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by Arlo
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: cheapo skirting insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 2528

Re: cheapo skirting insulation

Wrapped or not old books are extremely prone to mold and mildew. The next owner of your place will think you were a crazy book hoarder. Use foam sheets as poster above recommends. I've run across good deals on sheet foam on Craigslist. Use the search feature. I've cut 2" thick foam with a plain hand...
by Arlo
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Insulation In walls
Replies: 9
Views: 6711

Re: Insulation In walls

Yes paper side in facing living space.

Luan is nice and light as a ceiling and takes paint well. You will need batten strips on the seams. You can also now get 1/2" light weight drywall at Home Depot. It's supposed to be half the weight of the regular stuff.
by Arlo
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What type of saw would you use?
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: What type of saw would you use?

^^ He's right. You have to keep turning the post and then finish off the center a bit with a handsaw or recip saw. If it's pressure treated get a fresh blade for PT wood. It makes a huge difference.
by Arlo
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cheapest house in town, My house.
Replies: 46
Views: 26332

Re: Cheapest house in town, My house.

I've been following your awesome transformation but haven't been able to log in for a long time. I see no one commented since June. I hope you'll keep us updated. The outside looks great.
by Arlo
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Painting Shutters
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Re: Painting Shutters

You di a good job by washing. I would also give it a sanding with 80 or 100 grit sandpaper. Just scuff the shutters a bit. Then you could try Krylon Fusion for Plastic Primer (it's a spray can) and then use the blue paint you have. You could also try Kilz Adhesion Primer. It's not the same as the Ki...
by Arlo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Photos--rental MH
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: New Photos--rental MH

I love seeing the progress. Your 14 year old son is waaay more accomplished than my (just turned) 14 year old son! I can only dream...
by Arlo
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need Advice: Painting Mobile Home Exterior
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: Need Advice: Painting Mobile Home Exterior

I'd run around the mobile before painting with a spray can of Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer and spot prime all the screws and trouble spots. Then paint as described above.
by Arlo
Fri May 20, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Whew...finally made it past the login!
Replies: 16
Views: 8651

Re: Whew...finally made it past the login!

Is someone trying to kill this forum on purpose? I notice a lot fewer posts in the past several months. It took 4 tries tonight to login with all the same info. I'm sure this is running a few people off. :oops:
by Arlo
Fri May 20, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Gravel around skirting -- good idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 6908

Re: Gravel around skirting -- good idea?

Great idea. I can't believe the posters above me don't realize that gravel discourages mice and other burrowing animals.
by Arlo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: More Pics; I'm Putting Her Back Together; Finally
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Re: More Pics; I'm Putting Her Back Together; Finally

I'm tired just looking at your pictures! You are doing a terrific job. You have a gorgeous piece of property. I bet work slows now that boating weather is here!
by Arlo
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13270

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Wow. You paid a lot of attention to the details and it paid off. I can't wait to see more projects as you complete them. Your fixer has come a long way in short time. I reread this thread to find out the floor product is Costco 8mil laminate. What's the color name?
by Arlo
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Those darn walls
Replies: 10
Views: 3011

Re: Those darn walls

Wow Diva. I really like all the work your family does. You said the ceilings weren't drywall? What are they?
by Arlo
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13270

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

I can only suggest you keep searching this forum and ask questions. When I bought the mobile home manual, maybe four years ago, I got it through Amazon and paid with credit card. You probably know this but the first thing everyone recommends is to have your new home leveld before doing any renovatio...
by Arlo
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Living Room
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Re: New Living Room

Your family did an awesome amount of work. Thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures. It looks more like a cottage on the exterior than a mobile home. Your daughter sure has a sweet place.
by Arlo
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Whew...finally made it past the login!
Replies: 16
Views: 8651

Re: Whew...finally made it past the login!

Hey. Glad I saw this post. I have not been able to log on for several months. If anyone else is having this problem wait til the confirmation code thingie pops up and enter that plus your user name and password. Takes about three tries. I had done the "forgot my password" thing and never got a respo...