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by mdnagel
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again

Yeah, freezing. Understand. Here isn't not a big concern. If one is moving moist air that isn't lower moisture content than the existing air then you end up with more moisture. The velocity of the moving air will modify this, though I am not sure it's a significant difference unless it's very high v...
by mdnagel
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: U-channel for 3/8" sheetrock edges
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: U-channel for 3/8" sheetrock edges

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind. Looks isn't a big concern as this is for the laundry room (behind stuff). Just want to keep the sheet rock edges clean.
by mdnagel
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor warping
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Floor warping

Material doesn't have to appear wet to have excessive moisture which would cause buckling. Use of a moisture meter helps determine moisture content.
by mdnagel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: U-channel for 3/8" sheetrock edges
Replies: 2
Views: 333

U-channel for 3/8" sheetrock edges

Anyone know where I can get the square U-channel that's used around the edges of sheet rock panels used to cover access holes? This would be for 3/8" sheet rock.
by mdnagel
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again

Greg, I've got a vapor barrier on concrete slab. Have a high water table. I've been working on perimeter drainage for quiet a while: could do more yet; I need to do a bit more grading (will be doing some when I do my skirting and other work). Jim, if you read those links you'll find that, for me (an...
by mdnagel
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again

I am continuing to research venting requirements as I try to complete my planning for skirting (and other) work. I recently learned that I need to keep my interior humidity levels at no more than 50%. I'd thought that it was OK to be slightly higher, but apparently not... Anyway, the reason I'm ment...
by mdnagel
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting vents oriented vertically?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Skirting vents oriented vertically?

Mark440, I just took a look at those Mueller RPN panels. Those major ribs are 1 1/4" high. That for sure would be even more of an issue dealing with penetrations that hit on the high ribs. The Champion Metal Wide Rib panels that I am aiming to use have 7/16" high major ribs. For me it was a matter o...
by mdnagel
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting vents oriented vertically?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Skirting vents oriented vertically?

Greg, I was kind of hoping that someone else has found a need to do this. It's not a matter of how it would function (other than the installation issues, which is why I'm even considering this orientation), but how it would LOOK. I have yet to see ANY vent oriented like this. And, I can't believe th...
by mdnagel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting vents oriented vertically?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Skirting vents oriented vertically?

I'm working up plans to replace my existing skirting, with metal roofing material. The vents that I'm am considering (best candidates) are rectangular, 16" x 8", and if oriented horizontally (long axis- 16") they would hit on the major ribs of the roofing material (I think 9" ribs). I would like to ...
by mdnagel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Junction box wiring above laundry
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Junction box wiring above laundry

I hate mystery wiring, but this looks like a factory job: the ground looks factory. Kind of looks like it was just for splicing wire runs, perhaps a standard production that meant to facilitate an optional device, a stub-in? One shoudln't, however, look to use this for some device without ensuring t...
by mdnagel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?

After reviewing my ventilation requirements I'm figuring I'll just go with standard vents. Cheap, flat screen (which I currently have) at 16" x 8" provide for 70.7 sq-in of open space. At 1' of open ventilation space for each 150' of floor space I come out to needing 9.18 sq-ft, or approximately 1,3...
by mdnagel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is this called?
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: What is this called?

It's a round work box: https://www.thespruce.com/electrical-switch-and-junction-boxes-1824666 (see #6). I'm wanting to say that the material used for the box you're showing is bakelite: not sure if anyone really uses it anymore? Just go with whatever is available (might need one that's specifically ...
by mdnagel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?

Greg, are there not moisture concerns when there is no ventilation? I know that when it's extremely cold that humidity levels tend to be very low. Do you target based on up-coming temps, in which case what temps trigger you into action, or just a general date?
by mdnagel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Skirting: Are automatic vents a good idea?

I'm doing some research on replacing my skirting and ran across a mention of automatic vents, vents that open and close based on temperature (usually(?) opens above 40 degrees, fully at 70 degrees). Is it really OK to completely close off air circulation below 40 degrees? Isn't venting about managin...
by mdnagel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Options on Leaking Roof
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Options on Leaking Roof

When we bought our place there had been a patch job on the roof. I had the roofing replaced with metal (and did not look back!): no repairs to the decking was needed, so the leak had not really compromised anything (other than some sheet rock on a part of the ceiling- I'm finally getting around to d...