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by Greg
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vapor or air barriers in outer walls?
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Vapor or air barriers in outer walls?

This is the dilemma faced by most manufactured home owners. Traditional construction calls for a barrier (tyvek type) outs the studs and a vapor barrier inside the studs. We all know that manufactured homes have a tendency to develop rotted rim joists and the bottoms of some studs due to water leaka...
by Greg
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 16
Views: 2651

Re: My rim joist repair

It depends on how big of section you are replacing. Small sections you can just muscle into place.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wheres a good place to order windows from?
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Wheres a good place to order windows from?

You can order any sized window, It will be a special order window so it will take some time. Check with any lumber yard or big box store.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirt vents. Should they be open all year ?
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Skirt vents. Should they be open all year ?

My personal opinion is this, If you live in a cold region you really do not need (or want) ventilation. You want as much heat under your home as possible to keep things from freezing. If you live in a warmer region leave them open year round.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: window style and size
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: window style and size

You will need to totally reframe to fit the windows. You can reframe just kike a stick built home, but you need to think about the wall space you will be loosing and decide if it is worth it. Wall space in a single wide is always at a premium.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What Could be Causing this Staining on Ceiling?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: What Could be Causing this Staining on Ceiling?

Check the light, I have seen fluorescent ballasts give a black "smoke trail" before. I'm not saying that is what is causing it, but if you have dropped the light and everything is dry it is a possibility that the light it's self is the source.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What Could be Causing this Staining on Ceiling?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: What Could be Causing this Staining on Ceiling?

You have a leak someplace. It could be a roof leak or possibly where the wall & roof meet. Possibly drop the light down and see if you can get a look, Get up on the roof and take a CLOSE look also at the edge where the roof & wall meet.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How to Add Overhang for gutters and soffit to mobile Home?
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: How to Add Overhang for gutters and soffit to mobile Home?

I did 12" all around. When you install the new roof add a foot to the ends. I worked off of the purlins and attached the box assembly to the purlins and wall studs.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Permanent Foundation vs. Addiontial Perimeter Blocking
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Permanent Foundation vs. Addiontial Perimeter Blocking

Perimeter "support" is what ever you need. In the cold regions where the ground freezes you want below the frost line footers for support that does not shift in freezing weather. What you are looking for is added support to carry the load that is being transferred to the floor joists outside of the ...
by Greg
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Weed Barrier around mobile home
Replies: 1
Views: 234

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: 182

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: 107

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: 269

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: 128

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