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by Greg
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Weed Barrier around mobile home
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Weed Barrier around mobile home

Pea gravel & round up for weed control.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water coming in through bathroom light / vent
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Water coming in through bathroom light / vent

You will get to get up on the roof and get a look at what is really happening. Lots of "could be's" May be a vent cover missing, could be rust, could be gasket/caulk, could be.......

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hanging a non hard wired light, how heavy?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Hanging a non hard wired light, how heavy?

Hard to answer for sure, but GENERALLY if you are just putting up a single bulb globe type light you can just use a plastic work box type. More than that you will want to secure to a joist/truss.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacement Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Replacement Windows

Caulk, plus window seal tape. that seals them up 100%

https://www.lowes.com/pd/TITE-SEAL-Self ... ng/1007825

Don't be surprised if you find rotted frames that need to be changed also.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Heat cable question
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Heat cable question

The heat cable was in place to prevent a buildup of ice. The changes you made should help prevent damage FROM ice buildup.

I think I would go a winter and see if you have problems. Remember to keep the roof as clear as possible of heavey snow.

Greg
by Greg
Thu May 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How important are OUTRIGGERS on a manufactured home?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: How important are OUTRIGGERS on a manufactured home?

Ask to see her HUD manufactured home credentials (Specifically manufactured home mechanic) . Then call the manufacturer.
They are there to provide support to the walls witch in turn support the roof.

Greg
by Greg
Thu May 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should windows have gaps like this??
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Should windows have gaps like this??

I will say at the very least a poor installation. It may or may not leak depending on how well it was sealed. Since this is a new home I would do a complete inspection of everything. Look everywhere under cabinets, in closets, open & close every door & window. Check all outlets & switches. Make a li...
by Greg
Wed May 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How important are OUTRIGGERS on a manufactured home?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: How important are OUTRIGGERS on a manufactured home?

Contact the dealer and let them know what happened, If they were also the delivery & setup then they need to fix it. If it was an independent company that did the damage they need to fix it. Either way get the dealer involved. If you get a run a round from them go to the manufacturer.

Greg
by Greg
Tue May 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: windows sweating in the winter
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: windows sweating in the winter

Condensation. most basic mobile home windows are JUNK. You need a better quality double pane window. The air between the 2 panes prevents condensation from forming.
I would look at a window upgrade if possible or at the very least shrink type plastic storm windows.

Greg
by Greg
Wed May 20, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Belly board repair and Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Belly board repair and Questions

Air circulation, the belly is designed to breath, Belly wrap is usually woven to allow air and water to get through. Critters, Skirting is your first line of defence against them. I like steel or concrete personally. If a critter chews through it they can have it I'm not messing with them. Insulatio...
by Greg
Tue May 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof replacement and roof over project - combined
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: Roof replacement and roof over project - combined

I will tell you now to get with your codes officer. It is much easier to get his input BEFORE you start, than have him tell you what changes you have to make when you are done. He may be fine with what you are doing and tell you to have fun or he may tell you what you need to change, but make no mis...
by Greg
Sat May 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1969 Marlette Roof Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: 1969 Marlette Roof Leak

I would peal the layers of tar off and get down the original roof to get an idea of what is really going on. You will probably find that the metal is rusted through. Depending on the extent you may be able to put a metal patch on or the whole roof may need to be replaced.

Greg
by Greg
Sat May 02, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tub Faucet Replacement Options
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Tub Faucet Replacement Options

If you are doing a tub wall surround with it, you can do about anything since new holes will need to be cut. if not measure the existing holes and find what fits.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Venting in Master Bathroom
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Venting in Master Bathroom

Depending on your outside wall thickness you may be able to go right up inside the wall with 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 pipe then through the ceiling & roof. You really don't need a straight shot, just enough to get the pipe through and air into the drainage system.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Venting in Master Bathroom
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Venting in Master Bathroom

Check codes first, but usually the tub & toilet use a roof vent. Sinks can use an under the counter check valve type vent.

Greg