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by Greg
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Crawl Space Venting
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Crawl Space Venting

The code states 1sq/ft of ventilation per every 150sq/ft of floor space. I don't think I have ever seen a formula for power vented. During warm weather I don't think you can have too much ventilation. For leaks, all you can do is a close inspection or pressurize the system with a gauge and watch it....
by Greg
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Leak detector on water meter spins back and forth
Replies: 2
Views: 4838

Re: Leak detector on water meter spins back and forth

I would contact the park and ask them. I have never had a submeter.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Moving my HW tank outside.
Replies: 2
Views: 3183

Re: Moving my HW tank outside.

I can't see any reason as far as federal HUD regulations, but there may be local codes involved so check with your code officer first.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Metal exterior wall/ ceiling panels?
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Re: Metal exterior wall/ ceiling panels?

You may be able to resize with your camera settings.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Metal exterior wall/ ceiling panels?
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Re: Metal exterior wall/ ceiling panels?

It is hard to say without seeing them, but they sound like the panels may have been some type of kit addition pre made just assemble on site. you could try some low expansion foam if you can get to the void.
Pictures need to be resized to post here, most picture programs have that feature.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 3869

Re: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

I say PLAN because one thing leads to another, open up the floor and you end up with wall damage. open up belly you usually find insulation and possibly floor & rim joist damage. I have seen many people go in to do one thing and end up finding MUCH more and end up dumping a pile of money into it. Wh...
by Greg
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 3869

Re: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

It would need to be releveled at the least. Plan on a total overhaul, with new under belly and heat ducts.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 3869

Re: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

Check with your code officer and check the requirements if any.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: two wire thermostat question
Replies: 4
Views: 3945

Re: two wire thermostat question

If you have 2 wires now any 2 wire should work. I think the colors are labeled on the back of the thermostat.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 3869

Re: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

I think the problem would lie with the installer. If you have a quality installation on a quality foundation the problems would be minimal. A cheap hack job with the home just set on blocks would be more prone to problems.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: plastic vapor barrier no attic vents
Replies: 1
Views: 2726

Re: plastic vapor barrier no attic vents

The problem with metal roofs is that you WILL have condensation. it is how it is handled is the difference. I wish I could say "all you have to do is....." Spray foam insulation is a solution that I hear works, but gets expensive fast. Plastic can contain the moisture, but you need ventilation to ev...
by Greg
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Can I block up rim joist to level rim joist
Replies: 1
Views: 2665

Re: Can I block up rim joist to level rim joist

You may need to run a straight line across the floor. You may find the joists are bowed down from excessive weight on the roof. You can try jacking but often the joists are permanently bent and when you jack the rim, the frame will lift with the I beam. You may find that you need to cut a tapered 2x...
by Greg
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof Condensation
Replies: 1
Views: 2600

Re: Roof Condensation

Metal roofs & condensation seem to go hand in hand, it is usually a major pain. The porch may be the easiest. I used vinyl soffit on the bottom of mine, any condensation drips on to it and with a slight pitch gust runs off to the side. Ventilation is about the only way to prevent condensation on bar...
by Greg
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Circuits, what is excessive?
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Re: Circuits, what is excessive?

Some people think a GFI is the same thing as a circuit breaker. That was why I posted the link "how stuff works". You can trip a circuit breaker without ever making the GFI flinch and vice versa.

Since you found problems with the wiring I suspect that is where the problem is.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bent seal on outswing door.
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Re: Bent seal on outswing door.

You could try a wood block and see if you can straighten it that way.

Greg