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by KLBoldon
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Master Bathroom Gut & Remodel Complete
Replies: 7
Views: 14232

Re: Master Bathroom Gut & Remodel Complete

Here are a two before pictures, wish I had taken more, but it was a common layout for mobile home master bathrooms. Large corner tub, small shower stall, one sink, zero storage. Our first move into this project was to remove the mauve carpet from the bathroom. Whoever thought carpet in a bathroom is...
by KLBoldon
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 2xw studded walls. Multi-gang elec boxes.
Replies: 9
Views: 4736

Re: 2xw studded walls. Multi-gang elec boxes.

I got a 2 gang remodeler box for my 2x3 walls from menards.
by KLBoldon
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Master Bathroom Gut & Remodel Complete
Replies: 7
Views: 14232

Master Bathroom Gut & Remodel Complete

Finally completed my master bathroom remodel! :D It is quite a story, for now all I wanted to do was upload the finished photos. I will upload before photos, in-progress photos, and share quips of some of the more difficult parts of it in coming posts. For now, however, I would like to just relax an...
by KLBoldon
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Crown molding Angles
Replies: 7
Views: 3723

Re: Crown molding Angles

I just got done doing this with my master bathroom crown...The angle finder helped me out a ton. I searched youtube for helpful videos, but didnt find much. The biggest thing that helped me out was remembering to visual the fence on the miter saw as the wall, and the base as the ceiling. This is def...
by KLBoldon
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Question on mice
Replies: 14
Views: 5944

Re: Question on mice

saw this while at Menards over the weekend. Spray foam with a bitter ingrediant to deter chewing through it. I have also heard of others mixing steel wool and other hard to chew materials in with the foam while it is curing. http://r1.cygnuspub.com/files/cygnus/image/FRPC/2012/MAY/640x360/12xx-produ...
by KLBoldon
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Any examples of crown molding?
Replies: 8
Views: 2831

Re: Any examples of crown molding?

We have popcorn ceiling so our crown molding had gaps from not resting flat to the ceiling. We used a paint-able caulk to fill the gap and it really improved the overall look of it all.
by KLBoldon
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Do you get a Home owner discount on auto policy?
Replies: 3
Views: 10042

Re: Do you get a Home owner discount on auto policy?

I actually just switched our auto insurance to our mobile home policy to take advantage of the discount. Its a fairly sizeable discount. We go through Farmers.
by KLBoldon
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What happened to Zurn Pex @ Lowes?
Replies: 8
Views: 3725

Re: What happened to Zurn Pex @ Lowes?

It may have something to do with this; http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/index.cfm . The company I work for has vendors ramping up efforts with recalls to replace their stock with LEAD-FREE versions before the January 4th date. I just read a post about the complete change over to LEAD-FREE PEX fi...
by KLBoldon
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Where to purchase drywall and floor boards
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Re: Where to purchase drywall and floor boards

I just got 3/8" rock from Menards for my bathroom remodel.
by KLBoldon
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plastic corner beads work for inside corners?
Replies: 6
Views: 3587

Re: Plastic corner beads work for inside corners?

I second the ideas from Greg. Those are corner trowels are slick, and a cheap plastic one will do the first job great. Make sure to use a straight metal 6-8" to feather the second coat, and a 10-12" to feather the third coat. I tried to use the metal inside corners w/tape sides, just didnt work as e...
by KLBoldon
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questions about using primer
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Re: Questions about using primer

it would be best to state what exactly your painting, but it is always best to use one coat of primer and 2 thin coats of paint. The problem with darker colors is paint stores need to add so much tint to the paint that it ruins the coverage and quality of the paint. So if your painting an ultra dark...
by KLBoldon
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What kind of vent is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

Re: What kind of vent is this?

Edit: but you should have one right on the opposite side of the wall on the inside. Mine is also about a foot above the floor behind the dryer in the laundry room and the exterior vent looks just like your picture, even with a couple fins broken too. I wonder if someone removed the interior vent whi...
by KLBoldon
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What kind of vent is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

Re: What kind of vent is this?

Thats the 'Pressure Balancing Damper' for the blend air system mentioned in the HVAC articles here;

http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/ArticleBlendAir.html
by KLBoldon
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: What color is your mobile home interior painted?
Replies: 10
Views: 16625

Re: What color is your mobile home interior painted?

What type of ceiling finish do you have, paneling or textured and painted? Primer prepares substrates for final coats by sealing any imperfections. Like with your walls, they are paneling and need to be sealed so the paint can adhere to it. In my situation, my home was smoked in by the previous owne...
by KLBoldon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Sliding Glass Entry Doors
Replies: 6
Views: 12479

Re: Sliding Glass Entry Doors

I wanted to put vertical blinds up on ours, as they are economical and easy to use. but my wife said she did not like them.