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by mobtek
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Flooring suggestions - dog/scratch resistant
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Flooring suggestions - dog/scratch resistant

Thanks!

I recently came across "DIY Brown Paper Flooring" on youtube. It looks incredible, is SUPER cheap, and very tough.

I think we are going to give it a try. I will post if we do it.
by mobtek
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Flooring suggestions - dog/scratch resistant
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Flooring suggestions - dog/scratch resistant

I am considering the purchase of another (1999) double-wide that needs a complete refurb. We have 4 dogs and want something that will hold up well. In my current single-wide I actually bought rolls of 1/4" rubber gym flooring and installed it throughout the house. It has been really great as far as ...
by mobtek
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water coming in through bathroom light / vent
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Water coming in through bathroom light / vent

After a HARD rain I noticed water dripping from both bathroom vents (with lights). Never happened before as far as I can tell, and no water damage to ceiling.

How hard is it to replace these? Mine are original 1989.
by mobtek
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 6003

Re: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

Greg wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:34 pm
It would need to be releveled at the least. Plan on a total overhaul, with new under belly and heat ducts.
Ouch. That sounds like a fortune in work. I know under belly insulation replacement costs a fortune. Not sure if it is something I could do. Thanks for all your help
by mobtek
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 6003

Re: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

Another question: There is currently a Double wide 1999 home on the property. Eventually it will be hauled off. But... I looked at it inside and out, and it might be a candidate for a remodel. What makes me nervous are a couple of things. 1) There are some small (1/2-3/4") gaps in spots of the marri...
by mobtek
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 6003

Re: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

The property is sand. There will be a 4-6" thick road base pad placed before the house is installed. Then it will be on blocks and tied down.

That is how my current house is done and there have been no problems and very little settling in 13 years.
by mobtek
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New shower pan creaks.
Replies: 0
Views: 7430

New shower pan creaks.

I just installed a new shower stall. As per the instructions, I glued the shower pan to the floor. Apparently it still has some play and when I shift weight from side to side I get creaking. I am NOT going to remove the walls and try and reinstall the pan. What I was wondering is, can I maybe go und...
by mobtek
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 6003

Buying used - Single wide vs Double wide

Our fist mobile home was (is) a 1989 Fuqua single wide. Very well built. We gave it a complete facelift over the years and it has been a great home. We just purchased another piece of property and went looking at new mobile homes for it. :shock: After seeing the prices, we are back to looking for an...
by mobtek
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General plumbing questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

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: 4937

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: 4937

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: 4937

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: 4937

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: 3841

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: 4593

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...