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by Demolition
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Boosting water pressure - need info
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

In addition to restrictions, it could be the city or rural water system. If you are far away from the water tower or at the end of the line... your pressure will be less. Also if you live on a hill or mountain. I recommend contacting the water department and speaking with one of the maintenance pers...
by Demolition
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vintage Mobile Homes . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

In really old mobile homes they had aluminum wiring. I would recommend getting a licenced electrician to replace all the wiring, fixtures and breaker boxes. In my old mobile home I just put the conduit on the paneling inside the rooms. Lowes has decorative conduit. This option allows us people in th...
by Demolition
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Yikes. Freaked. Roof deflection
Replies: 18
Views: 5629

Sometimes when a house is moved or during set up, it will twist. The second cause could be the roof was not designed for Iowa Snow. The truss is a simple design that a person could build and staple in. I agree that you want all the old snow off the roof and have a friend standing by in a safe zone. ...
by Demolition
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Roof Loads
Replies: 6
Views: 8366

In Arkansas we have a State Agency called the Manufactured Home Commission, usually called the Mobile Home Commission.

See if WV has one of these agencies and ask what they recommend for your area.

West Virginia? You mean West by god Virginia.
Regards, David D.
Plankowner USS West Virginia SSBN-736
by Demolition
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plumbing connections loosening when moving a mobile home?
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

Despite the name Mobile Home... they are not meant to be mobile. You buy them, install at the location and they need to stay there. It is NOT uncommon for piping to wiggle loose. Many places stopped using the grey pvc. They use white pvc that says SCHEDULE 40 (SCHD 40) on the side. That is what our ...
by Demolition
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Urine smell under house/ registers
Replies: 7
Views: 7733

Some Ventilation tubes have insulation material wrapped inside the aluminum foil. If that stuff gets wet it stinks. You might have some mold in the tubes that makes it stink too. I would recommend buying all new ventilation tubes underneath. You can pull the metal boxes and clean them up and let the...
by Demolition
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What make of shower stem and bonnet doo I have
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

If you go to Lowes Hardware get a fixture that says on the box... For Mobile Homes. The pipe sizes are different for us than for a wood house.
by Demolition
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wood stove fire leaves hole in roof-please help!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4009

All I know about Mobile Homes comes from doing my Demolitin Business... so dont take this as the Gospel. You might could get a big piece of sheetmetal for the roof and patch it in. Dont weld it but use some patch to seal the edges. The interior is just pulling out the paneling and bad insulation and...
by Demolition
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Underlayment and Vinyl Flooring
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

At the carpet store I worked at... we used Oak plywood or types of Oak Luan. I dont know why but that is what the installer told me to go get.
I was a Go Getter.
by Demolition
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Way high up mobile home
Replies: 13
Views: 5800

I wish all the houses were like that... then I wouldn't bump my head on the beams.
by Demolition
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: need replacement storm door glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Sometimes Lowes has new doors for Mobile Homes. If not you have to find a mobile home parts dealer. If not you may contact a glass repair or door installer.
In the long run... it may be cheaper and faster to get a whole new door.
by Demolition
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Did I get taken?
Replies: 4
Views: 3516

In Arkansas we have something called the Manufactured Home Commission. They are an independent government agency that regulates the Mobile Home business. See if you have a commission or board like that in your state and contact them. Maybe a State Inspector will come out and evaluate the situation. ...
by Demolition
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: cutting vinyl skirting
Replies: 6
Views: 13263

Tin Snips
by Demolition
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wet underneath trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 8508

Two Questions: Does it smell like poop or like stinky dishwater? Or is your water bill higher than expected? If there is no ventilation under the house the water can never evaporate. Just because it is on a hill the soil might be made of clay or sand underneath the topsoil. I recommend putting on di...
by Demolition
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Way high up mobile home
Replies: 13
Views: 5800

I think they drive posts deep in the sand. Really deep. Then they just jack it up. Reset the jacks and jack it up some more.
Instead of standard mobile home movers it is more like house movers. When they live on the coast... they expect rises in the ocean tide.