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by Greg
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Steps for side door
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Steps for side door

..... He really DOES exist!
JD, haven't seen you around lately.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Raising wall height
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Raising wall height

I don't think the extra foot of wall would add that much extra weight, you can always add parameter blocking to support the extra weight.
I would do a complete inspection before doing any work and figure all costs, you may find that it is not worth the project cost.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Foundation power vents
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Foundation power vents

In cases where severe moisture is a problem I could see the use forced air movement. If you have "normal" moisture than the standard natural air flow should be fine.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What water lines get heat tape?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: What water lines get heat tape?

The service line from the ground gets heat taped & insulated. You have a copper line running outside your home? I'm a little confused on that one. There should be an outlet onder your home to plug into. If not you may want to add one possibly with a switch to turn the heat tape off in warm weather. ...
by Greg
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Steps for side door
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Steps for side door

Home centers have the precut stair stringers so all you would need to do is attach them and add treads. You may need to add a handrail to meet code depending on height.
Should be able to do basic stairs for $50 -75 depending on your area.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sub Floors and vapor barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Sub Floors and vapor barrier

I think I would take care of the soft spots first and find out why they are soft. It you have leakage, take care of that problem then get things sealed up.
If you have particle board subfloors replace the bad spots with plywood or at the very least OSB.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tub replacement - Blevins/Lyons acrylic shower?
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Tub replacement - Blevins/Lyons acrylic shower?

many have had no problems with acrylic, many home centers can order units in for you. You may find that you can move a wall with out much problem and fit a larger unit in.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracked shower pan
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Cracked shower pan

....And if mama's not happy, NO one is happy!
by Greg
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracked shower pan
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Cracked shower pan

That is the problem, Weight. when you move around in the tub it recracks. it is a temporary fix at best, plan on a new tub or possibly replacing it with a large shower.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracked shower pan
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Cracked shower pan

Cracks are a very common problem with the original tubs, I don;t think anyone has come up with a repair that lasts more than a few days.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: can i replace a single piece of skirting?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: can i replace a single piece of skirting?

You can replace a single piece if you have any or you may be able to repair that one from behind possibly with some flashing & pop rivets.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water line heat tape mess
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Water line heat tape mess

I wont say you are begging for problems, but you aren't do much to prevent them either.
You can never have too much insulation. I would use heat tape and insulate the supply line. You need to insulate the belly, weather you use belly insulation or insulated skirting is your choice.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Best way to repair underfloor (tile) bathroom plumbing?
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Best way to repair underfloor (tile) bathroom plumbing?

So you have a two story Mobile home? If you have a bathroom above, check the wax ring on the toilet first.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Removing the seem strips on the walls
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Removing the seem strips on the walls

Yes you can fill the seams, however if you are in an area that freezes and you are not on below the frost line footers you may have cracking. The other problem is if you have textured vinyl wall board is that the seams will be smooth and the wall will be textured so you would need a textured paint o...
by Greg
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shallow 2 gang boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Shallow 2 gang boxes

It seems like "our" Lowes has 2 gang old work boxes, but it has been so long since I replaced ours that I don't remember. Possibly a metal box?

Greg