Floor Support Trick – Mobile Home Water Damage Repair

An uncommon situation, the floor needs to be supported, sort of like a floor joist, over the frame, because that area was lost due to water rot. Just a quick tip, if you happen to run into this on your mobile home.

00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Tip on how to create support for the floor in a weird situation
01:43 This is the area we don’t have any support
02:40 We’re going to set it on top of the frame
03:25 You’ll put screws in the floor
03:40 It will go almost a foot so we can put a bunch of screws into it.
03:55 You could even go from one frame to the other if you needed to
04:52 Be an American not an American’t

Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better together.

I am going to show you a little tip slash trick that I do on occasion that often. Sometimes you get a strange situation. I will show you that situation. And so this is a two by four that will end up being support for the floor. So it’s sort of like a floor joists. The floor joists we have our seven and a quarter.

So what I’ve done is a 2×4 and a 2×4 underneath it. So it’s seven and eight. Thing is, I’m sitting on top of the frame, so I with insulation and things like that, it’s going to be way more than an eighth, but it should be fitting in there tight. And I’ll show you the situation. Pretty strange.

It’s like they run a long one there. Anyway. Right here is the area that I don’t have any support and I’m going to put support. Now, understand your frame on the inside it’s about three foot three, three foot six on the inside wall. So the outside wall will be about four foot maybe less. So, what I’ve done is this is going to sit on top of the frame if I can get it in there

So what I’m going to do is set it on top of the frame.

“Here let me get in there. So I can video it for you.”

So the frame is right there. That’s the frame, steel frame. And I will have to cut this bottom piece off a little bit because it’s not the floor here slopes down. So it’s not true seven and a quarter, and it does the whole all this area all the way down for whatever reason. Probably because the wall sits on in between to joists. I’ll cut it down, slip it in, and then I’ll put screws right here.

“Like you do this.”

Every six inches. It’s pretty far pretty long. So it’s going to go almost a foot that way, and we can ge a bunch of screws in it. If I wanted to I can go even longer, but you can do that. Even say if I went from that frame to this frame, I could do the same thing then that gives me support in. And by the way, this area right here will not likely get a whole lot of traffic on beyond the fact that this have three quarter plywood.

But because they’ll come in and go straight over to the sink slash, they don’t walk alongside the wall people, the shoulders, everything they end up, we’ll end up walking on this floor joists. So I don’t have to have as much seriousness over here as I would say in the hallway, but that’s a little trick you can do. As it is, I’m going to have to adjust this one when I cut down like an eighth of an inch or so right here.

And then slip it in till I get it where it’s right. And then it’s solid. It’ll be, when you step right here, it will be solid and top that, the plywood would be carrying it from here to there. It’s a little trick. Thought I’d let you know.

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