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by 1987Commodore
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Deck Skirting
Replies: 8
Views: 3892

Re: Deck Skirting

I just had my skirting replaced, and they used vertical pieces of j channel for the access panel to slide in.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Trimming batten strips
Replies: 5
Views: 2809

Re: Trimming batten strips

The batten strips are quite fragile, so it would be best to cut them in place if at all possible. I just used a utility knife to cut them.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Weather strip under door
Replies: 5
Views: 3172

Re: Weather strip under door

Do you have a storm door? I don't see one, so installing one may be a solution.
by 1987Commodore
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: downspouts
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Re: downspouts

Those look like the downspouts on my Silvertop awning. I needed extensions on mine, and I'm pretty sure they used plastic electrical conduit, which just slipped over the aluminum pipe.
by 1987Commodore
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: bathroom remodel during winter???
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Re: bathroom remodel during winter???

It sure will. How long do you plan to have the floor open?
by 1987Commodore
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rotting Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 3753

Re: Rotting Wood

Just replace the post. I wouldn't trust it to hold up with that much rot. It looks like it is fastened into a metal bracket at the bottom, and the wood doesn't go down into the concrete. A new post will likely cost less than the treatment.
by 1987Commodore
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: exhaust vent
Replies: 6
Views: 3168

Re: exhaust vent

My home came equipped with a vent which went from the roof into the furnace blower cabinet. It was "supposed to supply fresh air to the home, since it was so well sealed." The vent was quickly sealed off, since we know that there are many other air leaks. It was totally removed years later during a ...
by 1987Commodore
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace urine soaked insulation
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Re: Replace urine soaked insulation

Please, make sure to wear breathing and eye protection when working with fiberglass. You can get disposable protective clothing at a home center.
As to the type, I would use unfaced.
by 1987Commodore
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: insulating osb board underpinning
Replies: 22
Views: 13544

Re: insulating osb board underpinning

OK, how about I change my post to -- OSB will fall apart relatively quickly, due to the fact that the bottom edge will be exposed to constant moisture, being presumably in constant ground contact when used as skirting, and thereby having moisture wicking up into it from said ground contact. This wil...
by 1987Commodore
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: insulating osb board underpinning
Replies: 22
Views: 13544

Re: insulating osb board underpinning

You can, but if the belly wrap is intact, it is not really necessary. I wouldn't put too much effort into the osb, as it will rot quickly if exposed to moisture, particularly ground contact.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Revolv furnace
Replies: 2
Views: 8576

Re: Revolv furnace

No opinion about the Revolv, I guess it is Coleman?
A down flow furnace is one which has the air discharge down through the bottom.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC PIPE
Replies: 6
Views: 3549

Re: CPVC PIPE

Yes, cost wise either the crimp clamps or cinch clamps will be cheaper than the sharkbites.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC PIPE
Replies: 6
Views: 3549

Re: CPVC PIPE

As long as it is open, I'd replace everything with PEX. It will expand instead of crack if it freezes. Yes, just drill through the floor, but seal the opening around the pipe to prevent air and varmint infiltration.
by 1987Commodore
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation

One place is in the "Books & Parts" link at the top of the forum page.
When you rebuild the deck, make it a freestanding unit.
by 1987Commodore
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation

Also, if that deck is at the same level as the threshold, and attached to the home, it could be one cause of the water intrusion. Take a good look at the rim joist.