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by David Oxhandler
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: removing carport posts?
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: removing carport posts?

The short answer is NO... Most carports are pan roofs that hang on aluminum posts and beams. How is yours constructed ????
by David Oxhandler
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: taxes
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: taxes

Manufactured Housing Use tax is imposed on manufactured homes purchased new outside Texas and brought into Texas for use within one year from date of purchase. Manufactured Housing Use tax is due from person to whom or for whom new manufactured home is sold, shipped, or consigned. Rates 5% of 65% or...
by David Oxhandler
Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Porch with indoor/outdoor carpeting
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Porch with indoor/outdoor carpeting

Why do you want to add another layer of decking ?

What kind of composite decking your thinking about? Many types would be unacceptable for exterior use.
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Copy of Data Plate for Friendship Tradition Springston 84083R
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Re: Copy of Data Plate for Friendship Tradition Springston 84083R

The HUD label is a red metal plate intended to be permanently attached on the exterior of a manufactured home, near the rear of each section. A two-section (double-wide) home will have two separate labels. If you have available either the HUD certification label number or the manufacturer and age of...
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: electrical wiring problem in 95 Palm Harbor
Replies: 4
Views: 4467

Re: electrical wiring problem in 95 Palm Harbor

It sounds like you may have a problem with moisture. My exterior lights are also on a Ground Fault circuit. Many times after a heavy rain I find the GFI breaker tripped. Most manufactured homes include the exterior lights on the same GFI circuit as one or more the bathrooms. Shut off the breaker and...
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: French Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 13231

Re: French Doors

Homes built in the 70s were built to lighter framing standards than todays modern MH. A French door will offer less support to that opening than a Sliding Glass door. The header size may need to be increased and foundation supports added. Consult with a local carpenter that has experience resizing a...
by David Oxhandler
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: kitchen sink
Replies: 2
Views: 6516

Re: kitchen sink

YES! Just about any kitchen sink you can find can be installed in your MH. Take a look at the online MH parts store to see some possibilities.
by David Oxhandler
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: Leaking Roof
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

Re: Leaking Roof

Roof replacement is one of the most costly expenses in home maintenance and so can be very aggravating. The majority of manufactured homes built in the USA include roofs that use a "20 year" grade of shingles. The number of years serves as more a general grade rating than a definite shingle lifetime...
by David Oxhandler
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Manufactured Home Repair & Renovation
Topic: French Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 13231

Re: French Doors

The short answer is YES..... Some builders offer French Doors as an option. If they don't you can make the replacement after the home is installed. French doors do not include a central mullion, and allow an attractive, wider unobstructed opening. The French door requires more foundation support and...
by David Oxhandler
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Ask The Manufactured Housing Expert
Topic: title issues
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: title issues

When the attorney closed the sale/purchase he should have issued you a title insurance policy on the real-estate. That policy should have some mention of the home permanently affixed to the land, being free and clear of liens. Find the Title Insurance policy and contact the company that issued it. Y...