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by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tips/tricks for routing stuff under bellywrap?
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Tips/tricks for routing stuff under bellywrap?

OK, thanks, Gregg! This will save me a bit of time (which I'm sorely short of these days).
by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tips/tricks for routing stuff under bellywrap?
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Re: Tips/tricks for routing stuff under bellywrap?

I'm feeling a bit dense... Conduit is to be run above or underneath the bellywrap?

Also, and this borders on a specific electrical question/issue, conduit and wire have to be anchored at intervals. If installing above the bellywrap one would have to make cuts for installing the anchors.
by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Portable generators
Replies: 21
Views: 7667

Re: Portable generators

Yes, I'd have any plans looked at first. But... my question: is it common that there are, in essence, TWO breaker panels for mobile homes (the outside one and then the inside one)?
by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: self levelling compound
Replies: 8
Views: 7091

Re: self levelling compound

Just to add some notes in case someone else is looking for such information (assuming that leveling compound is in fact determined to be the correct solution). I didn't use self-leveling compound. And, yes, had to screed, a LOT! What I learned from my experience (assuming home is level, that it's ju...
by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tips/tricks for routing stuff under bellywrap?
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Tips/tricks for routing stuff under bellywrap?

Any tips/tricks for minimizing the cutting of bellywrap in order to feed stuff under it? I'm going to run an electrical circuit for a (new) electric hot water heater and I want to keep patching of the bellywrap to a minimum (already have a ton of patching to do!). NOTE: I believe that this is a gene...
by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Portable generators
Replies: 21
Views: 7667

Re: Portable generators

I have kind of a generic question on hooking up generators, though with a specific use... Mains power from my utility company (from their meter box) feeds into an outside breaker panel (200 amp), which then feeds a house breaker panel (100 amp) located inside the house (1997 vintage). The outside br...
by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underelly alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: Underelly alternative

Ah, back to a similar project for me... had to put the repair of my back door and rim joist on hold while I did some major work on my shed. Anyway, look like I've also got a lot of bellywrap repair to do (the previous owner has a big blue tarp hung up in one spot), in addition to trying to figure ou...
by mdnagel
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Siding damage from deck?

Yeah, I have every intention of doing things right: I bought this thing this way and am now just getting around to having time to deal with it (only have lived here 4 months now- priority was flooring and a water filtration system- I'm running out of bandwidth). I suppose that flashing would have he...
by mdnagel
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Siding damage from deck?

Removed the side brickmoldings (no issues with the top- will remove later) and cut out the bad sections of siding. Good news: The problem area is fairly well constrained to just under the door. Bad news: The rim joist(?) has water/rot damage. I can also see that the floor decking is wasted along the...
by mdnagel
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Siding damage from deck?

Hi Aaron. I'm kind of juggling things right now (building chicken brooders, clearing and cleaning land etc.) and waiting for the current rainfall to curtail before I yank off the brickmold and probe further. I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I'd be replacing the entire door and frame (p...
by mdnagel
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Siding damage from deck?

I've got all deck material removed: would post a picture, but unable to- "board attachment quota has been reached." There's about 1 foot of affected/rotted/soft siding material at the bottom corners under the door sill (extending up a bit on the right-hand side) . The size of the siding under the do...
by mdnagel
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Siding damage from deck?

Thanks, Greg. The screws were a bit rusty and ended up breaking. Ended up auguring the wood above all the screws (drilling the heads out wasn't working) and pounded the board down, that and chiseling... One of those things that fights you to the bitter end... but, the board is off and I now have ful...
by mdnagel
Mon May 30, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Siding damage from deck?

As is typical, things weren't as easy as hoped... Ended up having to cut the deck off, as I was unable to get the screws out (stupid torque screws). And, to pull the deck away from the home I used my tractor, which, to add more complication, needed to be jump started! All this because someone failed...
by mdnagel
Sun May 29, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Siding damage from deck?

Grr... took a closer look, the deck is screwed into the side of the home! I suspect, however, that it's not structural, that it's just to keep the deck from moving away from the home. I wasn't in the mood to take out the screws, but will look to do so in a few days (am working long hours right now, ...
by mdnagel
Sun May 29, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Siding damage from deck?
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Siding damage from deck?

I need to replace my entire rear door due to damage from a break-in (occurred prior to my ownership). I'd taken out a 2x2? support piece that was nailed underneath the threshold plate, to the siding: I believe this is from the original construction. This piece was pretty much rotted. At issue is the...