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by Groo
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Site Preparation
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Re: Site Preparation

Its colder up here than were you are at. if all the others in the area are fine, and its just your site that has shifted blocks, then there is something wrong with your soil or grade locally. Sandy Loam should drain quite well. you might have something alse going on with your standing water.Talking ...
by Groo
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Site Preparation
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Re: Site Preparation

you do realize you are basically asking "whats the best way to do the job wrong?" if piers below the frost line are shifting, its because the ground is shifting, probably due to too few piers or piers with too small of a footprint. as it sounds like you are addament on the block method, get the larg...
by Groo
Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Site Preparation
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Re: Site Preparation

"Block piers set on grade" I assume that mean you are just sticking some concrete blocks underneith. sounds like a bad Idea for a long term placement with wet ground, but if you just gotta do it that way, DO NOT disturb the ground under your blocks at all! leave some blocks in place, then dump your ...
by Groo
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: stupid question possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: stupid question possibly

houses don't have deeds. that land they sit on has the deed.
by Groo
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Aluminum Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: Aluminum Wiring

small Al wire has been pretty much banned for quite a while because it tends to heat up and cause fires. You can still get heavy gauge Al wire. I ran a sub pannel to my parents pool with 2gauge Al. combining the fire starting aspects Al wire with the rapid combustabilty of a mh is a bad idea. I'd ge...
by Groo
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Things I'd do differently..
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

Re: Things I'd do differently..

pocket doors might have been a good solution to what you did. I don't like the high toilets for 2 reasons. 1. my leg(s) falls asleep on an extended stay. 2. bringing your knees up higher, helps things empty easier, for fewer extended stays with a low seat. that said; a new low, super flusher would b...
by Groo
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: ac closet door?
Replies: 3
Views: 1832

Re: ac closet door?

It used to be common practice for houses to have louvers in the doors for heating air flow.

what you are describing will have more than enught airflow
by Groo
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing Ceiling
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: Replacing Ceiling

looks like you'd need 2x8 to span 16' for a cieling unsuported. kick em up to 2x12s for 22' if you can tie into the rafters in a few spots, and make the whole thing a truss, 2x4s would be more than enough. with just 1 vertical at the peak, 2x4s would be a hair light to span the 22' direction, but sh...
by Groo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: a sawing question
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: a sawing question

a non sliding 12" will be of higher quality than a comperably priced 10" slider. not to mention less to go wrong with it. the 12" will cut what you need cut. try to get her to throw in a portable stand for it too. I don't like harbor frieght for power tools in general, and the slider they had there ...
by Groo
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

Re: SPAM

any non spam posts from china?

might want to just block that whole range of IP addresses.
by Groo
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: I'm gonna shoot him...just a little!
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Re: I'm gonna shoot him...just a little!

wasn't decon, that makes 'em real thirsty before they die. I'm guessing it was OD of all that ill will you sent his way.
by Groo
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Leveling and frost piers
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Leveling and frost piers

sounds like you have moved or will move the MH so you can work on the space without the trailer in the way. That'll make things easier. as far as the whole frost pier thing. I'd say all bellow the frost line, or all near the surface. If you have every other post moving, but the others stationary, yo...
by Groo
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Crazy Neighbor Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 4313

Re: Crazy Neighbor Stories

Around here, the trailer parks are actually some of the better places (if you don't mind close neibors). This area used to be a big mining area and has never recovered back to what it once was before the end of WW2. There are run down, but livable, homes with land that can be had cheaper than a new ...
by Groo
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: The Better Mouse Trap?
Replies: 0
Views: 2089

The Better Mouse Trap?

Well, it sure isn't this one: http://www.orthohomedefense.com/smg/catalog/productTemplate.jsp?proId=prod10230002&itemId=cat50086 http://www.orthohomedefense.com/smg/products/ortho/Rodents/image/0320110_KillContain09F_std.jpg I got this trap because it is all enclosed, so my 8 month old should be saf...
by Groo
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Groo - roof repair, broken rafter
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Groo - roof repair, broken rafter

that would involve opening up the ceiling and a probably rain of mouse droppings and dirty insulation. pluss it more work than the trailer is worth. Its being used for storage at the moment.