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by Greg
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Best electrical outlets to use as replacements
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Best electrical outlets to use as replacements

I would stay away from the super cheap ones (even though they are probably better than the original outlets). I like Leviton or Pass & Seymore better name brands.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall gaps
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Wall gaps

I have to agree that something is shifting. Looking at the marriage wall cracks I would guess that either the center is raising or the sides are dropping. Have you checked the home with a water level? I think I would do a relevel and then keep a close eye on things. If you see the cracks change chec...
by Greg
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall gaps
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Wall gaps

The more pics the better. There are lots of eyes here that may see problems.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall gaps
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Wall gaps

I have questions about the support system. Are there I beams running across the basement to support both the frame rails and the outside wall rim joists? Do you know who designed the support system, A structural engineer?
Can you post a few pictures?

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Heat/AC Floor Vents
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Heat/AC Floor Vents

Probably the fresh air intake for the combustion. Mobile homes are required by code to use outside are for any type of combustion for heating.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Water main shut off crock
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Water main shut off crock

That is one of the main issues with living in a park. Most owners simply want a rent check every month and do nothing in return. Unfortunately the fastest & easiest way for you is to clean it out yourself. Heat tape only has a 5-10 year life span so you should PLAN on changing it before you have a p...
by Greg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing wall
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Replacing wall

Not a stupid question at all. Textured panels in mobile homes (both wall & ceiling) are next to impossible to replace with an original. You will need to find a textured paint something like this. https://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/how_to_apply_faux_finsihes Or re finish the wall with a different s...
by Greg
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Air duct cleaning
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Air duct cleaning

The most popular way here is to go from one register to the next. If you can find some flexible hose that fits your vac. it will make things easier. Or if you are daring buy one of those robo vacs and turn it loose in the duct and see what happens.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Weird gap opening between walls next to weight rack
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Weird gap opening between walls next to weight rack

I have to agree with Ron, It looks like a floor sag issue. I would add a couple of piers and a 4x4 across the floor joists in the room to support the weight.
You may want to check the home and relevel (with a water level) if necessary.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom flooded
Replies: 12
Views: 550

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: 12
Views: 550

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: 12
Views: 550

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: 226

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: 199

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: 189

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