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by yakima4$
Sat May 06, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New to the Forum - Wood Stove Backing, Walls, and Other Qs
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

Re: New to the Forum - Wood Stove Backing, Walls, and Other Qs

One comment. When you pull the wood stove pipe support box from the ceiling you will see that they cut the rafter in half . Make a close inspection for any evidence of sagging. If any is occurring you would want to install some type of header const in the roof cavity and support existing cut rafter ...
by yakima4$
Sat May 06, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: range hood replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: range hood replacement

I should have added use smooth wall rigid. Corrugated flex pipe creates more turbulence and traps more grease in each of the folds.
by yakima4$
Sat May 06, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: range hood replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: range hood replacement

What you are experiencing is something all will realize regarding micro range hood versus just a simple range hood. Micro range hoods have a lot more nooks and cranny's that trap grease and other particulates that are air born. They are not as efficient of removing grease laden air as a straight ran...
by yakima4$
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof over weight questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 3542

Re: Roof over weight questions.

I would go with the metal roofing, foam board and 1 X strips.
I would worry that the cabana style free standing metal roof would catch the wind and blow off. Plus damage your home in the process
by yakima4$
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Siding - Any Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Re: New Siding - Any Advice?

If house currently has vinyl and your are or will be going to install Hardi you will need perimeter supports under the house if you do not already have them . Hardi panel and plank is not hard to install provided you have correct tools and a helper do to weight. Use batten strips at joints on panel ...
by yakima4$
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Complete home remodel
Replies: 35
Views: 12874

Re: Complete home remodel

If possible you may want to install a header above windows. Lets say a 2x6 single or 2 2x4s glued together. Either combination should be installed on edge with king and jamb studs. One item to think about! Going from straight vinyl wall siding to exterior wood sheathing does add load to frame and fl...
by yakima4$
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What to place behind my lower T1-11 OSB Siding?
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: What to place behind my lower T1-11 OSB Siding?

I should add to thoroughly paint belly band before installing, front,back,bottom and butt joints and area to be installed over, preferably two coats on all areas before install.
by yakima4$
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What to place behind my lower T1-11 OSB Siding?
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: What to place behind my lower T1-11 OSB Siding?

Replace belly band with HARD Plank or use T 1 11 again, but before installing run bead of high quality caulk (such as Valkum) at top edge on the back side of belly band you are re installing so it squishes out the top and then come back and run another bead across the top after installation. Regardi...
by yakima4$
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is underbelly material even necessary?
Replies: 5
Views: 2484

Re: Is underbelly material even necessary?

The belly skin solves multiple code issues . MFG homes have only one layer of flooring/decking. It stops moisture,odors and eliminates the higher probability of floor warping. It also is a pressure envelope that is aimed at restricting air movement into the walls, odors coming up around pipes and ho...
by yakima4$
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: cinch clamps vs crimp for pex
Replies: 10
Views: 7999

Re: cinch clamps vs crimp for pex

If you get tired of paying for all the latest PEX/Wirsbo/flexable tubing and want to simplify installation. Try Flow Guard Gold or any other CPVC type potable water pipe. It is really straight forward . Can of glue and cutters/hand saw and your off and running. Properly installed it is a good system...
by yakima4$
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Thin Layer Of Steam On Inside Of Belly Bag
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Re: Thin Layer Of Steam On Inside Of Belly Bag

Check your dryer vent, may be loose and dumping warm moist air into belly. Should not be any moisture in belly. Usually sign of leak when moisture is on the warm side of belly skin. Other problem may be allot of people in house, failure to use bath fan,kit range fan and or whole house fan. Allot of ...
by yakima4$
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Insulating Ceilings and Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Re: Insulating Ceilings and Wall

Apply vapor barrier in all areas. You want to stop vapor/moisture from migrating to cold surface. Example: glass of ice water that has moisture collect on glass. Cover walls and ceiling with clear plastic, overlap seams min on 6 inches. Gasket/seal all elec boxes and at wires entering j boxes Any ho...
by yakima4$
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Releveling a doublewide
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Releveling a doublewide

Those piers should have a solid 2x6 wood cap on top of them. Then wedges driven in from opposite sides.
If cap is not installed, weight is not evenly distributed which can result in failure of the block.
by yakima4$
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Got a Bid, too much? Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor
Replies: 20
Views: 5836

Re: Got a Bid, too much? Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subflo

Looks good.
Make sure it accepts vinyl if planning to install vinyl.
by yakima4$
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Got a Bid, too much? Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subfloor
Replies: 20
Views: 5836

Re: Got a Bid, too much? Flood Damage, Replace Entire Subflo

He quoted you for aprox 1282 sq ft of sheeting assuming sheets are 4x8.
You say your house is 2016 sq ft. So he is not over on sheeting.
Stick with plywood tongue and groove.
Glad to see he is going to screw and glue.
That is a good sign.
Make sure plywood does not have allot of plug holes.