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by mobtek
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Do I need to lay new plywood...
Replies: 3
Views: 2848

RE: Do I need to lay new plywood...

I painted the Plywood that was there.

I just made sure to scrape it first. Then I primed it and used gloss oil-based deck paint. That was a year ago and both rooms are holding up very well.

Pics in my album.

A great solution if a new floor is not in the budget... IT'S CHEAP!
by mobtek
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Shading the house - with mesh tarp
Replies: 15
Views: 12842

RE: Shading the house - with mesh tarp

Thanks

Have been thinking about that too. Found this website where you can order pre-cut sheets to fit your windows.

http://www.windowtint.com/shop/Custom-P ... l-Kit.html
by mobtek
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Shading the house - with mesh tarp
Replies: 15
Views: 12842

RE: Shading the house - with mesh tarp

Here it is - It shades the wall that gets the most afternoon sun. I may get another and double the area.

Don't mind the ugly yard - it is on the list of TO-DOs

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by mobtek
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Shading the house - with mesh tarp
Replies: 15
Views: 12842

RE: Shading the house - with mesh tarp

I'm going to hijack my thread back just to update . :lol: Got my mesh tarp from Ebay (26'x12'). Looks like a good quality tarp. Mounted it just under the eave (eve?) of the house and tied it off to a few fence posts kinda like a cheap awning. It does make a nice shade which is WAY cooler than the d...
by mobtek
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Shading the house - with mesh tarp
Replies: 15
Views: 12842

RE: Shading the house - with mesh tarp

Attic? No attic here. No soffit vents or ridge vents. (or maybe I don;t know what they look like :oops: ) Budget will not allow me to call out any type of insulation expert - It's me or nothing. The roof does get a lot of sun, but it really starts to get hot when the sun hits the one unshaded wall. ...
by mobtek
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Shading the house - with mesh tarp
Replies: 15
Views: 12842

Shading the house - with mesh tarp

It's not even Summer yet and my window unit A/C is having trouble keeping my living room below 80 degrees. I have not had this problem before, so the unit is okay as far as size. The problem is that about 2/3 of one outside wall gets BEATEN by the sun in the afternoon. Trees shade much of the rest. ...
by mobtek
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Again with the Elastomeric Roof Coating
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

RE: Again with the Elastomeric Roof Coating

Just looked at Behr and found their "roof paint". It's specifically for asphalt shingles.

I also found this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2105261_paint-a ... ngles.html
by mobtek
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Boosting water pressure - need info
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

RE: Boosting water pressure - need info

Good info - thanks.
by mobtek
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Boosting water pressure - need info
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

Boosting water pressure - need info

I tried searching, but couldn't really find what I was looking for. I would like to boost the water pressure to my home. Here is some info that might help to answer my question: I have city supplied water. My water pressure is about 80% of what I'd like. I would also like to set up a second filter, ...
by mobtek
Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Metal roof over shingles -
Replies: 3
Views: 2171

Metal roof over shingles -

I am thinking ahead to the future and wondering if anyone has experience doing this? I have a 16x76 SW with a peaked roof, asphalt shingles. I have read that you lay down new underlayment - then battens - then metal. I wanted to know if anyone has links to any similar projects that I could see pics ...
by mobtek
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1-Piece Shower wall - installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

RE: 1-Piece Shower wall - installation

The pan and wall are separate - the wall comes folded up in a 36x70x6 box. It's basically a sheet that bends at the corners. Removing the old shower was a bit of a pain and of course removing old plumbing is always unpleasant (to say the least). Installed the pan, new drain and drain plumbing today....
by mobtek
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1-Piece Shower wall - installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

1-Piece Shower wall - installation

I am replacing my 32x32 shower stall with a new pan and 1-piece wall unit. Can it be attached without using the plastic rivets? With just adhesive? Maybe non-rusting screws with caps? I don't much care for the rivets.
by mobtek
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Trailerwrap project - cool remodel
Replies: 7
Views: 4768

RE: Trailerwrap project - cool remodel

Cool... or just plain DUMB?

That's about as useful as a racing stripe on a Rambler...
by mobtek
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Painting Exterior
Replies: 12
Views: 7813

RE: Painting Exterior

1 - Unless you are an experienced painter I would suggest NOT using a sprayer. You would not believe the amount of overspray you can get by not properly masking everything - you do NOT want to paint the neighbor's car. 2 - It's all in the prep - As Yanita said - clean thoroughly, then clean again......
by mobtek
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Mowing tips for a greener lawn
Replies: 4
Views: 2409

RE: Mowing tips for a greener lawn

FYI - an EXCELLENT fertilizer for lawns and other plants is Ground Corn. The kind you buy at the feed store. You might want to use the fine-grind because you WILL have more bird / animal activity in your yard. You can't kill your lawn with it (by overspreading) and your Kids, and pets are safe. This...