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by mdnagel
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Recommendations for insulation under belly
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Recommendations for insulation under belly

Q: Would mixing R-value insulation be a waste of money? Underbelly has areas devoid of insulation. Maybe max of 150 sq-ft. Repairs, by previous owner, left belly wrap open and some crap insulation was tossed in but then pretty much sagged out (I've yanked it). I have run out of time to do a proper r...
by mdnagel
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: My rim joist repair

I will probably just repair the existing door's frame (and sell the new door).
by mdnagel
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: My rim joist repair

Work has been done for some time now: I've been busy working on skirting. Here's the result: RimJoistDone_resized.jpg I had a replacement door but found that it's not the right size: it's for a 2x4 wall; cannot find one for a 2x6 (that's 32"x80"). Will end up replacing some of the outer, lower jamb....
by mdnagel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Belly wrap repair with furring strips
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Belly wrap repair with furring strips

I've read about this but am not sure of the exact methodology for creating the furring-to-wrap connection. I'm not good with origami. :lol: Pictures would help. For my immediate requirements I need to reattach the belly wrap to the rim joist along a 15' section. I will try and make do with multiple,...
by mdnagel
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Another rim joist question?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Another rim joist question?

Can you provide pictures? With regards to the squishy spot in your living room floor, it could either be that there are loose floor joists, OR, there is missing supports or supports that need some adjustments. No way of knowing for sure how much existing rot there is without opening things up and or...
by mdnagel
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: My rim joist repair

Wanted to provide this tip in case someone else might find it useful... The sister rim joist needs to be fit in behind remaining, good rim joist material. That meant cutting a couple of floor joists while preserving the rim joist in those areas. Once cut (trimmed) and the wood removed I needed to de...
by mdnagel
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: My rim joist repair

What staples? (I've only got a simple T50 stapler.)

The material (at least along the rim joist here) is sound.
by mdnagel
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: My rim joist repair

What does one use to reattach the belly wrap to the rim joist? I popped out quite a few staples. I'm figuring that the staples are more substantial than what I can use in my standard stapler.

Would something like roofing nails (large head) work?
by mdnagel
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Slant in Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Slant in Floor

OP, could you please chime in as to what your actual issue is? We're guessing here.
by mdnagel
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sill pan for external door?
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Sill pan for external door?

OK, despite there being a ton of folks espousing the wonders of sill pans, and lots of products out there, nobody seems to stock them, I suppose I will have to craft a solution.

Can anyone point me towrd a good reference for how to detail weather proofing the sorry sill?
by mdnagel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Slant in Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Slant in Floor

"Flat" is NOT the same as "level." You can have a perfectly flat surface that is not level. I'll return the example of my house... [with carpeting removed- because I was ripping it all out] I found that laying a straight edge across the floor spanning the floor joists I could see that there was a sa...
by mdnagel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: My rim joist repair

OK, finally got at it! JoistRemovedResized.jpg Q: What works best to cut the ends of the floor joists? I've got a Sawzall. Q: Should I cut or just hammer flat the flooring staples that were attaching to the rim joist? And, should I look to tie in the sill plates to the new rim joist pieces (nail)? Q...
by mdnagel
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sill pan for external door?
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Sill pan for external door?

I'll be needing to replace a rear door (as part of my rim joist repair). I've never replaced a door before. I have on-hand a new one that is pre-hung. The original door's sill plate had a piece of wood running across underneath (I have this on the front door, and it's significantly broken down). Rat...
by mdnagel
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: My rim joist repair

I'm rethinking whether to end-nail or just go with Simpson joist hangers for reconnecting the floor joists. Seems that the hangers would be a lot more rigid. I know I'll have to do this for a few joists that will behind where the overlap is.
by mdnagel
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Silicone calking for concrete, wood and metal?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Silicone calking for concrete, wood and metal?

Yeah, I'd spotted that article (which is why I was leaning toward silicone). Just kind of looking for feedback on folks' experiences. It's not a real big deal, as everything is going to be much better than it was before, but if I'm applying my time I like to do the best that can be done (and be done...