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Old 10-01-2017, 04:59 AM   #16
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The only things I remember being inspected when a MH is set up are the tie downs, set back [from property line] and the electrical service. IF you are in the process of making electrical repairs/upgrading at the time the service is inspected they will likely inspect that also! You might talk to someone locally that either sets up MHs or had one done.

I don't recall ever seeing a cleanout under a MH but that could just mean I have a faulty memory. MH drain lines are usually plumbed out to the back. I bought one once that had the septic near the tongue/front and the idiots you set it up just put in a U turn at the back of the trailer - needless to say I ended up rerouting the drain pipes.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:56 AM   #17
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I may be better off re-strapping and rerunning the sewer so it runs out the back side since that is where the inlet for the sewer is. If I remember my measurements correctly it should only be 5' to 6' from the the back, or left side if you were facing the home.
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For the interior, why not insulate with Roxul R15 in the cavity and 1/2" foam direct to the studs with no furring. The 1/2" foam alone would be an incredible improvement. The Roxul product will also add a benefit of fire retention. Another method (preferred) would be to use the RockBoard 80 instead of the foam. Of course you would use mudrings on the electrical boxes etc. to bump them out to the required level according to the thickness of rigid insulation sheets.

On the load center, I would make changes now (rewire etc.) with it all opened up. It'd be a "#[email protected]" to have to contemplate that after the interior was buttoned up and finished. Maybe I misunderstood which box you were moving.

Foam (rigid insulation) on the inside vs outside is a function of humidity. In climates with lower humidity the inside works whereas in the more humid climates, the outside is prescribed.
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The box I'm moving (eventually) is the main breaker box, but I can't afford that right now because I will have to rewire most of the house to get it done and to code. It requires a lot more testing, etc... than a connection. Although I almost did have to move it but I'm grandfathered in until I start messing with the wiring.

It already has foam (1/2" or 1" I haven't checked) beneath the vinyl siding that was installed sometime after the home was bought and put on the lot it was previously on.

I'm looking at pushing it to R-23 or R-25 roughly with the R-19 + foam. We get cold here and get snow.

But those are things to look at.

Had my prelim conference with electric yesterday. Getting a shower in a few minutes then heading to Platt Electric to pick up what I need and grovers pay and pack to get what I need for plumbing. Hoping to have all of that done today.
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Just to add, the recommendation from the Electrical inspector was to install and hook the box up to power (when I move it) and get that inspected.

After the box is inspected I can do two rooms at a time rewire and have him inspect allowing me to retain power while I'm doing the change over.
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Just to add, the recommendation from the Electrical inspector was to install and hook the box up to power (when I move it) and get that inspected.

After the box is inspected I can do two rooms at a time rewire and have him inspect allowing me to retain power while I'm doing the change over.
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Explain my statement above a little better, he recommended having two boxes running at the same time until the re-wire is done.

Passed the Block and Tie inspection and got some information I didn't have on code for the steps today.
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Well after about 6 trips to Platt Electric Supply I think I finally have all the parts I need to finish the electric. The Trench is dug (all but the last inch which I'll do once I know for sure exactly where) so hopefully I can finish it in the morning and get it inspected tomorrow afternoon.

I don't think water/sewer will be near as much a PITA as this has been. :-/

For anyone else doing this code requires it to be in 2" Rigid PVC (Schedule 40 underground or behind skirting, Schedule 80 to meter base), you need to have expansion joints on both sides. The pipe must be 18" deep. You need 4/0, 4/0, 4/0, 2/0 wire (can be split or a feeder line). Your also going to need a male threaded coupler, bushing, and lock nut for the meter side. The home side varies, mine was a male threaded 2".

Oh, and don't forget your two 90 degree pieces either for going up and down.
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So, to update this thread as to where I'm at. With the assistance of the electrical forums here I am ready tomorrow to finish my electrical run and I will hopefully get at least my sewer done as well.

Here's my trench and meter base.

Just to note the meter base was installed and inspected in March of this year so it's good.
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Ok, learning as I go here but thought I would update.

Wires are all in and passed the rough inspection.

At some point part of this house was re-plumbed and the incoming water line is CPVC. I have it all hooked up now w/ CPVC running from the home to the main. I still need to wrap it and put heat tape on it.

Working on Sewer now and then strapping all of it.
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