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by Manitoba Bill
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roofing Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2486

RE: Roofing Issue

Hi Hipernb, I have lived here for 20 years and I put markers on my front addition and without frost-line footers, it has not moved more than an inch in those 20 years. Most times the 2 buildings move in unison, not on their own. As a matter of fact in this 100 unit Mobile Park it is forbidden to hav...
by Manitoba Bill
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Website Questions
Topic: Shorten a URL?
Replies: 9
Views: 13293

RE: Shorten a URL?

There should be a caveat that such links be very carefully spelled out what they are.

Not everyone wants to visit sites that are dial-up intensive or advertising, etc.

We should not make extra work for Mods having to check out each link.
by Manitoba Bill
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater questions
Replies: 15
Views: 14283

RE: water heater questions

I installed a 40 Gal. electric HWT. The extra pipe could be the for the Safety Valve overflow pipe that usually just goes down into the crawl space.
by Manitoba Bill
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: painting rusty screws
Replies: 7
Views: 6320

RE: painting rusty screws

When I painted my siding I replaced the rusty hex screws with 8x1 Metal screws with Truss Socket heads from HD. The flatter dome heads look neater than hex and resemble aircraft rivets. I painted over them for extra protection and if needed the paint can easily be removed for resetting. I also used ...
by Manitoba Bill
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing Door Frame
Replies: 3
Views: 7313

RE: Replacing Door Frame

I know your posting read Replace a frame but another thing you could try is to make your own door to fit the frame if it is in good shape. Someone was kind enough to leave a small door behind and with a little work I was able to build a fitted strong wooden entrance door. Most Mobile interior doors ...
by Manitoba Bill
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Website Questions
Topic: Blocked
Replies: 1
Views: 6892

Blocked

When someone is blocked just exactly what is supposed to happen?
by Manitoba Bill
Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: setup diagram
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

RE: setup diagram

I checked about 3 mobiles around me and not ONE has any perimeter blocking so your advice doesn't apply around here and actually would make it worse.

And can you show me in any diagrams where they are used to back up your opinion?
by Manitoba Bill
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Storm Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 3006

RE: Storm Windows

You might look for clear plastic mirror mounts at a dollar store or HD. You might have to mount them reversed to hold the window.

I also used washers in a pinch.
by Manitoba Bill
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: setup diagram
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

Demolition wrote: One thing people overlook is setting blocks under the entry doors. Then the door don't shut right and it leads to lots of cussing.

I have outriggers under my perimeter. So how, exactly, do you install blocks when you have frost heave?

Do these show up in installation diagrams?
by Manitoba Bill
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hardwood shims
Replies: 8
Views: 4938

RE: Hardwood shims

Depending on how thick the shims you want I get mine from parts pallets that are not re-used. Check the receiving areas of stores or ask at lumber dealers for any Parts pallets they will give you. Just cut to size, mostly all hardwood.
by Manitoba Bill
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Any recommendations for a digital camera?
Replies: 17
Views: 6091

RE: Any recommendations for a digital camera?

This is a great site that I went to to compare cams b4 I got my Kodak years ago. Good to compare ones that you are interested in.

Also check for battery life and a charger base cost.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/hardware_reviews.html
by Manitoba Bill
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Digging out solar heater
Replies: 6
Views: 7696

RE: Digging out solar heater

Further to the sun angles here is a comparison for Mark's home in Aberdeen SD @ N. Lat. 45.5

If you notice the angles are almost the same for Mar-Sept and Feb-Oct.
Planetary movements. LOL
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by Manitoba Bill
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Digging out solar heater
Replies: 6
Views: 7696

Re: RE: Digging out solar heater

Just curios Mark I have seen the two panels you show here on the site the one mounted up on wall of home and this one buried in snow and have both at 90 if you are at Aberdeen isn't prime angle there 43 to 45 I have mine mounted at 45 in southern Minnesota and length wise like the one in the pictur...
by Manitoba Bill
Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing Grab Bars?
Replies: 7
Views: 8279

RE: Installing Grab Bars?

Don't be misled by the use of the words "studs". As I found out there were only 2x1" vertical slats behind my tubwall. I removed the panelling in the bedroom and installed 2 2x6" to screw the bar into. Just make sure you measure and write down the location of the studs for future use. http://mobileh...
by Manitoba Bill
Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Keeping a busy desk organized
Replies: 9
Views: 3259

RE: Keeping a busy desk organized

Two key words I noticed are "pile" and "lay down". Long b4 computers the Mail Service used vertical slots for sorting mail. Maybe you could try that system. Nothing fancy, just in your line of sight, but sorted. Maybe even a DVD storage rack on it's side? http://www.transendworldwide.com/Cultures/en...