Elongated Bowl
  20.  Marginal  Ventilation: Electric ventilation fan –   The exhaust fan does not appear to be venting outside.  

Kitchen

1st Floor Kitchen
  1.  Acceptable  Sink: SS Dual
  2.  Marginal  Electrical: GFCI –   Open or missing ground GFCI left of sink.  
  3.  Acceptable  Plumbing/Fixtures: PVC Trap
  4.  Acceptable  Counter Tops: Laminate
  5.  Acceptable  Cabinets: Wood
  6.  Acceptable  Ceiling: Paint  
  7.  Acceptable  Walls: Paint
  8.  Acceptable  Floor: Vinyl floor covering
  9.  Acceptable  Doors: Wood
  10.  Acceptable  HVAC Source: Forced air

Interior Rooms

Living Room Living Space
  1.  Acceptable  Ceiling: Paint  
  2.  Acceptable  Walls: Paint
  3.  Acceptable  Floor: Carpet
  4.  Acceptable  Doors: Wood
  5.  Acceptable  Windows: Vinyl Double Hung / Fixed
  6.  Acceptable  Electrical: 120 VAC outlets and lighting circuits
  7.  Acceptable  HVAC Source: Forced air
  
Dining Room Living Space
  8.  Acceptable  Ceiling: Paint  
  9.  Acceptable  Walls: Paint
  10.  Acceptable  Floor: Wood
  11.  Acceptable  Windows: Vinyl Double Hung / Fixed
  12.  Acceptable  Electrical: 120 VAC outlets and lighting circuits
  13.  Acceptable  HVAC Source: Forced air

Laundry Area

Basement Laundry Room/Area
  1.  Acceptable  Laundry Tub: Concrete
  2.  Marginal  Laundry Tub Drain: Galvanized –   Slow drain  
  3.  Acceptable  Washer Hose Bib: Standard Faucet
  4.  Acceptable  Washer and Dryer Electrical: 120-240 VAC
  5.  Acceptable  Dryer Vent: Metal flex
  6.  Acceptable  Washer Drain: Drains to laundry tub
  7.  Not Present  Floor Drain: Not Present

Final Comments
   The HVAC- Hot Water heater Windows -Doors- Roof all are newer or in good condition. The foundation cracks & water damage & stains in the basement are the main concerns. We recommend prior to close that an indoor air quality test be performed for the entire house. This recommendation is based on the water damage & smell of the basement. The main plumbing DWV lines are also in need of repair. The majority of the plumbing is concealed and not visible for inspection.