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by mdnagel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

Hi, Greg!

No tracks, just pressure treated wood framing for attaching the T1-11 skirting. The sealer along the bottom has long since departed.

Haven't looked at this in quite a while. I seem to recall that they had attached the skirt frame to the home, which I thought wasn't correct?
by mdnagel
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Should skirting hang over edge of slab?
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Should skirting hang over edge of slab?

WOW, hard to believe that it's been six years since I was first inquiring about this ( https://www.mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=46049#p46049 )! Many projects have kept me away from doing repairs on the home. Now that they're finished I'll be, finally, getting around to the home, but on...
by mdnagel
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replace all water lines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

Re: replace all water lines?

I've got a project all mapped out for completely replacing all my existing plumbing (PVC in a double-wide) with PEX. Unlike most folks, however, I plan on using PEX-A ("Uponor" - original manufacturer of PEX). PEX-B, which uses crimp rings, is what you find in all the big box stores. PEX-A...
by mdnagel
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Here's what the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) have to say about this (I think that I'll look to consult here more often): [From http://www.ashireporter.org/articles/articles.aspx?id=1568] Approved piping materials Another common mistake made by the weekend warrior is to use PVC pipe to ...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Special water heater for mobile home
Replies: 6
Views: 3803

Re: Special water heater for mobile home

OK... I was thinking you had to shoehorn your pan into the HWH closet. My pan's top diameter (they taper a bit, larger dia on top, smaller on bottom) is actually greater than the width of my closet; I'm going to have to mash the pan in place, somehow, and then try and get my plumbing holes worked ar...
by mdnagel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Just an update on my planning... I'd been mulling over having two locations for manifolds, with two 3/4" lines running a cold and a hot to the other set of manifolds. The IDEA was fairly elegant because I'd be spanning a run of 20' between the two areas with only two lines. But... one area wher...
by mdnagel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Special water heater for mobile home
Replies: 6
Views: 3803

Re: Special water heater for mobile home

Terri, from what I've been able to glean, with ELECTRIC hot water heaters it doesn't matter, as long as you've got suitable power (electrical circuit has sufficient amps/volts [most are 240v]) and it fits*. * Make sure it can fit through everywhere it needs to get through until it lands in it's inst...
by mdnagel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Run dryer vent behind washer?
Replies: 6
Views: 4293

Re: Run dryer vent behind washer?

Once again I'm impressed with Greg's suggestions/solutions. In case it didn't get properly digested, here's what he suggested: Build a raised platform and route the ducting underneath the units. If you've got front-load units this would probably make things even better, as it would raise things up f...
by mdnagel
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Devon, will do what I can with pics, but it's sometimes a bit hard when you're in the thick of things. And, mostly it'll be routing lines underneath, where things are a bit difficult to really see. Probably the most interesting aspect would be the manifolds and some of the end-point connections. Mos...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Acrylic kitchen sink?

"Are your cabinets not as deep (front to back) as standard" Yes, NOT standard. I don't recall what the measurements were (depth- front-to-back being key). There isn't enough counter space (due to bracing/supports and front of cabinets) to cut out for a standard sink. Believe me, it would h...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

JD, thanks for the input. Here's what I found from Uponor's Aquapex Installation Guide on this subject: Along horizontal runs, install supports every 32". If horizontal runs are continuously supported (truss-to-truss), install a tube talon every second or third truss. Follow local code requirem...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

I'm back to my plumbing job research... for some reason I'm unable to get the Forum's Search function to find any hits for "PEX" (not even for a thread that I started!) So... more questions... Do folks who install PEX secure the tubing underneath (tack to joists for runs) or just let it ha...
by mdnagel
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Acrylic kitchen sink?

It's pretty decent. But, there's many more out there that are nicer (but would not fit). As previously noted, this, and a slightly different model from the same manufacturer were the ONLY sinks that would work (that were single bowl). Ended up getting a rack for the bottom as well (that was a non-es...
by mdnagel
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

A follow-up... Gee, I'm starting to feel like I'm talking to myself here (only my wife and dog are exposed to the real thing :lol: ) I was able to discover that the proximity issue/question doesn't have anything to do with thermal issues; it's more about just what one would expect- flex*, and the co...
by mdnagel
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Greg, you always have good answers/solutions! Thanks! Ran across a couple of bits of info (from PPFA http://www.ppfahome.org/pdf/PEX%20Handbook_draft_rev_2008.pdf) as pertains to my questions/concerns: Manifolds shall be installed at least 36" away vertically, or 18" away horizontally from...