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How to Inspect Mobile Homes or Manufactured Housing for Plumbing System Defects: detailed procedures, defect lists, references to standards for mobile homes, trailers, double-wide home plumbing water supply & drain piping and oil or gas fuel piping. Mobile home septic systems are also addressed.
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SUPPLY PIPING - Mobile Home Supply Piping Defects and Plastic or polybutylene water supply piping failures, leaks, and litigation
Freeze Protection Suggestions for Mobile Homes, Double-Wides and Trailers:
Our photo (left) illustrates an area of plumbing drain leaks below the sink in a doublewide home - rot destroyed the subfloor, invited carpenter ants into the structure, and soaked insulation.
Warnings about using heat tapes on mobile home water or drain pipes or on heating oil lines
Heat Tapes - use metal-braid shielded type connected to GFCI so if short will trip. Heat tapes, especially the non-shielded types, short and start fires, especially if crossed over themselves or otherwise improperly installed.
Mobile home oil tank defects, problems, repairs
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: (Dec 29, 2011) kenneth said:
Kenneth if the mobile home is close to the main building, you can run a water supply line teed off of the in-building cold water supply line in the main building right over to the mobile home. If you live in an area of freezing weather, however, you'll need to worry about burying the line to protect from frost.
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