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by NMBowtie
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: rock chip repair
Replies: 8
Views: 4026

Re: rock chip repair

I use the Safelite/Novus/Fasbreak type repair places pretty regularly since I am on gravel/poor condition roads alot and seem to get chips regularly. They generally run about $35 for a repair without claiming it on insurance, and generally will refund your money if it doesn't fix it for whatever rea...
by NMBowtie
Fri May 28, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Furnace Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: Furnace Question

What is happening is that there is enough heat building up to trip the fan switch in the furnace, therefore turning on the blower. The switch is temperature activated, but it doesn't know if the heat is coming from the furnace burner or an outside source. There should be an on/off switch on the fron...
by NMBowtie
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Factory built fireplace
Replies: 5
Views: 6276

If you want to have wood heat, I would personally just go with a good wood stove once the home is installed. We have the factory fireplace in ours, and it is virtually worthless. It draws fine, so smoking is not an issue, but there is no damper or anything, so most of the heat goes up the chimney.
by NMBowtie
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Regarding floor joist span?
Replies: 11
Views: 14254

When I tiled mine, I used the 1/2" concrete backer board screwed down every 6" over the 3/4" subfloor. The tile has been in for 2 years now, and I don't have any cracked grout lines or popped tiles. Mine is a 28 wide with 2x6 floor joists 24" oc but is set on a solid foundation. I think in your case...
by NMBowtie
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Double wide or manufactured home or the same?
Replies: 5
Views: 3033

We have our auto insurance through Geico, and they have a partnership of some kind with American Bankers Insurance for MH insurance. There is a link on Geico's website for Homeowners, then I think you can choose Manufactured Home, and it gives you a number. They have been reasonably priced, and easy...
by NMBowtie
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: What color are YOUR cabinets?
Replies: 10
Views: 5962

Lets try these pictures and see if it works. First, this is how the cabinets started, except in the kitchen the doors were painted light blue. I will look for some of the photos the Realtor had when we bought the house that show the kitchen, I just don't know where I saved them. http://i693.photobuc...
by NMBowtie
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need some help with my countertops... please (pics enclosed)
Replies: 11
Views: 4055

You can also tile straight over the existing laminate as long as it is still well adhered to the base material. You need to use a special adhesive, though, not just regular thinset mortar. I used Henry 314 Ceramic Tile Adhesive on mine, and it has held up for several years now, even on the tub surro...
by NMBowtie
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need some help with my countertops... please (pics enclosed)
Replies: 11
Views: 4055

That is pretty standard construction for newer MH countertops, almost everything is non-standard sizes so they build them to fit and do it the cheapest way possible (ie: pieced together, not pre-formed). It does make replacing them in the future fun though without some custom construction. As for th...
by NMBowtie
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: What color are YOUR cabinets?
Replies: 10
Views: 5962

When I bought my home, the cabinets were a kind of white washed (or pickled) oak look that was, at least in my opinion, ugly. Especially in the kitchen, where the previous owners had painted the cabinet doors light blue. To top it all, the counter tops were a horrible purple mottled laminate, so not...
by NMBowtie
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Little Confused about Skim Coating
Replies: 3
Views: 4593

If you just remove the battens and fill in the joints with joint compound, they WILL crack. If you tape them like you would regular drywall, they will have a much better chance of not cracking, but still might over time. Alot of it will depend on what kind of foundation your home is on and how much ...
by NMBowtie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: FHA loan requirements for refi ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

For mine, the foundation had to be "engineered" which I am not sure how they figured since I bought it as an existing home. It basically is the standard (out here at least) 6" slab with open areas between the frame rails. Mine is below grade and below frost line, but that wasn't a requirement. The s...
by NMBowtie
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: who refinaces dbl wides?
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

Mine is financed through Wells Fargo. As long as it met FHA lending criteria (permanent foundation, skirting comes down to concrete, tie downs, classified as real property by county) they would finance it no problem. I haven't spoken with them about a refi, so I don't know what they require there.
by NMBowtie
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Newbie - Siding Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

RE: Newbie - Siding Question

I would be concerned with the additional weight as well. Depending on what type of foundation you have, you may be able to do some perimeter blocking to help support it. Another alternative may be something like this: http://www.vinyllogsiding.com/index.html I don't really know anything about the pr...
by NMBowtie
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Why do walls and windows sweat in my mobile home?
Replies: 4
Views: 4320

The direct vent natural gas heaters emit a lot of moisture as a by product of combustion. As a matter of fact, most of them recommend leaving a window or door open slightly to "vent" which kind of defeats the purpose of running the heater to start with. About all you can do is replace the heater wit...
by NMBowtie
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: pet damaged counter top, retile?
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

RE: pet damaged counter top, retile?

I just went straight over the laminate with ceramic tile in mine as well. I used Henry 314 Ceramic Tile Adhesive which was recommended by a contractor buddy of mine since he said it sticks to anything. It has held up for a couple years now with no issues, even around the tub deck, which I used as a ...