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by JD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cross-over Duct
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Cross-over Duct

I would recommend a stainless steel tie clamp. Looks like a hose clamp but huge. They will be right next to the duct product at your home store. Then seal everything with an hvac approved duct tape. Usually quite thin and won't hold anything, but it seals very well and lasts a long time. Duck tape, ...
by JD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questions about steel roof options for arched roof
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Questions about steel roof options for arched roof

There are a couple of problems with standard corrugated steel. All of the fasteners will need to be sealed with some type of roof sealant, polyurethane is a good choice. These fasteners will need frequent maintenance as expansion and contraction will loosen and tear sealants. Another problem is the ...
by JD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Question for JD
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Question for JD

I have never used Henry Tropic-Cool, so be sure to follow the manufacturers instructions. I know that sounds too simple, but it is the most common mistake I see, especially in regards to prep and number of coats. To be sure I am getting the right spread rate, I will use a chalk line and mark out a o...
by JD
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hi again, I'm still around
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: Hi again, I'm still around

A big hello to MizFurball2u, steelworkersgal, Jim from Canada and Greg. Anyone who remembers me has been a member here for quite a while. I have been mostly MIA for years. I still work on mobile homes but the majority of my free time is spent playing music in the band Featherbone and other music act...
by JD
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Siding - Any Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: New Siding - Any Advice?

Having been in the mobile home repair business for 31 years, I have probably installed every common type of siding available. In the old days, I even installed the aluminum flat panel mesa ribbed siding that was standard back in the day. My personal opinion is, HardiePanel or Smartside is the best w...
by JD
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: We have a new owner!
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: We have a new owner!

Hello and welcome AJ. I am looking forward to the changes in the forum. I used to spend quite a bit of time here every day, when there was more traffic. In the last couple or more years I have been heavily involved in another passion of mine. It seems like Greg and other users have done a fine job b...
by JD
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Emergency roof repair help needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Emergency roof repair help needed.

I agree with Greg. You will need to repair the trusses. As long as you are or have able body workers it does not need to be expensive. No point in putting in a textured sheetrock ceiling in if you are going too demo the house. After the repair, you can replace the insulation and then just fasten up ...
by JD
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: the ins and outs, pros and cons of better bellies
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

Re: the ins and outs, pros and cons of better bellies

I have been in the mobile home repair business for over 30 years. I have done most every repair from roofs to sets and relevels and every type of remodel in between. My thought is that you may be over thinking the under belly. I would recommend using the very affordable mobile home underbelly that i...
by JD
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 2.4 /12 pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: 2.4 /12 pitch

Minimum pitch for shingle warranty is 2.5/12. Would a 2.4/12 be voided? Maybe. No big loss though. The warranty is for defects in manufacturing, which will be highly unlikely. 25 yr shingles are not guaranteed for 25 yrs. Got to read the warranty. Ice & Water shield can be installed instead of roof ...
by JD
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: new roof ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: new roof ideas

As a mobile home repair pro and a bass player, I will say you have no hope. Bass frequency will travel through roofs, floors, walls, windows, period. A Single-ply rubber (TPO, PVC, etc) will reduce the noise, if you use a dense and thick insulation panel like poly-iso, 2" minimum. I would also set t...
by JD
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Got a Bid, too much? Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor
Replies: 20
Views: 3090

Re: Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor

I agree with the other posters here. Plywood not OSB. I can bend the edge of an OSB panel with my bare hands. You can feel some give on new OSB nailed down to 16" centers. Contractors will add a profit percentage to all materials purchased, so it will cost more than the plywood itself. I always use ...
by JD
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skylight repair/replace?
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Re: Skylight repair/replace?

Whether you replace the skylight or roof over the hole is up to you. I don't know which would be cheaper, if done properly. If you are roofing over, I would replace the sheathing where the hole is, which would require replacing more shingles. When installing a skylight, a leak free installation is a...
by JD
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roof leaking around vents
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: roof leaking around vents

I would replace the plastic vent cap for a metal one like the picture below. It is possible that you cracked the plastic one when trying to get the rubber grommet screws tightened down tight enough to seal. If feasible, remove all sealants around the vent to the original metal and clean well with la...
by JD
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Gutter installation question
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Gutter installation question

When I install gutters I want to get the back lip of the gutter tucked up under the J-channel of a metal roof or the nose edge of a comp shingle roof. Put your fasteners into the studs.
by JD
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Over-engineering
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Re: Over-engineering

A good way to strengthen floor joist is to add blocking between the joists. I also had a customer whose front load washing machine, would shake the home. I added 2 adjustable steel piers with a 4x6x8' under the W/D. Added some blocking and there was no shake at all. I have done this same thing with ...