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by Jim from Canada
Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: extending eves
Replies: 8
Views: 4306

Re: extending eves

How I did it: had roof stripped back to trusses, removal of existing eaves (they were just tacked on extensions). Added a 2x4, on edge, PL premium adheisive and screwed, to top of each truss and extending over for new longer (deeper?) eave. Resheath, 100% covered with "Grace" brand ice/water sheild ...
by Jim from Canada
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Torx (Star Drive) Screws
Replies: 11
Views: 2649

Re: Torx (Star Drive) Screws

Greg, you are correct about the Robertson, US companies did not want to pay the patent fees. I think the torx head was started by GM. My memory could be failing me there though. Generally, I use a robertson for most of my heavy duty fastenter needs. I don't think deck screws come any other way in Ca...
by Jim from Canada
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Questions to ask before moving
Replies: 7
Views: 3684

Re: Questions to ask before moving

It's just a humorous pic....don't over think it.
by Jim from Canada
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Questions to ask before moving
Replies: 7
Views: 3684

Questions to ask before moving

How much does the home weigh?

How much weight can the bridge handle?

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by Jim from Canada
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wood stove installed
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Re: wood stove installed

Congratulations, nothing like the heat from a wood fire. Had ours going too.
by Jim from Canada
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Stackable washer & dryers
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Stackable washer & dryers

We have a Sears stacking wash center. A big one. Sits on the particle board floor (it is vinyl covered) and no problem. Been there for about 7 years.
by Jim from Canada
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: a sawing question
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: a sawing question

One of the highest rated SCMS's (sliding compound mitre saw) is the Makita 10". The only other one that beats it in performance is the Festool Kapex, which cost double the Makita. I believe the one I seen in the tests is the 1013 model, which, I think, has been now given the model number 1016. Altho...
by Jim from Canada
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: finding an album and pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: finding an album and pics

.....but if you go here.... http://www.securitychimneys.com/residential/chimneys/ ....they have the installation instructions that I went by. This is the brand of chimney I bought.
by Jim from Canada
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: finding an album and pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: finding an album and pics

I can't find the pics on the computer either. I have a different computer since then.
by Jim from Canada
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring question
Replies: 7
Views: 1789

Re: Laminate flooring question

I used a jig saw and a circular saw, fine blades. Put the nice side down. On a tablesaw, put the nice side up when cutting. You want the teeth traveling "into" the show side when cutting. Less chipout on the show side that way.
by Jim from Canada
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Residing and Insulating outer walls
Replies: 19
Views: 4806

Re: Residing and Insulating outer walls

What I have done (2x6 studding) is replace the fiberglass insulation where bad with Roxul brand cellulose batts (higher R rating), then sheathed the outside of the studs with 7/16 exterior OSB and then a layer of 3/4" exotherm (polyisocyanurate with foil face), then siding (vinyl). I "Tuck" taped th...
by Jim from Canada
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: I am not trailer trash, I am trailerlicious!
Replies: 30
Views: 10931

Re: I am not trailer trash, I am trailerlicious!

Yanita.....sounds like you are trying to leave a smaller carbon footprint. Fuel efficient vehicles, easy home to live in that takes fewer resources. That would be my story anyway...lol.
by Jim from Canada
Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: I am not trailer trash, I am trailerlicious!
Replies: 30
Views: 10931

Re: I am not trailer trash, I am trailerlicious!

LOL, not even that Greg......Only gets active when threatened by the town with orders from the by-law officer. I am glad I am on the end of the street with my yard to the river, a little oasis away from it all. The neighbours place behind me that burned down has still not been cleaned up. Makes you ...
by Jim from Canada
Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: I am not trailer trash, I am trailerlicious!
Replies: 30
Views: 10931

Re: I am not trailer trash, I am trailerlicious!

Don't know why, but our park owner seems to encourage them (the trash). Of course, his home rates like that too. Does not enforce property standards to the point that the town has written him warnings and have charged him under the local by laws. Lots of folks around here behind on payments. You wou...
by Jim from Canada
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Trouble with Neighbors
Replies: 38
Views: 11724

Re: Trouble with Neighbors

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss356/JimDaddyO/misc/DSC_3415.jpg My idiot, dim wit, disability hillbilly, rotten, disturbing, trouble making neighbours solved the problem themselves. They had their electricity cut off and were running a gas generator in the shed with the exhaust ported through ...