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by KLBoldon
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Master Bathroom Remodel Blueprints
Replies: 6
Views: 13482

Re: Master Bathroom Remodel Blueprints

I attached the most recent plans now. This project has sort of spiraled out of control. First we were just going to do the long awaited master bath remodel. Then we decided to de-strip the walls in the master bedroom at the same time. And then - the water heater incident which led to the laundry roo...
by KLBoldon
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Exterior painting
Replies: 1
Views: 8719

Re: Exterior painting

I sold paint for almost 6 years out of HS and through college. When you look for specifically labeled door & trim paint, it is usually a gloss finish. This is for durability. Doors & Trim get a lot of wear and tear, from things running into it and hands constantly touching.
by KLBoldon
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

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by KLBoldon
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

Thank you everyone for your involvement and responses! I want to first address the issue of the CPVC connections right out of the water heater. - This is exactly how it was hooked up when i bought the place from the park. The brass connections are sold with 3" CPVC stubs and labeled 'water heater co...
by KLBoldon
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

Peace of mind :D
by KLBoldon
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: T&P Relief Valve Drain Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 932

T&P Relief Valve Drain Pipe

So, Im replacing my water heater (leaky one from previous post)...And i simply pulled my T&P Relief Valve Drain pipe up out of the floor. I shined a flash light down there and all I see if belly insulation! Shouldn't this be draining to a pipe? or at least to the ground to prevent any damage to othe...
by KLBoldon
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Self-Contained Switches/Receptacles in Mobile Home
Replies: 6
Views: 4262

Re: Self-Contained Switches/Receptacles in Mobile Home

We slowly replaced our self-contained switches...just to agree with everyone else - they are scary. In one room, when held in the right place, the switch would crackle & fuzz while flickering the light... I feel so much safer now that we have replaced nearly all of them.
by KLBoldon
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

14-17 yrs old. When the plate for the upper thermostat was removed, there was condensate behind the plate there and on the back of the fiberglass insulation block behind the panel. So if it is leaking, it isn't from the bottom rusting out.
by KLBoldon
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

I recently (month or so ago) found a draft in the back entrance. the floor is cold, and cold air comes in through the areas by the pipes. The water heater is feeling the draft, so the outside of it is cold to touch...so if the outside is cold and the inside is warm - would that not cause condensatio...
by KLBoldon
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

But the condensation is on the inside of the water heater, not the pipes
by KLBoldon
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

I've also read that a water heater insulation jacket would help with condensation. Is that overkill? Maybe ill just buy the pipe jackets first and the drip pan. Yeah - the on demand route is no longer an option. If I went gas, I would have to run a gas line and new venting. If i stayed with electric...
by KLBoldon
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

I had an uncle stop by, he is a master plumber, to check out the water heater. He thinks the water is condensation build-up. He opened up both thermostats and showed me some of what he believed to be condensation. Has anyone else had a condensation problem with their hot water heater in the winter? ...
by KLBoldon
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1st real project in 1998 DoubleWide
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: 1st real project in 1998 DoubleWide

haha - my 96 skyline has hints of its past with both hunter green and pink carpeting...found strands of the old stuff when we put in the new :)
by KLBoldon
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Master Bathroom Remodel Blueprints
Replies: 6
Views: 13482

Re: Master Bathroom Remodel Blueprints

Yes - #1 seems to be the consensus between friends and family as well. I was hoping #2 would win out, less re-routing of the drain pipe ;) but it shouldn't be too difficult.

Commodore - that is a good point about the door! I will keep an eye out for sales to see if i can add that into the budget.
by KLBoldon
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: water heater replacement
Replies: 25
Views: 6827

Re: water heater replacement

Thanks Greg, I appreciate the comment and advice!