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Old 07-25-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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I haven't done any work on a mobile home with my business yet but did when I worked for a contractor over 15 years ago. All I remember is pulling a circuit underneath and dealing with the damn trailer axles and seeing some dead cat bones

What should I be prepared for when working on one of these?

The lady wants some outdoor receptacles and some spots or motion lights.
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aluminum siding or vinyl?

a lot of mobile home have those devices that don't require boxes and when boxes are used, they're shallow.

and spider webs underneath. lots and lots of spider webs.
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Ok so a "helper" is needed for this job
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aluminum siding or vinyl?

a lot of mobile home have those devices that don't require boxes and when boxes are used, they're shallow.

and spider webs underneath. lots and lots of spider webs.
Ok, I'm out!
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What about fishing up the walls of these things? Do they use that foam insulation or is it fiberglass same as in homes?
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The ones I've worked on had fiberglass insulation and cockroaches, lots of cockroaches
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the ones ive worked on have thin fiberglass ins. depends on how old it is. if pre 74, or so it probly has Al wire. use right connecters, ect. also , after the 80's they started using full ins. fiberglass. not hard to push through short runs with a fish stickjust remembered, there is usually a metal frame that can be a problem from under. from my experience, which isnt a lot, it could be easiier to pull siding loose and work from the out side, especially if you you have to consider critters!

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You may want to double check with your insurance company first. The last place I worked we were explicitly forbidden from doing any work on mobile homes by our liability insurance company(nobody complained about that one). We did a lot of work on the underground feeders in trailer parks but we weren't allowed to go past the meter pedestal.
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I haven't done any work on a mobile home with my business yet but did when I worked for a contractor over 15 years ago. All I remember is pulling a circuit underneath and dealing with the damn trailer axles and seeing some dead cat bones

What should I be prepared for when working on one of these?


The lady wants some outdoor receptacles and some spots or motion lights.

Lots of; cigarette butts, busch light cans, "Jerry Springer" to be on the bigscreen, and to be on the next episode of "COPS."
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Sometimes you can find spare circuits in the service pedestal for use outside the mobile home. Fishing the walls is no worse than any rancher.
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Sh1t apples never fall far from the sh1t tree.

Here's me and my helper on a job site last year:

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