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TOPIC: Should this have been noted in inspection report?

Should this have been noted in inspection report? 4 years 1 week ago #61849

Not a real estate agent but could not figure out how to post without registering..

I purchased a home this last year and I am finally getting settled in and figuring out the house. I am a first time homebuyer and hired a home inspector for a typical inspection just prior to closing.

I am pretty sure this outdoor plumbing/irrigation setup is a no-no.

See the pic below. The house is on city water, but you can see the pump in the middle so that you can use a well for irrigation/sprinklers (to the right of where the well connects in). Then, to the left, you see two gate valves. The one on the left lets you use the sprinklers with house/city water (the one next to it I have no idea still).
http://i.imgur.com/gYTDoP2.jpg?1

Can they both be connected on the same system like that?
If not, should it have been part of the inspection report? Or not because it is outside (although on the exterior wall)?

WHEN I RUN THE SPRINKLERS WITH THE WELL THE HOUSE SMELLS LIKE WELL WATER!

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Re: Should this have been noted in inspection report? 4 years 1 week ago #61850

Hi Ryan,

From the home inspection STANDARDS of PRACTICE (SOP):

3.2. Exterior

   IV. The inspector is not required to:

           inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting.
           inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing.
           inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions.
           inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment.
           inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks.
           inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures.
           inspect for safety-type glass.
           inspect underground utilities.
           inspect underground items.
           inspect wells or springs.
           inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems.
           inspect swimming pools or spas.
           inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools.
           inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems.
           inspect drainfields or dry wells.
           determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

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Re: Should this have been noted in inspection report? 4 years 1 week ago #61851

That answers that. Thank You.

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