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by Greg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: help with a old furnace
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: help with a old furnace

It sounds like it's time to bite the bullet and upgrade. I would look at alternitive heating sources also. We have a 91 with an original furnace that has maybe 3 seasons of use. We used a Monitor heater for years and switched to a Harmon pellet stove. No matter what you do, the roof needs to be weat...
by Greg
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Black mold
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Black mold

I believe there are test kits for mold. Mold & moisture run hand in hand, Check the humidity levels in your home. Try running a dehumidifier if it is too high. you can spray it with mold killer also.
You may want to wear a mask when you are near it just as a precaution.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Black pipe unable to use shark teeth connections
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Black pipe unable to use shark teeth connections

the push in connectors should look like this, but In would used galvanized. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rain-Bird-Barbed-x-3-4-in-MNPT-Flex-Pipe-Adapter/1000408279 The gray tubing was was PB tubing, I dont think it is made any more due to leak problems. PEX is a much better tube and easy to work with. ...
by Greg
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Black pipe unable to use shark teeth connections
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Black pipe unable to use shark teeth connections

That is a place that I would NOT use the shark/gator type fittings. I think I would make the transformation connection under the home from the black supply tubing to PEX. About the only connector that works on black tube is the push in insert & clamps. Once you get to pipe thread it gets easier to m...
by Greg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Under insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Under insulation

Stay away from plastic, you want the underbelly to breathe. Tyvek would be a better choice, or you can order the OE style from the site's store

Greg
by Greg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! I need skirting!
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Help! I need skirting!

I am a big fan of steel skirting. It is about bullet proof, and if a critter chews it's way through it I'm not going to mess with it.
Here's a link
https://www.mobilehomerepair.com/mobile ... g-install/

Greg
by Greg
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Toilet replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Toilet replacement

The water connection should be the least of your worries, you can always add tubing to what ever length you need. I don't think I have ever seen a valve set up like yours but if you can change to a brass or stainless valve I would do that. Plastic tends to fail when you need it most. Lowes should ha...
by Greg
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1981 Mobile home
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: 1981 Mobile home

The first thing I would recommend is relevel the home. Then make sure the roof is weather tight. Rather than doing a room at a time, I would do the floor. You could do that one room at a time. Replace that with plywood, when you open the floor up you may find joist problems that will need to be addr...
by Greg
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Abandoning the belly

Sent an Email to AJ about the time issue.
by Greg
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Abandoning the belly

I would fill the floor vents with a plywood patch.
I like the idea of spray foam. What about water & waste lines?

Greg
by Greg
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof, Siding or Windows & Doors. What Order?
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Roof, Siding or Windows & Doors. What Order?

The former owner of this site wrote a book that may help you a lot. He wrote it in a very generic manor not geared to any make. https://www.mobilehomerepair.com/manual-mobilemanufactured-home-repair-upgrade/ should take you to it. checking the home for level is not too difficult, but you do have to ...
by Greg
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Reply, or submit?
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Reply, or submit?

I just hit quick reply, add my post then submit.
Preview is more for when you add attachments or pictures. it will show you what the post looks like, but you still have to hit submit.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom subfloor water damage from toilet supply line
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Bathroom subfloor water damage from toilet supply line

Unless you are in a double wide (the marriage wall is load bearing) or a 2 story mobile I doubt the wall is load bearing. Cut as close to the joist and sister up a 2x to the floor joist to screw the new subfloor to. I would replace as much as possible with plywood since it it is a bathroom to insure...
by Greg
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Reply, or submit?
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Reply, or submit?

Jim, sent it to AJ (new owner) He should give you a reply,

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rigid foam insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Rigid foam insulation

I think I would have an energy audit done first to find out where the problems really are. If you have the old jealousy windows that right there could be the major problem.

Greg