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by shaggylive
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: All is not equal....
Replies: 10
Views: 3268

Re: All is not equal....

ponch37300 wrote: One thing for sure, I have a new found HATE for staples after having to do anything here!
well, if you come down to iowa, you can take some frustration out on my staples... lol I'm sooo sick of pulling them. :roll:
by shaggylive
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Anyone got one of these?
Replies: 2
Views: 5197

Re: Anyone got one of these?

hmmm, got a new item to put on Christmas list. :mrgreen:
maybe I'll delay kitchen counter's in hopes of re-designing a kitchen around it. stupid gas furnace is kinda in the way by the kitchen anyway.

don't buy into natural gas is green b.s. unless u think radon is green.
by shaggylive
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: replacing thermostat
Replies: 4
Views: 6755

Re: replacing thermostat

just hook up the "W" and "RH" as they are now. but actually don't think it maters which wire goes to which terminal. the thermostat just acts a switch closing the circuit. the other wires on newer thermostats control heat/cool and fan auto/manual on. I assume your furnace has those switches on the u...
by shaggylive
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: Coleman EB23b
Replies: 5
Views: 6966

Re: Coleman EB23b

seems like this furnace has been fighting you a few years. haven't seen anyone check that you've cleaned your a-coil. worth asking, cuz simply taking a shopvac to mine made a huge difference. also this sounds almost like a heat pump, but I don't think you'd forget to mention that. just trying to hel...
by shaggylive
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 3rd switch @ front door
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: 3rd switch @ front door

solved the heat tape outlet underneath last night! I decided I'd map the current electric while I had all the drywall up and before I started re-wiring to much. I finally pulled up the insulation behind the water heater and there was my line going down. (outlet is 10ft from heater where the main in/...
by shaggylive
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wall lag bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: wall lag bolts

well, wall is still down. The frost is still clinging to the north skirting, but gone from the south :) and nothing has collapsed.. lol :)
almost time to check and re-level, then framing and drywalling will commence.
thanks for the confidence boost guys!
by shaggylive
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wall lag bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: wall lag bolts

lol I know.. esp here in iowa where minimum code on stick built only requires plywood/osb 4ft from corners. the rest of the walls just have fiberboard insulating sheathing. Ive seen many a satellite dish drooping from them with only the vinyl siding holding them up..
by shaggylive
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wall lag bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: wall lag bolts

actually 16" center studded walls and floors! think the ceiling is on 24" center. I would say this is a katrina hud home, but it was built summer of 99 and a 2000 model year. there are also metal straps stapled between the outside wall and any interior framing even the closet(s) i tore out. not sure...
by shaggylive
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wall lag bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: wall lag bolts

added my google drive folder link to my profile website for viewing pleasure..
https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B9Dbh ... sp=sharing
by shaggylive
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wall lag bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: wall lag bolts

oops, forgot the pictures.. lol (or maybe I can't upload them) these are by the bedroom doors on the interior wall. looks like they are only sunk into the floor joist, but also looks like they are directly over the beams. mbed is lagged over 1 beam, and the front bedroom is over the other beam (offs...
by shaggylive
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sheetrock
Replies: 14
Views: 3536

Re: sheetrock

rockwool insulation and greenglue sandwiched between 2 layers of drywall. the next overkill would be some hat channel between studs and drywall. (air gap between drywall actually amplifies sound) recently helped a freind build a recording studio in his basement. we are all researched up on soundproo...
by shaggylive
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wall lag bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

wall lag bolts

I've seen references to tightening these lag bolts, but I am curious as to if I can temporary remove them to remove the wall so I can remove the dirty vinyl underneath and put my new vinyl down. unfortunately the previous owner was in a habit of locking the dogs in the bedroom for far too long and o...
by shaggylive
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor squeaks
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: Floor squeaks

what kind of floor? if carpet you could pull up and put a few screws into the joists, otherwise you would probably have to get into the belly and glue & screw from underneath. but then again I've only had a mobile home for a month so maybe someone else has a cool trick.
by shaggylive
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 3rd switch @ front door
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Re: 3rd switch @ front door

or more likely it powers an outlet for a lamp Usually that switch would be for an outlet close to the door to operate a table lamp bingo! there were so many outlets not working @ first I forgot about the one by the door as all the wall framing lumber got piled there. :) kinda dumb that a lamp that ...
by shaggylive
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 3rd switch @ front door
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

3rd switch @ front door

Hello everyone! thanks for all the great info everyone shares! I have a 2000 holly park that was abandoned with pets inside so while the park had a dumpster for me I decided to completely gut flooring, cabinets, and the lower portion of drywall on all walls. lots of questions, but many have have bee...