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by joedirt63
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace floor joists - would you?
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

Re: Replace floor joists - would you?

if it ain't broke don't fix it. really i think that's better
that cross ways . that floor may not bow as long as the out rigger supports stay in good shape . imagine craftmanship in a mobile. go figure.
by joedirt63
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace floor joists - would you?
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

Re: Replace floor joists - would you?

if it ain't broke don't fix it. really i think that's better that cross ways . that floor may not bow as long as the out rigger supports stay in good shape . imagine craftmanship in a mobile. go figure.
by joedirt63
Tue May 29, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Ceiling fan lights stops after 10-20 mins?
Replies: 3
Views: 3808

Re: Ceiling fan lights stops after 10-20 mins?

it wouldn't be one of thoses there fancy dancy kind of whurlly gigs with a remote wouldit. some have a timer on dem.
by joedirt63
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is my whole house moving?
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Is my whole house moving?

yeah Mark french drain will work . just did mine . I got the very same problem you described, I used 70 feet of 4 inch pipe from the back to the front, on the side the rain water floods in. ( mountain on the back and side of lot). seems to work well ,not much rain here yet just about 3 inches this p...
by joedirt63
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is my whole house moving?
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Is my whole house moving?

wow seems jst what I'm up against whith my zimmer. but I have no anchors or pillars just block on top of the ground. Had I seen this earlier I'd never would have bought it. now it makes sense why the 2 toilets sat a a 30 degree angle to the floor ,just a matter of time befor I can open my bedroom wi...
by joedirt63
Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: looking to relocate
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

looking to relocate

sorry , probably wrong topic for here , but, we decided to move out of the keystone state , it's too cold ,sick of it, looking in Fla, would like a mobile home ,of course, also looking at job market down there too, auto tech ,or what I really like is mobile home repair. . Any info from you guys ? ar...
by joedirt63
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Help > Where do I begin???
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Help > Where do I begin???

hello, as with the tubs , you may consider what I did to one bath in my home. I had broken tub ,abs plastic. to my good fortune the floor was fine. I opted to get a 1 peice shower stall ,put it in the corner and relocated the toilet next to it in the same space that the tub was in. In my 2nd bath I ...
by joedirt63
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: No hot water, frozen water lines
Replies: 4
Views: 4287

Re: No hot water, frozen water lines

Hello, I would check the hot water heater valves. if you have them. dosen't make sense frozen line no hot water. but plenty of cold water. sounds like a restriction. How old is the water heater,may have rusted out tank and cause a blockage. there should be a drain valve on the bottom see if any wate...
by joedirt63
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: floored by flooring
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: floored by flooring

well the planks are about 6 inch wide and 5 or 6 mil thick, the pading is pretty firm more rubber compound than foam. might as well just pull it and do it the right way darn!!!!. well it's his room now he's got a project. maybe he'll keep it clearner after he put some sweat into it . thanks JD and G...
by joedirt63
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: floored by flooring
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

floored by flooring

hey guys, well time to ask another uh question. flooring. one room of many I'm remodeling has a carpet and padding on it. now I justput the carpet and padding down last summer ,for my daughter, this house was suppose to be hers ,but,???? long story. anyhooo . the carpet is comeing up and I want to d...
by joedirt63
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Looking for shower door seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Looking for shower door seal

hello, if it's what i'm pictureing in my mind. the best way to repair it would be take it apart, similar to a storm window and replaced the seal. home stores like homedepot or lowes should have the materials you need to "build" a window and the seal you'll need.it fits snugly into the metal channel ...
by joedirt63
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sheet rock and vapor barrier
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: sheet rock and vapor barrier

thanks guys. both make sense to me,today all the subflooring is comeing out ;waterdamage from the bath, it had a old jacuzzi,a shower and double vanity and a toilet. when the floor is open then i plan to block off all the seware lines and water supply. surprizeingly that old quest pipeing didn't lea...
by joedirt63
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sheet rock and vapor barrier
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

sheet rock and vapor barrier

Hello guys, well I'm gutting the master bath in my newly aquiered 87 zimmer, turning it into a 3rd bedroom. question is walls are down to studs , insulation and then the tin sideing outside. where should i put the vapor barrier detween the insulation and interior sheet rock or on the outside of the ...
by joedirt63
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Edging around Skirting
Replies: 4
Views: 8629

Re: Edging around Skirting

that sounds good . anything you can due to keep the weeds at bay . if your going for flower beds or planters boxes be sure to have enough draiage around the house.. french drain may work for you. if you have a gutter system you can incorerated that into te drain. If you planters are going to be rais...
by joedirt63
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting Base
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Re: Skirting Base

hello, I have done this to 3 homes ,mine and my daughters and it seems to be working. because the house is located on the bootom of a mountain we have huge water run off issue. i had water running under my home and around the footings. I dug a channel around the skirting base and put in a 3 inch fre...