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by hhb
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cheapest house in town, My house.
Replies: 46
Views: 25865

Re: Cheapest house in town, My house.

One question about the skirting; does the frost heave the ground where you are? If so your trailer might be out of level next year, that 2x4 framing doesn't look like it will give too much.
by hhb
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New MH owner! Got a project here. Pics included.
Replies: 26
Views: 9181

Re: New MH owner! Got a project here. Pics included.

That actually looks reasonably solid, and the frame held together for the move so that says something. Not bad looking on the outside, either. I'd say you stole it for $300. As for working around your stuff, been there, done that. It will motivate you to "git 'er done" is all I can say. Good luck wi...
by hhb
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Jalousie/louvre window sash replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3251

Re: Jalousie/louvre window sash replacement

feeeeline wrote:I live in a mobile home park... and they have rules against broken/boarded up windows and plastic on the outside. :/

No hope for replacing the glass, eh? >disappointed<
Ahh, ok, understood. I live in a trailer park of one, we have less rules. :D
by hhb
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Jalousie/louvre window sash replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3251

Re: Jalousie/louvre window sash replacement

Or, remove the window panes (sashes, whatever you call them), cut a sheet of OSB, plywood or whatever you can find laying around to fit the outside hole, fill with insulation, plastic over the inside and wait until you have money for a real window. Seriously, why frig around with that old stuff.. **...
by hhb
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Considering Many Repairs - Is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 3698

Re: Considering Many Repairs - Is it worth it?

At first glance yes, it does sound crazy to blow lotsa money on a 41 year old MH. However, it also sounds like you have location going for you, so renovating might make alot of sense. It's simple math to figure out, just look at comparable MHs that have been renovated in your area and what they sell...
by hhb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezing
Replies: 14
Views: 10905

Re: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezin

The heat tape is good insurance, anyway. It doesn't come on unless the thermostat tells it to, so it may never come on... but in case it was needed, better to have it there I'd say, even if you think the insulation is good enough.
by hhb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezing
Replies: 14
Views: 10905

Re: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezin

Well it does make sense that it may freeze underground in the pipe coming up but the current set up doesn't have any heat tape going down into there so it would be my guess that they didn't have any problems with that part freezing maybe? Yeah currently the water line comes in basically does an L a...
by hhb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezing
Replies: 14
Views: 10905

Re: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezin

Others around here have more experience than I do, but here my thought: it freezes below ground level, so it's not just the pipe above the ground you have to worry about. There's a reason well pipes go underground below frost level into a house with a basement, so I would assume they could freeze ju...
by hhb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Air Exchanger
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Air Exchanger

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x283/hhbartlett/air-exchanger_zps5004c460.jpg I have this little unit close to the kitchen & bathroom. It's controlled by a wall humidistat. Seems to be working; it blows air out one side and sucks it in the other when it's on, anyway. My question is, do these rea...
by hhb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: soft spots in floor
Replies: 6
Views: 4479

Re: soft spots in floor

Also look into Advantech for subfloor. It's built to withstand moisture. Never used it myself, just going by what others have said, looks like a good product.

http://www.advantechperforms.com/produc ... oring.aspx
by hhb
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezing
Replies: 14
Views: 10905

Re: Keeping water lines and water pressure tank from freezin

Hi, I'm in New Brunswick, same climate as you and am still setting up my place too. Anyway, it seems like a few people around here have their pressure tanks and stuff under the MH. They build a styrofoam box around it and put in a light bulb socket with a 100W bulb. In fact, that is what was on mine...
by hhb
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Is this a feasible? (water heater question)
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Re: Is this a feasible? (water heater question)

You should have a shut off on the water heater inlet anyway, it's actually required by code here. Put it at an easily accessible point just before it reaches the water heater. If you have copper on the inlet pipe, I'd put it there as soldered valves will be more solid to turn on & off (stiff pipe to...
by hhb
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pipes blew up, pex question
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Pipes blew up, pex question

Thanks JD, good prices there for sure. Unfortunately I usually need plumbing supplies "that day"., but if I get into a situation where I can actually plan ahead, I'll give them a try for sure. I ended up just cutting off the copper pipe and soldering in new boiler valves, which are $5 each at the st...
by hhb
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pipes blew up, pex question
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Pipes blew up, pex question

Thanks. I'm re-thinking a similar plan, may be able to sneak across the underneath of the kitchen floor along a joist, the right angle across the inside of that wall which leads to the bathroom, piping on the inside. Going to have a hard look at it tomorrow. I've also just discovered that you can't ...
by hhb
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pipes blew up, pex question
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

Re: Pipes blew up, pex question

Just wanted to add a quick note. I have replaced all the copper in the MH with pex at this point, with the exception of the run to the master ensuite. HOWEVER, I learned the hard way that cheaper pex crimping tools DO NOT pay off. I bought this piece of crap that you're supposed to be able to use 10...