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by 1987Commodore
Thu May 18, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: water heater

Combustion air must come from outside. System must be sealed from intake to exhaust vent. You must use a mh approved unit for insurance purposes, and to avoid "waking up dead" from carbon monoxide poisoning. You could draw the combustion air from a side wall, but it must be ducted directly to the wh...
by 1987Commodore
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hi friends, I need help again.
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Hi friends, I need help again.

Any home store will sell the supplies to make new screens. I doubt you will ever find them pre-made. Some stores will offer the service of making them, some will just sell you the parts for a DIY project. They are pretty easy to make, I did all of mine a few years ago. If you still have the metal fr...
by 1987Commodore
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How to cut a wall and create an access panel for plumping
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: How to cut a wall and create an access panel for plumpin

Check a home center - there are access doors available to install for easy access. They can be painted to match your walls. If you go that route, size your cuts accordingly.
by 1987Commodore
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rigid foam insulated skirting
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: Rigid foam insulated skirting

Greg wrote:Rigid foam does work and is safer than hay bales (fire?). You want your skirting as tight as possible in cold weather.

Greg
But make sure you have a way to ventilate it in warm weather.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Got a Bid, too much? Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor
Replies: 20
Views: 3102

Re: Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor

Plywood, it may cost more, but totally worth it. As to under the walls, you may be able to get away with adding blocking to the joists to support the floor. That depends upon the condition of the particle board under there now.
by 1987Commodore
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: porch pushing into house
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: porch pushing into house

Any sign of rot on the post bases?
If they are solid, maybe you could pull that side back to plumb, then install cross braces to keep it from racking again.
by 1987Commodore
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Storm door problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Storm door problem.

I've never done it, but they say it is tack welded on the ends, so would need to cut the weld, and resecure when done.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mobile home wall strength ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4819

Re: mobile home wall strength ?

Can't see why the pole barn guys or the Amish couldn't do the job; after all, it's just like building a small pole barn.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Not really a repair issue but a rules issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Not really a repair issue but a rules issue

Sounds like you made a good decision.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing tub
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Replacing tub

Look in the adjoining room for an access panel for the tub plumbing.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mobile home wall strength ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4819

Re: mobile home wall strength ?

In the link I posted, you notice that the new roof is done properly, supported by the 6X6s, not resting on the trailer itself. Since you have a flat roof, you wouldn't have to build it so high, but you can adjust the height to provide needed slope over your additions.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mobile home wall strength ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4819

Re: mobile home wall strength ?

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/show ... p?t=600356
Here's a look at something for you. Hope you're not trying to do this on the cheap.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mobile home wall strength ?
Replies: 21
Views: 4819

Re: mobile home wall strength ?

No way do you want those support posts sitting on a pad. However you do it, the foundation needs to be below the frost line, usually about 36". I would use Sonotubes and extend the concrete 6" above ground, anchor 6x6 to them. I would be absolutely amazed if your walls would hold the load, and then ...
by 1987Commodore
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Upgrading central air
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Re: Upgrading central air

I am in New York, and FWIW, my Miller package unit A/C is 28 years old, with absolutely no issues.