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by lobuc
Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Owners Forum
Topic: Marriage joint
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Re: Marriage joint

If you have a double rim joist then cut decking back to first rim on both sides. Then cut a piece to fit and secure.
by lobuc
Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Water heater intake/exhaust out wall
Replies: 1
Views: 2338

Re: Water heater intake/exhaust out wall

If you wanted to go out the sidewall then you need a direct vent water heater.
by lobuc
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Mobile or Modular? Which is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 5347

Re: Mobile or Modular? Which is it?

People use terms loosely in this industry unfortunately. That appears to be a manufactured or hud spec home not modular.
by lobuc
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Finishing Wall Seams
Replies: 1
Views: 2375

Re: Finishing Wall Seams

I have done that on entire homes, more often than not the panels are stapled at the seams and glued at studs between. I would recommend to first screw it at every stud put screws at 1 foot intervals in the field and every 6" at seams. You can get a special bit that keeps from driving screws too...
by lobuc
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Loss of electricity in parts of home
Replies: 1
Views: 2316

Re: Loss of electricity in parts of home

If it's a double wide I would start by checking the connections in the crossover junction box or boxes. Probably not an issue in the breaker panel. The outlets on most manufactured homes are pretty cheesy and it's most likely a problem at the last one with power(typically daisy chained to the next c...
by lobuc
Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 5501

Re: Doors

That is not uncommon, it is the least expensive way to meet the minimum air exchanges per room.
by lobuc
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Basement for Manufactured home
Replies: 1
Views: 2996

Re: Basement for Manufactured home

You should be able to get the factory to build what you want within reason its just an upcharge. If I were you I would try modular first if it was in the budget if not try and go with as tall of a floor joist as possible with a tighter spacing. If you get the right span for the load the frame isn't ...
by lobuc
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: 1997 Fleetwood waffle frame
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: 1997 Fleetwood waffle frame

Try getting in touch with a modular mover not manufactured home mover they might have some outside the box ideas. Maybe you could get a welder to gusset/plate the known weak points. The frame can be removed all together along with ductwork and piping and moved with a modular trombone type trailer. Y...
by lobuc
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: insulate crawl space
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Re: insulate crawl space

Yes I have done it many times and work well if done right. Seal it tight, perimeter insulation and good well sealed vapor barrier on walls and ground.
by lobuc
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Level standards
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: Level standards

I usually shoot for being within 1/4 of an in inch. If it's much more than that you might start having issues with opening and closing windows and doors.