To enhance the fun of dealing with the new place, I'm now accepting wagers on various aspects of the house. I've even been kind enough to give you some odds and considerations for your bets. Come on, who wants in on this action?
We're told that these door knobs were salvaged from the first hotel in Washington, D.C. That doesn't mean that there were properly installed.
This house has probably been wired and rewired over the years, and has a mix of both grounded and ungrounded outlets. Odds of having a grounded outlet when you need one? Not good... not good at all.
That's for people that sit in the chairs. The odds of somebody actually sitting in them are less. The greatest risk is probably falling through rusty spots, and at this point, the chairs are made entirely of iron oxide and blue paint.
There's visible termite damage in several places, but they send somebody out to check and spray every year. The guy this year talked to me about playing Rock Band and then proceeded to scale a tree in our back yard. Thorough enough of a check for me.
To blow myself up it would mean that I was attempting to use the oven. If I was attempting to use the oven, I was probably trying to blow myself up, because I surely wasn't trying to cook anything.
Odds of having insulation - Infinity to 1
Considerations:It's a shotgun house in New Orleans; it aint gonna happen.
P.S. I'm not really accepting wagers, but I will accept donations to pay for the tetanus shots of my visitors.