July Poll for Best Defect Picture

Come one, come all and vote for the Best Defect Picture for July.
Sorry for the out-of-focus pic, but the wall board was actually installed about 5 inches OFF the studs in the dining room…somehow. :roll:

Also, wish I would have gotten a pic of it (I meant to and forgot), but I did a log home a few weeks ago where the garage door opened directly into the basement with an open staircase to the 1st floor. Yep, the basement WAS the garage too! :shock:

Brand new cabinets hung with a brad nailer in a flip


The worst fire box I have came across. Home owner still uses. Damper completely rusted out and rusted through. To many defects to count.



122 years ago someone thought it would be a good idea to use sawdust for insulation of the porch floor before enclosing it. All you can eat termite buffet.



Found this just this morning, 30 gallon electric water heater

Who needs electrical connections in a junction box

and let’s use 1/4 inch copper tubing for the TPR valve. Wonder how many trips to the hardware store to get it stepped don to 1/4 inch?



My submission from last month’s inspection. New master bath in a flip, unvented too


Gotta love DIYers… I guess they just forgot a “minor” detail. :shock: :-k


Ridge vent with underlayment rolled over the vent cut out
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My first triple tap. I’m like a proud father!!!:mrgreen::mrgreen::shock:
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Here’s a pit set doublewide mobile home I came across with every metal pier and pad was so badly damaged that the only thing holding up this home was perimeter block wall.


Here is a repair made to a home I inspected on Tuesday. Repairs were not done correctly and my suggestions Call a Structural Engineer.
I figured the bolts would go all the way though the home but no the top ones are bolted just inside the home and the lower is bolted to the floor joists just inside the home.
But believe it or not the foundation was in good shape but the brick walls were in need of some help.
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I posted this pic a while back, but never entered it here… Homeowner cut out support to make room for a new HVAC unit. Rafters were literally split in half! It still makes me laugh to think of the ‘oh SH!TE’ moment he must have had when the roof fell in… he made up for it though, with the best repair I’ve seen so far this year.
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I was told by the home owner i could go out there, this deck was safe, just dont go out the doorway…

Wrote it up something like this: Deck is unsafe to be in, on or around. DO NOT ACCES ANY AREA OF THE DECK, DO NOT ACCESS ANY AREA UNDER OR NEAR THE DECK. Immediately contacr qualified contractor to assess and repair. IMINENT SAFETY HAZARD!

Edit: i love the amateur inginuity the best! see post 16 makeshift lolly column! LOL
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Polybutylene flush line for the water softener running from outside to this ending at the opposite end of the attic about 55’ away.
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I saw this at a repo today. The chimney isn’t being used anymore but was falling away from the house. The gap at the roof was filled with shingles and a small chain was screwed to the roof with one screw on each end which keeps the chimney from falling onto the hydro wires. :shock:
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Service panel was 6" off floor and tucked inside a section of built-in cabinets. Only about 2" of clearance in front of left-side panel screws. Needless to say, I did not inspect inside panel.
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I would like to apologize to the ones that submitted more than one picture to try and explain the defect, but had to delete some due to the capacity of the poll.

It dawned on me afterwards that smiley’s are all part of the picture capacity and next time will delete the smiley’s in lieu of the pictures.

It would still be prudent to try and post just one picture to explain your defect of the month.

Sure would make it easier on me. :):wink:

Don’t be shy fellas, you can start voting anytime. :):wink:

Wow 13 votes, mustn’t be to many members interested in defects or they are all busy chasing defects of their own.


Its pretty interesting. Thanks for this post…

Wow, 19 big votes.

Where is everyone?:slight_smile:

July aint over Marcel and I think I got some for july just from todays inspection

Well make sure to submit them when I ask for submissions for Best Defect Pictures for August. :):smiley:

No problemo Marcel :cool:

Congratulations to our Best Defect Award Winner for July.

Curtis Hildebrand](http://www.nachi.org/forum/users/childebrand/)

InterNACHI Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 233

Re: Accepting Best Defect Pictures for July
I saw this at a repo today. The chimney isn’t being used anymore but was falling away from the house. The gap at the roof was filled with shingles and a small chain was screwed to the roof with one screw on each end which keeps the chimney from falling onto the hydro wires. :shock:
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Curtis, you will be part of the Poll at the end of the year to Compete with 11 others for a prize.

Thank You for participating.

Thanks Marcel! This is exciting!! Inspecting homes around here takes a special art!