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by mnc
Fri May 14, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Celotex fiberboard sheathing
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Celotex fiberboard sheathing

I own a 90's Liberty 14x72 that has Celotex fiberboard as sheathing underneath the vinyl siding. I know from looking at the material myself, that it doesn't seem to hold up well under damp conditions. My question is this: If I replace the vinyl siding and remove the fiberboard, what thickness of ply...
by mnc
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Heat tape
Replies: 0
Views: 1272

Heat tape

With fall approaching and winter just around the corner, now is a good time for those living in colder climates to check your heat tape. This link: http://www.mygreathome.com/fix-it_guide/heat_tape.htm provides excellent information and guidance regarding this topic. Site owner Mark Bower also provi...
by mnc
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: drywall
Replies: 2
Views: 656

RE: drywall

I would go with 3/8", which is standard on most mobile homes. The reason has to do with the amount of weight put on the outlying perimeter of the home. Also, the paneling coming off is generally about 3/8" thick. With that in mind, you have to take in consideration the electrical outlets and how far...
by mnc
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A how to on MH door replacement with standard size doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

RE: A how to on MH door replacement with standard size doors

You can find out how and see what I did from my posting here:
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by mnc
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Outswing doors
Replies: 9
Views: 66432

RE: Outswing doors

I had the same problem you did with my back door. It was a cheap stryofoam filled outswing door with a tiny little window and no screen door. I took off the trim around the door on the inside and wrote down the rough opening measurements. Keep in mind that most exterior mobile home doors that I've c...
by mnc
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: basement under single wide???
Replies: 4
Views: 3440

RE: basement under single wide???

Here is a link to Sylvia's picture page: http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/a ... user_id=64
by mnc
Tue May 20, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water Leak Potential
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Monty, as you know you need to get things dried out ASAP. Water and Mobiles are not a good combination. Greg Thanks for the heads up Greg. Luckily, I the water spread wasn't too bad. We bought a wet/dry vac and sucked all the water up from beneath the carpet and ran fans on it. The kitchen floor ha...
by mnc
Mon May 19, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water Leak Potential
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Water Leak Potential

I bought a new washer and dryer for my mobile home last November. The company I bought it from came and set it all up and connected the water hoses. The water hoses were the standard black rubber hoses. I came home from work today to find my entire laundry room, kitchen floor and half of the carpete...
by mnc
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 938

New member

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