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by Northern Star
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: plumbing in wall to tubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: plumbing in wall to tubs

If it were me, given the fact that this stuff is failing elsewhere, I would put in an acess panel like this: http://tinyurl.com/4bbqzll

But if you don't, I know that the quick connect fittings are sized to fit CPVC as well.
by Northern Star
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Laminate Countertops Falling Apart
Replies: 16
Views: 10449

Re: Laminate Countertops Falling Apart

Ditto the masking tape idea. It works.
by Northern Star
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Where to get Best and Cheapest Interior Wall Paneling
Replies: 5
Views: 2405

Re: Where to get Best and Cheapest Interior Wall Paneling

I really like the look of that kitchen. Nice job!
by Northern Star
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: plumbing in wall to tubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: plumbing in wall to tubs

Not clear exactly what material you are replacing? CPVC? Older polyethylene tubing? The PEX Quick Connect fittings will also work with other materials, like CPVC or copper. I'm not sure if it works with other types of plastic tubing. I have had several in place for about 4 years without any trouble,...
by Northern Star
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: hot water heater.......
Replies: 11
Views: 2589

Re: hot water heater.......

>>>>>>>>Obviously the bathroom at some point was remodeled and this put in before the new shower so now there is no interior access. I'd track down the knucklehead who did this and make them change it out! :-) >>>>>>>> but in my home that hidden dead space is to the right of my stove under he counte...
by Northern Star
Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Housing renovation in the position to move the toilet
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Housing renovation in the position to move the toilet

Not to be dumb, but what was its purpose as spam? It didn't have any links to shady websites or anything like that.
by Northern Star
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing Home Depot/Lowes windows...
Replies: 6
Views: 1943

Re: Installing Home Depot/Lowes windows...

The Roof board is how thick? Probably 7/16" OSB, but I would verify that before going out and buying any. The boards are not 2x6 it is 2x5 who the hell makes 2x5 studs........ A standard 2x6 is really only 1 1/2" x 5 1/2". http://www.engineersedge.com/commercial_lumber_sizes.htm If yours is really ...
by Northern Star
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How much does it cost to get a furnace inspected?
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

Re: How much does it cost to get a furnace inspected?

Many companies have free estimates, which can help you see what youre looking at money-wise. I think you might be better off paying for a service call to have the furnace cleaned. The skeptic in me says anyone who would offer to come out and do this for free is more inclined to try to sell me somet...
by Northern Star
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Housing renovation in the position to move the toilet
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Housing renovation in the position to move the toilet

I'm sorry; I always hate it when people pick on grammar or spelling issues with posts, but this question is completely incomprehensible.
by Northern Star
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water Softener not plugged in but water draining
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Re: Water Softener not plugged in but water draining

Is it stuck in the middle of a recharge cycle? Can you manually advance the control to the off, or normal use position? Sounds like an issue with the control unit if it has had time to run through a full cycle and is still discharging water. EDIT: I re-read the OP and realized that you may not have ...
by Northern Star
Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How to fix a Hole in a vent??
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: How to fix a Hole in a vent??

If you're talking about where the duct meets the floor, I don't think those are expected to be airtight. If you are talking about the joints between sections of ductwork, you should use a foil based tape made specifically for sealing ductwork (ironically, traditional cloth duct tape is not best for ...
by Northern Star
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: dealing with american modern insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

Re: dealing with american modern insurance

When did you first report the claim? Was that in May? If it has been more than 30 days since you first contacted the company, contact your state's insurance commissioner to complain. There is no reason for it to take this long to adjust a roof claim.
by Northern Star
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: HOW DO I CHANGE A SHOWER MIXER SET UP
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: HOW DO I CHANGE A SHOWER MIXER SET UP

You may not need the whole assembly. Many faucets have a cartridge, or washers that you can change from the front. How old is the faucet? What brand is it? If it is a common brand like Delta, you can probably shut the water off, remove the cartridge or washers and take them to a local home center or...
by Northern Star
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: dealing with american modern insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

Re: dealing with american modern insurance

Progressive covers my 1971 seasonal-use MH. The amount of dwelling coverage is fairly low, consistent with the actual value of the home. As far as contents limits, you are correct; you should go around and inventory everything you own to make sure you are not missing anything to be covered. Your age...
by Northern Star
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Low water pressure & softner question
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Re: Low water pressure & softner question

While the 1/2 main line is not correct, it should not be causing the problem as you describe it when only 1 fixture is running. Yes, it will cause a significant drop when you run a second fixture, like flushing the toilet while someone is in the shower. Maybe the problem is with the softener itself....