Whole Lotta Duct Tape....

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Old 02-29-16, 07:00 PM
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Whole Lotta Duct Tape....

Hello,

First post here. My name is Grant from Tuscaloosa, AL. I would greatly appreciate any advice given on the topic below.

I am actively bidding on a property which myself and my fiance are very excited about. It would be our first home and I am trying to get ahead of the game when it comes to inspections and potential issues prior to the auction ending this week. So, after touring the property and taking literally 100 photos, I stumble across these two which showcase something I completely missed when we were walking through the property. Somehow.

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Any idea what the literal duct tape-covered box is? Is this something to be concerned about? How will this be treated under an FHA appraisal?


Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 02-29-16, 07:28 PM
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Do you mean this box?

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My guess is return air for the furnace. Is there agrill on the other side of the wall?
 
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Old 02-29-16, 07:46 PM
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Spot on. I found the grill in another photo. So why all the duct tape though?

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Old 02-29-16, 08:44 PM
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So why all the duct tape though?
Creative decoration? The box is probably made from duct board. Why cover with duct tape I can't guess. Maybe the outer layer was ripped or torn.

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