Information from the inspection about the repairs that will need to be done to the house is provided below.
Good news and not-so-good news in regards to the home my family and I will be purchasing. The good news is that it looks like we’ll be closing as soon as next Friday, which means we will get the keys three days before my birthday (May 27th).
And then, for the not-so-good news:
We got the inspection done on the house today, and quite a lot needs done on it before we could even think about Living there.
There are virtually no water lines, and the electrical wiring is all but shot as someone got in to the house and took all of the copper (and I mean all of the copper) out of there. There is something wrong with the sump pump that, until repaired, makes it likely inoperable; there is a similar problem with the water heater; many of the electrical outlets in the house don’t work and the bathroom gets no electricity (and, obviously, no water either).
The report we got was incredibly intricate and extensive, and every last problem with the house was outlined as is customary with inspections. None of these problems seem too extensive to the point of us being able to back out of the deal (we’re not trying to back out anyway) but we’re worried and anticipating that every last bit of repairs that need done are far outside of our current financial ability.
We’re actually thinking it might be cheaper to have the whole house rewired, and we couldn’t even get the water turned on for the inspection because again, the water and refrigerant lines are all but missing. We knew when first looking at the house that most of the copper had been taken and many of the electrical lines were messed up, but we did not anticipate anything near the extensive repairs to the water and electrical lines that are required and at this late stage, we’re certainly not backing out of the deal (nor would we be able to).
I would be more worried about this entire situation (and I am pretty worried – don’t let my calm demeanor mislead you!) were I not overly confident that I am protected and provided for by the Universe. If this home was not meant to be, we would not have been led and miraculously provided the funds to be able to purchase it in the first place and our offer would not have been accepted.
I know and can feel that this is meant to be and that every bit of difficulty and financial fear we experience along the way is catalytic and necessary, but even what I’ve outlined above is a very short summary of all of the extensive repairs that need done, and I’m sure I’m leaving a multitude of important repairs and problems out with my attempted summary.
Feeling and almost knowing that we more than likely do not have the funds to cover all of the repairs that will need done in this moment, I’m forced to sing the same old tune and ask anybody who wishes to assist in this incredible endeavor to continue sending contributions via the “Contribute: Donate” button at the top right hand of The Aquarius Paradigm blog site, or to my pay pal address, firstname.lastname@example.org
There comes such a stigma with asking for donations; especially for one who is dedicated to helping humanity and who would keep money out of the equation entirely if I only could. We understand and respect that everybody is trying to get by at present, and would not be asking for assistance were it not a potential conduit to offer the Universe and you dear readers to help us really be able to do this.
Getting out on our own means more to us than could be expressed and beyond the repairs that need done, we really and truly do love this home. Even still, my main goal is to focus on serving humanity and for this specific matter, offering the Universe as many conduits for abundance as possible while working to be of service.
Asking for donations in a time when humanity is not yet openly sharing with each other will continue to have a stigma or weight attached to it, as long as the old paradigm of greed and accusation (which comes about as a result of the greed of the few) are still in play. I again affirm that if this is truly meant to be, than we will be offered every last bit of the funds we need to make it work and if not, I can forever recognize and Love that my true Home will always and forever be the realms of spirit.
I’m going to copy some of the information from the inspection below, for those of you who may be particularly interested.
Much Love to every last one of you, and thank you for your interest in the ongoing developments of the personal Lives of my family and I.
The following is a summary of just about everything in the house that needs immediately addressed before we can think about Living there. This is taken from the overall aforementioned report we received from the inspector today. I’ll warn you – it’s very long.
1. Storm Windows:
Aluminum framed -Cracked/broken glass at south front porch storm
window. Recommend a qualified glass contractor to replace glass at this area
2. Exterior Lighting:
Surface mount, Pole light -Exposed wiring connections at rear north
carport light. Missing bulbs and globe/lens at pole light. Recommend a qualified
electrical contractor to properly enclose/install wires into junction box with
cover, and install missing bulbs to verify operation of pole light fixture
3. Exterior Electric Outlets:
110 VAC GFCI
-Inoperative at time of inspection,
Recommend a qualified electrical
contractor to evaluate and repair/
4. Hose Bibs:
Rotary -Not secured and inoperative at time of inspection. Recommend a
qualified plumbing contractor to evaluate and repair/replace faucets.
Hose Bibs: (continued)
5. Gas Meter:
North exterior -Gas meter has
been removed. Recommend to have gas
meter set and on to verify operation of
all gas related appliances and
6. Plumbing Vents:
Cast Iron with Sealant, Lead
flashing -Open lead flashings at 3″
plumbing vent pipe. Recommend to
repair/seal lead flashings.
7. Center Chimney Chimney Flashing:
-Open/seperated sealant. Recommend a
qualified roofing contractor to repair
replace these areas
8. Main, 1st floor hallway access Attic Wiring/Lighting:
110 VAC -Majority of visible wiring is knob
and tube. Exposed wire splices. Recommend a qualified electrical contractor to
properly install wire splices into junction boxes with covers and inspect knob and
9. Entire visible areas Basement Electrical:
110 VAC -Light fixtures not operating, wiring removed
at some locations. Exposed wire splices. Recommend a qualified electrical contractor
to evaluate and repair replace these areas
10. Entire visible areas Basement Smoke Detector:
Battery operated smoke detector -Smoke
detector did not operate. Carbon
monoxide detector not located. Recommend
to install minimum of 1 operating carbon
monoxide and smoke detector at each
11. Entire visible areas Basement Sump Pump:
-No outlet present for sump pump. -Sump
pit cover is missing. Recommend to
install sump pit cover, and verify
operation of pump after electrical
components are repaired.
12. Main AC System A/C System Operation:
Not operated -Due to missing refrigerant lines unit
was not operated. Due to age a typical maintenance cleaning service is advised for
all AC components, then operation verified after refrigerant lines are installed
13. Main AC System Refrigerant Lines:
and liquid line -Refrigerant lines have
been removed at interior. Recommend a
qualified HVAC contractor to install
missing refrigerant lines.
14. Main Water Shutoff:
Basement North rear wall -Water was off to house at time of
inspection. Water lines have been removed and water could not be turned on. A
limited visual inspection only was conducted on related components. Recommend to
verify operation of all plumbing related components after water is turned on.
15. Water Lines:
Copper -Most water lines have been removed or are not fully visible and
cannot be fully inspected. Recommend a qualified plumbing contractor to evaluate,
and repair replace all areas of water lines.
16. Drain Pipes:
PVC, Cast iron -MA Minor to
moderate corrosion visible. Regular
monitoring at these areas is advised.
-MB 2″ kitchen drain line has been
removed. Recommend a qualified plumbing
contractor to evaluate and repair
replace this area
17. Gas Service Lines:
Black pipe -Gas was off at time of inspection. A limited visual
inspection only was conducted of gas related components. Recommend to verify
operation of these components after gas has been turned on.
18. Basement Water Heater Water Heater Operation:
Not operating -Unit, water and gas to unit are
turned off. Recommend after plumbing repairs, to turn gas and unit on, light pilot
light and verify operation for final walk through
19. Basement Water Heater Flue Pipe:
-Opening/gap visible at flue penetration
into chimney. Recommend to seal vent
penetration into wall/chimney, -Flue is
leaning, open and not properly attached
to water heater collar. Recommend a
qualified plumbing contractor to
evaluate and repair replace this area
20. Basement Water Heater TPRV and Drain Tube:
Valve present but not tested. -Missing
TPR valve drain pipe. Recommend to
install missing drain pipe onto TPR
valve down to within 6″ of floor.
21. Main unit Heating System Heating System Operation:
Not operating -Wire/circuit supplying
furnace has been removed. Recommend a qualified electrical contractor to evaluate
and repair replace this area. Due to age, corrosion and visible dirt a typical
maintenance/cleaning for all HVAC components is advised
22. Main unit Heating System Heat Exchanger:
Burner -Moderate corrosion in burn
chamber. Recommend a qualified HVAC
contractor to perform a typical
maintenance service on this unit.
23. Conductor Type:
Non-metallic sheathed cable, Armored cable -Near the electrical panel
there are wires/circuits where all 3 wires (Hot, Neutral and ground) are capped
together. When the power was turned on they “Sparked” and blew breakers. The wires
were then seperated with the black wires ONLY capped. Breakers turned back on with
no problems. It appears wiring has been removed from the home at various areas.
Recommend a qualified electrical contractor to evaluate all wiring/practices through out home and repair replace these areas as needed.
24. Basement stsirwell Electric Panel Manufacturer:
General Electric -Open “knock-out”
holes. Recommend to insert “blank-out”
caps to close off opening
25. Basement Laundry Room/Area Electrical:
-Outlet not working. Recommend a
qualified electrical contractor evaluate
and repair these areas
26. Basement Laundry Room/Area Washer Hose Bib:
Not present -Faucets removed. Recommend a
qualified plumbing contractor to install missing faucets
27. 1st Floor Living Space Windows:
hung -Cracked glass in dining room.
Recommend a qualified contractor to
28. 1st Floor Living Space Electrical:
110 VAC -Various outlets not operating. Loose unsecured
wires. Home made extension cord used for permanent wiring. Recommend a qualified
electrical contractor to evaluate and repair replace these areas
29. 1st Floor Kitchen Plumbing/Fixtures:
PVC, Chrome -The supply piping under the sink has been
removed. Recommend a qualified plumbing contractor to install missing supply pipes
and verify operation of fixtures
30. 1st Floor Kitchen Windows:
Vinyl double hung -Cracked glass. Recommend a qualified
contractor to repair/replace glass
31. 1st floor hall Bathroom Electrical:
110 VAC GFCI -All electrical components inoperative.
Recommend a qualified electrical contractor to evaluate and repair replace these