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by Greg
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Deck footing and porch design questions
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Deck footing and porch design questions

I think I would go with below frost line piers for support.
As for the roof I think you are almost going to have to continue the ridge line of the dormer, but if you are going to try to cover the whole porch you will have to change the pitch.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Finishing skirting
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Finishing skirting

by Greg
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Breaking up obnoxious high skirting
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Breaking up obnoxious high skirting

Metal panels (pole barn siding) can be ordered in about any color. For skirting they are long lasting & about bullet proof. Not too hard to install.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Adding weight to side walls
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Adding weight to side walls

My concern is supporting the weight of the new roof on 2x4 wall studs. I don't know your location so I don't know if snow load is a factor. Where I am 2 feet of snow on the roof is a common occurrence. Any blocking from the rim to the ground is going to help. Remember to check the home with a water ...
by Greg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Adding weight to side walls
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Adding weight to side walls

You need to figure out what you are starting with for studs first. If you have 2x6 wall studs than I think by adding parameter blocking the weight issue may be minimal. I went with a full 12" soffit when I did ours, make it simple and minimise waste. You may be able to drop to 3/8 OSB and save some ...
by Greg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Journey through a Reno
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Journey through a Reno

looks good!!! Nothing like a job like that to test yourself.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Kicking the skirting venting dead-horse, again

I was working from NYS code that is supposed to mirror the fed. HUD code.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Exterior Paint Choices
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Exterior Paint Choices

Personally I would stay with a Paint store like Sherwin williams or Glidden and get their advice. The home center people are hit & miss with their advice as evidenced by their steering you an anti rust paint. I'm not saying it is not a good paint but there are others out there that will do the job a...
by Greg
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Finishing skirting
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Finishing skirting

What material is the skirting?
by Greg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Singlewide gutters
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Singlewide gutters

If you are going with full size gutters, you can take a pair of tin snips and cut the small gutter in half length way (just be careful the edge WILL be sharp) that way water will just run directly into the new gutters.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ventilation from bath and dryer
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Ventilation from bath and dryer

The dryer vent needs to be run out through the skirting. Never just vent under the home, you will create a moisture problem.

By code, bathrooms must be vented however opening windows count as ventilation. You can add ceiling/ wall fan ventilation but it will require electrical work.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Singlewide gutters
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Singlewide gutters

Most slip the full size gutter behind the factory "gutters" and just use the screw & spacer through the top of the gutter to hang them.

Greg
by Greg
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What to do about rats..
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: What to do about rats..

You found the main reason why poison is not recommended for critters in mobiles. You need to find a way to deter the critters. I have always been partial to steel skirting, if a critter can chew through it I'm NOT messing with it. You need to make the skirting 100% tight with no gaps for critters to...
by Greg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Finishing skirting
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Finishing skirting

Can you post a picture? Often you can cut it down and glue the overlap edge.

Greg
by Greg
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Legal to remove eaves and gable ends???
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Legal to remove eaves and gable ends???

I don't know of any "laws" that would forbid their removal, but I would check with your building codes officer. You will most likely need a permit for the work so I would run it by him.

Greg