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by Greg
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom flooded
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Bathroom flooded

Not real pretty, but I've seen a lot worse. As long as the floor is sound I would seal it up and go with it.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom flooded
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Bathroom flooded

the pro that I used to know used the powder mix. That was 10 years ago, so there may be something new & better.
This is one of those do some research and ask questions type jobs.

Plumbing looks good. I would leave it alone.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom flooded
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Bathroom flooded

Seal the sub floor up as you planned then put down some leveling compound to make the floor flat & smooth. To completely hide the plumbing, you would need to work through the wall with it. It would take more work to do it that way. You may be able to come through the floor near the wall and build a ...
by Greg
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Drywall Thickness??
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Drywall Thickness??

Most original sheetrock in mobiles are 3/8 thick, If you use mollys for 1/2" you should be fine. Better yet find a stud and anchor into that.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Safe to remove this portion of bedroom/closet wall?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Safe to remove this portion of bedroom/closet wall?

Double up the stud on the right and do a double bottom header and you should be fine.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: A/C and heat comes from the ceiling vents. Are the existing floor vents necessary?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: A/C and heat comes from the ceiling vents. Are the existing floor vents necessary?

They are most likely cold air returns to the furnace. They "return" cold air to the furnace to be reheated and sent through the ceiling vents as hot air. It sounds like you have one of the better systems, most manufactured homes just use a filter in the furnace door to suck air through.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Toilet handle
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Toilet handle

First I wouldn't mess with a toilet that is almost 40, new toilets are around $100. If you are a true antique collector you could try to find and old school full service hardware store that may have "new old stock".

Greg
by Greg
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Changing Outlets In Kitchen!
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Changing Outlets In Kitchen!

A few tips. If you are using the traditional "modular" box/outlet that is common in Mobile homes do yourself a favor and throw them out. Use a separate box with traditional outlets that use screws to connect the wires. Also GFI protected outlets within 5' of water is required by code. Here is a prin...
by Greg
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof Vents Question
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Roof Vents Question

There are no simple answers when it comes to ventilation. About the only actual answer to ventilation is for the skirting. When it comes roof the construction of the roof system may not allow for a good air flow as in conventional stick built homes. As you said the eaves are too short to allow for v...
by Greg
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

On a slab you should be OK as long as the slab was installed correctly. I have seen cases of poor installations where the whole slab shifted and cracked.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom fix up
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Bathroom fix up

A lot of the answer depends on you. How deep do you want to get involved the the project. You will find that with enough planning and money ANYTHING is possible and can be done. Windows can be added, walls can be moved or changed. Depending on the depth of what you want the job could take some time ...
by Greg
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

Those were insulated concrete panels that same off of a commercial building that were used to protect a rubber roof. For the access panel I cut the access hole in the panel and framed it with pressure treated wood. In most cases the top of the skirting should be allowed to float. If you are in a reg...
by Greg
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Making open concept
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Making open concept

I would contact the manufacturer, If you have the vin# or the numbers from the spec. sticker usually by the breaker box they should be able to tell you for sure. Personally I don't think it is load bearing and I have never seen a wall angled like that. I think as long as you build a support column y...
by Greg
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

In most applications there should be a top rail to allow for ground or home movement during the freezing weather. I decided to try a shallow track (metal 2x4) screwed to the bottom of the rim joist when I did ours. The home is set on 18" piers 48" deep so frost is not going to move the home. I think...
by Greg
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

Again, if you ask 10 people you will get 10 answers. Here is one manufacturer's instructions https://www.skirtingdirect.com/pdf/vinyl_install_instructions.pdf I used insulated concrete roof panels on our's so it was a "wing it as you go" job. http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t...