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by Greg S
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Major remodel to save money on rent. Need advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 5652

Re: Major remodel to save money on rent. Need advice!

The problem as I see it is you have, in your own mind, decided you want to do this. You have come here for advice but really are looking for confirmation that it is a good idea. It's a bad idea. Renovating a home worth nothing is a waste of time money and effort with a negative return down the road....
by Greg S
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A plethora of flooring options
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Re: A plethora of flooring options

I use the laminate as an upscale product appearance wise. I would use hardwood but unfortunately the value of the homes does not warrant the additional expense when flipping mobiles.
by Greg S
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting Vents?
Replies: 45
Views: 38896

Re: Skirting Vents?

In cold climates insulated skirting insures that the area under your home will not freeze and actually makes your floors feel warmer. Radiant heat is captured under the home rather than escaping through the skirting vents. This results in lower heating costs.
by Greg S
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Squeak!
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

Re: Squeak!

Squeaking is caused by loose floor boards and is not a safety issue. If you have a prospective buyer coming sprinkle some baby powder in the area of the squeak and work it in. With luck it will stop the squeak.
by Greg S
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Total Remodel
Replies: 88
Views: 58302

Re: Total Remodel

What is your expected profit margin after purchase and expenses?
What would you realistically deduct from that margin for your labor?
by Greg S
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electric soft starter for appliances
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Re: Electric soft starter for appliances

I am not personally aware of the device. I operate my cottage off of solar and would not heat or cool with solar power. Propane stoves and refrigerator are the best options and are always usable regardless of the availability of battery power.
by Greg S
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: A plethora of flooring options
Replies: 3
Views: 2284

Re: A plethora of flooring options

For mobiles I use sheet vinyl in the kitchen and bath, laminate in the living room and hall, carpet in the bedroom.
by Greg S
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Prepping the house for paint
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Re: Prepping the house for paint

Scrub it down with TSP before painting.
by Greg S
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)
Replies: 43
Views: 19882

Re: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)

I don't know if this has been asked yet but have you applied for the necessary permits to do this job.
by Greg S
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Gorilla insulated skirting
Replies: 4
Views: 5070

Re: Gorilla insulated skirting

I strongly advise against using pink insulation. It is not water proof and when it gets wet it loses all its insulating value. Use Roxul green insulation. It is water proof and allows any water to run directly through without effecting R value. Install a vapor barrier on the inside, then the insulat...
by Greg S
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 6182

Re: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank

If you are not using water and the pump is cycling you either have a leak or the foot valve down your well is not functioning properly. They tend to get sand in them and jam open.
by Greg S
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: aluminum siding -can i use roofing panels
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Re: aluminum siding -can i use roofing panels

Roofing material can be used however if you do not replace a entire side you will need to paint both the old and new siding to get a proper matched finish.
The desired appearance of the finished product will depend on the standards of the community you are in.
by Greg S
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Choosing a Material for Crawl Space
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Choosing a Material for Crawl Space

I bury the plastic down along the back of the skirting. This allowes any water that might collect under the home, from say a water line leak, to drain out from under the home rather than creating a swimming pool..
by Greg S
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen Sink Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1961

Re: Kitchen Sink Question

I would suspect it is the fixture that is defective.
To test reverse the hot and cold lines to the tap and see where the low pressure problem is.
by Greg S
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof-Over Overhang Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2431

Re: Roof-Over Overhang Question

I can not see how your house not being square would affect the overhang other than at a peaked end wall. The distance from the ridge to the outer edge of the eve would not change with a shifting of the house, even a partial collapse of the peek of roof, therefore unless the roof itself was initially...