Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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Can You Guess the Culprit? Crime Scene Below.

I was inspecting at a manufactured home that was located out in the country just the other day. The two downspouts out front were as flat as pancakes. I will put a photo below.

This crushing was from just above my head down probably three feet or better.Since there was more than one downspoutlike this, it got me to wondering what caused this issue. Then, as I walked around the site, it became apparent to me what dastardly deed had taken place. Anyone care to venture a guess? I can tell you that the clue, as to what really took place, was found on the lawn.

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 14 commentsSteven L. Smith • July 24 2009 09:17AM

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Even before I finished reading the title I knew the answer would be Nutsy:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) about 9 years ago

I'm guessing geese!

Posted by Jay Spencer (U.S. Home & Realty) about 9 years ago

The owners drove their car up the side of the house

Posted by Kate Kate about 9 years ago

Steve - the landscapers? I know this happened to my mother in law and it was them....lol

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) about 9 years ago

The answer is NOT Nutsy, but there is a clue in this photo.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 9 years ago

A horse? That would be my guess since Nutsy is wearing a Jockey outfit!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) about 9 years ago

Robert,

I will send your check, for being right, to your office at 210 Baker Street, London.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 9 years ago

I would guess it was from a ball. Kids seem to like to throw balls against the house.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 9 years ago

I demand a check. I thought the hint was Nutsy's flame retardent outfit because he read my blog today.

Posted by Kate Kate about 9 years ago

Mrs Kate,

The prize was only $5,000.00. Just give yourself another loan instead. You would probably just buy burgers and fries anyway.

Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Heck, here I was getting ready to say Nutsy's hat (as pictured in the photo) and this guy Robert comes along and ruins the whole thing.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 9 years ago

Ponys,  huh.  I think it is ususally a good idea to keep those critters away from your home....

Posted by Jim Allhiser, Salem, Oregon Home Inspector (Perfection Inspection, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Steve - I agree with James. A ball?

Posted by Carol Culkin, Overland Park (Reece & Nichols) about 9 years ago

It was horses leaning on the downsputs...crunch

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) about 9 years ago

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