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by Greg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?

I have them, but remove them and fill the holes with foam board for the winter. I would rather have the insulation when it's -10* with a wind blowing.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ants from bathroom skylight?
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Ants from bathroom skylight?

I would look close around the skylite, Ants are usually attracted to moisture so look for leaks.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Doublewide - Vent or Leave roof Non-vented?
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Doublewide - Vent or Leave roof Non-vented?

I would go with vents personally. ANY air circulation is better than none.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Options on Leaking Roof
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Options on Leaking Roof

It sounds like the second guy is more knowledgeable and was willing to get you up on the roof to actually SHOW you what is going on.
Check with the contractor and see if there is a way to add a layer of foam board, he may have some ideas.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Where to get bathroom exhaust fans
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Where to get bathroom exhaust fans

If you have the size, Check home centers and see if one fits.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling question
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Ceiling question

Any time you connect two structures that are not on the same foundation you run the risk of cracking due to movement issues. If you are in an area that freezes I can almost guarantee problems.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! Possible no tie downs, home seems quite unstable
Replies: 2
Views: 68

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

If you are on your own land, below frost line piers will make a huge difference. Tie downs may help. I almost question the quality of the leveling job if you can feel people walking around.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Options on Leaking Roof
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Options on Leaking Roof

Your CHEAPEST option would be to go to harbor freight and buy tarps. That said you really need to get a GOOD look at the extent of the damage and what it will really need to do a proper repair. I did a metal roof over on our 14x80 2 years ago cost around $4k. If you are in Hurricane prone areas you ...
by Greg
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: No access to shower plumbing
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: No access to shower plumbing

Most of the new ones that I have seen are either 1/2" pipe thread or PEX.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shifting under-sink water lines
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Shifting under-sink water lines

By all means, when you replumb you can reroute the lines anywhere you want them. Do yourself a favor and change the valves to brass or stainless, plastic tends to fail when you need them the most. I had to replace the washer hookups last weekend when the plastic valve blew apart, lucky we were home....
by Greg
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: No access to shower plumbing
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: No access to shower plumbing

I personally do not like using pushlock type fittings in an area that you can not see. I have them leak on me.
If you can remove moldings and gain access that may work for you.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: No access to shower plumbing
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: No access to shower plumbing

It sounds like you have two options, neither are going to be easy. You can open the outside wall or you can open the inside wall. I would be very surprised if you can just snake the new lines up from the bottom and if you could I doubt you could make the connections at the faucet. maybe it's time to...
by Greg
Sun May 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: rotted trusses
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: rotted trusses

As long as the other half is sound I don't see why not. You want to make sure everything is sealed up water tight.

Greg
by Greg
Sun May 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: rotted trusses
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: rotted trusses

Your best bet may be to build a new truss and sister it in next to the rotted one. If you can post a few pictures I could get a better idea of what you are up against.

Greg