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by Greg
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: flex ducts
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: flex ducts

I agree with the metal duct upgrade, A 10 or 12 inch rectangular duct should give about the same air volume as your 12" round flex.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Squeaks
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Squeaks

Could be bowed floor joist or or nails have pulled loose. Some times you can sink a screw to stop it depending on location and flooring type.

https://www.familyhandyman.com/floor/fl ... ky-floors/

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 2-combo single pole lightswitch problems
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: 2-combo single pole lightswitch problems

I would put a clamp on amp meter on the line and see what the fan is drawing, you could have a fan on the way out. Aluminum wiring CAN cause problems. The problem usually is a result of differing expansion/contraction rates of the aluminum wire & brass contacts causing an arc. I have seen methods th...
by Greg
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: disconnected flex duct to plenum
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: disconnected flex duct to plenum

Usually from the bottom, but you may get lucky. If the sub floor is open anyway I would try it.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Concrete foundation to keep mice out
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Concrete foundation to keep mice out

Concrete may help, it will also help to keep it level. I would install steel skirting to keep critters out. They can't climb it and if they can chew through it, they can have it I won't mess with it.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice

Perhaps you should do a total inspection and determine if the home is worth putting much money into. As I said it sounds like at the very least it needs releveling.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice

The first thing you need to do is check & relevel the home with a water level on the frame. I would bet that the home has settled and is in serious need of releveling.

You may find that the door will need to be replaced, metal doors are not that expensive.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hello and siding/window questions
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Hello and siding/window questions

When I did our's I just bought stock size windows from Lowes & Home Depot. I will tell you that windows are NOT the place to cheap out, you get what you pay for. I'm not saying pay $600 a window but don't buy a $75 window. I was around $200 for Pella ( not impressed with their quality) they are almo...
by Greg
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: newbie question on exterior panel replacement...
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: newbie question on exterior panel replacement...

This is one of those cases that you can take as far as you want. You could go to vinyl siding since the odds of matching the existing siding on a home that old is close to zero. And as long as you are at it, you could add an overhang to the roof with soffits (that would help prevent future water dam...
by Greg
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Discussion on Mobile Home Piers & Tie-Downs
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Discussion on Mobile Home Piers & Tie-Downs

As long as you have things open, I would auger a below the frost line pier and pour concrete piers and use blocks on them. Mine are 18" dia. 9 each side. (80' home) I would contact your codes officer and get their input before going much farther. It is much easier to work WITH them from the start th...
by Greg
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Whole home water filtration systems
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Whole home water filtration systems

All I can say is read, read and read some more. look at the reviews, but take into consideration the customers that can't be satisfied no mater what you do. Look for common problems.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Load Bearing Wall HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Load Bearing Wall HELP

I doubt that the short offset wall is load bearing. the wall directly under the marriage seam IS load bearing.
At worse case you could add a support post.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing Security Cameras Without Eves To Hide & Shade
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Installing Security Cameras Without Eves To Hide & Shade

I mounted mine inside the window when I was in the park. Since we moved out of that hole we don't need them.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: General plumbing questions

It is not a really tough job, but you WILL have to crawl around under the home. Plan on getting at least dripped on since you will be working under the pipes. Make sure you have the proper PEX tools to make your connections. DO NOT use the push lock type connectors in areas that are out of sight, I ...
by Greg
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: General plumbing questions

You can attach new pex and pull it through, just like you can win the $150 mil. lottery and the odds are about the same. The lines usually run up the middle of the home with the heat ducts to keep them warm in cold weather. You may be able to make a few well placed slices in the underbelly and work ...