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by oldfart
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hey all you drywall gurus out there....
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Hey all you drywall gurus out there....

Thanks for the reply Housemedic! Now as far as how I fastened the drywall up. Everywhere there is a seam/joint on the drywall I sistered a 2X4 layed flat. So it's attached to a 3 1/2in. wide surface...not the usual 1 1/2in. edge like normal. I glued AND screwed it in place every 6 to 8 inches. I use...
by oldfart
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hey all you drywall gurus out there....
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Hey all you drywall gurus out there....

If it is a textured ceiling and they are just cracks, try some paintable caulk. It will allow for some flex without cracking, PLUS NO SANDING!! Greg Thanks for the quick reply Greg but not a textured ceiling...just flat drywall. I thought about putting some paintable caulk in the cracks before re-t...
by oldfart
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: infestation problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: infestation problem

Son, I've got some bad news for ya. Nuke 'em...it's the only option. Seriously, if you've got fleas under the home...you've got 'em in the home. Try this...put on a pair of shorts and white socks. Now go walk around the inside of the home for a bit. Then look close at them socks. I'll be shocked if ...
by oldfart
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hey all you drywall gurus out there....
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Hey all you drywall gurus out there....

All right all you drywall gurus I need ta pick yer brains. I've already asked 2 local contractors and got 2 answers so help me out. Now ya'll remember a few years back I drywalled this whole 12X65 trailer right? And due to condensation in the attic I hadda bunch'a cracks in the ceiling drywall...rig...
by oldfart
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Big job....big tool! :)
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

Big job....big tool! :)

Well folks got a minute here and had to write. Still on 6 nights a week, parents doing somewhat better. Still dragging stuff out'a their house but making headway. Hope to see them July 4th. weekend..hurrah! Now, on to the story! Trying to get a little work done here at the homeplace in my spare time...
by oldfart
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Dealing with aging parents..
Replies: 9
Views: 10014

Re: Dealing with aging parents..

Folks sorry it's taking so long to get back but as always...constantly running. Anyways, thanks for some excellent tips and insight and I'm sure gratefulle! I'll keep checking back. Hoping to give the folks a few weeks to recover before burdening them with this but know it has to be done. Again...ma...
by oldfart
Tue May 31, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Safe method of work on sub-floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

Re: Safe method of work on sub-floor?

Just a note here fellers. I've done it like DaveyB mentions and I'll warn ya...be really...really careful doing it this way! Especially if you don't have a lot of upper body strength...like most of us ole codgers. I got tired of chiseling and grabbed the circular saw and did just what Davey said and...
by oldfart
Tue May 31, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Dealing with aging parents..
Replies: 9
Views: 10014

Re: Dealing with aging parents..

Part 3...the lighter side. Folks, I find it theraputic to find humor in the most odd circumstances so here's a funny (to me anyway) tidbit. Mom was down in the I.C.U. recently and outside her room the doctor on call was raising holy ++++ about the old, overweight woman in room 118. He was quite voca...
by oldfart
Tue May 31, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Dealing with aging parents..
Replies: 9
Views: 10014

Re: Dealing with aging parents..

Well, I think ya'll are starting to get the picture. Now on top of all this Mom has been in the I.C.U. 6 times since Easter. I didn't know that till 3 weeks ago. I've made the 3hr. trip back home every weekend for the past 3 week to try an help where I can but I feel I need to do more. I love my fol...
by oldfart
Tue May 31, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Dealing with aging parents..
Replies: 9
Views: 10014

Dealing with aging parents..

Well folks I know it's been some time since I last wrote. Of late I've been dealing with some family matters and now turn to the learned folks here for some answers/solutions. I'll just get right to the heart of the matter and ask...who has had to deal with aging parents and how do you do it? My fol...
by oldfart
Sat May 07, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Lawnmower maintenence 101....arrrgghhh!
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

Re: Lawnmower maintenence 101....arrrgghhh!

Well now since I had the compressor I deemed it a good day to also clean up the engine bay of the old rider. Lifted the hatch and figgered it best to pull the engine shroud an do it right. Fortunatly Briggs&Stratton makes this easy. Remove 4 bolts and 568 sheet-metal screws (all of which are differe...
by oldfart
Sat May 07, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Lawnmower maintenence 101....arrrgghhh!
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

Lawnmower maintenence 101....arrrgghhh!

Well folks spring has sprung here in south-central Pa.!! Copious amounts of rain and the occasional sunny day and the yard is outpacing my feeble attempts with the poosh mower so today I decided to get the rider fired up. Bein's as this is the first time this year hadda do some maintenance. Both fro...
by oldfart
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: The power of prayer....:)
Replies: 9
Views: 5425

Re: The power of prayer....:)

So there I am....second time in a millenium it's gone down to 3 degrees. Knowing what'd happen if I used the toilet....I vowed NOT to use it till it warmed up. Good plan..poor execution. By about 8a.m. I'm startin' to sweat. By 8:15....I'm gettin' some serious cramps. By 8:30..it's obvious this ain'...
by oldfart
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: The power of prayer....:)
Replies: 9
Views: 5425

Re: The power of prayer....:)

Well folks a few moments to spare today and since Yanita seems to enjoy seeing me in horrible situations I had to add an update to the story. One week.....one lousy week after the frozen sewage drain incident.....I'm driving home at 6a.m. and watch the temp. thingy on the dash of the Toyota and it's...
by oldfart
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Attic condensation problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Attic condensation problem

Kevin, I've seen this before! Some time when ya get a chance type "condensation" in the search area and my name should come up. LOTS! :) Anyways, I went to Lowes and bought the biggest attic fan I could fit into the south gable of my attic. Then bought the same size louvered vent and whittled a big ...