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by Norm Frechette
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Can I Use This Tool On My Roof?
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

Re: Can I Use This Tool On My Roof?

bring back the contractor and have him finish the job he started
by Norm Frechette
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Ceiling

my opinion on the sky light would be to fix it now or pay dearly later on. do it once and do it right i have watched home improvement shows on tv where they spray the offending ceiling with water and scrape off the coating. that might work for you http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-remove-a-pop...
by Norm Frechette
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation
Replies: 13
Views: 5689

Re: HELP!! Water in Floor Insulation

What about using Spray foam insulation. Could one use that? heres my take on foam insulation in order for my father to receive energy assistance from the state of Connecticut, he was required to have an energy audit. after it was completed, the state replaced two less than energy efficient windows ...
by Norm Frechette
Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting Vents?
Replies: 45
Views: 37828

Re: Skirting Vents?

my vents look like this. no problems whatsoever and i'm on a concrete slab. no insulated skirting either my dads mobile home has the same vent on dirt and has no problems either http://www.hiddenhitchandtrailerparts.com/zencart/images/_Lifestyle%20Vented%20Skirting.jpg both homes are in connecticut ...
by Norm Frechette
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pulling up peel and stick tiles
Replies: 10
Views: 5002

Re: Pulling up peel and stick tiles

WOW! Those tiles were REALLY stuck down! :lol:
by Norm Frechette
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Fixing dryer vent hole before new flooring
Replies: 6
Views: 10454

Re: Fixing dryer vent hold before new flooring

http://www.whirlpool.com/digitalassets/4396028/AB-Default_290X290_HO.jpg http://www.partselect.com/1485885-2-M-Whirlpool-4396006RW-Dryer-Vent-Elbow.jpg or just screw it onto the floor http://ace.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pACE3-6228865dt.jpg http://www.dryerbox.com/photo_gallery/Digital/lar...
by Norm Frechette
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Does anyone know what this trim piece is called?
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Re: Does anyone know what this trim piece is called?

why not remove it in its entirety and replace it with some kind of vinyl or wooden molding?

maybe a 1x2 or 1x3 or similar.
by Norm Frechette
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Importance of primer
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Importance of primer

if its a white primer next to a white popcorn ceiling why would it matter?

looks to be 99.9% covered so why not give it 100%?
by Norm Frechette
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Special Roofing Material?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Special Roofing Material?

to be on the safe side, you might want to check out your local building codes or ask a building inspector. a simple email to an inspector should clear things up
by Norm Frechette
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Properly sizing central A/C
Replies: 3
Views: 9302

Re: Properly sizing central A/C

google found this

https://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/ ... elines.pdf

a hvac contractor might be more precise
by Norm Frechette
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: M/H Labels
Replies: 2
Views: 1437

Re: M/H Labels

by Norm Frechette
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Leaks around vent pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 4792

Re: Leaks around vent pipes

maybe its time to do a complete survey of ALL roof vents and replace them as needed

plumbing vents (similar to this one or equivalent)

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