Hey all, whats up. I'm kinda new to the site, but not so new to the idea of repairing my mobile home. I've got the manual for mobile home repair and believe it just may be time to get started. Luck has it I have a place to live while we do this. The house is currently on jackstands, but with any luck should be moved to another spot this week and on to cinder blocks, we live in south central Texas and the ground is so rocky that even on jack stands the house has stayed level. The reason for the move is better drainage for both septic and rain water run off and because I have just bought the lot next door and the house would look better there. Unfortunately the house was a rental and needs a complete overhaul, the frame under the floor, the joist caps, the walls (that's a mess all in its own). Before we get started though, The joist cap on the front of the house is rotted (really rotted), my plan was to replace the cap 12' at a time, however looking at the floor it will need to be replaced as well. The frame work for the walls and roof is bad, no leaks yet and in several areas the top plate is rotted and a few of the roof trusses will need to be repaired. Oh yeah, the house was built in 1985 and has hardwood siding and 2X3 walls. I want to change the siding, if possible to metal but at the very least replace the siding with 7/8 plywood and cover in plastic/vinyl. Since the floor and the frame work will be getting replaced is there any chance of using 2X4s for the replacement frame work on the walls? I guess the hardest question is where do I start? I thought of starting one room at a time, replacing the joist cap, and any repairs to the floor joist. Please excuse my rambling, I'm just eager to get started.
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