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Bill Devine
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I am about to inspect my first mobile home. I would appreciate any pointers on how this inspection will differ, and any items that I need to make sure that I inspect. Should I be certified for mobile homes? Thank you for your help.
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Bill Devine wrote:I am about to inspect my first mobile home. I would appreciate any pointers on how this inspection will differ, and any items that I need to make sure that I inspect. Should I be certified for mobile homes? Thank you for your help.


You definitely should have a mobile home course or have another inspection go with you on your first go around. Many of the same items on a house inspection are applicable but there are some distinctions you should note i.e. platform height to door threshold; water heater strapping on a mobile home are according to the HUD regulations and not state regulations with respect to earthquake strapping; foundation setting on piers, blocks etc. are different and whether is is earthquake tie down system- again regionally different since I am in CA we have a different approach to things. Plumbing - under the sink you will have an air gap that is not allowed in the normal home for venting but allowed for the HUD home and the sew pipe will require a required flex connector called a "Calder coupling". There are different roofing requirement depending on snow loads etc.

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Bill Devine
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ddhoffman, Thank you very much for your response. Bill
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I don't mean to be a pot stirrer Bill, but how does that response from Dennis compare to "I don't know", "do you know what polybutylene looks like?", and "aluminum wiring is bad".

Thank you Dennis Hoffman for the help On this one!

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