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    Default Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    I don't see many double wides but I know enough to say "this isn't good".











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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    Not at all like any manufacturer installation manuals I have seen with regard to the piers, supports, tie-downs are not shown in the photo so I can't address that.

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    I've seen hundreds of MHs on blocks just like that. None of them have had a problem.

    (Sorry Nick, I couldn't help myself)

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    I've seen hundreds of MHs on blocks just like that. None of them have had a problem.
    Yep " No Problem!"

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    It might not go anywhere but wrong is wrong. There was one tie down strap that was not ever installed and was laying on the crawlspace floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    Yep " No Problem!"
    The walls and roof are gone, but the floor stayed put, thanks to the tiedowns, maybe. Maybe there'd be less damage if they left them sitting on wheels so they could spin? No, probably not.

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    It might not go anywhere
    They Always Go.

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    Hello, Nick. The center of your picture is the split line of the two halves, right? Remember that the steel frame carries the load, and those are resting on the lower blocks to the left and right of the center. So those tall piers are kind of redundant.

    The vapour barrier is sagging and that is also normal. Watch for an extreme sag with tiny droplets of water seeping out of it, that is bad news. Avoid the temptation to poke the big water balloon. The way that furnace vent has been leaking, I'd expect some moisture in the ducts and floor bag as well.

    But overall, it looks typical in the crawlspace. A nice one on a slab.

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post

    But overall, it looks typical in the crawlspace. A nice one on a slab.
    Just rip out all the plumbing, furnace, rotten windows , water damaged walls / floors .
    * replace everything from the slab up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    Just rip out all the plumbing, furnace, rotten windows , water damaged walls / floors .
    * replace everything from the slab up.
    Why go to the expense of ripping everything out?
    Just wait for the next storm, mother nature will take care of it and the insurance will pay.

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Why go to the expense of ripping everything out?
    Just wait for the next storm, mother nature will take care of it and the insurance will pay.
    How do you start a Storm?

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    Default Re: Double Wide Inspection Is Double the Fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    How do you start a Storm?
    Set up a MH

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