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by altasnowman
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Fireplace Question.
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

RE: Fireplace Question.

Hi, not to be the bearer of bad news but the fireplace that you have is strictly meant for gas. In order to burn wood you would have to change out the stack as wood burns much hotter, you would also have to have a wood burning insert installed. I am not sure if you would need to get the conversion c...
by altasnowman
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof
Replies: 12
Views: 3351

RE: Roof

Hello Furball, Yes the old shingles will have to come off before the new shingles can be put on. Also when they remove the old shingles it is a good time to check the roof for water damage and repair any damaged areas, and when they install new shingles it is a good idea to have ice shield put down ...
by altasnowman
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replacing a fireplace
Replies: 15
Views: 25969

RE: replacing a fireplace

Hello Yankee. Having a wood stove is great, however like all are saying IT MUST BE MH APPROVED,and it must be WETT certified(at least here in Alberta). This is one job that if you do go this route is best left to the pros. Even doing an insert again leave it to the pros. I have talked to the people ...
by altasnowman
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What tool to replace trim on marriage line. staple gun?
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Hi betty joanne,
Like Greg says air nailer or brad nailer works but if not hammer and finishing nails work. However if using the latter just remember where your thumb is LOL. Have a great day.
by altasnowman
Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 4203

Merry Christmas

May the season bring you all peace and joy. See you all in the New Year . Merry Christmas to everyone.
Altasnowman
by altasnowman
Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex tubing compatible with heat tapes?
Replies: 10
Views: 26238

Hi and merry christmas PlumDucky,
All the plumbers i have talked to have advised against the use of heat tapes with pex. wish that i could use pex and heat tapes together,that would solve everyones problems.
by altasnowman
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plumbing issues (sneaky plumber inspection) insurance claim
Replies: 7
Views: 3350

RE: Plumbing issues (sneaky plumber inspection) insurance cl

Hello, Sorry to hear about your problems. Here in Canada(Alberta) the insurance company is responsible for the repair of the damaged areas but not the actual part that caused the damage. the reason i can tell you this is my neighbour across the road just went through this and like so many out here h...
by altasnowman
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: underbelly material
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

RE: underbelly material

Hi farmer1, believe it or not you can use a silo tarp or the same tarps that you cover your hay bales to repair the belly. The other things that you will need is 1- spray adhesive to attach tarp to old material 2- staple gun to attach tarp to floor joists on side away from duct line 3- tarp tape and...
by altasnowman
Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 4109

hmmmmmmmmm, kind of looks like a soap dispencer but not sure. if it is you should be able to un screw it jmo
by altasnowman
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Backer for gas log stove
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

RE: Backer for gas log stove

Hi diasbox, I would insulate the frame with Roxsul insulation(not 100% sure on the spelling) as it does not burn. the other thing that you can do is to use durarock(concrete board) as a backing to the stainless or alumimum sheet and this will not allow the heat to pass through to the rear of the fra...
by altasnowman
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Backer for gas log stove
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

RE: Backer for gas log stove

Hi diasbox,
you could use a alumimum sheet or stainless mounted on a frame that would be set behind your stove on a angle to reflect the heat back into the room. think of a portable room divider but use metal instead of cloth.
by altasnowman
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Repair plumbing and belly material
Replies: 16
Views: 7454

RE: Repair plumbing and belly material

Hi,
JMO. If I had done the job it would not be complete until it was closed in or back to where it was before the repairs began.
by altasnowman
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Hospital Stay and Some Major Down Time
Replies: 14
Views: 6213

RE: Hospital Stay and Some Major Down Time

Hi Maureen, So sorry to hear about your set back,but chin up it will get better. altho i do not suffer from MS i understand what you are going through,as i got into the losing end of an arguement with a chain binder and lost resulting in shattered wrists. Get better and let the man upstairs do some ...
by altasnowman
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Warped frame
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

RE: Warped frame

Hi bobbq, This is just my opinion and what i have seen in my years of hauling these homes,and as such i would ask that you consult a lawyer for the legal issues involved. Yes a warped frame rail can be repaired. However and this is where things will get complicated if you have the frame repaired and...
by altasnowman
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: AMSOIL and me
Replies: 9
Views: 4390

RE: AMSOIL and me

Hi Everyone. Thanks for the input. Well i have taken the plunge and sent in the application to become an independent dealer with Amsoil, just waiting for everything to show up now. A new chapter in my life begins and i already have people thinking i must be nuts to do this, but i tell them that the ...