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by bobfather99
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX, nervous..
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

Re: PEX, nervous..

The copper rings work great, no worries.
by bobfather99
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Floor repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

Re: Floor repair

Don't forget to double check your plumbing....you don't want to have a leak get all over your nice new floors. :)

Check your connections on the supply and drains, and add shutoffs at each fixture if they're not there now. That way you can quickly isolate leaks and keep damage down to a minimum.
by bobfather99
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace floor joists - would you?
Replies: 5
Views: 3267

Re: Replace floor joists - would you?

Id keep whats there, and strengthen it up with crossbraces between joists.
by bobfather99
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing old Poly stuff with PEX, have ?
Replies: 15
Views: 10384

Re: Replacing old Poly stuff with PEX, have ?

Love those 1/4 turn valves.....easy to shutoff in an emergency.

I've done two homes in PEX, all used 3/4 for the main run and 1/2 for the branches, great results.
by bobfather99
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: insulating osb board underpinning
Replies: 22
Views: 13844

Re: insulating osb board underpinning

Certainly wont hurt things insulating your skirting. You can also check windows and doors and seal around them to keep out drafts. Keep in mind also that in 2013-14 the northern part of the USA had one of the worst winters in the past 30 years, so utility bills would be much higher than the average ...
by bobfather99
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC PIPE
Replies: 6
Views: 3626

Re: CPVC PIPE

You can replace your CPVC with pex lines, and use sharkbite connections to connect the different types of pipe together.
by bobfather99
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help! Can't find this part anywhere.
Replies: 2
Views: 2447

Re: Help! Can't find this part anywhere.

Have you taken the lock mechanism out of the door and cleaned it/lubricated it??
If its a 1966 original, Im sure theres plenty of dirt/paint/old grease in there which may bind things up. Maybe it will help the lock work a little better, plus its free(except for some time)
by bobfather99
Thu May 08, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 78' skyline 12x 60 sw reno
Replies: 23
Views: 8070

Re: 78' skyline 12x 60 sw reno

Looks like its going great. Keep it up!!! Post pics when you can.
by bobfather99
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall switch for ceiling lamp fixture
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: Wall switch for ceiling lamp fixture

Piece of cake once you MAKE SURE the power is off at the breaker. You DONT want to get "zapped".
by bobfather99
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rotten Joists
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: Rotten Joists

Check your plumbing connections from top down, repair/replace as necessary. Look on tub faucets, toilet feed/flange, shower feed too. Do you have a roof vent above your master bath?? When I bought my mobile, it had a leaky toilet flange that rotted out most of the bathroom floor. The cause could als...
by bobfather99
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shower Window Trim Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 3196

Re: Shower Window Trim Ideas

PVC and caulk it in good. Shower water can be sneaky, especially if kids are using it. They just love to "splash" everything....walls, ceilings, and floors.
by bobfather99
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Question on mice
Replies: 14
Views: 5946

Re: Question on mice

X2 on using peanut butter on spring traps. Works great.
by bobfather99
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom exhaust fan
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Re: Bathroom exhaust fan

Usually bathroom fans are on the cheap side from the factory. You can pull the fan/motor out of the fixture, clean it up, lube the bearings, and check the exhaust tubing for dirt/clogs. Hopefully that will help improve getting moist air up and out of the home. Newer fans operate quieter and move mor...
by bobfather99
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Can bathroom fans be repaired?
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re: Can bathroom fans be repaired?

Solution 1 is to dig the fans out of each fixture, clean them up, lightly lube the bearings, and hope for the best. They might work again, but who knows and for how long??
Solution 2 is to replace the fan out of each fixture. You can probably get a direct replacement right here at the site.
by bobfather99
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Window sill destroyed by water damage
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: Window sill destroyed by water damage

Id also caulk around the window Inside and out to stop any leaks. Helps to keep the rot from happening again.