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by Steve-WA
Fri May 13, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roofing
Replies: 5
Views: 3192

Re: Roofing

Dude, the instructions are on the can. Answers all your questions.
by Steve-WA
Fri May 06, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water under mobile home
Replies: 11
Views: 12747

Re: Water under mobile home

Is your skirting vented? It's a-MAZE-ing how fast water disappears when there is adequate venting. That lake should be dry (if source is stopped) in about 2 days.
by Steve-WA
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need help with a leak
Replies: 8
Views: 4459

Re: Need help with a leak

Yep, it's that crack. With plastic and fiberglas tubs, there's a Styrofoam platform glues to the bottom. Ratty rats get in there and chew it away, then standing in the tub cracks it. Bondo will not hold; I rent and Lonnie Deal MHs, and I will use a metal tub as replacement now, every time. In my are...
by Steve-WA
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: washing VENTED soffit and fascia
Replies: 3
Views: 3745

Re: washing VENTED soffit and fascia

Outdoor bleach in a pump up sprayer. It's at Lowe's.
by Steve-WA
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Gutter installation question
Replies: 2
Views: 2576

Re: Gutter installation question

Hire a seamless gutters guy. Best way.
by Steve-WA
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: OLD METAL SIDING
Replies: 7
Views: 4879

Re: OLD METAL SIDING

Buy a roll of fiberglass screen material, and cut a small piece off, ball it up and shove it up the hole. Keeps bugs out, lets water drain. Or better, get some material like the wash-&-reuse furnace filter material, loose open cell material.
by Steve-WA
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Over-engineering
Replies: 4
Views: 3150

Re: Over-engineering

Wow, what would make a safe shake like that? Wink
by Steve-WA
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: burst water heater
Replies: 5
Views: 2985

Re: burst water heater

You found out my criteria the hard way: it ain't price, it's what'll fit. I also have a hard time finding pans small enough;, no strike that. I have never found pans small enough
by Steve-WA
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Some work I plan on doing on a 90's mobile home?
Replies: 11
Views: 5443

Re: Some work I plan on doing on a 90's mobile home?

I have found the opposite. Windows at the MH store (not here) run up to $300-ish. Big-ass 4x8 window special ordered is like 200. And check with your electric provider; here, they'll rebate $75 per window for replacements.
by Steve-WA
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Some work I plan on doing on a 90's mobile home?
Replies: 11
Views: 5443

Re: Some work I plan on doing on a 90's mobile home?

Special order the size you need at Lowe's or HD. Takes 2 weeks, but it's perfect.
by Steve-WA
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roofing question..
Replies: 22
Views: 8094

Re: roofing question..

Every dw I've ever paid attention to has a 4:12 pitch or less. That is just too shallow for adequate runoff with shingles. I think it's asking for trouble. In re: continuing with vent penetration and caps vs. Ridge venting, it's more work and it's installing big holes in your roof. More likelihood f...
by Steve-WA
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roofing question..
Replies: 22
Views: 8094

Re: roofing question..

Nah, I bet those metal roofers are putting in a ridge vent. I I just had the exact same thing done this last weekend. 1: strip roof to bare wood, replace any bad sheathing. Keep old, or install new drip edge. 2: install underlayment - tar paper is ok, or a synthetic like Gatorskin - right over old v...
by Steve-WA
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex pinhole???
Replies: 6
Views: 3158

Re: Pex pinhole???

I had a pex pinhole at a rental about a year ago. Soggy spot just outside skirting blocks at the farthest point from the access, no water source anywhere. Scratching my head, I crawled under, and (luckily) just inside was the spray from a hot water line, just tiny but over time... A rat chewed throu...
by Steve-WA
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW
Replies: 9
Views: 5029

Re: Redoing underbelly on 1973 DW

Regarding spray adhesive - I've been patching holes with 3m spray and Tyvek house wrap. Doesn't last long.
by Steve-WA
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: crawl space fan anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: crawl space fan anyone?

Never seen it taped. Just loose lay, cover the dirt, not skirt