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by troyster
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Front Door
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

RE: Front Door

sorry meant longer & slightly wider striker plate not latch. another late nite boo boo.
by troyster
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Newb question with pictures leaky wall and soft floor
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

RE: Newb question with pictures leaky wall and soft floor

sorry ridge cap vents are on metal roofs. my mind got a little fuzzy there. but I would definitely inspect the other vents, not just the furnace vent- remember water travels.
by troyster
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Newb question with pictures leaky wall and soft floor
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

RE: Newb question with pictures leaky wall and soft floor

Before doing anything else you gotta stop those leaks before it does any more damage. If you get high winds w/rain or snow inspect your ridge cap vent to see if its sealing properly. How old are your shingles and what kind of shape are they in? They need to be replaced if they are deteriorating. Do ...
by troyster
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Front Door
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

RE: Front Door

Hi Capalme! Yes it is normal if you live in a cold climate that reaches below freezing weather and you get frost heaves. In cold weather there is lots of expansion and contraction of building materials and the ground "pushes up" when it freezes. Around here its "normal" for the door to not latch in ...
by troyster
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

RE: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)

Good luck Sherry in your new home and keep coming back to visit us here on MHR. troyster
by troyster
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help--Water Leak
Replies: 8
Views: 2204

RE: Help--Water Leak

Hey Goose same thing happened to me about 3 years ago. all I did was take a small hose clamp, wrapped electrical tape around clamp 4 or 5 times , then slipped clamp over copper pipe till tape on clamp contacted pin hole then tightened it as tight as i could till it stopped leaking. still have that c...
by troyster
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Absorption pads question (re: washing machine)
Replies: 6
Views: 4416

RE: Absorption pads question (re: washing machine)

I bought the set of 4 absorption pads from Mark & Lise recently, and while they do help reduce the vibration they do not eliminate it nor do they stop the machine from vibrating. Do you have a front load washer? The front load do shake around more than the top loads. Did you check to make sure washe...
by troyster
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: soundproofing again...
Replies: 18
Views: 7742

RE: soundproofing again...

Theres a product out called Roxul Safe & Sound. It is a Rock Wool mineral insulation that is not only a sound proofing barrier but also a firewall that slows fire from spreading. Its at Home depot.
by troyster
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Insulated Roof Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 27599

RE: Insulated Roof Pictures

Looks sweet JD! Wish I could have a roof like that but around here you have to add a peaked snow roof. Thats the code unfortunately, but looks like a good economical roof for your parts of the woods.
by troyster
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

RE: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)

Good time to have a snow removal business lol
by troyster
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

RE: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)

Jim, the ones I feel sorry for this year are the ones in Vancouver lower mainland and Vancouver Island. They got bombed with record snow fall this year and those poor buggers had to shell out bucks for winter tires they may never use again. They just aren't used to driving in those conditions. Been ...
by troyster
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

RE: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)

Even with the higher heating & cooling costs our mobile homes are still hundreds less then renting and you have an asset. I have no plans on ever getting into a mortgage on a stick built or renting again but would rather buy a bigger & newer mobile home with better insulation, thicker walls, peaked ...
by troyster
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

RE: MORE SNOW AGAIN (ARGGH)

Wow!!! thats cold. thought -25 to -30 Celsius was cold here with the wind chills. but will still trade 3 weeks of this cold for your one day of your -45 (lol) . been lucky lately its only been slightly below 0 with a few days above. hope it stays there.
by troyster
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water from Ceiling
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

RE: Water from Ceiling

The vents between your overhang are soffits that allows ventilation into your roof. It sounds like you have adequate ventilation into your home so my next question would be how often does your family use the kitchen and bathroom fans when cooking and showering. This is a big problem here when we rea...
by troyster
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Conditioned crawl space
Replies: 5
Views: 4361

RE: Conditioned crawl space

Maineman if your gonna go through with your plan I would strongly recommend above all to lay 6 mm plastic over the ground and run it a couple of feet up your skirting walls and all the concrete/wood supports. Then seal with caulking and construction tape ( Tuck Tape) Then all your vents would have t...