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by UmpJJ
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Total Remodel
Replies: 88
Views: 58883

Re: Total Remodel

Really like that pocket door, too. Nice work!

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by UmpJJ
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Metal Roof
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: Metal Roof

Melissa,
Any issues with outside noise and that metal roof? I don't think mobile homes are insulated as well in the attic as stick homes, so is rain noise more noticeable? We have a 2001 Patriot SW with shingles and they won't last forever...

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by UmpJJ
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Service & Repair of Other Brands
Topic: I am haveing a problem with my furnace. It works intermetent
Replies: 7
Views: 12421

Re: I am haveing a problem with my furnace. It works interme

This is an easy one. Call a furnace guy. With all the things you've already checked he should find the problem in short order.

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by UmpJJ
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Leaking water overflow drain
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: Leaking water overflow drain

You haven't described where the pipe is located in the yard, but you might mention to management that if it's in a common area there certainly could be liability involved if the ground stays wet/muddy/unstable/frozen. That might generate some response to the problem.

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by UmpJJ
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: winter sewer
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: winter sewer

This one's easy. Go portable. Best thing about this is, if your plumbing ever goes down in the future, you'll have something "to go on".. http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Luggable-Portable-Gallon/dp/B000FIAPXO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359156381&sr=8-1&keywords=portable+to...
by UmpJJ
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Newbe
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Re: Newbe

Welcome! You'll find lots of valuable info here, and lots of folks who have lived in and worked on all kinds of MH. Just start looking!

UmpJJ

PS Don't skimp on the replacement windows!
by UmpJJ
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: STEAMED UP WINDOWS
Replies: 5
Views: 1884

Re: STEAMED UP WINDOWS

Replacement windows is your only real guarantee. There's cold air leaking in from the outside and warm humid air getting in between the windows from the inside, and it's really tough to seal those gaps effectively. You might try weather strip tape, but be careful it doesn't peel off the wood trim on...
by UmpJJ
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vinyl planks
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Vinyl planks

Your best bet for accurate information is a big box store - Lowe's, Home Depot, Menards...they will not only answer your questions, they'll have samples of all the possibilities!

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by UmpJJ
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Window replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 9321

Re: Window replacement

I've spent the last couple of weeks window shopping. You can get cheapo vinyl replacements from Window World for "$189 installed". You can get very good Pella double hung low-e windows for $128 (NOT installed) off the shelf at Lowes. And everything in between.
Get the good ones.

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by UmpJJ
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathtub crisis...
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

Re: Bathtub crisis...

1. Cozy up to your favorite grizzled old hometown hardware store guy and ask for suggestions (about the tub problem). 2. Call the Culligan man - water is what they do. 3. Check with a local university extension expert - they have opinions on everything. 4. Google FAQ from water heater manufacturers....
by UmpJJ
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathtub crisis...
Replies: 7
Views: 2999

Re: Bathtub crisis...

Fiberglass tub, I assume? Vinegar is your best bet - it works much better than Limeaway. We have very hard well water and I do the tub/shower about once every two weeks.

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by UmpJJ
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: M is for mobile...
Replies: 2
Views: 9417

Re: M is for mobile...

Ask some MH landlords about movers - that's how we found ours. We moved our 16X80 singlewide about 75 miles for $3000 after checking out several choices.

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by UmpJJ
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Accessing Ducts
Replies: 4
Views: 1578

Re: Accessing Ducts

It might be worth touching base with that repairman and find out exactly where he worked and exactly what he did...

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by UmpJJ
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Finally set up a transfer switch and got a generator.
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: Finally set up a transfer switch and got a generator.

We did the same thing when we installed solar panels a couple of years ago - they don't generate enough juice to run central a/c or the electric furnace, but will run two window units (5K in the bedroom and 8K in the living room) as well as the lights, the computer, the fridge and the freezer - and ...