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by Mark440
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Recommendations for insulation under belly
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Recommendations for insulation under belly

uh-oh......I got to back track on the win. Was out just kinda of checking on things....and one corner has some terrifying signs of breach. I used landscape timbers - turned up on edge, then staked to contain the pea gravel at about 6" out from the skirting panels. The depth below grade is about 3 in...
by Mark440
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Recommendations for insulation under belly
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Recommendations for insulation under belly

being my skirting was plastic - and critters had chewed clean through it in multiple places....and being i was tired of patching holes in the belly....I had all of it torn completely out. Had a company come in a spray foam on the entire underside, and then installed metal skirting with an abundance ...
by Mark440
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Another rim joist question?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Another rim joist question?

Hate to say it - but I really don't have a very high opinion of "inspectors". I financed via VA - and VA required the inspection. The only thing the "inspector" noted was my tie-downs were not cemented into the ground. The closing was postponed until the owner had some goofball come out with a claw ...
by Mark440
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: U-channel for 3/8" sheetrock edges
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: U-channel for 3/8" sheetrock edges

I don't think that either big orange or big blue carry anything. You might check with Orange Aluminum as they have an extremely wide variety of extruded aluminum...and their prices are pretty danged good as well. Checking their website...under Products > Channels...on the left side of that page is a...
by Mark440
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: HVAC duct redirect - IT WORKS !
Replies: 0
Views: 106

HVAC duct redirect - IT WORKS !

A combination of factors all came together - in the worst way - which left my underside ducting in shambles. The main piece of ducting in each half of this double wide looked like swiss cheese, and the flex duct got ripped and torn by the re-level contractor. It's easy enough to replace the flex duc...
by Mark440
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Best method for skirting
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Best method for skirting

Call around, prices here are all over the place. check some of the lumber yards also. If you have any steel roofers in your area, you may be able to buy cutoffs long enough for skirting. Greg Also check with regular metal roofing suppliers as sometimes a customer cancels an order - so it all kinda ...
by Mark440
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is this called?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: What is this called?

If the round work box was screwed in via the 4 mounting holes - then you can get an exact replacement from orange or blue big box. But! If you cannot access how this box was mounted - you will have to get a work box that has little plastic 'flags' that flip into place behind the mounting surface to ...
by Mark440
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting vents oriented vertically?
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Skirting vents oriented vertically?

After a few setbacks.... I'll start installing my new skirting this coming week. I've got some siding panels that have rot at the bottom, so that will be repaired first - and then it is on to the skirting! I have read recently that venting is not necessary as long as there is thorough and complete g...
by Mark440
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! Possible no tie downs, home seems quite unstable
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Help! Possible no tie downs, home seems quite unstable

When I had my place re-leveled, I also had them install the Xi2 foundation stabilization system. I had them do all 4 corners - and any vibration is now gone. At each corner - they dug a hole about 2ft x 2ft x 2ft, and then filled it with concrete. The re-level plus 4 of the retro fits was $3200. Her...
by Mark440
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Loud knocking under home
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Loud knocking under home

I will guess most probably a critter - sharpening it's teeth on something. They really like the metal and/or plastic straps that hold plumbing and ducting. And that was the end of the good news. If it is a rat - be prepared to have one heck of a mess in short order. If there is flex duct - make it e...
by Mark440
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New ducts means new insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: New ducts means new insulation

I've already ordered and received all new 26 gauge metal skirting. I'm kinda sorta torn between leaving the skirting uninstalled until the insulation is blown in.....or going ahead and installing and having the back side of the skirting sprayed as well. I had the same concern about water lines - and...
by Mark440
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New subfloor over the existing
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: New subfloor over the existing

I put laminate down in a room....and i really should have replaced all of that particle board stuff with real plywood. The floor looked and felt fairly smooth - and following the advice of the flooring salesperson, I laid the planks so that the length ran with the primary window in the room. In my c...
by Mark440
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New ducts means new insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 266

New ducts means new insulation

it's finally done!!! I have been well over 5 months trying to get a contractor to re-configure my HVAC ducting. At first I thought no one wanted to do it because it was completely changing the ducting paths. What i know now is that no one wanted to do it because "mobile home". In any case....the duc...
by Mark440
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Reil Rock Skirting - question about install
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Reil Rock Skirting - question about install

Their take on the venting flies against all I have ever been told. But...this wouldn't be the first time where a scientific approach yields an unexpected result. Their methods did include dirt floor cralw spaces covered with a vapor barrier - but they also extended the barrier up (at the sides) to t...
by Mark440
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly insulated with 3 1/2 in. fiberglass roll insulation.
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Underbelly insulated with 3 1/2 in. fiberglass roll insulation.

this crawlspace venting is old school. very old school. old school before there was school...

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