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by cnyguy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Foundation coating
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Foundation coating

I am looking for advice for coating my block foundation under my manufactured home. Its a block foundation with a skin coating on it. Because of the minimal roof overhang, rain water splashes on it. I painted it before with something that didnt last very long. Small "block lines" are visible in cert...
by cnyguy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Garbage disposal vs. no GD -- cost
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Garbage disposal vs. no GD -- cost

i installed a gd in my kitchen sink 10 yrs ago. whats very important with these is to keep drain lines clear. My system drains into a public sewer connection not a septic system. Under your sink may be a y connection with a plug fitting. This is a "clean out" fitting. A blow out fitting is available...
by cnyguy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: manufactured home masonry foundation coating.
Replies: 0
Views: 588

manufactured home masonry foundation coating.

Mark, this is a question for you: I'm looking for repair videos you used to post. I've bought repair supplies from your company before, is it still there? I'm interested in the kits you had for belly repair, the plastic with adhesive spray I saw. I'm also interested in what you recommend for a found...
by cnyguy
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: Nordyne C3qa-036U-B
Replies: 2
Views: 3913

Re: Nordyne C3qa-036U-B

christine j: this is the same evaporator coil i have in my house. if you take off the furnace door, you will see in the lower left corner a drain hose going down thru the floor. if u loosen the hose clamp, and remove the hose, u may be able to clear a clog by carefully inserting a small brush or som...
by cnyguy
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: Nordyne M1MB increase fan speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 3728

Re: Nordyne M1MB increase fan speed?

Hello danomac: I also checked into varying fan speed for my M1MC090BW. The house came with a 4 ton ready coil cabinet. The outside unit is a 3 ton Miller with a matching A coil inside with a "flowrater" orifice setup. You cannot get this metering device with a modern refrigerant, it has to come with...
by cnyguy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: Condenser Fan Motor stopping after 10-15 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 9032

Re: Condenser Fan Motor stopping after 10-15 minutes

oops! didn't realize you were talking about a packaged unit , not a split till now. If your unit is like a Miller, which I think is the same as as an Intertherm or Nordyne one, these units are tough as nails. We installed a bunch of these on school bldg rooftops for computer labs, and I'm totally im...
by cnyguy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: Condenser Fan Motor stopping after 10-15 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 9032

Re: Condenser Fan Motor stopping after 10-15 minutes

Hello: Glad to hear you "won one" in the HVAC battles. I have a similiar system as yours and I made the same fix you did. What I have heard is critical for your outdoor condensing unit is for you to tarp it over for the winter. I seem to have had problems with capacitors, not fan motors. I guess exc...
by cnyguy
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mice deterant
Replies: 25
Views: 8564

Re: mice deterant

The unit I'm using is the one rated for a large basement/ garage
by cnyguy
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mice deterant
Replies: 25
Views: 8564

Re: mice deterant

Psaltee: I have a duplex power outlet that came with the house under there for the waterline heat tracer. I plugged it in there, it requires line voltage. I live on a cleared lot in a residential neighborhood, that is still quite wooded and has a high water table because we're close to a lake. I do ...
by cnyguy
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Well our MH's survived 80+ mph storms
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Well our MH's survived 80+ mph storms

dc diva: upstate new york went through one of these "straight line" microburst derecho storms early 2000's labor day. utterly unexpected and devastating. Here's a suggestion for the US government to consider: How about a put people to work type of project to complete with the proposed "smart grid",s...
by cnyguy
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mice deterant
Replies: 25
Views: 8564

Re: mice deterant

Psaltee: On the victor website, they call it the heavy duty ultrasonic pest repellant. List price: $45 I think I bought it for less than that at Lowe's. I've been down there once or twice a year to check it. If you can hear a slight crackling sound, it's working. I had a real problem with critters w...
by cnyguy
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: on demand hot water
Replies: 10
Views: 13262

Re: on demand hot water

I have installed a rinnai direct vent unit. A partner helped me run one inch black pipe from the meter through the crawlspace into the closet. Gas volume is critical, too small a supply will cause problems. After removing the small electric tank that came with the house and the wiring to it, I drill...
by cnyguy
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: mice deterant
Replies: 25
Views: 8564

Re: mice deterant

I bought a Victor plug in repellant machine from Lowe's and have it plugged in the crawlspace. It seems to work very well. I used to have a problem with field mice, especially when it was very wet out, they would come in. With the machine down there, I haven't seen them around in quite a while. I ha...
by cnyguy
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Nordyne Service & Repair
Topic: Intertherm S5QD-D42KA condensor fan going out
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

Re: Intertherm S5QD-D42KA condensor fan going out

hello: i've seen this problem with my own unit happen. Good chance its not the fan motor, but the run capacitor for it that gives it a "boost" to run. It probably is a dual capacitor, compressor run and fan run, try replacing it. not expensive. I'm currently working on a system to shut the control s...
by cnyguy
Thu May 31, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Metal roofs on manufactured homes
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Metal roofs on manufactured homes

I've been noticing in my area a lot of manufactured homes with metal roofs. I don't need one yet but what's the deal with these? I know they're supposed to be very durable, but is this a big deal? I mean do they usually just "lay" these over the existing shingle roofs, or strip it down totally? I wa...