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by Greg
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor warping
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Floor warping

Is it by an outside wall? There may be a leak somewhere. There could be a condensation problem but I would look elsewhere first.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again

What do you have for a ground moisture barrier? Code requires a minimum of 6 mil plastic if not a full concrete pad. During warm months ground moisture is trapped by the skirting and with no vents enters into the home through the floor. 1sq/ft of vent pre every 150 /ft of floor space. Trust me, I've...
by Greg
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hook up a dishwasher in mobile home?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Hook up a dishwasher in mobile home?

I personally don't like the portable units. Floor space in mobiles are limited at best and I can't see taking up space with a dishwasher. As for the plumbing I suspect there are local codes that would answer that question. As far as leaving the water on it should be the same as a washing machine, as...
by Greg
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting vents oriented vertically?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Skirting vents oriented vertically?

Air is air, Horizontal or vertical. Do whatever is easiest for you.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Junction box wiring above laundry
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Junction box wiring above laundry

I would leave it, perhaps find a cover that blends in.
by Greg
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Junction box wiring above laundry
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Junction box wiring above laundry

It looks to me like a plane junction box. By code all junction boxes must remain accessible so that may explain the location..

Greg
by Greg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?

Just in general, once cold weather starts setting in I button things up.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sliding Glass door
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Sliding Glass door

It should be load bearing, but it sounds like you have beefed it enough to prevent problems. You could consult a structural engineer if you have concerns.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?

I have them, but remove them and fill the holes with foam board for the winter. I would rather have the insulation when it's -10* with a wind blowing.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ants from bathroom skylight?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Ants from bathroom skylight?

I would look close around the skylite, Ants are usually attracted to moisture so look for leaks.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Doublewide - Vent or Leave roof Non-vented?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Doublewide - Vent or Leave roof Non-vented?

I would go with vents personally. ANY air circulation is better than none.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Options on Leaking Roof
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Options on Leaking Roof

It sounds like the second guy is more knowledgeable and was willing to get you up on the roof to actually SHOW you what is going on.
Check with the contractor and see if there is a way to add a layer of foam board, he may have some ideas.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Where to get bathroom exhaust fans
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Where to get bathroom exhaust fans

If you have the size, Check home centers and see if one fits.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling question
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Ceiling question

Any time you connect two structures that are not on the same foundation you run the risk of cracking due to movement issues. If you are in an area that freezes I can almost guarantee problems.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! Possible no tie downs, home seems quite unstable
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Help! Possible no tie downs, home seems quite unstable

If you are on your own land, below frost line piers will make a huge difference. Tie downs may help. I almost question the quality of the leveling job if you can feel people walking around.

Greg