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by willroach
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor Joist not 16" on center
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Floor Joist not 16" on center

Ok i got it, since im in michigan i will create the blanket using the Tyvek and insulation to protect the pipes. Thanks for the help everyone.
by willroach
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor Joist not 16" on center
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Re: Floor Joist not 16" on center

So that i am clear; i don't want to stuff the insulation between the joist? I want to create a blanket to hang below the joist? not sure i understand what i need to do.
by willroach
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor Joist not 16" on center
Replies: 5
Views: 2329

Floor Joist not 16" on center

Folks, was doing some measuring for insulations between my floor joists and noticed that the joist are not 16" on center or 14.5" between the joist. My joist are 16.5" between each other. this could cause an issue when i install the insulation in the next few weeks as i will have a gap to try and fi...
by willroach
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Insulating the underbelly: Paper back or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Insulating the underbelly: Paper back or not?

Folks, Im in the process of removing the old underbelly material and insulation. when i talk to mobile home repair stores or contractors they all recommend not using the insulation that has a paper backing on it. their reasons are mostly moisture related. I purchased the repair manual on this site a...
by willroach
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major floor issues, need options
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Major floor issues, need options

Thanks folks for all the help. Im sure ill have more question as the repairs continue.
by willroach
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major floor issues, need options
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Major floor issues, need options

Ok, I ripped the floor out of the back bedroom and did everything but sister up the edges. I will agree its alot easier to do from the top. Just do it one room at a time. Two questions, i went to the mobile home store and explained that i was going to use TYVEK for my under belly and they gave me th...
by willroach
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major floor issues, need options
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Major floor issues, need options

After looking at it again tonight, i cant argue that doing it from the inside will be my best option. too much rot to patch up. My question now is, do i need to install the underbelly and insulation first prior to installing a new floor? Or can this be done once the floor is in place. only have limi...
by willroach
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major floor issues, need options
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Major floor issues, need options

I know, this is why i am debating what to do. the pic are of the OSB between the joist and not on top of them. essentially just putting patches on the soft spots so i don't fall through, going to support the OSB with 2x4 or 2x6 between the joist....this is my thought at least. But all the articles a...
by willroach
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major floor issues, need options
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Major floor issues, need options

Not to bore folks with my story, but this is my second residents as my family stays hours away and I work in the metro Detroit area where this MH is during the week. The reason i mention this, is for financial reasons. I do not have he money or the time to do a complete rip out of the floors. I am o...
by willroach
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major floor issues, need options
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Major floor issues, need options

Thank Greg, I will search and see what i can find. I appreciate your help!
by willroach
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major floor issues, need options
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Major floor issues, need options

Folks, I recently purchased a '73 hawthorn signal wide in a mobile home park. I did purchase the home in a "as is" conditioned and made the mistake of not doing a inspection of the underside of the trailer. Well i was doing some cleaning and inspecting recently and noticed i have a huge floor issue ...