Mobile Home Tub Replacement – What You Need to Know Before You Order

Ordering a mobile home bathtub, there are some things you have to know before ordering the tub. And you can use house type tub surround, even a house type tub. You just have to do some additional work to install it. When it comes to where the drain is, you can change that. It takes … Read more

How To Seal A Mobile Home Window

How To Seal A Mobile Home Window

Updated 2-5-23 The guys are sealing up a mobile home window so they can repair the floor from water damage. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Intro00:22 Sealing the window01:00 Clay’s boots ? Subscribe, ?, it helps a lot!!➤❓/ ?:➤ Follow ➤➤I get a little for the channel-no charge for you if you use the links:➤➤Shop Amazon➤➤Tool … Read more

Replacing Rotted Masonite Siding

Updated 1-24-23

Phil and the guys are replacing masonite siding on a mobile home today.

00:00 Replacing the rotted masonite siding
00:13 Tried patching with Hardie board
00:29 The other side of the deck was totally rotted out
00:40 What we’re going to do
01:04 Add metal flashing
01:24 The siding isn’t easy to find
01:40 Use the z-channel to make it look like a decorative belt-line
02:30 People might want to see what we’re doing
02:40 Put flashing in, plastic over that
03:10 We’re hitting the budget the customer needs us to
03:32 We have put everything back
03:46 We’re sealing everything up and will repaint the house

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This position that we’re in. Position, position is to fix. The masonite, which is quite typical amongst a lot of mobile homes siding, somebody trying to patch it up with a Hardie board. And this works for a little bit, but we had to crawl under here and support this deck and jack it up. Maybe I’ll show you guys how I did that to keep it from pulling away from here? It’s fastened pretty good on that side. This site is totally rotted out and they probably have rotting on the inside and they’ve about decided to have me redo that because a renter is getting in over his head.

But thank God he wants to help. What we’re going to do is take this trim off. Try to save it, may not make it looks like this is already rotted and we’re going to cut the plywood there and through here all and we’ll probably go all the way to that window, maybe not all the way, but close. And then we’ll pull it all the way down. And then I told Tommy that I would put metal flashing because that’s his idea.

And then plastic and then put a Z channel which goes up underneath, comes out and then back over the wood that we’re going to put in here. By the way, the siding is not exactly easy to find there. It’s slightly different. So when we put that other Z channel and other siding in, we’ll put a strip over here to break it up and make it look like we meant to.

It was always meant to be that. So we’ll take a strip, probably about as wide as this and go over the top of the siding and that Z channel so you won’t see it. And look like a decorative beltline. And we have it on this deck and we have it on another small side over there. Same problems. The water came off, drop down, bounced against the siding, soaked in, rotted out.

The deck dropped uh was bouncing didn’t have a support in the middle. So, I didn’t exactly put it in the middle. I moved it toward the backside some and then I put some diagonal braces. So it wouldn’t fall down the hill. Kind of folds. Uh, we come a long ways already without even looking at it, but we’re fixing to open up and see how ugly things are.

Realized hey, we got some people would like to see what we’re doing, at least to criticize what we’re doing anyway. That we put flashing in because the customer wanted to put some flashing in through and then plastic over it, which I did not have before. We put Z channel, which is longer on the top, comes out and then comes back down. That way the water run down here won’t run inside, but we’re going to be putting the strip of wood over that, of course around this. We mark the. The where the wood is on the material.

I don’t want to call it wood. You’re not going to get any splinters. This is paper and you need to keep it sealed. But we’re hitting a budget that we don’t want to spend a fortune. Tearing this whole house apart and all the deck. We’re trying to hit this budget, and we’re going to do it as nicely as possible. So if you look, we’ve got already got on with that and We’ll take you along as we do the strips of wood, make it look, dress it up nice.

So we went ahead and tucked these back. This one had to be replaced. We cut another piece out of the same siding, and then we put a strip. Oh, we went to the window like we were plan to do, like it was. Meant to be that way. And we’re sealing everything up and we’re going to actually repaint this house. So we’ll be sealing all the cracks in the nails and something you should do with Masonite every couple of years check them all out, but we’ll seal everything when we fully paint.

So be sure you do that on yours. SEAL all the nails and, in our case, we used screws and it’ll end up looking much better for what you have.

Bracing Mobile Home Deck

Bracing Mobile Home Deck

Updated 1-12-23

How to brace a wooden deck to a trailer.

00:00 The deck was connected to the siding
00:22 Put a brace in the middle
00:42 We put extra support because the rim joist is rotted
01:10 Recommend double bracing on the side of a hill

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This deck was connected to that siding, and the siding was gone for about half of it. And the other half is doing all right. So instead of just going in the middle and normally I wouldn’t go more than six feet and this is less than six feet, but they did about 12 feet without a support in the middle. And we put one in, but they pulled it back from the middle toward the back to help support this back here.

And then we jacked up, put the four by fours in and then lag bolt through the two, the two by sixes on each side to support it. And then because it’s still not connected very well to the what they would call a rim joist. Which is the two by six that runs on the outside of the floor joist that’s pretty rotted.

Um, so we put braces so that this side would stay no matter what. So we’re supported back there and we’re braced, and that would be something I always recommend that you get when you do whenever you go on to a side of a hill with a deck, it’s going to want to go down the hill. So you want to put supports in no more than six feet at a time should be a support through, and then you ought to put some diagonal braces. And that’s what I was going to show you.

How to Replace Mobile Home Tub Surround on a Budget

How to Replace Mobile Home Tub Surround on a Budget

Updated 1-8-23 How to use a 60″ tub surround in your mobile home: Budget Mobile Home Tub Surround Replacement. The customer needed us to do the job within a very tight budget. We used a house type tub surround, 60″, and cut it down to the 54″ needed for a mobile home tub surround. That’s … Read more

Why Your Mobile Home Tub Has Cracks

Why Your Mobile Home Tub Has Cracks

Ever wondered why your plastic mobile home tub has cracks you can’t patch? In this video Phil explains how, and why this happens. Oh, Phil has one mess up on the video, the mobile home type tubs are 54″ and house are 60″. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Talking to you today about mobile home bathtubs00:10 Mobile home tubs … Read more

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