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by Greg
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pier retroft
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Pier retroft

They may be referring to the diagonal brace system that clamps to the frame, one front and one rear. They installed them on ours when we moved out of the park onto our own land.

Metal skirting is the way to go, I used to have it, until I changed to insulated concrete.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof, Siding or Windows & Doors. What Order?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Roof, Siding or Windows & Doors. What Oder?

The first thing you need to do before anything is have the home checked and if necessary releveled with a water level. If the home is off before you start EVERYTHING will be off. Remember that mobile homes are very weight sensitive when you look at the way the homes are made and the way they are sup...
by Greg
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing a shower, trying to decide on materials
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Replacing a shower, trying to decide on materials

Question # 2 is the factor that applies to the other questions. WEIGHT is always a factor in any mobile home repair. You may want to add a pillar or two under the shower to help support any extra weight and help take any flex out of the floor. We have a 60x48 in our master bath but I used a 5 piece ...
by Greg
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help With Shower Fixture
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Help With Shower Fixture

Usually the hardest part is getting access to the back of the valve, Often the panel of sheetrock on the other side of the wall needs to be carefully removed unless there is an access panel.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help With Shower Fixture
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Help With Shower Fixture

This may be one of cases where you spend more time & effort trying to find parts than it's worth. I think I would just find a new one and be done with it.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board

There is no easy way to replumb. If you run pipes down the I beam it is not protected from the cold or critters. I have seen pipes run above the floor along the outside wall in a wooden box. I never liked the idea or the looks. You may as well do it right and get it over with. PEX is easy to work wi...
by Greg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Exterior Paint Prep
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Exterior Paint Prep

Sounds about right to me, but you may want to check with the paint store when you buy your paint.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Viny Siding - Foam Core vs OSB Backer?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Viny Siding - Foam Core vs OSB Backer?

I thin the OSB option would make the home more solid, it may make in difference in the winter drafts and noise reduction.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Range Hood Upgrade - Reducer
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Range Hood Upgrade - Reducer

I would measure the space you have and then build up the connectors you need at the store and see where you stand.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Toilet Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Toilet Replacement

Personally I would remove the carpeting from around the toilet. If you have any leaks the carpet may hide the problem and leaks around the toilets usually result if floor damage.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Edge of underfloor coming up under linoleum
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Edge of underfloor coming up under linoleum

I would try a few screws, about the worst that can happen is there is nothing there for them to bite into.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Edge of underfloor coming up under linoleum
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Edge of underfloor coming up under linoleum

You should be able to use a regular screw. My question would be why is it lifting? Can you step on raised area and push it back down?

Greg
by Greg
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vinyl Siding - All the same?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Vinyl Siding - All the same?

I think that I would find out the siding manufacturer and look for information that way.

Greg
by Greg
Wed May 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Home is shifting and sinking - Need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Home is shifting and sinking - Need help!

A pad might work for you. "on paper" you could pour it in sections with the home in place. You should be able to pour pads in the spaces between the piers you have now. once they set up build new piers on the concrete and pour pads in the areas where the original piers were. that would give you a fu...
by Greg
Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Home is shifting and sinking - Need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Home is shifting and sinking - Need help!

It sounds like you need to contact a structural Engineer. I had to use one when I moved our home onto our own land from the park. He did soil sampling to determine the footing system that I needed (required by code officer). I ended up with 15 18" piers 9 on each side 4' deep. He charged me $200 to ...