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by Mark440
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen lighting---I want recessed though
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Kitchen lighting---I want recessed though

On a lighter note... "need a flashlight to look inside my dryer!" you need my big old black lab dog! I have no idea why - but he is obsessed with the dryer - but only when the door is open. He will literally stick his head in the dryer, and just stand there looking around. I can't help but...
by Mark440
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen lighting---I want recessed though
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Kitchen lighting---I want recessed though

Consider doing pendant lights rather than "spot lights" Do an internet search for 'track lighting pendants'. There are hundreds of designs that should be able to spread the light around. Ok..so my kitchen has 2 ceiling lights in the kitchen area, and one ceiling fan over the dining table. ...
by Mark440
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: laminate flooring at marriage seam
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: laminate flooring at marriage seam

I found the "issue". I pulled out all the carpet (and gladly burned it to a cinder!) At the marriage seam, the edges of the crappy OSB sub-floor are raised up - a full 1/4 inch in some places. I don't think it is due to water as there are no other indicators of water damage. But! The hot w...
by Mark440
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roof bows??'s
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: roof bows??'s

First off, get some kind of water pump and get the weight off the roof! As for finding some one to work on it - good luck. Most contractors run the other way because of the P for POOR construction standards used by the mobile home industry. Bear in mind, these things are designed to last about 20 ye...
by Mark440
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen lighting---I want recessed though
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Kitchen lighting---I want recessed though

There are super thin (like less than 3") recessed lights (LED) so i doubt they would cause any interference with the roof stuff. But! The problem is getting power to any locations that aren't "in line" with the existing fixtures. Cutting new holes in the ceiling and hoping to be able ...
by Mark440
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wifi belly side temperature monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Wifi belly side temperature monitor

As most everybody knows - Texas got caught in a full fledge winter freeze out that left many, many dead - and even more pipes busted with homes flooded. And i am sooooo very glad i installed those remote sensors. I lost power for about 6 hours the first nite of the freeze. Man oh man - did it ever g...
by Mark440
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Advice on exterior painting, please....
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Advice on exterior painting, please....

Generally speaking - paint is paint is paint. I've used everything from the high grade Bennie Moore (the stuff is like yogurt!) to the bargain bin apartment maintenance paint at the big boxes (the stuff is like water!). And while the Bennie Moore paint was a pleasure to work with - it really didn't ...
by Mark440
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wifi belly side temperature monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Wifi belly side temperature monitor

have now had all of the sensors in place for a few weeks. Sensor #1 is hanging right under the eve of the house. Sensor #2 is hanging in the workshop Sensor #3 is hanging about 1.5 ft in from the skirting (right under my kitchen at the water lines) All three are reporting temps that are within 1° of...
by Mark440
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wifi belly side temperature monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 490

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: 7
Views: 490

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: 7
Views: 490

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: 3
Views: 199

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: 3
Views: 199

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: 7
Views: 490

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: 1106

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...