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by mrstovar
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: ceiling question
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: ceiling question

Yes, he did call them recessed lights. That ceiling light medallion looks interesting and I will check it out. Thanks.
by mrstovar
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: ceiling question
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: ceiling question

I can't post pictures, sorry. The electrician that put the lights in said we'll need to drop the ceiling a bit for those lights because they are so deep, which wouldn't be an issue if we use drop ceiling, and maybe that is the best option for us.
by mrstovar
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: ceiling question
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: ceiling question

Not sure what size the rafters are but they look very light. It's an old trailer, say from the '70s maybe. We haven't quite decided what we'll use for ceiling, either.
by mrstovar
Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: ceiling question
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

ceiling question

We tore all of the old ceiling out of our mobile home, and put other lights in, and the ceiling will need to be dropped a bit to match with the new lights. Maybe we'll use drop ceiling, but maybe not. We could just nail 2 by 4s on the joists or rafters of the roof before putting the ceiling on, coul...
by mrstovar
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Gravel under trailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 5626

Re: Gravel under trailer?

Hi, J.D., yes, no gravel is going into the crawl space. Of slope and water, it is now going around the back of the building. Thanks, and for the tip about cardboard.
by mrstovar
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Gravel under trailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 5626

Re: Gravel under trailer?

We dug a trench the length of the upper side, leading to the culvert under the driveway. Thanks.
by mrstovar
Wed May 08, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Gravel under trailer?
Replies: 5
Views: 5626

Gravel under trailer?

We bought some land and had a mobile home moved on. The land is on the mountain side, with lots of water running off the mountain over the property, plus several springs on the property so its very wet. The folks that installed the mobile home lay gravel and put a heavy plastic under the trailer and...
by mrstovar
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: small loan for low income family?
Replies: 4
Views: 6711

Re: small loan for low income family?

We live near a small town with just one bank but there is a credit union inthe larger town 11 miles away. I'll have to check into that.
by mrstovar
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: small loan for low income family?
Replies: 4
Views: 6711

small loan for low income family?

We want to move, as soon as possible, into a better neighborhood and a place more suitable for us, esp. for our todler son. With my inheritance money we bought an empty lot, put an old mobile home on, connected it to public sewage, dug a well, now we're trying to bring in electricity, etc, etc. It l...
by mrstovar
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Weak spots in floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 7024

Re: Weak spots in floor?

Thanks for the information!
by mrstovar
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Weak spots in floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 7024

Weak spots in floor?

Our mobile home has very weak spots in the floor, right inside the door and under some windows. Do we cut out the weak particle board spots and replace it with plywood; tear out all the particle board and start over; or do we put the plywood over top the whole floor, weak spots and all? We want to f...
by mrstovar
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Needing right of way for utilities
Replies: 5
Views: 6982

Re: Needing right of way for utilities

72mobile, did you get paid for the right of way? If so, how much? Did you have to sign anything? I don't have a clue about these things.
by mrstovar
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Needing right of way for utilities
Replies: 5
Views: 6982

Re: Needing right of way for utilities

We need a right of way to put in an electric pole and run the wires overhead. Does this make sense? I had no idea that Penelec wouldn't automatically have the right of way along a public township road, but the engineer said that since there are trees in the waw, we must get a right of way in order f...
by mrstovar
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Needing right of way for utilities
Replies: 5
Views: 6982

Needing right of way for utilities

The engineer from Penelec said that we are responsible for getting a right of way for utilities for the mobile home we are installing, and for cutting back any trees to make room. How do people normally aquire a right of way? Should we offer our new neigbors money in exchange for the right of way? I...