As a general rule, replacing a bathtub is NOT considered a do-it-yourself project — especially if you are changing the type and size of the tub. Changing anything means refiguring the drain lines, vents, and waterlines and that can get a bit tricky and frustrating. But if your old tub is cracked or damaged and … Continue Reading about Replace or Repair a Mobile Home Bathtub
Want a nice-looking long-lasting lawn with less watering and chemicals? Lush lawns start with knowing how to mow it. OK, so you’ve been mowing lawns for years. But are you mowing it properly? If you’re constantly fighting weeds and brown spots, you may not be mowing correctly. Properly mowed lawns will resist disease and slow … Continue Reading about Lawn Care Tips
Don’t have a lot of room for a garden? With square-foot gardening, you don’t need a lot of room. What’s the reason people garden? Surveys say it is home grown flavor, hobby, pleasure, pride, satisfaction, and to save money. Have you ever heard of the square foot gardening method? Square foot gardening is a form … Continue Reading about Mobile Home Gardening
Decorating a small space such as a mobile home or studio apartment can be a challenging task, but when done correctly, small spaces can give the illusion that they are much larger. Small spaces can also have many advantages for the home decorator. They are easier to keep clean and are more likely to be … Continue Reading about Mobile Home Decorating
Below are the steps demonstrating how a typical gas furnace operates upon turning up your thermostat. 1. The booster assembly sends air to the burner for combustion. 2. Gas passes over the ignitor to light the burner. 3. The gas valve clicks causing a light to turn on which signifies the burner being lit. 4. … Continue Reading about How Does a Gas Furnace Work?
There are several types of relays: furnace relays, circuit board relays, time delay relay (sequencer). In most relays, a lower voltage activates a magnet which closes or opens a switch to a higher voltage circuit. For example, if you connect a low voltage to a 24V furnace relay and test it using a voltage meter, … Continue Reading about How Do Relays Work?
There are many types of contactors. For example: a single pole, a double pole or a triple pole. All contactors are rated by amps. A contactor works when power from a 24V transformer activates a coil (magnet) in the bottom of the contactor and it pulls the contacts down. You will find contactors used a … Continue Reading about How Does a Contactor Work?
Since many older heating elements are no longer available, your only option may be to repair them using a properly sized restring kit. Restringing an element simply means replacing the heating wire with a new one. New limit switches and/or fuses should also be installed. Correct wattage, voltage and type of ends (bolt or spade) … Continue Reading about How to Restring a Furnace Heating Element
Spring is a time when the cold weather fades, plants bloom, and we all look to make sure our homes are in tip-top shape. We have compiled these tips for spring for every mobile home owner to use when the cold breaks! Mobile Home Spring Maintenance Tips Unplug or turn the switch off to your … Continue Reading about 15 Mobile Home Tips for Spring