Poll for Best Defect Picture for June

Please take a moment to vote for your Best Defect Picture for June submitted by our Members.


House from a flipper had an odd bump in plastered walls, looks like they plastered over live knob and tube wiring? There were 3 discovered in this home.
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Foundation is being kept from collapsing by a horizontal telepost and a 2 x 4 between the chimney and the foundation wall. Foundation is still moving which in turn crumbled the chimney. This was allowing water into the basement and the only ‘fresh’ air in the home was a hole they had cut into the furnace duct which circulated the musty air from the basement through the whole house. I know the smell alone would win me some kind of prize. But they had thrown a couple of air fresheners in the furnace to help with the smell.
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Dryer vent in garage with some type of pantyhose or leggings attached as a filter, instead of venting to the outside of home. Very interesting when dryer is turned on as shown.


Now this is how to stop a vent flashing leak. If exterior sealing doesn’t work then just caulk from the inside. That should do it.
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Here is the pic…


This home was built in 1895 and the complete roof was burned off back in the 60’es. I still don’t understand that after doing all that work they didn’t replace all this burnt lumber.
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The bathroom sink didn’t drain too enthusiastically; I wonder why???


Another day, another remodel.

Perhaps a keyhole saw is in order…

Please Vote!



We need more people to vote!

Are you one who has voted then great we all appreciate you.
If you have not voted now would be good time to look at the pictures that have been posted .
The awards committee and many members have put their time and effort into this.
The best way we know if you appreciate what is done is by seeing the number of Votes .
Please help us by voting … Thanks … Roy

Some excellent, yet terrifying shots here! Wouldn’t surprise me if #2 was the basement of the home represented by #1 :stuck_out_tongue: (or is that the punchline?)



why does this thread get hundreds of views and less than a couple dozen votes? I really dont get it.

I agree we in the awards committee try to excite people and keep all informed .
It is disappointing some times Thanks for your encouragement .
Any body have ideas or thoughts no need to post on open board send to one of the group and we all will take a good look .
A simple idea can some times start something great

Votes Please. :slight_smile:



as always some great pictures this month…incredible stuff…

I still like #6 .

I like it to Roy, that charred wood gives it character and an ambiance of charcoal flavor incense. :mrgreen::):wink:

Only two days left to vote!:slight_smile:

Congratulations to the Winners for Best Defect Pictures for June.

It is a tie with;

Mike Auger and

Curtis Hildebrand

They are now elegible to enter the Poll at the end of the year to compete for the win of 1 year free Membership and a box of books.

Good job Gentlemen and now submitt your Defect Pictures for the month of July here;