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by David Oxhandler
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Hot Roof
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Hot Roof

Your home was designed to "breath" through the vented roof. Eliminating that ventilation is not a great idea. In cold climates roof ventilation maintains the roof temperature to avoid ice dams, that are created by melting snow running to the roof's edge and freezing into ice. Additionally, warm air ...
by David Oxhandler
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: insulating steel roof of "Arizona Room" screened in porch
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: insulating steel roof of "Arizona Room" screened in porch

I am not familiar with conditions in AZ....BUT HERE in Florida we have companies that insulate "Florida Rooms". I have seen some with a small window unit that keeps the dampness and heat down. Talk to the folks that build and install the rooms. They will be your best source for adding improvements.
by David Oxhandler
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Range Hood
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Range Hood

I have seen several manufactured homes with range hoods suspended from cathedral ceilings. You will be adding a new hole in your roof...... so be sure to use an experienced, reliable contractor who is licensed and insured.
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: insulating steel roof of "Arizona Room" screened in porch
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: insulating steel roof of "Arizona Room" screened in porch

You are talking about an area that is outside your homes insulation and heating/cooling area. There is no easy way to predict the energy efficiency of any retrofitted insulation..... please jet us know your results. .....

thanks
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: Range Hood
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Range Hood

There is no doubt that you can not hang a Jenn-Air. type range (stove) from the ceiling. Most Jenn-Air stoves require venting thru the floor. There is no reason that anY down draft range could not be able to be installed in your MH. I have a Jenn-Air type range and we drilled a hole in the floor to ...
by David Oxhandler
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: floor vents single wide .
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

Re: floor vents single wide .

It is OK to partly close off the vents in unused rooms. If totally deprive part of your hone from air conditioning the differential may cause condensation in the walls and lead to mold growth..... not a good idea to shut down the return air in any room
by David Oxhandler
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Bought First home and need help and advice!!
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Bought First home and need help and advice!!

When you purchase a home you should do a walk-thru prior to closing to insure that the home is in the condition expected and contracted for, prior to putting your money on the table. That said, you can't go back in time, so what can you do now? The recourse available to you depends on the paper work...
by David Oxhandler
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Steps before being away during hot summer months
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Steps before being away during hot summer months

Close the water off at the shut off valve where the water comes into the house. Plumbing components can fail at any point over time.... you don't want even a small drip while the home is vacant. Leave the electric on and the air set at 78 to 80. during the hot damp Florida summer you don't want the ...
by David Oxhandler
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Park Investment & Management Forum
Topic: MOBILE HOME PROBLEMS!!! please i need help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Re: MOBILE HOME PROBLEMS!!! please i need help.

Next time don't send them to the park office ... take them there... and stick with them 'till they complete the application and meet the criteria to be residents.