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by Jim from Canada
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting, my way.
Replies: 0
Views: 4567

Skirting, my way.

I went back and forth about posting this one here. I don't ever want to do my skirting again. I experimented on the back of the house a few years ago and it still looks like new with no problems with frost heave, weathering, etc. It's a fairly simple system of doing it, but it does require a bit of ...
by Jim from Canada
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again

Well, I'm in Canada, so if we had the skirting open in the winter we'd freeze to death right after all the plumbing froze. We have humid summers so keeping it vented during those times makes more sense as you don't want the humidity trapped under there causing rot and such. The moving air helps with...
by Jim from Canada
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again

This is how I am doing mine. Vented in summer, closed in winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_ppdFS-VlM&t=193s
by Jim from Canada
Fri May 10, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Best method for skirting
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Best method for skirting

I am using 1/2" concrete backer board that is commonly used in bathrooms. It is also rated as a skirting material.
by Jim from Canada
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! I need skirting!
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Help! I need skirting!

I am slowly re doing mine and I am using concrete board. The stuff they use for shower surrounds. It is rated by the manufacturer as a skirting material. It isn't insulated, but we don't have much of a problem with that, the belly is insulated pretty well. I am in Ontario, Canada and it gets cold. I...
by Jim from Canada
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Reply, or submit?
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: Reply, or submit?

On the quick reply at the bottom of each thread I see a box for the reply contents. Under that are 2 boxes labelled "full editor and preview" and "submit". Below and to the left of that is a blue box with white lettering saying "post reply" with a white arrow also. I am not sure which to hit and a f...
by Jim from Canada
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Reply, or submit?
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: Reply, or submit?

OK, has something changed? Now on this thread I only see 3 boxes with "save draft", "preview" and "submit" on it and the blue background with white lettering "reply" is no longer there.....on this thread.
by Jim from Canada
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Reply, or submit?
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Reply, or submit?

I post answers to questions and they don't show up. Why is there both a "reply" and a "submit" button? Which one do you use? and why is this so unnecessarily complicated?
by Jim from Canada
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hardwood Pallet Flooring!
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Hardwood Pallet Flooring!

As Greg said, getting them to the same thickness is important. You will want them pretty smooth too (no splinters). The other critical operation would be to put a tongue on one edge and end, and a matching groove on the opposite edge and end so they interlock. Once down it will have to be all sanded...
by Jim from Canada
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electrical outlets that are linked to a light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Electrical outlets that are linked to a light switch

In some areas the building code requires a switched ceiling light OR a switched outlet to control a lamp upon entering a room. By passing the switch could make your home non compliant, and may effect other things like insurance and re sale. But you could just leave the switch on, or by pass it in th...
by Jim from Canada
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home move video
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Mobile home move video

This past summer we had a new unit come into the park. I was able to capture the process on video. The preamble was filmed today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMmS6Bf4jv8
by Jim from Canada
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?

That sounds like a good solution. By the sounds of it there is still only 1 layer as everything is bonded together. Congrats on solving the issue.
by Jim from Canada
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: New rubber roof over old rubber roof?

No. You do not want 2 water impermeable surfaces next to each other. Any dampness or moisture (or even humidity) will get trapped between the layers and mold will grow.
by Jim from Canada
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 3313

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

I have a 6' x 5' area in the home where my wood stove sits and it is done with slate tile. Never had a problem in the 12 years it has been there. My floors have 2x6 joists and 5/8 particle board on top. I glued and screwed a layer of 3/4" construction grade plywood, rough side up (grips the mortar b...
by Jim from Canada
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 3313

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

Note: They have all kinds of information on the Shluter site for installation. You will need the pan, and a curb, and what ever other options you want.