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by mobtek
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Need help with Deck design
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Re: RE: Need help with Deck design

JD wrote:What part of the country is your home in? Are you in a high wind or heavy snow area?
South Texas

No heavy snow - some heavy winds occasionally.
by mobtek
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Need help with Deck design
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Need help with Deck design

I am finally able to afford to build a front entrance deck and I need help with the design. If someone would please point me to a website or maybe make some suggestions I'd be grateful. Here are the specifics: I want to build a 6'd x 12'w deck. A simple corrugated metal roof would be nice. My proper...
by mobtek
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Can I wallpaper directly over the battans in my doublewide?
Replies: 13
Views: 5330

RE: Can I wallpaper directly over the battans in my doublewi

Sorry - this isn't an answer to your question, but...

What about Faux Painting? You could certainly create something that looks like wallpaper and then settling wouldn't matter. Plus, it's kinda fun.
by mobtek
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How often does a septic tank have to be emptied?
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

RE: How often does a septic tank have to be emptied?

I was going to contact the septic guy - just curious if it was a "every 2 years" or "every 5 years" kind of deal...
by mobtek
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How often does a septic tank have to be emptied?
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

How often does a septic tank have to be emptied?

I know it is based on usage, but just for speculation, let's say a 1000gal tank in a 2 person home.

Ballpark?
by mobtek
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Question about PVC strength
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

RE: Question about PVC strength

Well, originally it was covered in about 2' of sand. Over that we dropped in some road base mixed with asphalt chunks and then topped it off with more road base. I would guess that it has a god 1'-2' of sand over it.

It would be nice to roll out this area so it gets packed nice and flat.
by mobtek
Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Question about PVC strength
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Question about PVC strength

I wasn't sure where to post this so I guess it'll get moved to wherever... Ok - lets say that I have a 1" PVC water line and it's buried under 2-3 feet of road base material. If I have someone use a commercial roller/compactor to go over it, is there any danger of crushing my water line? Thanks
by mobtek
Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Are waterbeds and mobile homes compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 8355

Are waterbeds and mobile homes compatible?

Would a king size waterbed be a problem in a mobile home?
by mobtek
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: What should I do with this mess?
Replies: 15
Views: 7734

RE: What should I do with this mess?

That's very strange. It sounds like the way a latex would act if you painted over oil based enamel, but that's not the case. Hmmmm...

Can you post pics? It might help.
by mobtek
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Speaking of painting floors...
Replies: 19
Views: 9061

...any idea on how it holds up to scratches and high traffic...? Haven't had it for too long, but it seems like it's pretty tough. After all it's made for an outdoor porch or deck. Because I did NOT use a clear topcoat, I can dab on touch-up paint easily if I need to. I will post pics in a few mont...
by mobtek
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Speaking of painting floors...
Replies: 19
Views: 9061

Re: RE: Speaking of painting floors...

troyster wrote:Looks Awesome Trudi! Reminds me of when I did my kitchen. very similar in ways. very creative floor! Nice work!
Look at that, Trudi - you spent enough time "in my kitchen" that you are now getting credit for the work! DOH!
by mobtek
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Speaking of painting floors...
Replies: 19
Views: 9061

RE: Speaking of painting floors...

That's pretty funny Trudi - maybe you could grab me something to drink while you're in there?... I will be starting a new project soon, though I will not be doing any floor painting. Can't afford new carpet and I definitely do NOT want all hard floors. Cabinets and walls in the Dining/Living area wi...
by mobtek
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Speaking of painting floors...
Replies: 19
Views: 9061

RE: Speaking of painting floors...

FYI - most of the cost was in replacing the cabinet hardware. I spent about $60 (which is CHEAP) on the pulls and hinges. The painting part really only cost me around (+/-) $25. I have a LOT of leftover paint from each gallon that I purchased.
by mobtek
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Speaking of painting floors...
Replies: 19
Views: 9061

RE: Speaking of painting floors...

Thank You :D

Now that the Albums are working again, I do have large format pics in my Album:

album.php?user_id=1743
by mobtek
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Can you tell if this is OSB ? Paintable ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5159

RE: Can you tell if this is OSB ? Paintable ?

You could maybe get away with it... Maybe you could seal the floor with some waterproofer first, then prime it and paint it. That would only add about $8 to your cost. If you don't get that floor sealed first water and moisture will make it bump-up. On the other hand, it would be a smooth enough sur...