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by Greg
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vapor barrier, repair or replace
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Vapor barrier, repair or replace

With proper skirting installation & ventilation the problem should be minimal. You could Tyvek as a patch if you can not pull it together.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vapor barrier, repair or replace
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Vapor barrier, repair or replace

Since you are not in a freezing area I would just do a patch job on it.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 88 Doublewide Cathedral Ceiling Ventilation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: 88 Doublewide Cathedral Ceiling Ventilation Question

If you have soffits I would do vented soffits with a ridge vent. That will allow flow under the entire roof. If you do not have soffits now would be the time to add them. They will also help protect the outside walls from water damage since water from the doof will drip clear of the wall.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 88 Doublewide Cathedral Ceiling Ventilation Question
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: 88 Doublewide Cathedral Ceiling Ventilation Question

I am not sure what you mean by redone. If it were me I would do a roof over with corrugated steel. You can add a 12" soffit with vented vinyl and a full ridge vent. You need to have an air flow from bottom to top and with only a few low profile vents you will not have that good of a flow.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A very slow drip under my sink....
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: A very slow drip under my sink....

You need to find the source of the leak and get it sealed up. The thing you want to do if just leave it. The BEST case would be a mold issue, from there you end up with rotted wood.

If you can post a few pictures we may be able to help.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water Heater closet
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Water Heater closet

I personally have never heard of it being done, but I can't see why it wouldn't work.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Drywall, what thickness should I use for the walls?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Drywall, what thickness should I use for the walls?

That is a very difficult question to answer, here's why. A home that old is a pre-HUD home. What that means is in the 80's HUD got involved in the mobile home industry with required standards. Some of the older homes met or exceeded the standards, others were so far under the standards that it wasn'...
by Greg
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vertical Stains on Vinyl Siding
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Vertical Stains on Vinyl Siding

They look like rust stains to me. Hard to tell from the picture but it looks like the stains are at the joints of the "gutter". You may need to get up on a ladder and get a better look to find the source.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Data plate covers?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Data plate covers?

I would start with a good picture of it. There is no law that says it has to remain on the outside so you could remove it and put it by the breaker box.
If the manufacturer is still in business you may be able to get a new one from them.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home with Polybutylene piping Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Mobile Home with Polybutylene piping Question?

Yes it looks like PB tubing to me. there are adaptors that go from PB to PEX that use the crimp type ring. Personally I do not trust the push lock type connectors for a permanent repair , I have had them leak. PVC cutters will work, I have heard of people cutting it with pruning shears but I don't k...
by Greg
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Doorbell transformer location?
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Doorbell transformer location?

Try in the furnace cubby?

here's a few more ideas https://www.google.com/search?q=doorbel ... e&ie=UTF-8

Greg
by Greg
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Doorbell transformer location?
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Doorbell transformer location?

Is it possible that it is incorporated in the chime?
by Greg
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Outrigger and Ibeam bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Outrigger and Ibeam bolts

Usually what happens is the wood dries out and shrinks over the years, that is why they loosen. It is more of a shrinkage issue not a loosening issue.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Question about subfloor
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Question about subfloor

It is possible that it feels different because it may only have support on 2 sides by only the floor joists. Without pulling up flooring it's hard to say for sure.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Lag bolts and creaky floors
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Lag bolts and creaky floors

The lag bolts are usually exposed. At the factory the belly material is usually installed to the floor joists and then the home is set on the frame rails and bolted with the lag bolts.

Greg