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by mdnagel
Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Finishing Wall Seams
Replies: 2
Views: 2366

Re: Finishing Wall Seams

Steve,

Is it possible that the studs are out of plane a bit? One(s) where the panel seams land on might be sticking out a bit and causing the hump?

I'm also contemplating a reno project that will need to consider this issue. No idea if I'll find the same discrepancy as you're finding...
by mdnagel
Fri Feb 18, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Relocating bathroom water lines and sink drains in wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Re: Relocating bathroom water lines and sink drains in wall

Well, OK, image/picture function failed...

Assuming that I AM dealing with an AVV (pretty much sure), I'm now thinking that I could just recess it into the wall's stud bay/cavity and leave the front open to the back of the vanity (which will have ample access space).
by mdnagel
Fri Feb 18, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Where to stop new subflooring at door threshold
Replies: 1
Views: 2996

Where to stop new subflooring at door threshold

Full remodel of bathrooms and will take this opportunity to replace the particle board subfloor with plywood. Does one cut the subfloor straight across the doorway (threshold) or does one cut say into the mid line of the doorway (threshold)? I will not be replacing the subfloor (not now) for floors ...
by mdnagel
Thu Feb 17, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Relocating bathroom water lines and sink drains in wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Re: Relocating bathroom water lines and sink drains in wall

I suppose there's one other complication... the drain waste vent! This isn't mine, but it's like it: https://cdn.getinthetrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/air-admittance-valve-under-sink-quicksoluction_61633.jpg Is that an AVV (Air Admittance Valve)? I'm thinking so, in which case I wouldn't be able to...
by mdnagel
Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Relocating bathroom water lines and sink drains in wall
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Relocating bathroom water lines and sink drains in wall

I'm working out final details on my water line re-plumb project (which has been on hold for over a couple of years now :oops:). Have decided that we'll be remodeling this home (was on the verge of building a new, conventional stick-built but things came up to nix that), so it's now on the front burn...
by mdnagel
Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Weight of 4x8 T1-11 particle board?
Replies: 0
Views: 4231

Weight of 4x8 T1-11 particle board?

My MH's sheathing (and siding*) is T1-11 that's particle board. I cannot find any references to what this type of panel weighs. I want to calculate weight changes if replacing with OSB or plywood sheathing*.

*NOTE: just looking at weights for sheathing purposes/roles (for now).

Thanks!
by mdnagel
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vapor or air barriers in outer walls?
Replies: 3
Views: 3946

Re: Vapor or air barriers in outer walls?

Through this thread has been dead for a while I figured I'd throw my comments here in order to help anyone who comes along... In general you want an air barrier, a vapor RETARDER and a water RESISTIVE barrier in pretty much all exterior walls. The order and configuration, as well as materials that w...
by mdnagel
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Float new deck footings or?
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Float new deck footings or?

The existing deck is nearing end of life. It's old and in need of replacing. I would NOT go by anything that was done here previously: most certainly not the worst, but in no means the best. Below-grade footings are generally the better way to go. In this case, though, I'm looking at dissimilar foot...
by mdnagel
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Float new deck footings or?
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Float new deck footings or?

Note: "on-grade" is what I mean when I say "float." I'm continuing to pursue my re-deck project. Planning on replacing our current deck with a similar sized one (replacement will include a patio/covering part of the deck- the details for the roof construction still elude me, so i...
by mdnagel
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Concrete foundation to keep mice out
Replies: 4
Views: 5291

Re: Concrete foundation to keep mice out

Though not a "solution," look to incorporate bucket traps (there are Youtube videos if you search). I re-did the skirting our our house (sits on a monolithic concrete pad) with metal roofing and still encountered mice! Might be because I have only re-skirted three sides, but the one side I...
by mdnagel
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sửa chữa, cải tạo nội thất chung cư cần lưu ý gì - Nội Thất Tứ Gia
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: Crawl Space Venting

Mark, could you provide a source reference for the "1 sq/ft of ventilation per 150sq/ft of floor space" requirement? I spent a lot of time researching venting when I was re-doing my skirting and none of my local codes specify this: one can do a search and find provided references. As a mat...
by mdnagel
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Recommendations for insulation under belly
Replies: 3
Views: 5459

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: 16
Views: 6269

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: 16
Views: 6269

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, l...
by mdnagel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Belly wrap repair with furring strips
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

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,...