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by yakima4$
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Belly Wrap COver Up
Replies: 9
Views: 5121

Re: Belly Wrap COver Up

Have done well with spray adhesive and black visqueen. If hole is larger than 6ft it will work but a two man job. Install insulation if needed and over lap patch onto existing belly skin aprox 1ft let tack up.. Then pull to other side, spray, let tack up and then press onto existing belly material. ...
by yakima4$
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Belly Wrap COver Up
Replies: 9
Views: 5121

Re: Belly Wrap COver Up

Visqueen (black plastic) and spray adhesive if the holes are not over 6ft in diameter.
Wipe off area with rag, spray adhesive on patch and existing belly skin, let tack up for about 30 seconds and install.
by yakima4$
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water pressure?? problems
Replies: 38
Views: 22132

Re: water pressure?? problems

If you do install a new water heater install pan under it and run out pan drain and p/r line separate through skirting. If either is leaking you can tell by looking at the drains at the skirting. Flush water heater once a year through the faucet provided on the water heater. Make sure plumber provid...
by yakima4$
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laying down new subfloor
Replies: 4
Views: 2621

Re: Laying down new subfloor

I have seen many MFG home floor decking in great shape after 30 years. If in bad shape, yes then replace. But if looking good leave it. Make sure your belly skin is in place and sealed.
Stops the migration of moisture.
Just some thoughts.
by yakima4$
Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: range hood
Replies: 4
Views: 3899

Re: range hood

He is telling you a story regarding that foam damper. If they are so great why don't we see them in site built. It is all about cost to the MFG housing industry, the idea is to keep cost low to the MFG.
by yakima4$
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laying down new subfloor
Replies: 4
Views: 2621

Re: Laying down new subfloor

Go lightweight, install 3/8 ( if available) tongue and groove plywood. Stagger joints so they don't line up over existing seams. Think about where you may install linoleum for you will need to fill and sand those joints. Staple areas where carpeted and screw where linoleum may be installed. Toilet a...
by yakima4$
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: range hood
Replies: 4
Views: 3899

Re: range hood

Before buying measure width of opening and check top of existing hood and compare to vent opening of new hood.
You may need a transition fitting from rectangular to round. If rectangular pick up dampener . Make sure it opens before securing hood in place.
Hood should be rated 90cfm.
by yakima4$
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Quick roof over question
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Re: Quick roof over question

Always follow MFG specs. If problem occurs, MFG (roofing) rep comes out and inspects and you did not follow install instructions, they have no warranty obligation.
by yakima4$
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW
Replies: 9
Views: 4988

Re: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW

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by yakima4$
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW
Replies: 9
Views: 4988

Re: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW

Capture.PNG I have included the HUD standards for belly skin. All of the materials listed above would stop the migration of both moisture/air. The only item visqueen would not meet is the puncture proof test i.e 40lb. You don't want the migration of moisture/odors/radon on any home. Historically MF...
by yakima4$
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW
Replies: 9
Views: 4988

Re: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW

It may be the chemical make up of the Tyvek and the spray adhesive.
Works great with mil plastic or tape
by yakima4$
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW
Replies: 9
Views: 4988

Re: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW

Install as much un faced insulation in contact with floor sheeting as possible in joist bays. Before installing insulation seal/foam all holes/penetrations of floor sheeting elec,plmg and around heat duct. Seal all joints of duct work with duct mastic. When removing existing belly board/skin leave m...
by yakima4$
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skylight leaking
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

Re: Skylight leaking

Calls for the Hurricane Katrina act.
Plastic/tarp from peak to below skylight.
by yakima4$
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Subfloor repair for mobile home addition
Replies: 14
Views: 6190

Re: Subfloor repair for mobile home addition

Don't cut the beam. Hang off both beams with your hangers (perpendicular). Then install you other 2X parallel with the existing joist and directly under your seam.
by yakima4$
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sealing ducts from the inside
Replies: 11
Views: 5256

Re: sealing ducts from the inside

The best duct sealer I have used is like a paste. Easy to force into holes/seams and duct does not need to be super clean to adhere.