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by yakima4$
Thu May 19, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: reflective roll insulation for roofing
Replies: 9
Views: 4744

Re: reflective roll insulation for roofing

Not UV resistant and after about one year or less will break down.
Plus as mentioned above will blow off.
by yakima4$
Fri May 06, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water under mobile home
Replies: 11
Views: 12723

Re: Water under mobile home

Its a bad set. Some of your blocks are incorrect plus pads not level and look over spaced. Assume never inspected. If home was purchased new and brought in look at your owners manual for set up. Home will never perform correctly with that set. Home should of been set on mound of dirt, that was compa...
by yakima4$
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: reflective roll insulation for roofing
Replies: 9
Views: 4744

Re: reflective roll insulation for roofing

Post picture! Are these new homes or used? I have never seen this bubble sheet on a roof! There are all kinds of wild claims on this bubble wrap/insulation that never come to fruition. They cannot seem to produce a listing report verifying there claims as R-value or reflecting heat back away from th...
by yakima4$
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Some interesting repair pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Re: Some interesting repair pictures

I believe the word almost free comes to mind.. That was probably the asking price.
You are correct, there are allot of hacks out there. All you can hope for is that the elderly have a home inspector or a good son or daughter that points them in the write direction.
by yakima4$
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Automatic vents
Replies: 9
Views: 4875

Re: Automatic vents

Would not worry to much about vents on that end unless you have observed a moisture problem. Most homes have a belly band/trim strip at the foundation that is not air tight which equates to more ventilation to the underneath of the home than is calced out by size of skirting/foundation vents. If you...
by yakima4$
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Automatic vents
Replies: 9
Views: 4875

Re: Automatic vents

If you cannot install the ext grade plywood as a wall I would install a wall of black visqeen on a frame. If you live in a colder climate this would help keep the underside warmer and reduce utility bill in winter. Plus as mentioned keep out bugs, mice, snakes all manor of unwanted animals.
by yakima4$
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Automatic vents
Replies: 9
Views: 4875

Re: Automatic vents

There should be a wall separating the main house from the deck area. Usually nothing more than pressure treated plywood. Keeps mice, bugs what ever from having easy access.
If you have access to the set up manual it will spell it out.
by yakima4$
Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen sink/dishwasher drainage problem
Replies: 8
Views: 6281

Re: Kitchen sink/dishwasher drainage problem

Time for Roto Rooter. They should run snake down at location where auto vent is attached. You can be running hot water as line is being cleaned as long as he leaves traps attached. Make sure tech does not damage threads at FIP adapter that auto vent screws into. You probably have a slight grease/foo...
by yakima4$
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: OLD METAL SIDING
Replies: 7
Views: 4871

Re: OLD METAL SIDING

Vapor barrier is to go to the warm side (inside of house) not to outside. On exterior wall under the siding install house wrap to resist wind and water transmission. If you do replace metal siding with wood/Hardi you need to install a whole house fan to exhaust moisture inside the house. Plus suppor...
by yakima4$
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: OLD METAL SIDING
Replies: 7
Views: 4871

Re: OLD METAL SIDING

Vertical metal siding is not sealed at the bottom to let the condensate/moisture out that forms on the inside face of it. If you seal bottom edge, moisture will run down the interior face of the metal siding and moisture will collect on the rim joist and wall bottom plates. These homes do not requir...
by yakima4$
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: burst water heater
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: burst water heater

Regarding water heater pans. If you are unable find a pan that fits use shower pan lining material or TPO/EPDM roofing material. Above materials are all durable. Drill hole for drain in bottom of material and use a 3/4 inch MIP PVC adapter with lock nut and bushing. Fasten pan material aprox three i...
by yakima4$
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: burst water heater
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: burst water heater

Buy a standard. Install a pan, run out pressure relief line and pan drain separate through skirting/foundation
by yakima4$
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roofing question..
Replies: 22
Views: 8072

Re: roofing question..

Oakwood is out of business/ filed for bankruptcy years ago. That's odd isn't it!!!
by yakima4$
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roofing question..
Replies: 22
Views: 8072

Re: roofing question..

Who ever is inspecting at the MFG apparently was not looking. The shingle MFG, HUD, IBC, IRC all mandate ventilation. Some of these plants are inspected by third party firms. Who ever gives the MFG the lowest price and is a kinder/ gentler inspector usually gets the work. Should have been caught at ...
by yakima4$
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roofing question..
Replies: 22
Views: 8072

Re: roofing question..

If they are covering over the bath fan vents and the whole house vent they will have roof rot eventually. Then when the insurance company comes out to settle claim of sagging rafters they will be denied plus for not obtaining a permit. Use 1/4 inch screen under ridge vent. No more no less stops-- bu...