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by Demolition
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Metal Roof Condensation
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Check to make sure the insulation is distributed well. The condensation is because it is so cold outside but the house is warm inside. Like when a drink glass gets condensation. You may be able to go in through the interior ceiling then patch it up later. Be sure to wear goggles and put a plastic ta...
by Demolition
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Heating and Air Ducts
Replies: 8
Views: 5063

Being a 1997 model, I am almost going to guess it will be the flexible ducts.
If you have a shop vac with long hose, you can remove the floor duct covers and vacuum some of the junk out. You will find leaves, dust and some pocket change.
by Demolition
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shift and sinking????
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

We live in the Arkansas Delta. The soil is very soft here. Sometimes a house will settle and shift. If you have trouble opening or shutting some doors, that is a sign the house has shifted. You can call a Licensed mobile home mover and they can put you in touch with people who can come re-level the ...
by Demolition
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: master bath flooring
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

I used to work in the warehouse at a flooring store. Here are two suggestions: 1) They have vinyl sheet flooring that looks like ceramic flooring. Put down a layer of 1/4 inch luann board. It is like plywood. Be sure to put down a skim coat over the new luann so the glue for the sheet flooring will ...
by Demolition
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cheap skirting Ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 44113

We put Tar-paper around the bottom in the winter. We take it off in the spring so the house can air out underneath. You can get Tar Paper for $15 or $20 a roll. It comes in two different weights (thickness) We tack it up with roofing nails. Just measure how long your house is and how wide. You may n...
by Demolition
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Block Piers under house and weight
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

RE: Block Piers under house and weight

I agree with the floor joist suggestion. Also make sure the floor is not rotted or victim of termites. In Arkansas, the MH code requires installing additional piers where there is a Bay Window or Fireplace (depending on the model). So you may consider adding a few extra piers under the house where t...
by Demolition
Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: moving home question. Other icky question.
Replies: 6
Views: 3161

I don't know how it works in your state. In Arkansas we have the Mobile Home Commission. If this is a Licensed Mobile Home mover, you can file a complaint with the State Mobile Home Commission. Everyone with a license has to be bonded and you may be able to recover some costs. Also, call a local mob...
by Demolition
Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vinyl tile on top of vinyl tile
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

To keep myself out of trouble...
I do agree that it is better to remove the old vinyl.
The skim coat is better for sheet vinyl.

Removing old tile ain't that hard. Use some knives, a chisel and a putty knife.
Please do not drink until you are done playing with the knives.
by Demolition
Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vinyl tile on top of vinyl tile
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

RE: Vinyl tile on top of vinyl tile

I used to work at a carpet store as the warehouse man. There is an appoved method for laying over vinyl. It is called Skim-Coating. It is a powder you add water to and spread over the old vinyl, so the glue will stick to the new vinyl. It will only fill holes about 3/16 deep. Second. You will not be...
by Demolition
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Demolition - new to the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 2389

RE: Demolition - new to the forum

Thanks for the Reply. I just started a Group on this topic and posted some tips on how to effectively demolish a mobile home. When I learn more, I will post more. BTW - I would suggest about $500 in labor to do a 12 x 60 unit. I came up with that number based on Man Hours for the job. You don't make...
by Demolition
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Demolition - new to the forum
Replies: 3
Views: 2389

Demolition - new to the forum

I am new to this forum. I do Demolition for a living and I am considering adding Demolition of dilapidated mobile homes to my list of services. So why am I here? I want to learn the correct name of all the parts of a mobile home, what the house is made of and how it is put together. Do I hate Mobile...