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by 1987Commodore
Tue May 10, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Re: Mobile Home Insurance

I am insured through Allstate.
by 1987Commodore
Thu May 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water under mobile home
Replies: 11
Views: 12912

Re: Water under mobile home

Wow. The only way I can see to deal with the water is to build up the dirt underneath. Trouble with that is the loose dirt will still hold water. I would then cover the ground with 6 mil plastic sheeting, which will at least keep the air drier underneath so your floors won't absorb the moisture and ...
by 1987Commodore
Tue May 03, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water under mobile home
Replies: 11
Views: 12912

Re: Water under mobile home

So - do you just have the concrete building blocks with the open cores facing the ground without a solid block underneath? If so, yes, you do need a solid block underneath. They are called cap blocks, and are $1.29 at Lowe's. They provide more surface area to spread the weight than the thin edges of...
by 1987Commodore
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Loose lay vinyl in a double-wide?
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

Re: Loose lay vinyl in a double-wide?

Any roughness, imperfections. etc in the subfloor will telegraph through the vinyl.
That's why they specify the subfloor.
by 1987Commodore
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need help with a leak
Replies: 8
Views: 4487

Re: Need help with a leak

You probably have a leak in the supply. I went in to the bedroom the other day and stepped on wet carpet. One of the pb fittings for the tub supply inside the wall had cracked. It was a pain to get to, but easy to fix with pb to pex transition fittings, new shutoff valves, and flex supply lines to t...
by 1987Commodore
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plumbing vs. underbelly
Replies: 16
Views: 7754

Re: Plumbing vs. underbelly

Even a utility knife will cut it. It depends on how long you want to take to make each cut. I'd say go ahead and try your tubing cutter first. I say brass fittings also.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roofing question..
Replies: 22
Views: 8151

Re: roofing question..

The bathroom vents do nothing for the attic, so you have 4 attic vents. I would at least add more vents. You will thank yourself when the home stays cooler in the sun.
by 1987Commodore
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pipe problem? Please help.
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

Re: Pipe problem? Please help.

Last time I had a gong sound was when an improperly installed block in a support column shattered.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How to measure bathroom sink
Replies: 4
Views: 3912

Re: How to measure bathroom sink

Take a picture of the sink from top and underneath. Measure the size of the current cutout in the counter. Take photos and measurements to your local home/hardware store. They can get you something that will fit. You may have to enlarge the cutout.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Any ideas how to fix this wood rot on a 2000 Breckenridge
Replies: 15
Views: 6760

Re: Any ideas how to fix this wood rot on a 2000 Breckenridg

I think it would be best to get a couple new pieces of vertical siding as Housemedic said. By making it continuous from top to bottom, you won't have that horizontal ledge to hold the water.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Strapping on roof
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

Re: Strapping on roof

Who knows what they do. When I had my shingled roof replaced, I found that the factory apparently felt they had too large a gap at the peak, so they bridged it with a 3 foot chunk of vinyl siding corner trim. :?
by 1987Commodore
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Any ideas how to fix this wood rot on a 2000 Breckenridge
Replies: 15
Views: 6760

Re: Any ideas how to fix this wood rot on a 2000 Breckenridg

It doesn't look like the problem was with the windows themselves, but rather improper flashing. Note that the window framing is fine, the problem looks to have come from leakage in the corners between the windows. Look how that piece of vertical trim ends just before the bottom of the window. I see ...
by 1987Commodore
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Any ideas how to fix this wood rot on a 2000 Breckenridge
Replies: 15
Views: 6760

Re: Any ideas how to fix this wood rot on a 2000 Breckenridg

Don't overlook the possibility that the leak is above the windows. You have that flat roof over the windows, and all that fancy trim work looks like it is just begging for water intrusion.
If the flashing was not done properly, that could be the issue.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Desperate for Help - How to Repair?
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

Re: Desperate for Help - How to Repair?

If you want to replace all the plumbing, PEX is very easy to work with, and the tubing itself is cheap. As to your problem, I would first examine any shutoff valves; one may be defective or clogged. Have you tried closing/opening the main valve where the park's supply comes out of the ground beneath...
by 1987Commodore
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Do I install underlayment under the tub?
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

Re: Do I install underlayment under the tub?

I would go underneath with both, if only to keep water from leaking over the tub edge and wicking between the underlayment and the subfloor. same for the counter. plus, if you ever need to change the counter, you won't have to deal with different floor heights.