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Old 03-20-2019, 11:30 PM   #21
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We are thinking if we fit the wall in there right, we can push up the dip and give the roof the extra support it might need. Plus a cabinet support on the dining end. What do you pros think?
Your third picture, bottom right corner shows 2 pieces of darker plywood. I'm thinking structural issues.



Supports will help. You are losing support without the front bench. You might get a better understanding by reading the thread I posted over a decade ago. Roy's body sag thread.




My current thoughts are that doing the screen door mod in conjunction with a few other things will help get the proper support of the body on the hinge side of the door opening.



Where in PA are you?
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Wow! What a project you accomplished! Our door fits well on the top and sides, there is just a gap between the floor and the inside of the door. The door is stripped to the fiberglass and we need to redo that and I guess we’ll address the gap then. I see what you’re saying about the floor, someone repaired it and I don’t know why. I will look more closely for any stress cracks, but I haven’t noticed any yet.
I didn’t realize the low bench also provided support, but I think our bathroom wall on the kitchen side will provide support and then we will be putting a closet on the other side of the front next to the bathroom next to the door. We should be able to lift the roof and fit our wall tightly in for support. We still have the tall closet on the dining side of the door as well.

We live in Wind Gap PA. ����

What’s the screen door mod?

Thanks thrifty Bill, I’ve been wondering why the cabinet supports were not there if everyone was saying they were necessary!

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If you lift up on the roof near the door you will likely see the gap at the bottom of the door close in a bit. Sometimes you also have to push the wall in a bit from the outside wall near the hinges.

In essence if the roof is sagging, the walls tend to go outwards. Sort of like pressing down on a balloon.



There are a lot of threads on making a screen door and frame. Here is one of them:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...oor-65185.html


My theory is the frame for a screen door if properly tied in, will help support the roof and walls on both sides of the door.


We usually travel to the opposite end of PA (NW corner).
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