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by trmimo
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: EMF issue
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: EMF issue

There should be a grounding cable connecting the steel frame to the panel box. And there is a grounding cable that connects the two halves of a sectional home. I have seen the grounding lug broken off of the steel frame especially if it is rusty.
by trmimo
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: New Roof
Replies: 1
Views: 2441

Re: New Roof

It isn't as bad as it sounds. I have done it a few times in the past. You can order trusses for a cathedral ceiling where the bottom chord is pitched enough to clear the existing roof,or you can do it with rafters. The latter require a good deal more carpentry. Either way it isn't bad. You will need...
by trmimo
Thu May 30, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: New Home Pine Grove
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: New Home Pine Grove

The slab will suffice.
by trmimo
Wed May 29, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: New Home Pine Grove
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: New Home Pine Grove

Make sure the ground under the home is fully covered with plastic and that there is no water standing under the home. Make sure the skirting is well vented. Evaporating ground water is the biggest threat to particleboard floors aside from plumbing leaks. Close your windows when it rains. Pinegrove b...
by trmimo
Wed May 29, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Determining the Window Manufacture
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Determining the Window Manufacture

Those parts are called balancers. They are usually available at a glass company or good hardware store. If you live in the midwest, the windows were likely made by Carefree or maybe Winterseal both of whom are out of business.
by trmimo
Mon May 13, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Owners Forum
Topic: CSA Sticker location
Replies: 2
Views: 8093

Re: CSA Sticker location

This home likely didn't have a CSA sticker. Back then homes exported from the U.S. were usually U.S. spec houses.
by trmimo
Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: subfloor material thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Re: subfloor material thickness

You are right. It is swelled. It is likely 3/4 that is swelled.
by trmimo
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Adding new sub-floor over old particle board
Replies: 11
Views: 7864

Re: Adding new sub-floor over old particle board

David's advice is good. If you are worried about it you can use the 1/4" plywood throughout the house. This is a great way to make the marriage line smooth.
by trmimo
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: 1977 Skyline Mobile Home Plans & Duct/Heating Sytem
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

Re: 1977 Skyline Mobile Home Plans & Duct/Heating Sytem

The ductwork is likely very simple in this house. 2 straight ducts connected by a flex duct. There may be more flex ducts under the home if you have central air conditioning.
by trmimo
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Can I use a conventional house tub/ shower?
Replies: 7
Views: 14495

Re: Can I use a conventional house tub/ shower?

When you choose your tub, measure your doors first. The biggest limiting factor in replacing a tub in either a site built or manufactured home is what you can actually get into the bathroom.