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by JD
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing wall
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Replacing wall

Excellent video! Thank you, Mark.
by JD
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pics uploaded; New Subfloor, Lots of Gaps=Problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 4399

Re: Pics uploaded; New Subfloor, Lots of Gaps=Problem?

My biggest concern would be that there should be blocking where that gap a long the wall is. When you remove the particle board floor, there will be spans a long the walls and where your new plywood will lay, that will have no wood under it. All of these areas need to be blocked with 2x4 or 2x6, so ...
by JD
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall gaps
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Wall gaps

I would also check the level of the home, as that would most likely show you that this is a level problem. I have never worked on a mobile home with a basement, so I really do not have anything to offer, as far as a foundation inspection or solution. I have worked on a lot of newer homes, with textu...
by JD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cross-over Duct
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Cross-over Duct

I would recommend a stainless steel tie clamp. Looks like a hose clamp but huge. They will be right next to the duct product at your home store. Then seal everything with an hvac approved duct tape. Usually quite thin and won't hold anything, but it seals very well and lasts a long time. Duck tape, ...
by JD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questions about steel roof options for arched roof
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Questions about steel roof options for arched roof

There are a couple of problems with standard corrugated steel. All of the fasteners will need to be sealed with some type of roof sealant, polyurethane is a good choice. These fasteners will need frequent maintenance as expansion and contraction will loosen and tear sealants. Another problem is the ...
by JD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Question for JD
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Question for JD

I have never used Henry Tropic-Cool, so be sure to follow the manufacturers instructions. I know that sounds too simple, but it is the most common mistake I see, especially in regards to prep and number of coats. To be sure I am getting the right spread rate, I will use a chalk line and mark out a o...
by JD
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hi again, I'm still around
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: Hi again, I'm still around

A big hello to MizFurball2u, steelworkersgal, Jim from Canada and Greg. Anyone who remembers me has been a member here for quite a while. I have been mostly MIA for years. I still work on mobile homes but the majority of my free time is spent playing music in the band Featherbone and other music act...
by JD
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Siding - Any Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: New Siding - Any Advice?

Having been in the mobile home repair business for 31 years, I have probably installed every common type of siding available. In the old days, I even installed the aluminum flat panel mesa ribbed siding that was standard back in the day. My personal opinion is, HardiePanel or Smartside is the best w...
by JD
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: We have a new owner!
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: We have a new owner!

Hello and welcome AJ. I am looking forward to the changes in the forum. I used to spend quite a bit of time here every day, when there was more traffic. In the last couple or more years I have been heavily involved in another passion of mine. It seems like Greg and other users have done a fine job b...
by JD
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Emergency roof repair help needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: Emergency roof repair help needed.

I agree with Greg. You will need to repair the trusses. As long as you are or have able body workers it does not need to be expensive. No point in putting in a textured sheetrock ceiling in if you are going too demo the house. After the repair, you can replace the insulation and then just fasten up ...
by JD
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: the ins and outs, pros and cons of better bellies
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: the ins and outs, pros and cons of better bellies

I have been in the mobile home repair business for over 30 years. I have done most every repair from roofs to sets and relevels and every type of remodel in between. My thought is that you may be over thinking the under belly. I would recommend using the very affordable mobile home underbelly that i...
by JD
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 2.4 /12 pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: 2.4 /12 pitch

Minimum pitch for shingle warranty is 2.5/12. Would a 2.4/12 be voided? Maybe. No big loss though. The warranty is for defects in manufacturing, which will be highly unlikely. 25 yr shingles are not guaranteed for 25 yrs. Got to read the warranty. Ice & Water shield can be installed instead of roof ...
by JD
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: new roof ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: new roof ideas

As a mobile home repair pro and a bass player, I will say you have no hope. Bass frequency will travel through roofs, floors, walls, windows, period. A Single-ply rubber (TPO, PVC, etc) will reduce the noise, if you use a dense and thick insulation panel like poly-iso, 2" minimum. I would also set t...
by JD
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Got a Bid, too much? Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor
Replies: 20
Views: 3906

Re: Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor

I agree with the other posters here. Plywood not OSB. I can bend the edge of an OSB panel with my bare hands. You can feel some give on new OSB nailed down to 16" centers. Contractors will add a profit percentage to all materials purchased, so it will cost more than the plywood itself. I always use ...
by JD
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skylight repair/replace?
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: Skylight repair/replace?

Whether you replace the skylight or roof over the hole is up to you. I don't know which would be cheaper, if done properly. If you are roofing over, I would replace the sheathing where the hole is, which would require replacing more shingles. When installing a skylight, a leak free installation is a...