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by Mommaof5
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Buying first used home
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Buying first used home

While I am not an "expert", I can point you in a good direction. NADA has book values for mobile homes as well as vehicles. They are pretty much the go-to source for book values. Honestly, I am not sure about the price. It depends on if it has to be moved, if it has land with it, where it has to be ...
by Mommaof5
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Help! Replacing tub and styrofoam base
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Help! Replacing tub and styrofoam base

If your tub replacement was a metal or fiberglass tub (like what you would buy for a stick built home) then you should not need it. I just finished replacing the plastic tub that came with our home with a metal tub from Lowes. I asked them about the foam, and the answer I got was crazy simple: the f...
by Mommaof5
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Fireplace Built-in / Structural Help
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Fireplace Built-in / Structural Help

I posted over in the remodeling portion of the forum and haven't had any responses. I decided to post here and see if anyone who works in the business can provide a little advice. Fireplace1.png Below I am placing a before rough mock up of our fireplace which is in our living room. To the bottom of ...
by Mommaof5
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Replace Roof Sheathing and Truss Questions

My husband and I actually run into a similar concern with our double wide which is a 2000 model. The materials they used in the manufacturing was really questionable. After talking to a few people we know who are in the construction business and roofing industry, We decided that what would be best w...
by Mommaof5
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: replacing ac/heat Intertherm unit
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: replacing ac/heat Intertherm unit

I honestly have never had experience with the ductless units, but I may have a word of advice. Call dealers in your area and ask who they recommend. Even if they aren't your home's dealer, they are usually more than willing to give you names of people who are dependable. Several companies get a litt...
by Mommaof5
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Approximate cost?
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Approximate cost?

Sorry to hear that you have had flooding. I don't live anywhere near your state, but I think maybe I can give you a little advice. Anytime you have any work that has to be done, I have found that unless it is an emergency you should always get at least 3 quotes. I know a lot of people wouldn't want ...
by Mommaof5
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: sealing & painting floors?
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: sealing & painting floors?

I have painted all of my subfloors during our renovations. I didn't prime them though. Your best bet is to use a porch paint that you can get from any hardware store. We have been doing extensive renos on our home that will eventually lead to the entire house being remodeled. Right now though, we do...
by Mommaof5
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Fireplace Built-in / Structural Help
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Fireplace Built-in / Structural Help

I am currently renovating our 76x28 double wide and have finally hit a snag I am unsure about. I am including 2 photos of mock ups that I have done to show what I am talking about. Currently, there is a column that I am assuming was used to support the roof in transport. I was wanting to build shelv...
by Mommaof5
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Replace a Shower Surround
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Replace a Shower Surround

I just finished putting in a whole new bath in my home, so I am going to try and help you as best as I can. We put the green (water resistant) sheet rock up, then used a shower surround from Lowes that you glue up. They are easily affordable and simple enough that I put ours up by myself. There are ...