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by Lorne
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Various types of rain gutters
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Various types of rain gutters

And what ever you do DO NOT have a handyman service install gutters.
Our vinyl gutters looked great but turned out terrible due to poor roof edge design.

Always use a dedicated service, ie plumbing, roofing etc.
What you may save today will cost you much more later.
by Lorne
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Professional kitchen remodel
Replies: 3
Views: 2405

Re: Professional kitchen remodel

You are absolutely right. The initial estimate was $12,700 not including 3 new major appliances which would bring it to around $15-17,000. This would be almost 50% of the worth of our doublewide. We decided to wait and replace each appliance as they fail and if all 3 fail at the same time then maybe...
by Lorne
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Professional kitchen remodel
Replies: 3
Views: 2405

Professional kitchen remodel

We're deciding on various cabinets for our kitchen redo and I'm wondering if anyone here has has a pro do they're kitchen job. It will include new frige, dishwasher, sink, stove and roof vented range-hood.
Medical developments keep me from doing it all myself. I know how, just can't any more.
by Lorne
Sat May 25, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Total Remodel - Project 3: Drywall & Insulation
Replies: 46
Views: 16438

Re: Total Remodel - Project 3: Drywall & Insulation

I used a Wagner Spray Tech 520000 Power Tex Texture Sprayer, about $75 and it worked great.
Had to practice the knockdown technique, but it was fun. Good instructions included plus online videos helped.
by Lorne
Tue May 14, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Total Remodel - Project 3: Drywall & Insulation
Replies: 46
Views: 16438

Re: Total Remodel - Project 3: Drywall & Insulation

http://www.amazon.com/Channellock-358-8-Inch-Cutting-Plier/dp/B00004SBD8/ref=sr_1_39?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1368532144&sr=1-39 I use a pair of these which can both get really close to pull out those pesky staples and brads, but are great for the ones you just want to cut off. You just have ...
by Lorne
Fri May 10, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen cabinet replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2938

Re: Kitchen cabinet replacement

Spoke briefly with HD lady cause were working on kitchen plans and I see where the profit is. $45 to talk to a planer then $80 per cabinet to install and they don't even do plumbing or electrical. They contact 2 different "Contractors for those jobs. At most we will need 10 cabinets of assorted size...
by Lorne
Mon May 06, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen cabinet replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2938

Kitchen cabinet replacement

Has anyone used Kraftmaid cabinets? I'm In the process of redesiging the small, "Galley" styled kitchen with new appliance's and cabinets. Considered the Home depot or Lowes cheap basic cabinets, but I figured plywood would be far better then mush board. Tey willbe more expensive, but I think the in...
by Lorne
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: electrical receptical in thin paneling
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: electrical receptical in thin paneling

Greg S, This post is what I'm considering after watching a few videos. I also looked at the link on the Articles and that gave me more ideas. Steve WA's idea is good also, but this would require what would end up as, redoing the entire one living room wall with Sheetrock. If I screw up the spray foa...
by Lorne
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: electrical receptical in thin paneling
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

electrical receptical in thin paneling

I don't think I ever posted this before except as a side note in another thread, but I have a number of receptacles (wall plugs) that that were never installed on or at studs.

Every time you plug or unplug from these receptacles the wall paneling flexes.

Has anyone found a solution for this?
by Lorne
Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: All is not equal....
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: All is not equal....

I love your mention of Mike Holmes. He's my favorite. If he were to look at what I want to do he would undoubtedly say tear it all down and start from scratch. I pulled off a trim strip yesterday and it had 15 brads in the first 6 inches. Lord only knows what I'll find when I pull off the first pane...
by Lorne
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: All is not equal....
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: All is not equal....

They're motto may be, "Less is more". The less of a product you use, the more the profit. If 6 Nails is great then 5 or 4 will "DO". And yes, those fools with the uncontrollable staple or Brad Guns are maniacs. I get the feeling they think they are using a machine gun, shooting the enemy. And where ...
by Lorne
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Corners
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Corners

When I rebuilt my #1 bathroom I used plastic "Bullnose" outside corner bead because the rounded design doesn't draw your eye away from it.
by Lorne
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New kitchen cabinet advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4425

Re: New kitchen cabinet advice

This thread comes at just the right time. We too are working on a kitchen re-do. I have tons of drawings, sketches, ideas, notes and brand names up the kazoo. I considered the RTA type cabinets, but wanted to exam one first. Also the finishing would have to look factory done, which usually requires ...
by Lorne
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: removing batten strips
Replies: 9
Views: 23484

Re: removing batten strips

I used "Setting Type 45 minute compound where the battens came off and the standard compound for areas where drying time wasn't an issue. The Setting type drys fast (20-45 or 90 minutes) where I figured that a 2nd coat would be needed. So far no cracks have appeared after more then a year. Check out...
by Lorne
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underbelly DIY Cleanup
Replies: 14
Views: 6807

Re: Underbelly DIY Cleanup

#1-Get some lose fitting coveralls. No bare skin and bare feet. #2- good lighting like a big flood flashlight. Better is a big trouble light and extension cord. #3- If you meet an animal as big as you are, please crawl fast. #4- Underbelly covering is insulation since it not warm like a regular base...