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by Norm Frechette
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Aqua PEX plumbing
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Aqua PEX plumbing

I purchased a 2007 mobile home and PEX runs throughout the house i have no experience working with it a recent episode of one of the home improvement shows had a segment regarding PEX. it was stated that it was more expensine up front but cheaper on the installation (no soldering etc) thus making it...
by Norm Frechette
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: holes in vinyl siding
Replies: 6
Views: 3483

Re: holes in vinyl siding

i used white duct tape on my white skirting. worked great
by Norm Frechette
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting Venting Ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Skirting Venting Ideas?

my mh has this type of skirt venting. the one on the right. maybe it would work for yours

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by Norm Frechette
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: create a pitch on a flat roof?
Replies: 4
Views: 9903

Re: create a pitch on a flat roof?

i witnessed 2 homes in the park i live in that had their flat roof converted to pitched ones. it can be done.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2086295_pitch-flat-roof.html
by Norm Frechette
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Screws for aluminum siding
Replies: 13
Views: 12502

Re: Screws for aluminum siding

if you live in a saltwater environment you probably dont want to use aluminum screws. they will corrode in that environment. i worked in aerospace and all aluminum products on the satellites we were building had to be chemically conversion coated or anodized to prevent corrosion once the satellite g...
by Norm Frechette
Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Small roof overhang for front door?
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Re: Small roof overhang for front door?

My brother an I just added a drip cap over both storm doors in my mobile home. Every time it rained, water would make its way inside from the top of the top of the storm doors. After a simple addition of a drip cap all is well and no more rain on the inside of the door. I can now leave the inside do...
by Norm Frechette
Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Portable generators
Replies: 21
Views: 7472

Re: Portable generators

Is this a common setup, the electric company's feed feeding to an outside breaker panel (which then feeds a panel in the home)? i'm not going to speculate whats common, but thats the way my mobile home is set up. my brother got me all set up over last weekend regarding my generator situation so all...
by Norm Frechette
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Heat duct cover extension
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Re: Heat duct cover extension

there are deflectors as shown below

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by Norm Frechette
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Portable generators
Replies: 21
Views: 7472

Re: Portable generators

thank you for answering my question but it seems that i have stirred up a hornets nest. that was never the intention. i only was asking because i thought maybe some home owners might have gone through a similar situation and added a generator for emergency purposes. i did no know that these types of...
by Norm Frechette
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Portable generators
Replies: 21
Views: 7472

Portable generators

I survived Tropical Storm Irene with flying colors (nothing missing on my mobile home) but still out of power.

I am considering buying a portable generator and was wondering what size would be appropriate for a mobile home.

Does anyone has a setup they can recommend?

Thanks in advance,

Norm
by Norm Frechette
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: First time home buyer, How much will central AC run me?
Replies: 9
Views: 10422

Re: First time home buyer, How much will central AC run me?

I bought my home in 2008 and the cost then was about $3100

They installed a cooling coil in the Miller furnace and American Standard AC unit.

The installation included all the necessary plumbing and electrical work.