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by Greg S
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting Vents?
Replies: 45
Views: 38503

Re: Skirting Vents?

Vents do cause problems in the colder northern regions but it isn't the vents that are the problem it's the fact that home owners fail to add insulation to their vent openings in the winter.
Mine are designed to easily be removed allowing access to add insulation in the fall.
by Greg S
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7906

Re: 1956 Stewart Double Decker

As for it's looks, I think it's pretty cool and people would actually be fine with seeing a restored double decker trailer next to them, especially a restored one Old restored items are usually pretty cool however looks are subjective. For me this one is too large to be attractive and style wise no...
by Greg S
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7906

Re: 1956 Stewart Double Decker

It's a major monstrosity to be considering hauling around as a RV but once fixed up could possibly make for a good hunting camp.
Not something neighbors would want to see parked next door that's for sure.
by Greg S
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Concrete Skirt
Replies: 4
Views: 2560

Re: Concrete Skirt

First thing you need to do is level the home. I would remove all the existing skirting and build a proper frame work to support it. I attach mine to the floor joists of the home and extend it down to 3 1/2 inches above the ground. I drill a hole in each metal outrigger to screw a brace from there to...
by Greg S
Thu May 29, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Advice on Skylights
Replies: 6
Views: 2724

Re: Advice on Skylights

Get rid of them, do not replace.
When I reno I always remove skylights. A large hole in your roof is never a good idea and will eventually leak.
by Greg S
Tue May 27, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 78' skyline 12x 60 sw reno
Replies: 23
Views: 7990

Re: 78' skyline 12x 60 sw reno

I apply rigid foam first (1 1/2") directly on the metal siding then the strapping over top and more rigid foam (1/2") between the strapping. House wrap before siding. When working on the outside of the home use screws for everything including the vinyl siding. The sheathing on the home is too thin t...
by Greg S
Fri May 09, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Will removing carpet affect insulation?
Replies: 15
Views: 6744

Re: Will removing carpet affect insulation?

The water is now collecting inside the wall looking for another location to enter your home. Eventually it will cause mold issues and rot your wall studs and base plate. Find where the water is entering the wall and fix it asap.
by Greg S
Thu May 01, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need help again friends - Septic Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Re: Need help again friends - Septic Tank

The wet spot in your front yard is a clear indication that your septic bed is no longer performing as it should. Having 4-5 homes on one tank would require that the tank be pumped annually. If it was not then solids have likely escaped from the tank into the bed. However the reality is that a 30 yea...
by Greg S
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)
Replies: 43
Views: 19735

Re: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)

Where we are with extreamly cold winters we do not have frost heave issues if the skirting is properly insulated. With skirting insulation in place and the home properly heated the ground under the home never freezes therefor no frost issues.
by Greg S
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)
Replies: 43
Views: 19735

Re: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)

I view the task you are undertaking like running a board through a table saw with your eyes closed. If you know what you are doing it will probably go fine but even if it goes horribly wrong what you have remaining will eventually heal.
by Greg S
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Will removing carpet affect insulation?
Replies: 15
Views: 6744

Re: Will removing carpet affect insulation?

http://radiantprofessionalsalliance.org ... shion.aspx

This link gives a bit of a break down on carpet/underlay R values. Negligible numbers especially on older carpets where the underlay is disintegrated.
by Greg S
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Will removing carpet affect insulation?
Replies: 15
Views: 6744

Re: Will removing carpet affect insulation?

Although carpet and underlay do have some insulation value, the majority being attributed to the underlay, based on its age the R value is probably less than 1. Although the floor will feel colder without the carpet the resulting loss of heat will likely be negligible especially in light of the fact...
by Greg S
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)
Replies: 43
Views: 19735

Re: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)

JD with age comes the wisdom of knowing the greatest rewards come from working smart not working hard.
by Greg S
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Homeowner Insurance claims
Replies: 7
Views: 2746

Re: Homeowner Insurance claims

Wait till you hear back from your adjuster. Make sure you ask if placing a claim will raise your rates in the future. Once you have all the info you can then decide if you wish to place a claim. Personally I never place claims if I can afford to pay for the repairs myself. Insurance claims should no...
by Greg S
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1970's MH total demo & overhaul help?
Replies: 21
Views: 7393

Re: 1970's MH total demo & overhaul help?

If you are living in a area that has cold winters, your statements indicate you are, then your vapour barrier must be placed on the heated side of your insulation. If it is not moisture from your home will enter the attic insulation and both destroy it's insulation value and potentially cause mold p...