FIX MOBILE HOME FLOOR INSULATION

0 FIX MOBILE HOME FLOOR INSULATIONHow to fix / repair, the insulation of a mobile home or trailer floor http://rockntv1.blogspot.com/2010/08/technologies.html DIY energy efficiency remodeling improvement tax credit , construction easy cheap save oil money heating bills, trailer skirt, and belly repair. Diagram of belly and floor joists with high R-value insulation blanket at end of video.

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25 Comments

  • nmsidewinder
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Granted that you …
    Granted that you had a ” tight fit ” there amigo. Try crawling a double wide and come face to face with a Western Diamondback. I’ve caught 2 of them under my house while doing repair work. Where I live you have to watch out for the Critters. Scorpions are not fun to lay on while working either. Nice video, thanks for posting.

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @highcountrytimber …
    @highcountrytimber not good,,,are you going to insulate the floor ?

  • highcountrytimber
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    LOL there is a ton …
    LOL there is a ton of room. My buddy’s trailer is only 10″ at the most,gophers have back filled the crawl space ,now I get to tunnel under there.

  • london1817
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @ROCKNTV1 That …
    @ROCKNTV1 That sounds good…I don’t want to deal with the roof because it is a trailer and very close to a flat roof. thanks for your help!

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @london1817 You …
    @london1817 You probably get some sort of through the wall ventilation fan if you did not want to deal with a through the roof style vent, but it should be close to the ceiling.

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @london1817 that …
    @london1817 that weird bud, you should defiantly have a ventilation fan in your bathrooms we call them “stink fans”. As far as your crawl space,, in the north east , you can NOT leave these open, as the plumbing would freeze quick. We use what is called skirting, this can be purchased or homemade but the plastic ones are always a mess from peeps hitting them with weed whackers and such,

  • london1817
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @ROCKNTV1 I don’t …
    @ROCKNTV1 I don’t have any fans in the bathrooms its a 1992 modular. do they make ones that can mount on walls?

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @london1817 you …
    @london1817 you might want to be sure that you have proper ventilation in your bathrooms for showering as a well insulated home does not breath. We in the north east have always had a dehumidifier for part of the year and a humidifier for the when running a wood stove for heat as it tends to be dry. plz sub,,thnx

  • london1817
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @ROCKNTV1 I live in …
    @ROCKNTV1 I live in N.C. in the foothills.

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @london1817 hello, …
    @london1817 hello, what area of the country are you in .Rick.

  • london1817
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    My double wide has …
    My double wide has an issue, the walls sweat on the back walls (where the sun don’t hit) and the humidity is 85% when the temp is 65 inside…its humid all the time…the insulation under nieth is good with the heavy black fabric/ tarp that it came with….I have no moisture barrior on ground….think I need that done?….Please help!….thanks…Rick.

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @sok8888 ps, the …
    @sok8888 ps, the area under the floor is heated, not a cold condensation space, should happen on the outside of the moisture barrier, thats why the original insulation was backed, as was mine, have a nice day

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @sok8888 i replaced …
    @sok8888 i replaced what the factory installed thirty years ago, only better INSULATION, and, i did it on location, with a old tarp, worked great, with out lifting the MOBILE HOME FLOOR 10 feet from the ground ;) plenty of breathing room

  • sok8888
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Using a tarp, which …
    Using a tarp, which is not breathable, is not a good idea since moisture will accumulate in the insulation and make it less effective. Would suggest using chicken wire or plastic screen. If you wanted moisture barrier, the tarp should be between the insulation and floor.

  • itscool1968
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @ROCKNTV1 i see i …
    @ROCKNTV1 i see i thought i would let you know the term trailer and mobile home is not a valid term any more in 1995 hud started makeing homes be built to codes like a stick built home.
    the new term is manufactured home.
    the term mobile home is now what we used to call a winnabago:)

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @itscool1968 the …
    @itscool1968 the trailer skirt was damaged at the entrance i was working from, directly below the hot water heater which leaked and ruined the flooring. The home owner had some one install a heat tape on these pipes to keep them from freezing, and used a cheap extension cord to power it. It had melted and caught fire. I fixed the floor repaired the leaky plumbing, insulated all with higher R Value insulation and repaired the skirting.

  • itscool1968
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @rov1530 what made …
    @rov1530 what made you think the home had a fire can you show me in youre video the damage?

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @rov1530 i meant …
    @rov1530 i meant to say ,, buy the best materials you can afford to install, save your receipts.

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @rov1530 your …
    @rov1530 your welcome, dont forget the tax breaks you may get for installing insulation upgrades in your mobile home this year ;)

  • rov1530
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Our home is only 10 …
    Our home is only 10 years old and already has issues like this. Thanks for the video, it gives me an idea how to start fixing it.

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @handsupbud thank …
    @handsupbud thank you for watching, comments like yours make it worth doing these videos, this job was for an older person who bought this mobile home second hand, the floor was rotted out in several places from leaky plumbing and the heating duct work was in serious disrepair, replacing the insulation in the floor this way worked out well and he was very happy as I am for your comment, thnx again

  • handsupbud
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    You sir are a gem …
    You sir are a gem among Mobile Homers around the world.

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @tonywestvirginia …
    @tonywestvirginia thnx ;) 

  • tonywestvirginia
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    you did a very …
    you did a very nice job!

  • ROCKNTV1
    January 13, 2012 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @tonywestvirginia …
    @tonywestvirginia yes, but not part of the insulation job, mr home owner only had so much to spend on fixing the heating issues on a thirty year old trailer floor. Most older mobile homes look this way underneath.

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