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by Jim from Canada
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 3238

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

There are DIY floor pans that are like a gently sloped piece of high density styrofoam. I have seen them in HD up here. You just buy what you need and cut it to size, or add pieces to it, to fit. They do need a membrane on top of them and then tile or something like that. The drain is also specific ...
by Jim from Canada
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 3238

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

One other thing to keep in mind, you don't want to put 2 waterproof systems on top of each other. Any moisture, from humidity etc. will be trapped between the layers and cause future problems.
by Jim from Canada
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 3238

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

We had much the same situation. The tub is gone now and the shower has been "temporarily" replaced with another small one for the last 14 years....lol. I too want to replace the temporary shower with a full size one. We will probably end up with a "shower tub" arrangement in there at some point. You...
by Jim from Canada
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Re: Skirting

Well, I got a video edited of how I did the partial re-skirting. I only went as far as was needed so I could build the deck for now, but the rest will be done the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_ppdFS-VlM
by Jim from Canada
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home Attic Ventilation
Replies: 2
Views: 4214

Re: Mobile Home Attic Ventilation

See my reply in your other thread.
by Jim from Canada
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Question

When I did my re roof I did some upgrades at the same time. First, my trusses were 24" OC and the sheathing was also 1/2" with H clips and I also had venting issues as you do. I had the work done, I did not DIY this job. I had them strip the roof to the trusses. Then I had them add a 2 x 4, on edge,...
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Re: Skirting

At under 108 sq. ft, and not attached to the home, there was no permit required. It is overbuilt none the less.
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Re: Skirting

So, I have my partial re skirting done with the concrete panels. I hope the links to the photos embed properly. I got enough done so I could build the new deck at the patio door. The roof over it has not been done yet though. At the other side of the patio stones will be a mirror image deck at the b...
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cleaning Shower Stall
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Cleaning Shower Stall

My wife puts toilet cleaner on ours. Works well, just let it sit for a bit and rinse it away.
by Jim from Canada
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Frost line footers the easy way
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Frost line footers the easy way

They are about 4'+ deep. Depth perception gets wacky with video, particularly when using a bit of zoom.
by Jim from Canada
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Frost line footers the easy way
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Frost line footers the easy way

There is a new home going into our park. I shot some footage of them getting the holes for the frost line footers in. Much easier than digging, and a lot safer than an auger. I thought I would share it here as it is a pretty interesting process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep82VT4L8bs In other n...
by Jim from Canada
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Re: Skirting

I have 2 of the concrete panels up now. They go 4" into a trench and a further 3" or 4" under that. Put in some landscape fabric and filled with 3/4" crush (supplier could not find preferred pea gravel). Got a diagonal brace in on the second one and on top of the 3/4 I got the driveway gravel. Also ...
by Jim from Canada
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

Re: Skirting

I have enough concrete board to do the section I want to start on now. I dug a trench, then it rained and it turned into a moat. Got some gravel being delivered. Apparently, pea gravel is hard to find around here, so I told the guy to get the smallest crush he could that has no sand in it. Maybe tod...
by Jim from Canada
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Re: Skirting

This is what I did. https://www.mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10629&p=55511&hilit=concrete+skirting#p55511 Greg That is pretty interesting. When I did the plywood skirting I first attached a 2x4 all around underneath then screwed the plywood directly to it. The bottom sits in a sha...
by Jim from Canada
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting
Replies: 10
Views: 3668

Skirting

Almost time to redo my skirting. I did it 14 years ago on the cheap with 3/4" exterior plywood that I got free, and I must say it has held up pretty well. I braced the bottom with stringers coming diagonally off the wings of the frame. I am thinking of using 1/2" concrete board for the new skirting....