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by MandMLawson
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: What Is This "Feature" At the Top of the Exterior Walls
Replies: 1
Views: 232

What Is This "Feature" At the Top of the Exterior Walls

The exterior paneling on our mobile home is degrading and needs to be replaced. There is no sheathing underneath, just insulation. I don't just want to add siding over the paneling because I don't feel it will hold the vinyl siding nails very well since the nails used to hold the paneling on are com...
by MandMLawson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home Attic Ventilation
Replies: 2
Views: 3575

Mobile Home Attic Ventilation

I have a mobile home built in 1994. It is 75' x 16' with an add-on that juts out the back 12'. I have concerns about how well the attic was ventilated. There are four low profile vents on the roof. In the image below the red one vents the bathroom, the yellow one vents the kitchen stove hood and the...
by MandMLawson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question

I can tell by the size of the trusses that weight is a serious consideration. The house was built in 1993 (I was off from what I stated before). The sheathing is 7/16 and it had two layers of shingles on it. That said, do you think it would be safe (trusses able to handle) upping to 23/32 with just ...
by MandMLawson
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question

We have a mid 80s manufactured home. I am in the process of replacing the shingles. I have some concerns about the integrity of the sheathing and trusses because there is some waviness in the shingles. I took a picture to show, but it doesn't come out clearly in a picture. The house has two layers o...
by MandMLawson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing Siding -- What Is This??
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Replacing Siding -- What Is This??

Greg wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:44 pm
What are you putting up to replace it?
Vinyl siding.
Greg wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:44 pm
If you are doing vinyl siding you may want to leave up what you have and use it as sheathing.
I considered it but some are not it the best shape and I want to see how things look underneath.
by MandMLawson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing Siding -- What Is This??
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Replacing Siding -- What Is This??

I want to tear down the current exterior and put up siding. I'm calculating the expense so I'm trying to account for all things. In the attached image, there is what looks like a 10" board that runs around the top of the house. The gutter is in front of it. Is this board for aesthetics or is it func...
by MandMLawson
Fri May 12, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing French Drain And Dirt Support Wall
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

Re: Installing French Drain And Dirt Support Wall

Trees are sensitive to grade changes, Often a well or mound in your case is built around the tree to protect the root system from exposure in your case or smothering if you were going to build up the soil around it. there is a formula for the size, but I would guess a 20' diam. should be plenty. Fu...
by MandMLawson
Tue May 09, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing French Drain And Dirt Support Wall
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

Re: Installing French Drain And Dirt Support Wall

I would not build up, When you do have a problem you will only be compounding it. I would drop the grade down and make a path for the water to flow around the home. Greg, thanks for the advice. Because of the height differences I figured there would be a problem with grading because of the amount t...
by MandMLawson
Sun May 07, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing French Drain And Dirt Support Wall
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

Installing French Drain And Dirt Support Wall

We purchased a manufactured home that sits on a hill. See the attached picture. The ground slopes from front to back and from left to right. The front left corner is about 18" high and the back right is about 60" high. I want to put in a French drain across the two high sides (left and front) to cha...