According to Jim, he was asked to look at the job by a contractor he occasionally works with. He was asked to look at the only two issues that the home inspector had noted - no flexible metallic conduit on the water cable conductors and no heater in one of the bedroom. He took it upon himself to at least look in the panel before adding a heater; that's when he found what you see in the photos below. Besides the electrical stuff, there isn't any discharge tube on the T & P valve and there isn't any seismic restraint on the tank. Don't know if the "inspector" noticed these issues or not. When stuff like this, which a supposedly competent and licensed home inspector had already inspected, gets discovered by a real pro it's embarrassing as hell; and, as someone who's busted his tail for 15 years to try and raise the bar in this state, it's pretty discouraging. [:-banghea I hope Jim can find out who this yahoo was, 'cuz if he does the inspector is going to get a call from Department of Licensing. Grrrr, days that start like this make me crazy. ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!! Mike Click to Enlarge 34.54 KB Click to Enlarge 59.26 KB Click to Enlarge 56.49 KB Click to Enlarge 43.63 KB Click to Enlarge 33.52 KB So, apparently you have read the inspection report and noted that these items are not on it. What did the inspector have to say?