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by Mark440
Sun Apr 17, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: One finger salute to the idiots in the mobile home industry
Replies: 0
Views: 3787

One finger salute to the idiots in the mobile home industry

Folks, i am sick and tired of everytime i have to fix something on this fat critter that i have to make multiple trips into town for what should have been a standardized part. This soap box rant is all about plumbing fittings...and how the idiots in the mobile home industry used what ever was cheape...
by Mark440
Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Where to stop new subflooring at door threshold
Replies: 1
Views: 2857

Re: Where to stop new subflooring at door threshold

I'm thinking it probably doesn't matter. I would (myself) probably due the mid-line simply to follow suit for carpet or flooring install. that said, I would add in some type of support beneath the cut....even if it's just a piece of 2x6 centered across the cut.
by Mark440
Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Finishing Wall Seams
Replies: 2
Views: 2251

Re: Finishing Wall Seams

The people who owned my dblwide before me, took out all the seam trim, did a basic tape and bed, and then textured the walls. The tape has popped at every single seam simply due to "movement" of the walls. i hate the seam trim as much as anyone else - but the eyesore of popped tape is just...
by Mark440
Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home replumb + Water heater; $15,000 estimate
Replies: 2
Views: 2873

Re: Mobile home replumb + Water heater; $15,000 estimate

Due to a couple critters who were over-joyed with the ammenities offered by a nice warm belly - I had it all torn out. Every last drop of it. Then i had an outfit come in and do the spray foam. They did the bottom of the flooring and the joists - and anything else that go t in their way EXCEPT elect...
by Mark440
Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is this forum still active??
Replies: 2
Views: 2189

Re: Is this forum still active??

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by Mark440
Mon Jan 31, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is this forum still active??
Replies: 2
Views: 2189

Re: Is this forum still active??

It's been a bit of a ghost town for awhile now. And, there seems to be an issue with trying to post anything. I get caught in a sign-in to reply, and sign-in endless circle. Doesn't seem any body is paying any attention to that.....
by Mark440
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: deletions
Replies: 0
Views: 3821

deletions

So...like...uh...why are replies to posts being deleted???

I have replied to several of the posts - yet now none of them show.

????
by Mark440
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Removing garden tub/replacing vanity
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

Re: Removing garden tub/replacing vanity

I have no idea what has happened to any of the moderators...but I will give this a shot! The water lines for my garden tub come up through the floor. Being i am replacing the garden tub with a *real* walk-in shower, I will have to relo them to a standup wall that will form one of the ends of the sho...
by Mark440
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electric water heater, standard VS. MH specific
Replies: 4
Views: 2640

Re: Electric water heater, standard VS. MH specific

If you've been using a "regular" water heater all this time, I wouldn't worry that a new one is gonna somehow burn the place down. Besides, they would have to prove that you were a bad, bad boy and put in a "regular" WH! LOL! I've replaced mine twice and it is most definitely a r...
by Mark440
Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Frustrating Fascia
Replies: 1
Views: 2283

Re: Frustrating Fascia

I have replaced my facia on the front and back sides. I pulled the old stuff off - and bared it all the way down to the rafter tails. Watch out for your drip edge !! I screwed a 6x1 to the rafter tails, splicing boards between the tails as needed. Then I ripped lengths of LP SmartSide (without the g...
by Mark440
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Don't Have a Hitch/Tongue!
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Re: Don't Have a Hitch/Tongue!

If you bought it brand spanking new - and had it delivered - then I will bet money, marbles and chalk that the axles/wheels AND the tongue were on YOUR invoice. In toher words, YOU paid of for them. Being the installers took them - that is called theft. I would be on the phone with the dealer raisin...
by Mark440
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen lighting---I want recessed though
Replies: 7
Views: 3264

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: 7
Views: 3264

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: 6036

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: 8
Views: 3641

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...