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Old 06-23-2014, 07:36 AM   #16
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Greg, are you confusing modular construction with manufactured, mobile, etc? If a stick built can have direct connection in an area, then a modular should also be allowed. There's no real difference in the way their built. Modular should actually be stronger in almost all cases.
Modular & Manufactured are pretty much the same. There is a real difference in the way they are built.

Modular homes are built as a conventional home is built. Manufactured homes are cheaply made, and are not made to be changed beyond the manufacturer spec's. Doing so, can cause problems.

If the manufacturer told the OP to use four posts. It was done so for a reason.

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:09 AM   #17
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Modular & Manufactured are pretty much the same. There is a real difference in the way they are built.

Modular homes are built as a conventional home is built. Manufactured homes are cheaply made, and are not made to be changed beyond the manufacturer spec's. Doing so, can cause problems.

If the manufacturer told the OP to use four posts. It was done so for a reason.
I don't understand your post. You say they're pretty much the same, but then say they are very different. OP has a modular, not a manufactured.

When I say there's no difference in the way they're built, I mean between modular and stick built.
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I don't understand your post. You say they're pretty much the same, but then say they are very different. OP has a modular, not a manufactured.

When I say there's no difference in the way they're built, I mean between modular and stick built.
No they are not the same. They are built differently. Modular are built under controlled conditions. Stick built are not.
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I'm well aware of the differences, but your posts are contradicting each other and themselves.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:34 PM   #20
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I'm well aware of the differences, but your posts are contradicting each other and themselves.
No, you are just confusing the terms. A lot of people do. Because they hear modular home and think of the double wide's. When they hear manufactured home. They think of the ones that the walls are prefabbed in a factory.

Modular is just that. It is modules that are brought on site and fitted together, to complete the whole structure. You will find a lot of motels built this way. They also build ships for the Navy this way.

Manufactured is those Double & Single wide homes you see in trailer parks.
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Modular & Manufactured are pretty much the same. There is a real difference in the way they are built.
Those two sentences mean the exact opposite of each other.
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I spoke to manufacturer and they suggested doing 4 poles. two at front and two by house in back and then tie it in so its not so weight bearing. I'm just trying to wrap my mind around the framewokr of the roof???
If the manufacturer said that, then they probably mean exactly that.

Use four posts to support the weight of the structure and then you can tie it to the house visually, but not structurally. Most manufactured homes have a warranty, and doing the opposite of what the manufacturer told you (putting weight on the structure) may void your warranty and cause structural problems like cracks in the interior drywall, etc.

In my opinion, not worth the possibility of voiding your home warranty. You can put four posts on the design you want.
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No, you are just confusing the terms.
I'm not confusing anything. I own a 3600sq/ft modular and can probably be a salesman for these if I wanted to.

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