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by AbbottsManor
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: can i paint the ceiling?
Replies: 19
Views: 5061

Re: can i paint the ceiling?

Try a test area first! I found out my popcorn ceiling apparently was mixed with paint when applied at the factory. It is hard as a rock. I can sand it and scrape it with a power multitool and it doesn't budge!
by AbbottsManor
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: air nailer????
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: air nailer????

by AbbottsManor
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How to cut a wall and create an access panel for plumping
Replies: 7
Views: 6071

Re: How to cut a wall and create an access panel for plumpin

I had my home replumbed years ago. They removed a whole panel in a closet for access to the small bathroom tub/shower and cut a door sized panel in the master bedroom to access the master bath garden tub. They finished off the opening with door frame molding so it doesn't look too bad. I have plans ...
by AbbottsManor
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skylight repair/replace?
Replies: 1
Views: 4290

Skylight repair/replace?

Hi, I have a 1990 Fleetwood with a typical plastic bubble type skylight in the master bath. It is leaking and getting worse. There is no rhyme or reason to when it leaks but I thing there has to be wind from a certain direction. No one wants to touch it, the man that reroofed the house 10 years ago ...
by AbbottsManor
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Low underbelly issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Low underbelly issues

What ever you do get your heat tape replaced. I never replaced mine until my inlet pipe froze when the heat tape failed on the coldest day of the year last winter. Missed a day of work waiting for the plumber (he actually came the next day) and cost $500 to replaced the heat tape and insulation. He ...
by AbbottsManor
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: manufactured home insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 5282

Re: manufactured home insurance

I have Foremost. We had a water damage claim from a broken water line 10 years ago. They couldn't have been any better. Sent out a restoration team to prevent mold, adjuster came right away, paid everything immediately, even paid us for the electricity to run the 2 huge fans to dry out the bathroom....
by AbbottsManor
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 4834

Re: Painting

The areas above and below most of my windows are a mess with 1-3 strips to cover the crappy hatchet job they must have done installing the windows at the factory. My plan is to use the thinnest formica I can find, priming and painting it to cover the mess. I don't want to do a traditional patch job ...
by AbbottsManor
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Would you recommend painting a popcorn ceiling?
Replies: 9
Views: 7465

Re: Would you recommend painting a popcorn ceiling?

I used a rough textured painting pad to do mine. It's easier to work the paint into the texture and less likely to drip. I tried to scrape off a small section but they must have used oil based paint or something because it was hard as rock. I never got it to budge. I had to remove a bit for a ceilin...
by AbbottsManor
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tub faucet repair
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

Re: Tub faucet repair

Never mind, it stopped dripping! Here's to another 23 years lol.
I'm actually getting estimates together to replace the tub with a shower pan, so it doesn't have to last that much longer.

Thanks for all the replies!

Chris
by AbbottsManor
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Tub faucet repair
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

Tub faucet repair

Well my 23 year old tub faucet has started to drip.
Is there a way to repair this type of faucet or is it a lost cause?
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by AbbottsManor
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Dining Room Flooring
Replies: 18
Views: 6631

Re: Dining Room Flooring

I installed Allure flooring in my dining room last November with a Luan subfloor underneath. It as help up well, even against the dog's nails and is easy to clean.

Chris
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by AbbottsManor
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plastic corner beads work for inside corners?
Replies: 6
Views: 3636

Re: Plastic corner beads work for inside corners?

I have used the paper/metal inside and outside corners with success. They are much sturdier than the metal backed paper that comes in a roll that you fold to make inside corners and need much less compound to finish that the plastic ones with that huge corner bead. I just bought some of the outside ...
by AbbottsManor
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Filling floor seam
Replies: 14
Views: 11477

Re: Filling floor seam

I put down Luan subfloor before laying my Allure planks in the dining room. I had a similar seam and was afraid it would telegraph through the planks. So far so good. I thought I had a pic of the subfloor down but all I can find is the finished floor

Chris
by AbbottsManor
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Subfloor with Allure vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Subfloor with Allure vinyl

I just purchased Allure Vinyl flooring for the dining room in my single wide. The subflooring is standard Georgia Pacific particleboard which is in good shape, I sealed some pet stains with Kilz. There are a lot of indentations where the floor was stapled down and 1 seam that isn't perfect but not r...
by AbbottsManor
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wallpaper-attempting to paint bathroom
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: wallpaper-attempting to paint bathroom

I didn't sand the walls, just the trim. Wash everything down with TSP or similar cleaner. I used several coats of primer, then several coats of color. I used Flat paint and a decent nap on the roller and you can not see the original texture at all.

Chris