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by Demolition
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: need help convincing in-laws/what do you think?
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

My mom is the same way. She is 68 years old. She complains about the condition of her house but will not let me fix anything. I tell her just buy one thing every week, one week a piece of plywood, the next week a concrete block. She won't budge. If you complain to the authorities their house may be ...
by Demolition
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: The trouble with cats...
Replies: 16
Views: 6718

I went to visit a semi-girlfriend. It is shaky but she still has my DVD player so I have to be nice... Anyway I changed from my jeans to gym shorts to watch a movie with her. I put my jeans on the floor. After the movie I got up to leave and her cat had tinkled on my jeans. I asked her if she and th...
by Demolition
Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Window Unit AC - Interior Condensation
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Window Unit AC - Interior Condensation

One of my window unit AC units had condensation on the interior. It is very humid in Arkansas so it is not that unusual. The little fan would clatter and it spit water into the room. Eventually it began leaking down the interior wall. I found a siphon hose for gasoline, available at Auto Zone... one...
by Demolition
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: carpet squares
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

When the weather gets hot or cold... the carpet squares will shrink or expand. This causes a TRIP HAZARD.
If you want carpet, Get good medium quality padding and an in-expensive carpet. Good Pad will make a cheap rug last longer.
by Demolition
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ground Level Home
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

RE: Ground Level Home

In Arkansas the requirement is for the bottom of the Frame to be ONE FOOT off the ground. If you lower the home it will have to be re-leveled during the process. This is not that big a deal but I recommend a professional with a License and a Surety Bond. I am guessing it will cost less than $1,000 a...
by Demolition
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vinyl flooring problem
Replies: 10
Views: 3669

Floating floors do that, they float.
To glue down vinyl use a smooth board over the particle board. It is like plywood but only 1/4 thick.
by Demolition
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Getting rust off tongue before priming
Replies: 11
Views: 2794

If you wire brush you need to prime right away. If it sets overnight the rust will magically re-appear. Dont use oily rags to wipe the dust off. I like to use 70 percent Isopropyl alcohol because it evaporates and dont leave a residue. If you ever use the Stop Rust Stuff in the posts mentioned above...
by Demolition
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Do you smoke...?
Replies: 115
Views: 37732

Different states have different rules about how much tobaccco you can legally have without a license. Check your local laws. They raised the tobacco tax in Arkansas this past Feburary... Excuse me.. they didnt raise it. They just imposed the tax twice. I am in some talks with people to correct the s...
by Demolition
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Newbie with some questions....
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Raising ceilings would affect the structural integrity. Since I do Demolition, I have seen the structure beneath the walls. I advise against raising the ceilings. Windows you would have to get from a mobile home parts dealer. Look in the yellow pages or ask some MH installers for one in your area. D...
by Demolition
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replace Anchors on an old MH
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Call some Licensed MH installers in your area. Ask if they can give you a free estimate. I think it will run about $400 That sounds like a lot but they would supply new metal straps and maybe anchors. They have a machine to drive the anchors in the ground. I have installed anchors by hand (we screwe...
by Demolition
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A few reminders
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

RE: A few reminders

The mods work for free... and they do a better job than lots of people who work for money.
Thanks Yanita and friends for providing this service.
by Demolition
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Carpet can't be restretched due to shrinking from water.help
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

I was a carpet helper for two years. I dont disagree with the heat tape. It is not what is sounds like. If you buy new carpet and your house is WIDER THAN 12 foot... you likely have a piece of carped SEAMED IN on one side of the room. Seaming in a piece is standard practice in the industry. The tric...
by Demolition
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Jan 1 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

My New Years Resolution is to Eat More Bar-BQ
by Demolition
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Emergency locksmith
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Get a dog? But seriously, Alarm Companies are usually bonded. In Arkansas they must have a licence from the state, which means they have undergone background checks and the company has insurance for any work they do.

You can usually look at the State website and see who Does have a license.
by Demolition
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: moving a single wide
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Yes if it is an older house, she may have to do some repairs. She may have to stay with you for a few weeks till her house is ready. It will only take a day to move the house and may cost $1000 just for the move. Repairs not included. A new mobile home will be under warranty but an old on will just ...