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by Greg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Small bits of condensation on underbelly.
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Small bits of condensation on underbelly.

What do you have for ventilation? The general rule is 1sq/ft of vent per every 150sf/ft of floor space. If you have dirt under the home lay down heavy plastic sheets under the home to give you a moisture/vapor barrier

Greg
by Greg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Owner of 73 Viking with rotten Particle Board subfloors
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: New Owner of 73 Viking with rotten Particle Board subfloors

Do yourself a favor and take a hammer and tap the floor in areas that have the potential for water damage. Look close by the bath tub and under sinks, by the front door and near windows. if you tap with a hammer you will hear the difference. I have seen many times where the floor under the bath tub ...
by Greg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is this type of screw called?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: What is this type of screw called?

We aren't always that fast, but we try.
Thanks, Greg
by Greg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cinder block skirting
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Cinder block skirting

I know that it has been done. It can be a DYI depending on your skill level or contact a mason in your area.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is this type of screw called?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: What is this type of screw called?

It's a turn latch with a flat head screw.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Hardw ... 1000244161

Greg
by Greg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Reil Rock Skirting - question about install
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Reil Rock Skirting - question about install

The "this old house" theory may work if it were an an actual house on a foundation with a cement floor.
Codes in the U.S. require ventilation in manufactured homes at the rate that I previously posted. I have seen frames rusted & joists rotted from moisture.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Reil Rock Skirting - question about install
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Reil Rock Skirting - question about install

Sorry I missed this. I have never worked with that style of skirting. I don't know if you could use some type of adhesive to glue to the present skirting or possibly stainless screws. Heat guns are just that, Industrial blow driers that heat 3-400 degrees. Home centers may have one. For vents the fo...
by Greg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Removing fireplace in doublewide
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Removing fireplace in doublewide

It's hard to say for sure. Marriage walls are generally load bearing so you may need to design some type of support columns. Posting pictures here can be very frustrating. When you do a post at the bottom of the box you should see 3 boxes, Options, attachments & poll creations. Click the attachments...
by Greg
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Owner of 73 Viking with rotten Particle Board subfloors
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: New Owner of 73 Viking with rotten Particle Board subfloors

DO NOT leave the old particle board. It is nothing but glued sawdust that turns into wet sawdust when exposed to water. You need to pull the old stuff up to get a look at the joists for any further damage that needs repair. Pressure treated plywood is overkill, regular plywood is fine. Use a liquid ...
by Greg
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly insulated with 3 1/2 in. fiberglass roll insulation.
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Underbelly insulated with 3 1/2 in. fiberglass roll insulation.

I think I would pull the plastic, open the paper vapor barrier to allow some air flow and use either original type material or tyvek to allow it to breath.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor marriage line/seam question
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Floor marriage line/seam question

The marriage line should be seamless. From what you are saying it was a bad installation / setup.
I would contact the installer and see they will make things right. If not I would start with the BBB and file a complaint and possibly contact the state and file a complaint.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly Patching Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Underbelly Patching Questions

There is no way that you can attach the belly like they do in the factory. you have piers supporting the home, at the factory the put it on during assembly I would guess with overhead support. The original is available or some have used Tyvek. DO NOT use plastic, you need a material that breathes an...
by Greg
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly Patching Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Underbelly Patching Questions

Depending on the condition of the belly you can do anywhere from a belly repair (repair tape is available in the site's store) to a total replacement.
A total replacement is not difficult but does take time since you have to work around all of the piers & plumbing.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! I need skirting!
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Help! I need skirting!

Building codes require ventilation. The standard is 1 sq/foot of free flow vent for every 100 sq/ft of floor space so if you have a 1200 sq/ft home you want 12 sq/ft of ventilation, To 100% accurate you need to look at the vents you are installing for the rated free flow size, the screen area does r...
by Greg
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vent covered by metal roof
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Vent covered by metal roof

If the home has had a roof over with new metal, it will require cutting holes for the vents and extending the vent pipes plus the vent boots. Not a real hard job, but could take some time.

Greg