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How deep should a mobile/manufactured home anchor rod be set?
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The anchor rod must be installed so that the head is flush with the ground in order to get the full pull-out resistance rating of the rod. Here’s how it is stated in the installation manual of Tie Down Engineering, one of the Florida-approved manufacturers of tie down systems.
Florida also requires a stabilization plate at each anchor that has a diagonal strap load. The rod should be pulled into position as the strap is tensioned, as shown in the Tie Down Engineering’s diagram above. What it should not look like is shown below.
And for a listing of typical foundation and tie-down requirements and defects, see our blog post What are the most common defects in mobile/manufactured home foundation piers? and What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?
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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOMES:
• Does the building code apply to mobile homes?
• Where can I file a complaint if I have problems with my new or used manufactured/mobile home in Florida?
• How do I determine the age of a very old mobile home?
• What is a "HUD label verification letter" for a mobile/manufactured home?
• When did a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) become required under a mobile/manufactured home?
• Is it safe to go under a mobile home?
• Are older mobile homes unsafe?
• What do I need to know about buying a foreclosed mobile home?
• Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it?
• Where do I find the vehicle identification number (VIN) on a mobile home?
• How do I find out how old a mobile home is and who manufactured it?
• What is the right price for a used mobile home?
• How energy efficient is a mobile home?
• When were the first double-wide mobile homes manufactured?
• How do I upgrade my old (pre-1976) mobile home to meet HUD standards?
• What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home?
• Can you move an older mobile home in Florida?
• What does the HUD tag look like and where do I find it on a mobile home?
• Can you put a zone 1 mobile home in Florida?
• How can I remove water under my mobile home?
• What's the differences between a trailer, a mobile home, a manufactured home, and a modular home?
• Can I put a mobile home in my backyard in Florida?
• What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?
• How fireproof is a mobile home?
• Can I install a mobile home myself?
• What is a Park Model mobile home?
• Does an addition to a mobile home have to comply with the HUD Code?
• What walls can I remove in a mobile home?
• What can I do to prevent dampness and mold in my mobile home?
• How can I tell if a mobile home is well constructed?
• How can I tell the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?
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