You may remember waaaaaaayyyyyyyy back when we bought this beauty.... We weren't planning on buying one, but happened upon this one for the perfect price. Better than that were the perfect turquoise appliances. So we bought her and there she has sat.... In our driveway. Well the house is now 90% done, and more than likely it will snow.... What better time to start the renovation?
I wanted to start with this scary picture, just for added drama!
Drew had to take off the J-channel, which is the angled metal ridge that holds on the white aluminum. To remove the aluminum, so we could see what needed to be replaced. There is quite a bit, Drew decided to start with the floor. The back section you can see in the photo was rotten with water damage. And some of the floor joist had to be replace. Drew cut back the original rotten subfloor.
Here he is reinforcing the floor. He held together the 2x2s with a framing cleat. We had a few bad pieces of insulation, that we replaced.
Then he applied subfloor adhesive to the floor joists, cut new subfloor to size, set it on and screwed the subfloor down back onto the floor joist.
After Drew had found all of the rotten subfloor and reinforced it, we had to remove the water tank and scrape up the bad linoleum. Drew had to grind off the water tank pipes from the top and bottom of the trailer.
You can see the waves on the linoleum, we took out the water tank, just to make sure everything is reinforced and the ground is as even as possible for my new flooring.
Drew cutting the drain for the water tank. You can see water damage above.
Where there is a Drew you will find a Polly.
Now for the pretty! After all the old and damaged was removed Drew went a step beyond what most trailers have, he reinforced and smoother out the floor with 1/4" underlayment. This gives more rigidity and an even surface. He simply put down more subfloor adhesive cut the underlayment to size and stapled it all to the subfloor.
New subfloor is Polly approved. Next step will be reframing the walls. Drew has built a temp support wall on one side so the trailer won't collapse. It's going to be exciting. And we bought our flooring. It was the last roll at Home Depot, it was damaged at the top. Which will be easily hidden so we got 25% off.
And if it ends up looking too much like a '50s diner, we can always paint it!