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by DaveyB
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Relevel
Replies: 5
Views: 1842

Re: Relevel

Just a thought or three: Mobile or Manufactured homes are built on a chassis which is basically a trailer. Take a look at some of the heavy automotive shops since they handle commercial trailers on a regular basis and may already have the jacking plates you need, or at least a ready source of supply...
by DaveyB
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Anybody good with CPU tweaking?
Replies: 3
Views: 3161

Re: Anybody good with CPU tweaking?

You will often find that "branded" computers, like HP, Dell, Gateway, etc., will do a bulk purchase of motherboards - I'm talking in the thousands here. In exchange for that they get to make modifications to the motherboard design, including the BIOS. Most of these changes are so they can incorporat...
by DaveyB
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: M1GB 056A BW Furnace/AC unit leaking water
Replies: 5
Views: 4688

Re: M1GB 056A BW Furnace/AC unit leaking water

I'm not too sure on the Nordyne units as to how they are put together, my suggestion above comes from general knowledge - perhaps one of the regular HVAC guys might be able to help with the makeup and position of the condensation collection system. My own home has an Intertherm, with separate top (f...
by DaveyB
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mold in bath ceiling
Replies: 16
Views: 7249

Re: Mold in bath ceiling

Hi Ladybug, I did read your post, but it won't be as costly as you think. You don't need to replace the entire wall/ceiling, just the affected parts. So for example it the mold comes about 2 feet down the wall, you would simply remove the 2 feet of affected wall, wide enough to uncover parts of the ...
by DaveyB
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: M1GB 056A BW Furnace/AC unit leaking water
Replies: 5
Views: 4688

Re: M1GB 056A BW Furnace/AC unit leaking water

Quickest way to check would be to pour water into the tray at the top and see how fast it comes out the bottom (if at all). Check the tray for corrosion as well, just in case!
by DaveyB
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need help replacing bath/shower fixtures
Replies: 7
Views: 4132

Re: Need help replacing bath/shower fixtures

Just a quick note to apologize - the remark about the transient was well intentioned, but I didn't take into account the OPs position, and I'm sorry about that. I have edited my above post to reflect a more restrained, but still workable suggestion that may help. Of course, I would never suggest pic...
by DaveyB
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: M1GB 056A BW Furnace/AC unit leaking water
Replies: 5
Views: 4688

Re: M1GB 056A BW Furnace/AC unit leaking water

Unless your furnace is heating your water as well, then it is much more likely what you are seeing is the condensation from the AC unit. Normally, there is a tray under the unit which catches the condensation as it falls and channels it into a drain line which leads it out from under the home. It is...
by DaveyB
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mold in bath ceiling
Replies: 16
Views: 7249

Re: Mold in bath ceiling

I would agree with bobfather99 in cutting the molded sections out and replacing them. Even if you dry out the areas and remove the visible signs, as the mold dries it will release spores into the air making for a nasty heath hazard.

DaveyB
by DaveyB
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need help replacing bath/shower fixtures
Replies: 7
Views: 4132

Re: Need help replacing bath/shower fixtures

Before you go hiring a plumber or a handyman .... You don't need them, all you need is some muscle that can apply their strength where and when told while you do the actual fitting! Consider contacting a local college and see if they would recommend some suitably sized student that would be willing ...
by DaveyB
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: skirting removal
Replies: 2
Views: 9794

Re: skirting removal

Lets see if I can explain a spiral staircase without using my hands ! :lol: There is a horizontal strip at ground level which holds the base of the skirting. This is nothing more than a U shaped profile strip, nailed down, that the skirting sits in. Leave it alone unless you really have to change it...
by DaveyB
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Here
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: New Here

Hi David and welcome! Actually, you might want to consider re-bar in the walls and alarms on the windows - the problem isn't keeping a 10yr old daughter in, its keeping the boys OUT !! :lol: Seriously though, you will find plenty of helpful ideas here, and support if you do get into a bind. You will...
by DaveyB
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: New 8'x16' Front Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 6619

Re: New 8'x16' Front Deck

Nice looking job! Congratulations!

For the benefit of those that might like to do something similar, could you share what materials you used, how you put it together, how long it took, any particular problems you faced, etc?

DaveyB
by DaveyB
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: IMAGE/ATTACHEMENT UPLOAD IS WORKING NOW
Replies: 2
Views: 2658

Re: IMAGE/ATTACHEMENT UPLOAD IS WORKING NOW

Great news, thanks JD !!! :D
by DaveyB
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: are there minimum height requirements for windows?
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: are there minimum height requirements for windows?

JD gave a good answer, but it may be a little confusing if you don't understand the background. A mobile or manufactured home is considered a vehicle in many states instead of a house. This means that they fall under the codes pertaining to RVs, since people live inside them. Because of this, a cert...
by DaveyB
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: Cleaning Intertherm unit floor ducts
Replies: 11
Views: 34935

Re: Cleaning Intertherm unit floor ducts

Although I haven't done this myself (I was lucky in that my ducts are pretty clean anyway), if you are taking the air system down for maintenance, would there be a problem with pouring in several buckets of hot water with a high concentration of disinfectant, then using a pressure hose to clean them...