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by Greg
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hello and siding/window questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3803

Re: Hello and siding/window questions

When I did our's I just bought stock size windows from Lowes & Home Depot. I will tell you that windows are NOT the place to cheap out, you get what you pay for. I'm not saying pay $600 a window but don't buy a $75 window. I was around $200 for Pella ( not impressed with their quality) they are almo...
by Greg
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: newbie question on exterior panel replacement...
Replies: 6
Views: 4469

Re: newbie question on exterior panel replacement...

This is one of those cases that you can take as far as you want. You could go to vinyl siding since the odds of matching the existing siding on a home that old is close to zero. And as long as you are at it, you could add an overhang to the roof with soffits (that would help prevent future water dam...
by Greg
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Discussion on Mobile Home Piers & Tie-Downs
Replies: 2
Views: 3918

Re: Discussion on Mobile Home Piers & Tie-Downs

As long as you have things open, I would auger a below the frost line pier and pour concrete piers and use blocks on them. Mine are 18" dia. 9 each side. (80' home) I would contact your codes officer and get their input before going much farther. It is much easier to work WITH them from the start th...
by Greg
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Whole home water filtration systems
Replies: 1
Views: 3622

Re: Whole home water filtration systems

All I can say is read, read and read some more. look at the reviews, but take into consideration the customers that can't be satisfied no mater what you do. Look for common problems.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Load Bearing Wall HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 3933

Re: Load Bearing Wall HELP

I doubt that the short offset wall is load bearing. the wall directly under the marriage seam IS load bearing.
At worse case you could add a support post.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing Security Cameras Without Eves To Hide & Shade
Replies: 2
Views: 3652

Re: Installing Security Cameras Without Eves To Hide & Shade

I mounted mine inside the window when I was in the park. Since we moved out of that hole we don't need them.

Greg
by Greg
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4792

Re: General plumbing questions

It is not a really tough job, but you WILL have to crawl around under the home. Plan on getting at least dripped on since you will be working under the pipes. Make sure you have the proper PEX tools to make your connections. DO NOT use the push lock type connectors in areas that are out of sight, I ...
by Greg
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4792

Re: General plumbing questions

You can attach new pex and pull it through, just like you can win the $150 mil. lottery and the odds are about the same. The lines usually run up the middle of the home with the heat ducts to keep them warm in cold weather. You may be able to make a few well placed slices in the underbelly and work ...
by Greg
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing Outdoor Electrical Outlets
Replies: 3
Views: 4029

Re: Installing Outdoor Electrical Outlets

I believe you will need to use weather proof boxes with GFI to meet code, most are surface mount.

Greg
by Greg
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Steps for side door
Replies: 3
Views: 4393

Re: Steps for side door

..... He really DOES exist!
JD, haven't seen you around lately.

Greg
by Greg
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Raising wall height
Replies: 1
Views: 3676

Re: Raising wall height

I don't think the extra foot of wall would add that much extra weight, you can always add parameter blocking to support the extra weight.
I would do a complete inspection before doing any work and figure all costs, you may find that it is not worth the project cost.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Foundation power vents
Replies: 1
Views: 4288

Re: Foundation power vents

In cases where severe moisture is a problem I could see the use forced air movement. If you have "normal" moisture than the standard natural air flow should be fine.

Greg
by Greg
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What water lines get heat tape?
Replies: 1
Views: 3762

Re: What water lines get heat tape?

The service line from the ground gets heat taped & insulated. You have a copper line running outside your home? I'm a little confused on that one. There should be an outlet onder your home to plug into. If not you may want to add one possibly with a switch to turn the heat tape off in warm weather. ...
by Greg
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Steps for side door
Replies: 3
Views: 4393

Re: Steps for side door

Home centers have the precut stair stringers so all you would need to do is attach them and add treads. You may need to add a handrail to meet code depending on height.
Should be able to do basic stairs for $50 -75 depending on your area.

Greg
by Greg
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Sub Floors and vapor barrier
Replies: 2
Views: 3948

Re: Sub Floors and vapor barrier

I think I would take care of the soft spots first and find out why they are soft. It you have leakage, take care of that problem then get things sealed up.
If you have particle board subfloors replace the bad spots with plywood or at the very least OSB.

Greg