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by Mark440
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questionable Electrical Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Questionable Electrical Wiring

I had to replace all of the 220v runs in my place. In doing so, I had to remove the face-plate at the breaker box. ALL of the 110's went up from the box, while ALL of the 220's went down under. That said, I have seen many a run of standard 14gge romex tacked to the inside of the perimeter joists dow...
by Mark440
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly Patching Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Underbelly Patching Questions

I have tried so many different chemicals to drive them out....and all have failed. I even put 24 foggers under all at the same time...and nothing. These are some incredibly adaptable animals - so very much like the evil space monsters that we just can't kill off! lol! The areas they will probably ne...
by Mark440
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly Patching Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Underbelly Patching Questions

Another aspect to consider: if the critters got in - they have most likely left feces and/or urine in the ducting and belly insulation. Once the urine dries, it can become airborne and blown through the ducts out into the house. As for the feces...it's icky - and can be loaded with illness/disease c...
by Mark440
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electrical outlets that are linked to a light switch
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Electrical outlets that are linked to a light switch

The answer to your question is that yes the switch can be taken out of the circuit. All kinds orf stuff "can be done" - but that doesn't mean it is right, legal, or advisable. B.U.T! If you do not understand the circuitry or the wiring - then you really need to NOT do this yourself. The reason you w...
by Mark440
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: DIY Plenum box replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 87

DIY Plenum box replacement

Has anyone built their own replacement plenum box for a down-flow unit?
by Mark440
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Popped relief valve on water heater
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Popped relief valve on water heater

I reset both thermostats down a bit as i had turned them up when I first installed the new unit. Put it all back together and so far all is ok. One thing I did notice was when resetting the thermostats, the bottom unit made a 'clunk' sound when i turned it all the way down - then i turned it back up...
by Mark440
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Popped relief valve on water heater
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Popped relief valve on water heater

So, I'm sitting in my office - watching the Dow take a swan dive - and all of a sudden I hear some bumping and then some spewing and then water running. I figured a water line had somehow broken...so i rushed out and shut off the water main. I pulled back the skirting where the main line goes up int...
by Mark440
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing wall
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Replacing wall

It's hard to tell from the pic - but a there is a technique called "crow's foot" that uses a very large pair of nylon brushes to create a non-repeating textured finish. Each brush has nylon fibers that are 6-8 inches long - and these are spread out from a central point on the brush handle. Generally...
by Mark440
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Terminology & Function
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Terminology & Function

David, I purchased a new Goodman system in 2008 (exchange unit and compressor). The system has had only one fail (blower motor) in 9 years. However, since it's installation, the delivery of heated air to the two halves of this doublewide has been out of whack. One side is luke warm while the other i...
by Mark440
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Terminology & Function
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Terminology & Function

I'll have to re-compose a reply offline, then cut, then paste - and dodge that idiotic facebook nag. Some sort of stupid timer dumped me....
by Mark440
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Troubleshooting home movement
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Troubleshooting home movement

I guess I better be happy that the frost line is only about 6" down here in north Texas!! lol! I've kind of settled on 21 x 21 x 5.5 poured pads (a 2x6 square form), with at least the bottom third of that below grade. I'll have to do some fidgeting at the ends of the i-beams as currently one end the...
by Mark440
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Troubleshooting home movement
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Troubleshooting home movement

Was all ready to head into town to pick up some extra blocks/pads and a couple of jacks. Wanted to check the local supply (online)...but find the largest pad is only 16x16.....which kinda/sorta doesn't make sense to me. If the pad is only 16x16, and the assembled blocks are 16x16 - I'm not seeing an...
by Mark440
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1980 Aluminum Siding - Cleaning for Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: 1980 Aluminum Siding - Cleaning for Paint

You can prep the aluminum for paint by spraying it with a 50-50 solution of water and vinegar. Spray it on, scrub where you need to (dirt, mold, etc.) then wash it off completely. Then use a leaf blower to 'dry' it thoroughly. Now - paint like a crazy person.! Once the aluminum has been etched and r...
by Mark440
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Outside electric panel repair
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Outside electric panel repair

If worse gets to worse - you can always call the city (health and human services). Certain components MUST be in good working order for a house to be considered inhabitable. Of course, bear in mind doing so might unhinge the owner and they simply declare the property is no longer for rent.....
by Mark440
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Install - Where to start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1611

Re: Shower Install - Where to start?

If I didn't know better - I would think you were here! I have the exact same setup, and the exact same annoyance with the tiny water closet....I mean, shower. My "plan" is to avoid as much drain work as possible - which means finding an enclosure I can align to the existing drain and then build fill...