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What if an installer could design a home so it would be easy to put on a site with a minimum amount of time and expense? The factories could actually design and build a self-leveling, self-jacking and self- supporting home if they wanted to.

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Ideal Home for an Installer

INSTALLERS DREAM HOME
Fri 02/27/04 10:24:01 pm
By GEORGE PORTER

What if an installer could design a home so it would be easy to put on a site with a minimum amount of time and expense? The factories could actually design and build a self-leveling, self-jacking and self- supporting home if they wanted to. The travel trailer industry has lots of homes like that! All you do is flick a switch and jacks with pads drop down under the home and a sensor unit adjusts each jack so the unit becomes level, you don’t even have to go outside. Sounds great doesn’t it. Travel trailers don’t have anchors and we need them so I guess we could have small cannons under the home shoot some big arrows tied to chains into the ground and that would complete the installation! Well don’t get your hopes up, I doubt if any such rigs will ever see the manufactured housing industry. ‘Till then your jobs are safe. But, we could make it easier than it is right now with just a little effort.

 

For instance, suppose we could eliminate all perimeter and marriage wall blocking and still have the proper support where it is needed. When you are pouring footings this would eliminate a lot of measuring and checking. Except for the width of the I-beams and the length of the home, they would all be the same! This is how you would do it: for all openings over 4 feet and under 6 feet you would simply add an extra floor joist at each end of the opening when you built the floor. This strengthened support at the sides of the opening would easily hold nearly every home with a thirty pound roof load or less. For 40-pound roofs you could go to 2 X 8 or 10-inch joists throughout the home. What this does is transfer all the weight back to the frame of the home without bending the ends of the floor joist too much.

 

The marriage walls or other openings larger than 6 or 8 feet will need a different treatment. The weight concentrated there is much greater than the smaller openings and if you tried the floor joist thing you would be causing a lift on the other side of the home, really, the calculations have been done. The floor joist will act like a seesaw on the frame and bad things will happen!

 

Here is what you could do: Have you ever seen an oriental pagoda? It is a wooden structure that usually looks like a “T” with two legs or maybe two “ T”’s put together. The sides hang over the supports at each end. If such a structure was built into the home within an interior lateral wall and lined up with the ends of the marriage wall opening, it would carry the redistributed roof load and the floor joists would carry the floor load. Now of course these walls would have to be lined up with each end of the opening, but that would not be much of a problem because most of the time there is a wall there anyway. When there was not, you could extend the ridge beam until you got to one. Not really a big deal. Just to make sure you have the picture; you ...

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