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by Greg
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hardwood Pallet Flooring!
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Hardwood Pallet Flooring!

If you have the tools & skills it is possible. The problem you may encounter is matching the final thickness of the planks. You will need a thickness planer to plane the rough cut wood smooth and you will need to be within a few thousands of an inch on the thickness of all the planks to save a lot o...
by Greg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questionable Electrical Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Questionable Electrical Wiring

Thanks Steve, it does seem like a long time at times. I would kind of like to know where some of the others disappeared to. The only one I talk to occasionally is JD. Yanita & Oldfart seem to have fallen off the face of the earth.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questionable Electrical Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Questionable Electrical Wiring

Impossible to say for sure, but many manufacturers run the wires down the outside of the wall studs under the siding about a foot from the floor.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly Patching Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Underbelly Patching Questions

I would normally tell you to repair the belly material and then install solid skirting with no gaps to allow critters to get under the home. However in this case I would install the skirting first then do the belly repair. It sounds like you would be a candidate for steel skirting since there are ve...
by Greg
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How much would you pay for a paint job like this?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: How much would you pay for a paint job like this?

That is a loaded question. Personally I would not pay anyone since I am fully capable of doing it my self. That said, the question would be what is a fair price for the job. You did not say how much prep work will be needed before any paint can go on. I would guess, and that is all it is would be is...
by Greg
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: tubs and toilets backed up
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: tubs and toilets backed up

You really did not give a lot of information, but it is obvious there is a blockage somewhere. If you are going to do the work your self you can expect to get dirty and most likely wet. So if that does not appeal to you, you may want to contact a plumber. You could try a plunger, but I would doubt y...
by Greg
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: new flue pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: new flue pipe

I would check with the installer and see if they can just clean the pipe. Stainless should be fine to reuse if it is still in good shape and the right size.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electrical outlets that are linked to a light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Electrical outlets that are linked to a light switch

Thanks Mark that is EXACTLY why we DO NOT answer questions on Gas & Electrical questions. ttps://www.mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5628 I for one could not sleep if I found out someone was killed or injured because of advise I gave them. This policy has been discussed many times her...
by Greg
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vapor Barrier on a 1973 Mobile Home in Florida
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Vapor Barrier on a 1973 Mobile Home in Florida

The barrier is supposed to breathe, I would repair the holes and then lay a heavy plastic on the ground under the home to keep out most of the moisture. The moisture that gets through around the piers & plumbing can easily be taken care of with proper ventilation,

Greg
by Greg
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is it possible to remove a portion of an exterior wall?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Is it possible to remove a portion of an exterior wall?

Unless someone has done some major modifications, you will find the frame
I beams 3-4' in from the walls. I think you should get under the home and take a close look at what you have. Get some pictures so you can keep it handy.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is it possible to remove a portion of an exterior wall?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Is it possible to remove a portion of an exterior wall?

On a home that old if the response back to you it will be something along the lines of "we have no information on that home or contact a structural engineer". What is wall framed with? A home from that era most likely has 2x4 frame at best so you will need to do major reinforcing to maintain the str...
by Greg
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is it possible to remove a portion of an exterior wall?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Is it possible to remove a portion of an exterior wall?

Short answer to your question is yes. That said, there are many factors involved. The walls ARE an intrical part of the support system for the roof. You did not give your location so I don't know if snow load is a factor or not. Most of the US has a 20#/sq. ft rating (northern rating can be as high ...
by Greg
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Popped relief valve on water heater
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Popped relief valve on water heater

I hate it when problems just fix themselves, You never know for sure if it is fixed or not.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Popped relief valve on water heater
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Popped relief valve on water heater

It sounds like one of two things happened. Either the tank over pressurized and the relief did its job or the relief is on it's way out.
Check the water temp. and make sure you don't have a thermostat going bad. I would also put a new relief in just because.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Re-leveling a doublewide
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: Re-leveling a doublewide

I would pick one of the center 4 piers as your starting point. Set up the water level on that pier and with both ends of the tube at the edge of the frame rail zero it. now leave the one end in place and move from pier to pier. the water in the tube will remain at the same height as the first pier a...