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    Default Multiple roofs with pictures...

    We have been coming across more and more of these every day.
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    We have a bunch of these here too. They can be a royal PITA!
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    Have seen a few similiar types around here.

    My favorite is the "ranch" built around the singlewide trailer. Just outside our district.
    Will make for an interesting mutual aid time, if it ever happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadman View Post
    Have seen a few similiar types around here.

    My favorite is the "ranch" built around the singlewide trailer. Just outside our district.
    Will make for an interesting mutual aid time, if it ever happens.

    We had one of those a few months ago. 2500 sq ft, built around a 30+ year old 12'X50' mobile home. It was a nightmare to search, let alone getting to all the different attic spaces that were burning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dadman View Post
    Have seen a few similiar types around here.

    My favorite is the "ranch" built around the singlewide trailer. Just outside our district.
    Will make for an interesting mutual aid time, if it ever happens.
    This is actually really common. I work in a campground and people will take their park model trailers that have a wood framed roof for a more "real" house feel. So you will have a wood roof. You will pull back some isulation and then find a metal roof. If you find that, GET OFF THE ROOF!!! They are not ment to support the fake wood roof as it is along with your wieght, tool, and another FF along with fire making it weaker.

    I have put my feet though mobile home roofs just doing repair work.
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    You are describing 3/4 of the houses in our district. Most are trailers from the 60's and 70's with the room added. We got a rule that we don't go on the roof. But being a rural vollie dept, by the time we make it to these crakerboxes, there gone already.

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    Yeah!!!! More concealed space for horizontal fire travel. Vertical ventilation will be so much eaiser now with two roofs to cut through.

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    Great shots of fireground hazards and potential problems for the brothers.
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    To the OP, send those pics to a little known website called.

    www.vententersearch.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by PureAdrenalin View Post
    To the OP, send those pics to a little known website called.

    www.vententersearch.com
    That's a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    That's a great idea.
    Yeah, it's a great place to learn about this kind of stuff. it's 99% truck ops, but a great site to learn from.
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    Truss roof added years later over a flat roof.
    Posted this pic at another past thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PureAdrenalin View Post
    Yeah, it's a great place to learn about this kind of stuff. it's 99% truck ops, but a great site to learn from.
    I was unsuccessful e-mailing the pictures to them. I don't know if the mail box is full, or if they are even a current address.

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