QOD for 1/9/2006

Hi Ray,

as I noted the other day, there is a lag between me posting the topic starter and the question poll, the starter posts while I am still inputting the question, when this happens, just wait a min and return to the page or hit your refresh button.



I’ll take Poly Butylene piping for $400, Gerry.
Raymond Wand
Alton, On

Raymond, maybe you should have phoned a friend :mrgreen:




I think I know more then I thought I knew. I like all the QOD’s.

Hi all,

I think todays question is going to get very interesting I have never seen such a spread of answer so early in the day, I love it :wink:



Is there a picture in this one :roll: ?

Hi Jeff, no I didn’t post a picture is morning



Hey… where is the picture :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Kevin, don’t make me have to drive up to NY, behave :wink:

Funny thing is I nearly posted, “oh no jeff don’t tell me you still can’t see it” :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

But I’m not that cruel … well not often :wink:



I didn’t know we were supposed to look at a picture!:shock:


Tough to post a picture of something that is NOT there…:wink:

Good point Doug, wish I had thought of that :mrgreen:



Is there more info on inspecting mobile (manufactured) homes?
I have a contact that sells alot of these and calls me.

A Peek Inside Home inspections

You won’t see Me:)

Alan, I am teaching a couse at the convention all about Inspecting Manufactured Housing, I will probably teach it at other NACHI venues in Florida and elsewhere in future.



I don’t think I’ve seen a plywood anything in a manufactured/mobile home!
We were supposed to choose what we would NOT expect to see, right?


I don’t “expect” to see any of those in the manufactured homes in my area, so since there’s no multiple answer choice, I couldn’t vote. How fair is that? Hanging chads, anyone? :stuck_out_tongue:

Hi to all,

this question has definately caused a wide spread of answers, so here is the expaination.

Aluminum wiring: commonly found in MH from 1964-1975
Polybutelyne plumbing: commonly found in MH fom mid 1960-current
Drywall: not normally used in MH until the late 1990’s, paneling was the norm
Plywood flooring: was and is the most common floor material for MH

So the correct answer is:




Does it depend on which state the MH was manufactured for?

El Cajon is manufactured home city here, and probably 25% of my inspections are MH. I have yet to see aluminum wiring or polybutylene wiring in any of them (I’m presuming that your “Polybutelyne” is simply a misspelled “Polybutylene.”) in my 4½ years. And PB is commonly found from 1960-current? Meaning 2006? Really? I thought they quit manufacturing it about a decade ago.