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by Koiflowers
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Outside Awning
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

RE: Outside Awning

I found this site after considerable searching a few weeks ago. http://www.shade-cloth-diy.com/awnings/awnings.shtml I have not made my awning, yet, but the basics are there for actually making the awning, including tips on what thread to use. You should click on that button and read the extra info ...
by Koiflowers
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Bumpkeys - are your doors really secure?
Replies: 7
Views: 3274

RE: Bumpkeys - are your doors really secure?

I have a woman's perspective on unlocked doors. If an intruder is intent on getting in, I want to hear the door breaking down so I have a little more time to react. I don't want anyone slipping in silently for a night-time ambush. 20 years as a single mom of three, and 18 years living 13 miles outsi...
by Koiflowers
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Did I $ave or Did The Contractor Save Himself?
Replies: 7
Views: 3613

RE: Did I $ave or Did The Contractor Save Himself?

I know this post is a month old; however, I have used the Lowe's heat/air unit. It was 500 in 2005 (220 wiring required). The AC was great, but I didn't know until winter arrived that the heat does not cycle on and off like the AC. The heat was either on or off and blew the selected level of heat. W...
by Koiflowers
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Getting ancient stains out of sink and bathtub????
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

RE: Getting ancient stains out of sink and bathtub????

Super Clean in automotive section of Walmart. Big purple bottle of cleaner-degreaser, about $6. Doesn't have terrible odor of some products. Still takes elbow grease and a scotchbrite pad, but removed 8-year old rust stains from our tub. I used full strength. Post is January 25 in decorating forum. ...
by Koiflowers
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Patio-mate screened enclosure
Replies: 15
Views: 8710

RE: Patio-mate screened enclosure

How about something freestanding that beautiful and solves the issue of attaching to mobile home.



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by Koiflowers
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: homeowners insurance
Replies: 38
Views: 11767

RE: homeowners insurance

Sylvia - I was curious, do you think Harris County is penalized because of its sudden increase in crime? A news report said that violent crime in Houston increased almost 25% after Hurricane Katrina and continues to persist. They attributed the increase to relocation of New Orleans' residents to Hou...
by Koiflowers
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Concrete Closets Under Manufactured Homes Could Save Lives
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

RE: Concrete Closets Under Manufactured Homes Could Save Liv

After Hurricane Rita, residents of Houston were offered 1/2 the cost of the following hurricane/tornado shelter. I can't find the details but I think I remember the shelter costing about $5,000 with $2500 grant, leaving homeowners to pay the other $2500. At the time of the report, very few residents...
by Koiflowers
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Master Bath Tub
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

RE: Master Bath Tub

April, our home is a 1999 double-wide with a garden tub and the 2'x4' shower. I hated the tub and the mirrors but I also disliked the shower and how cheaply made it was. I convinced hubby to remove the shower and use the space for storage and another sink for him to shave in. We consider our home pe...
by Koiflowers
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Furnace Alcove
Replies: 10
Views: 5844

RE: Furnace Alcove

Thanks Robert: Actually your reference to a fire-rated door did make me question the advisability of the manufacturer placing a gas heating unit at a right angle to and literally inches from the washing machine, since I pile the clothes up in front of the washing machine (and therefore in front of t...
by Koiflowers
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Furnace Alcove
Replies: 10
Views: 5844

I guess I better clairify. The room as stated houses the washer/dryer/HVAC and is not overly large. The door is not over the heating unit. It is installed as the entrance door to the room. The door we installed is fully louvered top to bottom, with air return space under the door. I don't believe it...
by Koiflowers
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

I love Ikea's kitchen cabinets. They are really stylish, come in a multitude of door styles, colors, finishes, and price-range. They also carry a huge array of extras, like pull out spice racks, pantry with pullouts, deep pot drawers, dividers, islands. Anything you can think of, they've got it. I'v...
by Koiflowers
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Furnace Alcove
Replies: 10
Views: 5844

RE: Furnace Alcove

Our furnace unit was open also. It is in an alcove that contains our washer/dryer and electric panel. The whole area was wide open to the kitchen - no door. My husband and I installed a louvered door to allow unimpeded air return to the heat system. Also the door is plastic, so the humidity from the...
by Koiflowers
Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Valentines Day
Replies: 17
Views: 6179

RE: Valentines Day

Harry: We tried to get the Nautical Love Shack finished by Valentines Day, but the weather is not cooperating in the least with nonstop rain and cold weather when it's not raining. Remember the before with tires on roof: http://mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/userpix/2316_IMGA0552_2.jpg New windows and d...
by Koiflowers
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need to change bathtub color!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

I got a quote for a tub/surround liner several years ago, and it was simply jaw-droppingly outrageous. About $2,400. Maybe prices have dropped since then. Or maybe I was being taken!
by Koiflowers
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacement radio for Mobile home
Replies: 8
Views: 23300

If your unit is in the Kitchen (mine was in the living room near the TV), they make a thin, compact unit with CD player on the bottom, that hangs under a kitchen cabinet, rather discretely. You might consider wiring a unit like that into your existing speaker system wiring.