Found this on another newsgroup and though some may wish to comment.
Guy has problem with log-lighter installation and check what he found out
about his baseboards.
This proves, NEVER buy a home or sign a contract with a builder that
prohibits you to be on the job site during construction, any time you
want. If they prohibit it for "insurance reasons", they probably
really are just hiding shoddy materials.
These kinds of horror stories are just one of the reasons we scrapped our
plans to find land and build our "dream house". I'm much happier building an
addition on our 200-year-old house to turn it into the "dream house". I work
at home, so it will be just about impossible for me to not notice if
something isn't right while they're building.
My son has a Heat-a-lator type fireplace in 25 year old home he bought 5
years ago. We had noted hole in chimney pipe on roof and urged him to
call our fireplace guy. Turns out hole was in furnace pipe but
inspection of his fireplace showed complete lack of ceramic or
insulation backing. A building inspection before he bought the home did
not disclose this. I think he's seeking compensation from them. Lucky
the house never caught fire.
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