TigerLilly's 3R plan - Old and Dilapidated

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  1. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    Haha, the building inspector didn't want to touch my roofing plan. He punted me back to the state...he doesn't handle mobile home stuff. He just didn't want to touch it. I got the feeling he was in over his head. Apparently people around here just build whatever on the weekends when he's not around. If nobody complains for a year it's grandfathered in.

    So, I'll get my calculator out and figure out what the roof load would be and run it by an engineer. Or I may put the whole metal roof project off for a while and use a heavy duty sealer on the existing roof. That would buy me at least a couple of years. The main thing is not to have my interior work compromised by roof leaks.

    One thing about working on an old building is that you have to be flexible and willing to figure it out as you go along.

    Got the discharge pump installed in the swamp cooler but ended up drinking beer with the roofing guy and didn't get the boat engine tested. My outdrive is still stuck in the up position even after having a 200 pound guy stand on it. Either the solenoid is sticking or the cylinder is stuck. It will have to wait until next week now.

    Back to Santa Fe to pick up a table saw and throw a party! :freaky
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  2. MaddBrit

    MaddBrit Now officially a Yank.

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    ^ have you thought about using a pvc sheet for the roof?

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  3. MiniBike

    MiniBike Casual Observer

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    Have you considered talking to one of the metal carport installers? Most of their stuff is already engineered, making permitting a slam dunk. I went with a 24'x38'x12' carport w/ gabled ends and eaves, but he told me he could go as much as 40' wide. It took 1 week to have blueprints in my hand. Some foam core insulation panels and you're done. There'd be no load on your MH roof, so you're free to change things out later if need be.
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  4. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Great idea
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  5. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    Heck tall enough and wide enough to put the boat AND the RV under....
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  6. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    Yep. I've considered something like this as an option as well. Where I winter in Texas it is quite common to construct a metal roof structure over an existing mobile. They angle the roofs and use them for water catchment as many folks are off grid down there. It's not that expensive although not common around here. I'd probably get some buddies to come up from Texas and do it for me. They work fast, cheap, and know what they are doing. I'm looking at 14'x80' with a 16'x24' attachment on the side.

    I'll probably go the sealing route for now just so I can get going on the interior work without worrying about leaks. It's not too expensive and buys me some time to design and build a more permanent solution that I like.
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  7. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Eternabond tape for the quick and dirty.
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  8. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    I'm looking at a coating called Elastek. Any of you had any experience with it? I'm familiar with the eternabond from my RV days. Good stuff.
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  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    Funny you should mention this. After a bunch of research I decided to go with exactly that. A little pricey but sounds like it lasts forever with proper roof prep...they had it at the local home depot. Lots of flat roofs around here and people swear by it.
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    While I was wandering around Home Depot I picked up some color samples for the color scheme I've been rolling around in my head. I kinda like it...
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  11. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    If you don't know yet, you will........................a lot of hardware type stuff on MH's are not available at local hardware, building, plumbing , ect.........stores. There may be place down there where you can get them, but if not I have a good friend in this area that has a shop exclusively for MH parts and supply's. I won't spam his business here unless you want me too :D
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  12. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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    Those are really close to the same colors we have in our house.
    Good choices :)
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  13. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    Thanks. It's good to have sources for stuff. The town is about 80% mobile homes so it's not too hard to find the basics. Hopefully I'll find most of what I need locally but if not...
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    Over 3,000 views and counting. You're going to have to set up a time-lapse camera at this rate to keep the masses happy.
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  15. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    This is too true!

    When I was replacing stuff in my mobile I just used Standard house stuff. Repairs were another story...
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    boardrider247 Weekend Anarchist

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    The latex kilz is not as good as the old fashioned oil base kilz at covering smells. But probably much healthier for the one painting it to breathe

    May be worth asking around to pro painters what their preferred product is.
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  17. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    It used to be that it came in 2 different formulae, one latex and one oil based. Is that the case anymore?
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  18. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly WGTOWWD/G

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    Yeah it still comes in both. I bought a couple of gallons of the latex stuff and will test it in the master bedroom. It would be nice to use latex if it will do the job. We'll see...
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  19. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    Latex may not stick to the panelling very well. Depending on the surface coating of the panelling of course.
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  20. Straw Dog

    Straw Dog Been here awhile

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    The best primer product for wood paneling or previously painted surfaces is Zinsser Cover Stain. It is solvent base but is an etching type primer. I was in the historical restoration and remodeling business and it is far superior to Kilz. It is more tolerant to less than ideal surface prep and will not peel off like kilz does. The bonding performance is second to none.

    Zinsser makes a latex product, Bulls Eye 123 PLUS that is not bad but I prefer the Cover Stain. We spray it on with an airless, makes a very smooth surface.

    Cover Stain:
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zinsser-Co...Contents-128-fl-oz/3609490?cm_mmc=search_goog

    Bulls Eye 123 PLUS;
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zinsser-Bu...-Primer-Actual-Net-Contents-128-fl-oz/3401260


    We sometimes use kilz on drywall but not often.

    If I was doing your project and someone gave me Kilz for free I would not use it. I dislike it that much for use on wood.

    I really love you project!!!
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