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 Post subject: Bay Window for Manufactured Home
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:13 pm 

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My parents own a manufactured home and want a bay window but the walls aren't strong enough to install one. Does anyone know if a 'light weight' version can be purchased for manufactured homes?


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Window for Manufactured Home
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:41 pm 

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Daughter wrote:
My parents own a manufactured home and want a bay window but the walls aren't strong enough to install one. Does anyone know if a 'light weight' version can be purchased for manufactured homes?



Whay do you say that? With cable and under supports there shouldn't be a problem


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Window for Manufactured Home
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:45 pm 

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Only thing to do would be support the load by putting in jack posts that go down to the floor. I would not depend on anything lightweight to not tear out those walls.

Jack posts should be set on footers to prevent any drop off in height as a result of the compressive properties of the soil.


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Window for Manufactured Home
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:10 pm 

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My brother in law is a contractor and he told them they couldn't do it without removing and rebuilding the whole wall that has the existing windows in order to 'beef it up' for a bay window. I'll pass on the information you gave me and hopefully this will help. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Bay Window for Manufactured Home
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:24 pm 

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Just to clarify, I am thinking of a manufacturer home in this case without an roof eave or wall section above to tap into.

If there is one, buddy's recommendation is completely fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Bay Window for Manufactured Home
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:42 am 

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If by manufactured home you mean a trailer with 2X3 walls then yes, I'd agree the walls may not be strong enough.


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