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by Mark440
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wifi belly side temperature monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Wifi belly side temperature monitor

Yes - it does have the min/max feature. it also has a backlight.
by Mark440
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wifi belly side temperature monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Wifi belly side temperature monitor

Ok...got the unit today and immediately set it up. It is literally just installing batteries and that's it. (NOTE: each sender uses 2 of the AAA's....so 6 total, and the receiver unit users 3 of the AAA's)(total of 9 batteries) FWIW - install the batteries in the senders first. Then the main unit. G...
by Mark440
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wifi belly side temperature monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Wifi belly side temperature monitor

I found one on Amazon that looks like it will work well - and it has a very good 4.5 star rating. It is 3 outdoor channels + indoor temp+humidity. The 3 outdoor channels will allow me to put one outside, one in my workshop, and put one under the house. I'll update this post after installing and usin...
by Mark440
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: laminate flooring at marriage seam
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: laminate flooring at marriage seam

Place was re-leveled this last year. I also had the cross-corner braces installed on all 4 corners. The 'ridge' at the seam has always been there - but hidden by the carpeting. I've crawled down under - and the seam itself appears to be blocked quite well, so I don't know why there is a ridge. That ...
by Mark440
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: laminate flooring at marriage seam
Replies: 2
Views: 47

laminate flooring at marriage seam

I'm wanting to tear out a couple of rooms of carpet and install laminate flooring. The only place i have concerns is in the living room where the marriage seams come together. I have seen the "levelness" of this vary over the years, so am wondering how well laminate flooring is gonna hold ...
by Mark440
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wifi belly side temperature monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Wifi belly side temperature monitor

Has anybody used one of these wifi thermometer/humidity digital units and placed one of the sensors under the house? While humidity is always a concern - it would be nice to know what the temp is down under - especially during the winter. I'm hoping I can find one that starts beeping if a low temper...
by Mark440
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Removing HVAC and ductwork
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: Removing HVAC and ductwork

Apologies for not having seen this sooner!! i completely removed ALL of the bottom side ducting - including the entire belly and insulation. Critters had got into the belly - and the ducting looked like swiss cheese. It took some doing, but I was able to re-configure the ducting so that all of it st...
by Mark440
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home leveling questions..
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Mobile home leveling questions..

Verify that the floor joists are level at their ends. The outriggers offer a good amount of support, but it is the floor joists that actually support the weight of the walls - and the floor joists are set up in a cantilever. While the beams do provide primary support to the floor joists - the ends o...
by Mark440
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home leveling questions..
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Mobile home leveling questions..

I spoke too soon. In the store - there is a re-leveling kit listed - but the link to Amazon goes off to some goofy stuff that has nothing to do with re-leveling. Take a sheet of paper on a clip board - and you are going to make a "map" of all the block stacks under your place. Once you hav...
by Mark440
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home leveling questions..
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Mobile home leveling questions..

There is a mobile home repair guide that is available through the store (I think!) that provides TONS of good advice and workable solutions. One of those is how to re-level that massive beast with a water level - either home made or store bought. So...while you do have the concrete blocks under the ...
by Mark440
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: plumbing is a leaky roller coaster!
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: plumbing is a leaky roller coaster!

That is the 'philosophy' I went with. Less is better! the only weird thing I came across was during my trip to big box blue who told me they don't keep stock on any ABS fittings below 4". So I went to orange big box and was told that they didn't stock the plumbing stuff for mobile homes. Unbekn...
by Mark440
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: plumbing is a leaky roller coaster!
Replies: 3
Views: 232

plumbing is a leaky roller coaster!

Just happened to be finishing up an access door for my new skirting install....and heard water dripping. Ugh! (that's not what I said - but hey...) The drainage line from the kitchen sink goes through the P-trap then down through the floor. From there, a hard elbow to run parallel to the joists. It ...
by Mark440
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A message to the MH builders out there
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: A message to the MH builders out there

...and it's done. I ended up sandwiching a 2x3 with a 1/4" spacer into the closest stud. Thankfully i had a 8" bit extender for driving in some extra long deck screws! Then i screwed the box to the 2x3. The wiring was a bit tight - but it's done and i ain't gonna do it again! :)
by Mark440
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A message to the MH builders out there
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: A message to the MH builders out there

I found a piece designed (RACO) for this exact predicament - but the big boxes don't carry it in stock. Gotta special order - and buy 10! So, yes, that's exactly what i am trying to do. I went into town and picked up one of those mega-jumbo wall plates so hopefully it will cover up any mess - and fi...
by Mark440
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A message to the MH builders out there
Replies: 3
Views: 396

A message to the MH builders out there

ATTENTION MOBILE HOME BUILDERS! STOP IT! Stop it right now! When ya'll hire young punks who don't even know the right end of a screw driver - you screw all of us buyers. You cheap solution only furthers the reputation of mobile junk. I cannot tell you the goofy, shabby, shoddy, stupid construction '...