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by trmimo
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Wall Insulation and Caulking
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: Wall Insulation and Caulking

It depends on where you live. Florida is humid, but it is a hot climate. In a cold climate where the temperature gradient between inside and outside is greatest during the winter months, a vapor barrier under the drywall is essential. (In Florida the vapor barrier goes on the siding side of the wall...
by trmimo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Walk me thru replacing belly board, please.
Replies: 6
Views: 6492

Re: Walk me thru replacing belly board, please.

A sealed crawlspace is a bad idea. Crawlspaces must be vented.
by trmimo
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Rotten I Beams on 14 year old trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: Rotten I Beams on 14 year old trailer

Does the home have a porch or a deck? I have found those to be the worst causes of frame rust. They pretty much act like a funnel to push rain water under the home. The under side of any porch or deck should be isolated from the rest of the crawl space with plastic sheeting or some other water proof...
by trmimo
Fri May 11, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Determining the Window Manufacture
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: Determining the Window Manufacture

Most Fleetwoods had Phillips windows. They went out of business a few years ago.
by trmimo
Sun May 06, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: First Time Home Buyers Forum
Topic: Bought a Cavalier and want to know about mosture problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Bought a Cavalier and want to know about mosture problems

I like to put a de-humidifier in the laundry room. Most can be easily adapted to drain through a small hose like you would use for an aquarium, which I run into the washing machine drain. A small hose will fit in beside the drain hose for the washing machine. This saves dumping water out of it all t...
by trmimo
Fri May 04, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: triple wide separation in floor and cieling
Replies: 4
Views: 2675

Re: triple wide separation in floor and cieling

Your vents absolutely should be open in the winter. In Minnesota, winter is when you are likely to experience condensation. The only time you should close them is during a very cold and windy spell. They should be open in the summer as well. David is right that your home likely needs re-leveled. Als...
by trmimo
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Blueprints,foundation locating points
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Blueprints,foundation locating points

Fall Creek is long out of business. Prints are no longer available. An experienced installer can draw you one by measuring your home and using the installation manual requirements. I prefer a block wall. The extra sidewall support makes for extra support and much stiffer floors. You will still need ...
by trmimo
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Roof ventilation
Replies: 11
Views: 4165

Re: Roof ventilation

This unit also introduces fresh air into the living space. You will want the fresh air make up to work to control moisture and odors inside the home.
by trmimo
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Manufacturer Home model name
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Manufacturer Home model name

After looking at the Bolton website, these are clearly Kabco homes. Titanium is likely a private label for this dealer.
by trmimo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: oliver tie downs
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: oliver tie downs

Pennsylvania doesn't have a state tie down approval process but rather relies on the HUD/manufacturer approvals. This link may be helpful for you.
http://tiedowneng.com/states/pennsylvania.html