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by Mark440
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! I need skirting!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Help! I need skirting!

So in anticipation of the installation of brand new metal skirting - I began looking to find foundation vents to meet the need. BUT! There seems to be some new understanding of crawl spaces - and foundation vents are no longer recommended??? I found an article on Angie's list - and it refers to EPA ...
by Mark440
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pier retroft
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Pier retroft

Greg - on your skirting, did you use a custom manufactured product to meet your sizing? Was this DIY? panels? etc? Links??

thanks !
by Mark440
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What's behind that trim board?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: What's behind that trim board?

ugh. 2x2's?? not even a plate or something? and being i can't see where to drive a couple nails - i run a good chance of splitting out a 2x2.

guess I will just peel it off - and then proceed. I need to know where the trusses are so I dont end up with nails driven into nothing but sheet rock.
by Mark440
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What's behind that trim board?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

What's behind that trim board?

Does anyone know what is behind that trim board at the crest of a vaulted ceiling covering the marriage seam? My place is a double-wide, and the trim board is starting to sag in a couple places. I thought i could maybe just nail it back up...but I can't tell where the rafters are at. Are the two set...
by Mark440
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Under insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Under insulation

I had the entire belly tore out - including all the insulation as it had become contaminated by a critter or two. Once i have finished the HVAC replacement - I am having a fellow come out to do spray foam insulation. What i really like about the spray foam is that it seals off all the nooks and cran...
by Mark440
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! I need skirting!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Help! I need skirting!

I just ordered all new metal skirting to go all the way around. I added new J-channel and cornering for a complete seal. of course, I will make cut outs for foundation venting. All told, I am less than $800 for everything. Lowest contract bid i got was $3400. Make sure you get the 26 gauge metal pan...
by Mark440
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Abandoning the belly

As to the stuff up above.... Another part of this overhaul is also replacing all of the skirting with metal. The contractor just called and told me they couldn't put the skirting in where there is decking - that they would have to go out around the decking. Well...that's all good and fine but it jus...
by Mark440
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Abandoning the belly

That does make sense...but... Being I live out in the sticks where a cale/line connection is not available, i use a USB modem to connect via cell towers. from the years I have had the service - it is anything but 'reliable'. I can count on one hand the number of times I haven't been dropped on any g...
by Mark440
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Abandoning the belly

I can probably scrape up enough from closets to cover the ones in carpeted areas, but the ones in linoleum - are gonna be dirt & grime pits with just a plywood insert. So i thought if I could find a solid cover, i'd just put those in for the time being. I'm a ways away from replacing all the floorin...
by Mark440
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Abandoning the belly

Due to the world changing while I was snoozing....the critters made their way right through that plastic skirting stuff - and have devoured the ducting under the house. I've had 4 or 5 contractors come out and give bids on replacing all of it with metal....and then....during some casual conversation...
by Mark440
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pier retroft
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Pier retroft

In the process of getting quotes for a re-level....and all three contractors have recommended doing a retrofit tht is now required for FHA financing (sell, purchase, or refi). As i understand it, there is a minimum of two large poured cement blocks (2' x 2' x 2') at diagonally opposing corners, with...
by Mark440
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board

I have no idea what is happening....but I have 'posted 2 or 3 times now - and it never appears here.

In any case - should this one post - i sent you a private message with my email addy so i can send you the drawing.
by Mark440
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board

I had the need to create a 'hangar' for my A/C lines that run below belly. I measured a 2x4 to fit exactly between the flanged edges of the I-beams. Then on each side of te 2x4, I added a strip of 1/8 x 1" flat bar that was cut about 6" longer than the 2x4 (about 3" on each end). Drilled holes in th...
by Mark440
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questionable Electrical Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Questionable Electrical Wiring

I had to replace all of the 220v runs in my place. In doing so, I had to remove the face-plate at the breaker box. ALL of the 110's went up from the box, while ALL of the 220's went down under. That said, I have seen many a run of standard 14gge romex tacked to the inside of the perimeter joists dow...
by Mark440
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly Patching Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Underbelly Patching Questions

I have tried so many different chemicals to drive them out....and all have failed. I even put 24 foggers under all at the same time...and nothing. These are some incredibly adaptable animals - so very much like the evil space monsters that we just can't kill off! lol! The areas they will probably ne...