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Mobile home

Charles ford

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New to forum. Hope this is correct place to post. Is it within code to convert an existing sf modular home into a duplex?
 

cda

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Welcome.

Love the new questions..

So as is or add to the exiting building???
 

Pcinspector1

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A modular home is a bit different than a mobile home IMO. The modular home could have enough square footage to be divided if the AHJ permits it. The mobile home if a single wide probably will not satisfy the square footage requirement of a duplex where a double wide mobile home may.

Zoning will be the first hurdle to see if the home will be allowed in the residential zone.
 

cda

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Existing mobile home. Square footage is sufficient.

Kind of a local question

In general yes

As for code issues, a local thing

Would you need a fire barrier

Would you need a fire sprinkler system

Have to possibly add a new front door on one side.
 

SDS

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I think you're going to run into a lot of fire-separation issues in trying to convert a modular to a duplex if it was not designed that way to begin with...

as the old saying goes though 'anything's possible if you throw enough money at it"
 

my250r11

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In my state a modular home is built to the IRC at a factory & moved to the the site and installed with or without the metal frame used for transport. This type of structure can be converted using the IRC prescriptively. If a mobile home this is built to a standard and would require a RDP familiar with mobile homes.
 
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