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by Greg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: vinyl siding product
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: vinyl siding product

Things have changed over the years. I really have no idea.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Concerned about asbestos in a 1973 mobile home
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Concerned about asbestos in a 1973 mobile home

I don't think there were any mobile home specific items that did or didn't have asbestos. You can find test kits at many home centers to find out for sure. Personally I don't feel that asbestos it the quantity that the average home owner would encounter is as big of a health risk (with proper safety...
by Greg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: My rim joist repair

Staple in place and then use a furring strip or 1x and screw that into place to hold the belly material.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Another rim joist question?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Another rim joist question?

The inspector SHOULD have caught a rotted sill if he actually did an inspection. I am not sure what recourse you have against the inspector or how you go about it. You may want to contact a lawyer or possibly small claims court. Read "buying a used mobile home" iby Yanita in the sticky section on th...
by Greg
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Slant in Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Slant in Floor

You cannot level a mobile home accurately with a carpenters level. you can get a bubble to center and not move when you raise it 1/16 - 1/8". Carry this line over an 80' span and you will be at least an inch off over the span. Water level is the only way to do it with accuracy.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: My rim joist repair

As long as you can make accurate cut with a sawsall you should be fine. I cut the staples with wire cutters. I would tie everything in with screws. get the framing done before worrying about the sub floor. extra blocking can never hurt. tyvek is always a good idea. Painting /sealing the back side wo...
by Greg
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: What Is This "Feature" At the Top of the Exterior Walls
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: What Is This "Feature" At the Top of the Exterior Walls

My guess is that it is more of an overlap panel that does not fit right. If you are residing I would go with plywood with a z flashing to keep any water from getting behind it and just side over it.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mushroom Vent Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Mushroom Vent Caps

It's all about ventilation. Some homes don't have any vents at all. If they are there I would try to maintain them to some degree under the new roof.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My rim joist repair
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: My rim joist repair

You could do an overlapping repair with no problem. as far as getting the old one out, just slice & dice till it's out.
You can glue & screw the new sections in place, that is where overlapping may make it easier.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Deck footing and porch design questions
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Deck footing and porch design questions

No, but I question in my mind if you COULD do the whole porch and hide the difference between the pitch of the dormer & porch by adding a gable end on the porch roof. you would need to keep the same ridge line as the dormer. You may also be able to tie the roof line into the other roof line also and...
by Greg
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Attaching triple 2x6 floor joist to rim joist
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Attaching triple 2x6 floor joist to rim joist

That's the way to do it, use pressure treated to help keep the new from rotting.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Slant in Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Slant in Floor

The ONLY accurate way to level a home is with a water level on the frame. I make a chart with all of the pier locations, Start in the middle and make that "0" . Plot the next pier and mark any change in height as +/- " you can also use caulk on the frame . once you have all of the pier heights measu...
by Greg
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mushroom Vent Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Mushroom Vent Caps

Obviously you will need to extend the plumbing vents through the new roof. If you are planning on adding a slight peak you can leave the mushroom vents and vent through the ridge. You can also add a soffit and vent through that.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Deck footing and porch design questions
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Deck footing and porch design questions

I was thinking that if you changed the roof pitch to cover the porch, you may be able to add a gable to the front of the new roof and hide the original roof lines of the dormer.

Greg