Inspection Riddles

by Nick Gromicko

 
Riddle #1:
 
I'm not a wheel, but I have lots of spokes.
My name sounds like a flower to quite a few folks.
I'm colorful, but flat as can be.
Before you build a runway, you'd better build me.

What am I?
 
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Riddle #2:

For me to work correctly, I need a fresh batch.
Lift me straight up, that's the catch.
I'm used to test consistency.
But what you'll like is my simplicity.

What am I?

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Riddle #3:

I have a can, but it's not for beer.
One of my inlets is hopefully near.
I'm installed during construction, with any luck.
You'll think I'm great, though I really suck.

What am I?

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Riddle #4:

I look for leaks, but I'm not a
home inspector.
I love balance, but I'm not an
art collector.
Sometimes I'm frustrating to find.
Sometimes I'll save your behind.

What am I?

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Riddle #5:

I have a first name for a last name,
and not much can stop me.
And, unlike a level,
you're welcome to drop me.

What am I?

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Riddle #6:

I keep a low profile,
but pop up now and then
to help with the fish dinner
on my island.

What am I?

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Riddle #7:

If you open me up,
I disappear.
Replacing my parts
is a pain in the rear.

What am I?


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Riddle #8:

Near the beginning of the inspection,
you'll use me once or twice.
But you'll need another way
if you use me more than thrice.

What am I?

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Riddle #9:
 
Southern builders would not select me.
That would make no sense.
GFCIs need not protect me
if high and a nuisance. 

What am I?

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Riddle #10:

I'm a durable product, and never break down.
I'm both an adjective
and a noun.
I'm found on some government buildings
and hotels deluxe.
I'm a malleable material
and cost a few bucks.
You'll never see me rot, stain or rust.
Recycling me is an absolute must.

What am I?

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Riddle #11:
 
I'm a miniature version
built into the full.
Open me first
to make sure it's cool.

What am I?

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Riddle #12:
 
If the home is correctly built,
I'll be installed on a slight tilt.
Between my sections, you don't want gaps.
My additional parts include outlets and caps.

What am I?

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Riddle #13 (compliments of the Master Inspector Certification Board):
 
What do you get when you cross a very experienced home inspector with a Halloween pumpkin?

Click here to find out.

 

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