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by 1987Commodore
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation

Well, if the floor is pressed sawdust, which it looks like, I would replace it all with plywood to stave off any future issues. Moisture will turn it to mush. Just me, but I would prefer working from the top, rather than lying underneath. Easier to place the insulation from the top than overhead fro...
by 1987Commodore
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Redoing underbelly - bad idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Re: Redoing underbelly - bad idea?

It sounds like you really need to have the duct work examined. I think it may have separated. It was probably poorly made to begin with, and would benefit from being sealed. The mice won't make holes in metal, but they will take advantage of any they find. Blown in insulation will be a real mess if ...
by 1987Commodore
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Fixing dryer vent hole before new flooring
Replies: 6
Views: 10426

Re: Fixing dryer vent hold before new flooring

That looks just like mine. The hole is factory. I have the vent tube going down through the hole and to a vent flap mounted in the skirting.
You could plug the hole and run the vent straight out the side wall, or you could use regular vent pipe rather than the flexible tube.
by 1987Commodore
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace Window With Door
Replies: 5
Views: 2725

Re: Replace Window With Door

I don't know about the mortgage issue, but lots of homes came from the factory with patio doors. As long as it was done to code, I can't see a problem.
by 1987Commodore
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wet Sheathing
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Re: Wet Sheathing

It looks to me like what you have for sheathing is a rigid foam with foil laminated to each side. It gives you insulation value and acts as a vapor barrier. From your description, I wonder if whomever replaced the windows put it there? If it was original to the home, it seems it would not be pieced ...
by 1987Commodore
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Lost Power in a Circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 3000

Re: Lost Power in a Circuit

Being in GA, you might just get away with removing the belly wrap. You definitely should cover the ground with 6 mil plastic, whether you remove the wrap or not, and I would also insulate the brick skirting and the water lines. At least PEX is very forgiving of freeze ups. Be aware that you will lik...
by 1987Commodore
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Importance of primer
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Re: Importance of primer

How much difference you see will depend upon the finish color.
by 1987Commodore
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

Re: Windows

My opinion is that a large, single fixed picture window may be susceptible to breakage by the flexing of the home. The patio doors may work well, as there is some flexibility built into them because they are designed to open. They should look fine. My BIL used multiple patio doors to enclose his por...
by 1987Commodore
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)
Replies: 43
Views: 19487

Re: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)

That was most likely factory installed. It's nice to have the ceiling speakers, but when the unit dies, having it built in means some carpentry has to be done, because you know a replacement won't be the same size. No problem in your case. There was probably a built in microwave below it.
by 1987Commodore
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling insulation question
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

Re: Ceiling insulation question

Be careful not to block any soffit vents -- if there are any. I have no experience with blowers, but I think there may be an extension handle to allow reaching farther. Also, look at any openings in the floor -- around water and drain pipes, etc. You will find that they are large openings that will ...
by 1987Commodore
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling insulation question
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

Re: Ceiling insulation question

Do you have a cathedral ceiling in the middle? If so, It is probably packed full anyhow, and there will be no access to it. There may be access to the flue area inside the furnace enclosure.
by 1987Commodore
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Special Roofing Material?
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Re: Special Roofing Material?

That's a new one on me.
If I were you though, I would seriously consider re roofing with metal over foam insulation, rather than shingles. You will increase r value, and the roof will be lighter and last longer.
by 1987Commodore
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Squeak!
Replies: 4
Views: 2416

Re: Squeak!

Most likely not a problem. I have a squeak in the doorway to the bedroom that has been there since it was new in 1987. It is under the vinyl flooring, so not going to touch it.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Choosing a Material for Crawl Space
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

Re: Choosing a Material for Crawl Space

http://images.lowes.com/product/convert ... 8112lg.jpg
Something like this. It's a foil backed adhesive tape. Search at Lowes.com for foil tape.
by 1987Commodore
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Choosing a Material for Crawl Space
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

Re: Choosing a Material for Crawl Space

You would fasten the ground vapor barrier to the inside of the skirting, about 6" up. I wouldn't worry about taping the seams in the plastic, just overlap about 6". That is all I did, and it has been fine for the last 27 years. If you are putting down the plastic after the home is set, you will have...