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by mobtek
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: General plumbing questions

Is there any tape that works well to re-seal the belly wrap where it gets cut?

Also, (with PEX) is crimp the way to go? Or should I buy the $$$ expander tool and go that way?
by mobtek
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: General plumbing questions

Ok - luckily my home is up in the air a bit, and sitting on a road base pad, so not too scary under there. This may sound like a dumb question - sorry. Can the re-pipe be done under the belly wrap, and then just insulate the pipes themselves (and attach them)? I'm in texas and we dont get a lot of f...
by mobtek
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: General plumbing questions

Is this a really tough job? I am able to do most of my own work, but I'm also realistic. Sometimes the best tool for a repair can be the checkbook. But if there is any chance that it is something I can tackle, I will go for it. I have to install another shower next week so I will crawl around and se...
by mobtek
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: General plumbing questions

Greg wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:52 am
You can attach new pex and pull it through, just like you can win the $150 mil. lottery and the odds are about the same...
:lol: :lol:
by mobtek
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 248

General plumbing questions

I have a 1989 Single Wide 16x76. It is plumbed with PB grey pipe. :( I've only had 1 leak spring up, and luckily it was under the house. At some point I may decide to try and re-plumb with PEX, and do it myself. What I am wondering is what is the basic layout of the plumbing (your best guess)? Do I ...
by mobtek
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tub replacement - Blevins/Lyons acrylic shower?
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Tub replacement - Blevins/Lyons acrylic shower?

I removed a 27x54 plastic bathtub from our bathroom - it was a major pain. It is a TINY bathroom, and it seems to me that it would be SO much easier to replace it with a 27x54 shower, which my wife is cool with. I found this unit. WALL - SURROUND My Supplier says they don't really like the Acrylic, ...
by mobtek
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracked shower pan
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Cracked shower pan

It will be replaced soon, but FIRST... I have to replace the full size bathtub my wife uses! Then comes my shower stall.

Happy wife, happy life...
by mobtek
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracked shower pan
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Cracked shower pan

FYI - it seems to have worked. Patch is solid, though I wouldn't want to put a lot of weight on it. At least it should not leak until I can fix it. This is about 3 thick layers of ABS cement. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SVZVxIHUia5mzkII1zATGVQakRbMpKoAg_aXS1mXytkOv_ZcYSEAlK2YMq3B1FgJ-FujePvRGj...
by mobtek
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracked shower pan
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Cracked shower pan

I patched it with a few layers of ABS cement. We'll see how well it works. I was kind of assuming that these tubs were made of ABS and if they are, the glue should melt the surrounding surface and "weld" it together as it dries. I have used this method to repair motorcycle plastics with great succes...
by mobtek
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracked shower pan
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Cracked shower pan

I have the typical plastic shower pan and there is a small crack in it. I'd like to be able to delay replacing it for at least a short while. Need to patch it for now.

Will fiberglass work if I rough it up?

Also, are these made of ABS plastic? I do have some ABS glue.
by mobtek
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cleaning Shower Stall
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Cleaning Shower Stall

Well, the baking soda and vinegar didn't do anything.

:-(
by mobtek
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cleaning Shower Stall
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Cleaning Shower Stall

Sounds like that's worth a try. I also use it for drains, never thought about cleaning with it.

May also try some "Krud Kutter" if the vinegar doesn't work.

Thanks!
by mobtek
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cleaning Shower Stall
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Cleaning Shower Stall

I installed a shower stall a few years ago, two-piece, plastic of course.

The floor has become stained (dirty feet :lol: ) and I am looking for a good way to get it clean again. I don't want to use anything abrasive or harsh to the plastic. I'm at a loss.

Any suggestions?
by mobtek
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shingles over Shingles?
Replies: 5
Views: 5166

Shingles over Shingles?

My shingles are getting old - 21 years - and I tend to lose a few every time the winds pick up over 30mph. So I am thinking of doing some work on the roof. Maybe new shingles. If I am going to do the job myself - and probably alone - is it worth saving the time by laying new shingles over the old on...
by mobtek
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Window appliques - removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Re: Window appliques - removal

Well, after having no luck I decided to just scrape it. UV over the years made it quite crispy so it came off a lot quicker and easier than I had anticipated.

I guess the best additive is still elbow grease!