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by mdnagel
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

Not exactly freeze-free here- PNW.

Being on a slab would it really matter? I'm trying to get my head around all the possible dynamics: I can understand non-slab and non-pier installations being sensitive to freezing.
by mdnagel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Making open concept
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Making open concept

I'm guessing that if there's no supporting blocking underneath the home that is under any of that wall then no, it's not structural. HOWEVER, that might not be conclusive because someone may have set up the home incorrectly. So... as Greg suggested, probably will have to contact the manufacturer: th...
by mdnagel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Combining two rain gutter downspouts
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Combining two rain gutter downspouts

Probably a little late to be of help to the OP, but... I get a LOT of rain, in the vicinity of 70"/year! If you take an area adjacent to your house that's equal to 1/2 of your roof area that adjacent area is getting TWICE the amount of water/rain fall as is coming straight down from the skies! For m...
by mdnagel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

Greg, I really like what you did. I can't seem to find those panels around anywhere. How do/did you facilitate access "doors?"

Here's a picture that kind of shows the situation I have, the extra width on the slab, and the skirting framing (note top is attached directly to home):
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by mdnagel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

Question on your skirting

Image

What is that darker band of material delineating? Why wasn't the lighter material above run down to the top edge of the skirting)?
by mdnagel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

OK, thanks for the input. I'll do some more pondering. But... Is it correct that the skirting should be free floating, not attached to the home itself? (reason for the tracks [upper]?) As mentioned, I have some framing for the skirting and (I believe) they connected it to the rim joist. The skirting...
by mdnagel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

Hi, Greg!

No tracks, just pressure treated wood framing for attaching the T1-11 skirting. The sealer along the bottom has long since departed.

Haven't looked at this in quite a while. I seem to recall that they had attached the skirt frame to the home, which I thought wasn't correct?
by mdnagel
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

WOW, hard to believe that it's been six years since I was first inquiring about this ( http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=46049#p46049 )! Many projects have kept me away from doing repairs on the home. Now that they're finished I'll be, finally, getting around to the home, but onl...
by mdnagel
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replace all water lines?
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

Re: replace all water lines?

I've got a project all mapped out for completely replacing all my existing plumbing (PVC in a double-wide) with PEX. Unlike most folks, however, I plan on using PEX-A ("Uponor" - original manufacturer of PEX). PEX-B, which uses crimp rings, is what you find in all the big box stores. PEX-A is, IMO, ...
by mdnagel
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5492

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Here's what the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) have to say about this (I think that I'll look to consult here more often): [From http://www.ashireporter.org/articles/articles.aspx?id=1568] Approved piping materials Another common mistake made by the weekend warrior is to use PVC pipe to ...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Special water heater for mobile home
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Special water heater for mobile home

OK... I was thinking you had to shoehorn your pan into the HWH closet. My pan's top diameter (they taper a bit, larger dia on top, smaller on bottom) is actually greater than the width of my closet; I'm going to have to mash the pan in place, somehow, and then try and get my plumbing holes worked ar...
by mdnagel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5492

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Just an update on my planning... I'd been mulling over having two locations for manifolds, with two 3/4" lines running a cold and a hot to the other set of manifolds. The IDEA was fairly elegant because I'd be spanning a run of 20' between the two areas with only two lines. But... one area where I'd...
by mdnagel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Special water heater for mobile home
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Special water heater for mobile home

Terri, from what I've been able to glean, with ELECTRIC hot water heaters it doesn't matter, as long as you've got suitable power (electrical circuit has sufficient amps/volts [most are 240v]) and it fits*. * Make sure it can fit through everywhere it needs to get through until it lands in it's inst...
by mdnagel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Run dryer vent behind washer?
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: Run dryer vent behind washer?

Once again I'm impressed with Greg's suggestions/solutions. In case it didn't get properly digested, here's what he suggested: Build a raised platform and route the ducting underneath the units. If you've got front-load units this would probably make things even better, as it would raise things up f...
by mdnagel
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5492

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Devon, will do what I can with pics, but it's sometimes a bit hard when you're in the thick of things. And, mostly it'll be routing lines underneath, where things are a bit difficult to really see. Probably the most interesting aspect would be the manifolds and some of the end-point connections. Mos...