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by Jim from Canada
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home move video
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Mobile home move video

This past summer we had a new unit come into the park. I was able to capture the process on video. The preamble was filmed today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMmS6Bf4jv8
by Jim from Canada
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?

That sounds like a good solution. By the sounds of it there is still only 1 layer as everything is bonded together. Congrats on solving the issue.
by Jim from Canada
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?

No. You do not want 2 water impermeable surfaces next to each other. Any dampness or moisture (or even humidity) will get trapped between the layers and mold will grow.
by Jim from Canada
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

I have a 6' x 5' area in the home where my wood stove sits and it is done with slate tile. Never had a problem in the 12 years it has been there. My floors have 2x6 joists and 5/8 particle board on top. I glued and screwed a layer of 3/4" construction grade plywood, rough side up (grips the mortar b...
by Jim from Canada
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

Note: They have all kinds of information on the Shluter site for installation. You will need the pan, and a curb, and what ever other options you want.
by Jim from Canada
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

There are DIY floor pans that are like a gently sloped piece of high density styrofoam. I have seen them in HD up here. You just buy what you need and cut it to size, or add pieces to it, to fit. They do need a membrane on top of them and then tile or something like that. The drain is also specific ...
by Jim from Canada
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

One other thing to keep in mind, you don't want to put 2 waterproof systems on top of each other. Any moisture, from humidity etc. will be trapped between the layers and cause future problems.
by Jim from Canada
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

We had much the same situation. The tub is gone now and the shower has been "temporarily" replaced with another small one for the last 14 years....lol. I too want to replace the temporary shower with a full size one. We will probably end up with a "shower tub" arrangement in there at some point. You...
by Jim from Canada
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Skirting

Well, I got a video edited of how I did the partial re-skirting. I only went as far as was needed so I could build the deck for now, but the rest will be done the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_ppdFS-VlM
by Jim from Canada
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home Attic Ventilation
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Mobile Home Attic Ventilation

See my reply in your other thread.
by Jim from Canada
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question

When I did my re roof I did some upgrades at the same time. First, my trusses were 24" OC and the sheathing was also 1/2" with H clips and I also had venting issues as you do. I had the work done, I did not DIY this job. I had them strip the roof to the trusses. Then I had them add a 2 x 4, on edge,...
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Skirting

At under 108 sq. ft, and not attached to the home, there was no permit required. It is overbuilt none the less.
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Skirting

So, I have my partial re skirting done with the concrete panels. I hope the links to the photos embed properly. I got enough done so I could build the new deck at the patio door. The roof over it has not been done yet though. At the other side of the patio stones will be a mirror image deck at the b...
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cleaning Shower Stall
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Cleaning Shower Stall

My wife puts toilet cleaner on ours. Works well, just let it sit for a bit and rinse it away.
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Frost line footers the easy way
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Frost line footers the easy way

They are about 4'+ deep. Depth perception gets wacky with video, particularly when using a bit of zoom.