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by opinion free
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Awning Post Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Awning Post Repair

Hi All, I have one of those Aluma wood awnings over my driveway. It is attached on one side to the home and on the other side it is supported by eight 6 x 6 posts. The posts owe me nothing. They have held up for almost 40 years. I have no idea if they were just a good Douglas Fir or plain old pressu...
by opinion free
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Duct Work
Replies: 1
Views: 5893

Duct Work

Hi All, Lighting the pilot on my Coleman furnace is always, an interesting affair. Last year I broke the plastic knob and that just made it even more challenging. I can't share enough words of caution on this subject. If your town offers a furnace turn on service, use it. My hair and eyebrows will g...
by opinion free
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Partially Cut Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Partially Cut Wire

1016161742.jpg Hi All, Been cutting down a palm tree for the last 5 days. It's down and done. I cut and reworked PVC pipe for the irrigation system but in my haste, partially cut a 12-2 ufb electrical wire. One side is open, the other side has the outer coating in tact. The wire is buried in the gr...
by opinion free
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cement Fountain
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Re: Cement Fountain

Hey Greg, thanks. Quick question, would you know which kind of 2 part epoxy or a brand name.
Thanks,
Dave
by opinion free
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cement Fountain
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Cement Fountain

0914161626.jpg Hi All, I'm repairing a cement (very heavy) fountain. The bowl is 42 inches around. (see picture) In the middle of the bowl is a hole, it's supposed to be there. I put a piece of pvc pipe in the hole, for changing the pump whenever it breaks. I need to cement around the pvc pipe, to ...
by opinion free
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A Jackhammer sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

A Jackhammer sound

Hi All, As if the 118 degrees isn't enough, now a new noise is being added to the mix. When I go by the second bathroom, up by the vent, you'll hear the on and off, for about 4 seconds, the percussion of a jackhammer. After 4 seconds, it stops. Then a few minutes later, it happens again. Normally, a...
by opinion free
Tue May 10, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 3013

Mobile Home Insurance

Hi All,
silly me. I forgot to get mobile home insurance for the last 9 years. I need to get it but can't find any insurance companies that cover mobile homes. I live in an earthquake area of California. So I want everything covered. Can someone make a recommendation?
Thanks,
Dave
by opinion free
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A hole in the roof
Replies: 2
Views: 2388

A hole in the roof

So I got one of those fancy video surveillance systems. Hooray! Installation was going slow but steady. A 3/4 inch spade bit and now I have a 3/4 inch hole through the roof floor and the shingles. Help!
What should I do?
Thanks in advance.
Dave.
by opinion free
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What type of saw would you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 2714

Re: What type of saw would you use?

Thanks for the suggestions. As much as I don't like using a circular saw, I'm going to go that way. The 3 day sale at HF starts tomorrow and they have one on sale. CHEAP! It doesn't come with a blade and the kids that work there are more concerned with posting selfies then knowing the products they ...
by opinion free
Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What type of saw would you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 2714

What type of saw would you use?

Hi All, I've spent 3 hours, outside in 119 degree heat, sawing wood. Let me expand, cutting 1/4 the way through a 6 x 6 wood post. Not fun. The issue is the type of saw I'm using. It's a nice hand saw I got at the 99cent store. I've gone through 3 of them. I know out there, a better saw must exist. ...
by opinion free
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water main shut off
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Water main shut off

Hi All, The main water line into my trailer has an old style round faucet handle as the shut off valve. I guess between it's age and our mineral rich water, it doesn't shut off the water. This was a major problem when I was changing the whole house water filers. It needs to be changed to one of thes...
by opinion free
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Shower Head
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Re: New Shower Head

Problem solved: 6 wraps of Teflon tape and 2 - O rings and it stands up straight and proud.
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by opinion free
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Shower Head
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Re: New Shower Head

Something like one of these but in shower plumbing size. They act independently to attach and adjust.
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by opinion free
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Shower Head
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Re: New Shower Head

I found someone else asking the same question but in a more technically accurate way. Is the female end (nut end) free spinning? - Can you tighten it onto the existing pipe (shower arm) without spinning the whole extension arm? A: No - it is not free spinning - you need to spin the whole arm to tigh...
by opinion free
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Shower Head
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Re: New Shower Head

Hey Greg, this is the shower arm. Now picture the shower arm must stand at 12o'clock. The problem: the part that attaches to the water line that comes through the wall to the shower arm. Both are fixed nuts, so when screwing it on, I can't adjust it. They make a dual threaded or threaded adjustment ...