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by waitingtohear
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: We have a new owner!
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: We have a new owner!

my 2 cents is: once a visitor chooses the main topic to review such as "REPAIRS", there should then be categories listed, each with their own sub-topics so it's easier and faster to find what a visitor is looking to read about. Example: I want to read up on questions and answers about "skirting". So...
by waitingtohear
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is correct type of Nail to use on outside wall panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

What is correct type of Nail to use on outside wall panels

I get so confused going into Home Depot and looking at all the boxed nails. Most say they are "galvinized" which is not a long term coating for outdoor walls. They will eventually start to rust and streak. Others say "outdoor" use but are coated with a gold tint? the box doesn't say what it's coated...
by waitingtohear
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water Pipes located directly under sub-floor normal ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Water Pipes located directly under sub-floor normal ???

I had a worker cutting out my particleboard floors. Because mobile homes from the 70's were put together in wacky ways, he accidentally cut right through a galvanized water line and we had to replace the pipe. The pipe wasn't even at the bottom area of the joist. It was actually right under the sub ...
by waitingtohear
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sagging wall + skirting costs
Replies: 10
Views: 5036

Re: Sagging wall + skirting costs

I should add, I don't quite know what type of frost issues you have in your area, but you can start with this information and see if your guy who mentioned the pony wall can explain how he can make sure you won't have issues if you go with his idea: http://www.concreteconstruction.net/Images/How%20t...
by waitingtohear
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sagging wall + skirting costs
Replies: 10
Views: 5036

Re: Sagging wall + skirting costs

Based on all the floor work I just did on my 1973 mobile, I would first compare your 2 choices to support the floor: 1) a pony wall would be a concrete blocked wall that would support the outer edge of your home. 2) a joist would be another wood beam in the floor (that can be installed from undernea...
by waitingtohear
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double wide
Replies: 15
Views: 6785

Re: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double w

I did call Clarion today (who makes a lot of boards for different name brands) and found that this product is of high quality MDF material and my installer says he loves it also. It goes together well and looks great. You can also visit their site for more specifications to see it's not just cheapo ...
by waitingtohear
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double wide
Replies: 15
Views: 6785

Re: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double w

I found the Clarion LLC name from backside of panels happens to be in Pennsylvania, (which makes sense to the "Pennsylvania Traditions" name) According to their site, they do use high end materials. On monday I am going to phone them to verify their "sycamore' 12mm, from HD closeout, is of this high...
by waitingtohear
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double wide
Replies: 15
Views: 6785

Re: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double w

Well, due to time restrictions on when this floor job gets done I had to make a decision today and went with a 12mm I found at Home Depot. It happen to be one on sale as a close-out. $1.39 a square foot. Name is: Pennslyvania Traditions Sycamore. Has a 25 year residential warranty. current link is: ...
by waitingtohear
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double wide
Replies: 15
Views: 6785

Re: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double w

Thanks for the input to all! Ya, I think I may be overthinking it. I found some information that states even though 12mm is "thicker" it doesn't mean it's more "dense" so it can be just as flexible as 8mm. So I'm going to stop worrying about that now and just hope it works out in the end. I heard th...
by waitingtohear
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double wide
Replies: 15
Views: 6785

Re: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double w

I think I need to update my question: I have already re-done the entire subfloor with 23/32" plywood. And the floor is now fully level on both sides of this double wide home. BUT: I'm wondering if it's better to go with 8mm or 12mm on a doublewide floor which MAY in the future, have level issues on ...
by waitingtohear
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double wide
Replies: 15
Views: 6785

What is Best thickness of laminate flooring for double wide

I am about to lay down new laminate flooring over my new 23/32" plywood subfloors. I first was going to choice a 12mm thickness, but may go with a 8 mm. I understand that a thicker mm is typically better because it is more solid, better sound resistance, feels more like wood etc... But then I though...
by waitingtohear
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: what are Tie Down rods for: One purpose only or many?
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: what are Tie Down rods for: One purpose only or many?

Yes, I read this article before and it talks about using rods for high winds. But, I guess I'm confused what is called a "tie down" for high wind issues compared to the rods that get pushed under ground with a post support like a Abesco Tuf-1, which seems to be for earthquake issues only. I'm trying...
by waitingtohear
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: what are Tie Down rods for: One purpose only or many?
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

what are Tie Down rods for: One purpose only or many?

I've been curious if tie down rods used with foundation post\pier systems such as what ABESCO sells,(EZ-Tie) is strictly for "wind" issues only. In other words, are tie down rods just to help from having the home being lifted and damaged by high winds or do they play another role such as help during...
by waitingtohear
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: horizontal strips in walls are ????
Replies: 13
Views: 3964

Re: horizontal strips in walls are ????

DaveyB, Yes, I get what you mean. But I keep thinking about what's already been in the home. Such as a gas stove, washer and dryer, all of which are in a row against the outer wall. so if all that weight doesn't make the flooring bend at the frames edge, why would an extra 111 lbs of wall boards? Ex...
by waitingtohear
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: horizontal strips in walls are ????
Replies: 13
Views: 3964

Re: horizontal strips in walls are ????

JD is right. They are OSB boards. Not Gypsum at all. I will probably have to add perimeter blocking. However, I weighed the OSB board and they are 37lbs each. There will be about 3 per room for the one wall side I'm nailing these to. So that brings up one final question, will these boards actually c...