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by Greg
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: plastic vapor barrier no attic vents
Replies: 1
Views: 4091

Re: plastic vapor barrier no attic vents

The problem with metal roofs is that you WILL have condensation. it is how it is handled is the difference. I wish I could say "all you have to do is....." Spray foam insulation is a solution that I hear works, but gets expensive fast. Plastic can contain the moisture, but you need ventilation to ev...
by Greg
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Can I block up rim joist to level rim joist
Replies: 1
Views: 4064

Re: Can I block up rim joist to level rim joist

You may need to run a straight line across the floor. You may find the joists are bowed down from excessive weight on the roof. You can try jacking but often the joists are permanently bent and when you jack the rim, the frame will lift with the I beam. You may find that you need to cut a tapered 2x...
by Greg
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof Condensation
Replies: 1
Views: 4009

Re: Roof Condensation

Metal roofs & condensation seem to go hand in hand, it is usually a major pain. The porch may be the easiest. I used vinyl soffit on the bottom of mine, any condensation drips on to it and with a slight pitch gust runs off to the side. Ventilation is about the only way to prevent condensation on bar...
by Greg
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Circuits, what is excessive?
Replies: 4
Views: 4597

Re: Circuits, what is excessive?

Some people think a GFI is the same thing as a circuit breaker. That was why I posted the link "how stuff works". You can trip a circuit breaker without ever making the GFI flinch and vice versa.

Since you found problems with the wiring I suspect that is where the problem is.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bent seal on outswing door.
Replies: 1
Views: 4020

Re: Bent seal on outswing door.

You could try a wood block and see if you can straighten it that way.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: reroof
Replies: 1
Views: 4109

Re: reroof

I am having a problem figuring out your project. Are you going over the whole roof with OSB? If you are doing a roof over with steel, You are making more work. I screwed down my purlins and screwed new steel to them. I added 12" on each side. Then I made 2x4x8 boxes to attach the roof panels & soffi...
by Greg
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Circuits, what is excessive?
Replies: 4
Views: 4597

Re: Circuits, what is excessive?

It sounds to me like you are confusing a GFI with a circuit breaker. If you are tripping a GFI look for moisture somewhere or a miswired outlet. You can buy an outlet tester at any home center or hardware store. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Southwire-Southwire-120V-AC-Receptacle-Tester/1001005712 https:...
by Greg
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Insulating Ceiling - Closed-Cell Foam
Replies: 1
Views: 3706

Re: Insulating Ceiling - Closed-Cell Foam

I would talk to whoever is applying the foam for their thoughts. Foam is usually considered a thermal break and not a vapor barrier, but since it is airtight it may be considered as one. Ventilation has always been a problem with older manufactured homes like yours, there really are no simple answer...
by Greg
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: flex ducts
Replies: 3
Views: 3996

Re: flex ducts

I agree with the metal duct upgrade, A 10 or 12 inch rectangular duct should give about the same air volume as your 12" round flex.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Squeaks
Replies: 1
Views: 3678

Re: Squeaks

Could be bowed floor joist or or nails have pulled loose. Some times you can sink a screw to stop it depending on location and flooring type.

https://www.familyhandyman.com/floor/fl ... ky-floors/

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 2-combo single pole lightswitch problems
Replies: 2
Views: 3582

Re: 2-combo single pole lightswitch problems

I would put a clamp on amp meter on the line and see what the fan is drawing, you could have a fan on the way out. Aluminum wiring CAN cause problems. The problem usually is a result of differing expansion/contraction rates of the aluminum wire & brass contacts causing an arc. I have seen methods th...
by Greg
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: disconnected flex duct to plenum
Replies: 4
Views: 4014

Re: disconnected flex duct to plenum

Usually from the bottom, but you may get lucky. If the sub floor is open anyway I would try it.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Concrete foundation to keep mice out
Replies: 4
Views: 4068

Re: Concrete foundation to keep mice out

Concrete may help, it will also help to keep it level. I would install steel skirting to keep critters out. They can't climb it and if they can chew through it, they can have it I won't mess with it.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 4141

Re: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice

Perhaps you should do a total inspection and determine if the home is worth putting much money into. As I said it sounds like at the very least it needs releveling.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 4141

Re: 1989 Champion, entrance door issue, need advice

The first thing you need to do is check & relevel the home with a water level on the frame. I would bet that the home has settled and is in serious need of releveling.

You may find that the door will need to be replaced, metal doors are not that expensive.

Greg