Update on Best Defect Picture Winners

Due to difficulty in filing all the winners for Best Defect Picture of the Year, I found it necessary to copy everything here for the end of the year.
My PC was not saving them as I wished and found it better here.

These are the current winners to Date;
Please, if I made an error, let me know.

And thanks for all the participation.


Troy N. Pappas

The lint can still get out if the flap can’t open…Right?
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/61481d1357848203t-accepting-nominations-best-defect-pictures-january-2013-p1010023.jpg


Philippe G. Heller


David Hays

This home had many items that I could have entered into this months contest but I chose the water heater flue. As you can see in the pictures the single wall flue completely failed in the attic. The water heater was about 25 years old. There was no TPR valve at the water heater.

http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/61937d1359556429t-now-accepting-best-defect-photos-february-p1183257.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/61938d1359556478t-now-accepting-best-defect-photos-february-p1183255.jpg



Marcel…(and anybody else who is interested)


Apparently, this has been around for a while, but I found it today. You can store what you want (up to 7 gig) and access it whenever you want. If your computer crashes, no problem, you’ve backed everything up and can get ir right back again.
All you need is a microsoft account, ie: live, hotmail et al

Thanks Brian, but it has to do with copy and paste.
Works best when kept in the Inachi system. Otherwise, it won’t paste properly from another source. Limited to 27 pictures as it is within their system. :slight_smile:

Best Defect Picture for March

LeRoy D. Holm

Yes this is outside and operational. This is not a temp service neither been in use for many years

I am calling the state electrical inspector on Monday about this, this not safe for any one and in my opinion is a major defect and health danger.
http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/62711d1361757856t-accepting-best-defect-pictures-march-panel.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/62712d1361757862t-accepting-best-defect-pictures-march-panel1.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/62713d1361757869t-accepting-best-defect-pictures-march-panel3.jpg

Troy N. Pappas

Well we had a lot of irrigation drain line left after we directed all the water over to the neighbors lawn, so we figured we might as well replace the ductwork as well.
http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/63067d1362845185t-accepting-best-defect-pictures-march-2013-03-09-08.42.10.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/63068d1362845198t-accepting-best-defect-pictures-march-2013-03-09-10.14.00.jpg

Best Defect Picture for April

Joshua L. Fredrick

Yes, I lifted the rug. But only because I felt a slight depression in the floor. My report narrative:

An area of minor wood deterioration and/or slight void in the wooden flooring substructure was found on the kitchen floor beneath the textile rug.
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/63925d1365245143t-now-accepting-defect-pictures-april-img_0151.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/63926d1365245161t-now-accepting-defect-pictures-april-img_0152.jpg

Best Defect Picture Winners for May

**Buck Hartley

**The garage door opener will fit NOW!!!


Mike Auger

Original brick column failed, added wooden makeshift log column, log column eaten by WDO, added another wood column, that too eaten by WDO. Then added an unsecured lolly column on a makeshift “footing”. All columns like this.

http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/64333d1366386754t-submit-your-best-defect-pictures-may-here-column2.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/64334d1366386763t-submit-your-best-defect-pictures-may-here-column3.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/64335d1366390753t-submit-your-best-defect-pictures-may-here-column1.jpg

Best Defect Picture Winners for June


Mike Auger

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.
http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/65779d1369907618t-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-picture-june-plasterk-and-t1.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/65780d1369907625t-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-picture-june-plasterk-and-t2.jpg

Curtis Hildebrand

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. :twisted:
http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/65781d1369911607t-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-picture-june-img_4293.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/65783d1369911736t-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-picture-june-img_4294.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/65784d1369911814t-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-picture-june-img_4324.jpg http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/65785d1369911909t-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-picture-june-img_4317.jpg


Best Defect Picture for July

Marcel Gratton

I recommended to budget to rebuild the deck amongst others…

Best Defect Picture for August

Michael A. Clark

don’t want to make a hole in the roof for the vent? No problem!

Best Defect Picture for September.

Eric Van De Ven

A “new” drain line…and other issues.

Best Defect Picture for October.

Marcel Gratton

Honey, I like the open ceiling looks so lets cut those wood members.

But the roof is now sagging, so let add some reinforcement…




Best Defect Picture for November;

Marcel Gratton

I told you l could fix that balcony; now let’s make sure that your life insurance policy is up to date…


](http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/69366d1382969272-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-pictures-november-pic-235.jpg) http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/69367d1382969304t-now-accepting-nominations-best-defect-pictures-november-pic-232.jpg


those pictures are all great…


Mike Auger

The REA asked if I’d send a letter stating I think the roof would last 2 years…
Attached Thumbnailshttp://www.nachi.org/forum/attachments/f11/70307d1385906298t-accepting-nominations-best-defect-pictures-december-roof-fail.jpg