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by Mark440
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Abandoning the belly

As to the stuff up above.... Another part of this overhaul is also replacing all of the skirting with metal. The contractor just called and told me they couldn't put the skirting in where there is decking - that they would have to go out around the decking. Well...that's all good and fine but it jus...
by Mark440
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Abandoning the belly

That does make sense...but... Being I live out in the sticks where a cale/line connection is not available, i use a USB modem to connect via cell towers. from the years I have had the service - it is anything but 'reliable'. I can count on one hand the number of times I haven't been dropped on any g...
by Mark440
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Abandoning the belly

I can probably scrape up enough from closets to cover the ones in carpeted areas, but the ones in linoleum - are gonna be dirt & grime pits with just a plywood insert. So i thought if I could find a solid cover, i'd just put those in for the time being. I'm a ways away from replacing all the floorin...
by Mark440
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Abandoning the belly
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Abandoning the belly

Due to the world changing while I was snoozing....the critters made their way right through that plastic skirting stuff - and have devoured the ducting under the house. I've had 4 or 5 contractors come out and give bids on replacing all of it with metal....and then....during some casual conversation...
by Mark440
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pier retroft
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Pier retroft

In the process of getting quotes for a re-level....and all three contractors have recommended doing a retrofit tht is now required for FHA financing (sell, purchase, or refi). As i understand it, there is a minimum of two large poured cement blocks (2' x 2' x 2') at diagonally opposing corners, with...
by Mark440
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board

I have no idea what is happening....but I have 'posted 2 or 3 times now - and it never appears here.

In any case - should this one post - i sent you a private message with my email addy so i can send you the drawing.
by Mark440
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: I need input on best way to hang new copper or pex pipes from underside mobilehome without opening up belly board

I had the need to create a 'hangar' for my A/C lines that run below belly. I measured a 2x4 to fit exactly between the flanged edges of the I-beams. Then on each side of te 2x4, I added a strip of 1/8 x 1" flat bar that was cut about 6" longer than the 2x4 (about 3" on each end). Drilled holes in th...
by Mark440
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questionable Electrical Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 388

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: 446

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: 446

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: 455

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: 156

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: 483

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: 483

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: 837

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...