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by Greg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New ducts means new insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: New ducts means new insulation

The only possible issue I could see is with spray foam plumbing access.
Go with either metal or concrete skirting they are about critter proof.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New subfloor over the existing
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: New subfloor over the existing

If the subfloor is sound just go over it with leveling compound otherwise repair or replace the original subfloor. Never add a second layer of subfloor over a bad section. the bottom layer will eventually disintegrate leaving spaces between the joists & the second sub floor.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling Damage due to pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Ceiling Damage due to pipe

I would start with a new boot if is that style. look the cap over very close. Other than that Butyl rubber sealer.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling Damage due to pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Ceiling Damage due to pipe

You need to take a look at the entire roof, I had multiple cracks in ours. Water runs down hill, but always in a straight line. Our window frame was rotted from a leak in the skylight, ended up replacing the whole wall and 4 wall studs in the living room. When was the last time the roof was sealed (...
by Greg
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling Damage due to pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Ceiling Damage due to pipe

It may be a leak near the pipe where it goes through the roof or possibly rain getting under the cap. Roof leaks can be very tough to find.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Fixing a rim joist with a deck atached
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Fixing a rim joist with a deck atached

You sound like you know what was to be done. It is not going to be a quick job. To do the job you have to get to the rim joist, if the deck is in the way it HAS to be moved. possibly jack it up a foot?
I would add some parameter blocking to help support it as long as you are under there.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Looking for company to do repairs on MH in OKC
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Looking for company to do repairs on MH in OKC

I would contact a few mobile home dealers in your area and try to get a few recommendations.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What would you use, 3/8" or 1/2" standard or 1/2" Lite drywall?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: What would you use, 3/8" or 1/2" standard or 1/2" Lite drywall?

I use the standard 1/2" drywall on walls and 3/8" on ceilings. Remember that weight is ALWAYS an issue in mobile homes. If excessive weight is added to outside walls (including extra weight on the roof and large doors like sliders) perimeter blocking should be added to help support the added weight....
by Greg
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Order to do outside remodel
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Order to do outside remodel

Everything was screwed together. I made them in 10' lengths and screwed them in place. After attaching the the side of the home I attached the outside facia. Rent a break and wrap them in aluminum coil stock so you will never have to paint.
Greg
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by Greg
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Order to do outside remodel
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Order to do outside remodel

IMG_8777.JPG Looks like the standard Mobile home roof (about a 4/12 pitch) . It is easy to add a soffit if you want, I added 12" to ours when I replaced the roof 2 years ago. All you need to do is build a "box" with rafter extensions and attach it to the side of the home. This will support the stee...
by Greg
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Order to do outside remodel
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Order to do outside remodel

On the bottom there are two frame rails (I beams) that sit on blocks or piers. They run the length of you home. Above that you will find the belly & wrap (the mesh plastic) above the wrap is the belly insulation that hangs under the floor joists. If you feel the top if the I beam you can feel the bo...
by Greg
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Order to do outside remodel
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Order to do outside remodel

On the ends you should be fine without extra blocking, with the frame rails you would have less than 8' between supports.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Order to do outside remodel
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Order to do outside remodel

under the home you should see a 2x at the end of the floor joists, that is a rim joist that is on all four sides. I would stack my blocks and use an 8' 4x4 between the piers to give support between the piers. So you would have a continuous 4x4 around the edge supported by the block piers.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Order to do outside remodel
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Order to do outside remodel

Here is an article on it.

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Greg
by Greg
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sealing metal roof
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Sealing metal roof

I have used all 3. All do the job, but I think I liked koolseal the best.

Greg