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by Greg
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Circuits, what is excessive?
Replies: 4
Views: 4875

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: 4200

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: 4346

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 &a...
by Greg
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Circuits, what is excessive?
Replies: 4
Views: 4875

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: 3884

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: 4245

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: 3868

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: 3766

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 method...
by Greg
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: disconnected flex duct to plenum
Replies: 4
Views: 4285

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: 4643

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: 4411

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: 4411

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
by Greg
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hello and siding/window questions
Replies: 2
Views: 4012

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 ...
by Greg
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: newbie question on exterior panel replacement...
Replies: 6
Views: 4821

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: 4147

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 sta...