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by Demolition
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: choosing our water source - opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

OK back to your original question. As long as there are no restrictions... relocating the well sounds good. You may want to have the well tested. Just because it is close dont mean it is exactly the same water. I called about getting a well drilled and they quoted me $3000 but they only did Farm wel...
by Demolition
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: choosing our water source - opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

The Health department paid me a visit last month. I live out in the county but they said I gotta get a septic tank. Anyway... one requirement to have public water is a septic tank that has been installed by a licensed installer. Check with your local water company and county health unit for requirem...
by Demolition
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What kind of flooring for my Dad?
Replies: 12
Views: 2957

I used to work in the warehouse at a flooring store. I agree with the vinyl. It will last longer than laminate or peel and stick stuff. The main thing is the prep. Since you are putting it over plywood floors you will need to have a smooth surface. No Nails or Gaps in the floor or it will damage the...
by Demolition
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Questions regarding foundations
Replies: 5
Views: 1870

Find a Licensed Mobile Home Installer and ask him to come look at the site. He will know what works in your area. The soil and building codes are different in every region. He may also know a contractor that specializes in pouring slabs. You may also think about having the ANCHORS for the home made ...
by Demolition
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Blocking texting spam on your cell phone
Replies: 7
Views: 2642

Cell Phones are not confusing enough yet....
I am waiting till they have ones with MORSE CODE built in so I can scramble my brains trying to operate the phone.
by Demolition
Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Antennas......UGH
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

That antennaweb also has a page you can enter your location and it will tell you what direction to point the antenna. You would think pointing it sideways would get the most reception... but you actually point it with the tail of the antenna pointing to the broadcast towers. Make sure the antenna co...
by Demolition
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Extreme makeover
Replies: 6
Views: 2860

I tear down structures by hand. Here is my take on Extreme Home Makeover... If you HAVE THEIR Budget do it like on the show If you are ON A Budget dont do it like that When you tear down the single wide houses... there will be LOTS of trash. Be sure to keep it out of the weather. If the insulation g...
by Demolition
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Why would he say that?
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

At the Carpet Store I was a floating Helper. I quickly learned that every installer has their own way of doing things. The moral of the story... whoever you are working with that day... that is how you do it. I did not argue because the installers knew how little I got paid... so they usually bought...
by Demolition
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Contaminiated City Water
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Luckily there is more monitoring of water supplies today. Maybe you could mix some bleach with the water for cleaning. There are procedures for explaining how to do it.
It is usually a mild bleach solution. Wear some gloves so your hands stay pretty looking.
by Demolition
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: bathtub and shower moulding: first post
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

One brand of caulk we use is DAP... DAP is your friend.
by Demolition
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Did my Water Heater die?
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

If that don't work... Sometimes the Thermostat or the Heater coil go out. It probably costs less than $30 to replace them both. I always replace both at the same time since the whole unit will be down anyway. Turn off power to the water heater then Test the connections with a voltage reader. Drain t...
by Demolition
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: smart antennas
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

From what I have read... you can use the standard TV antenna that mounts outside your house. I bought my mom a DTV converter box for mothers day. Sometimes we get more channels on the DTV. Some Tips from Me are 1) Make sure you have a good connection where the wires hook to the antenna. Use a wire b...
by Demolition
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Close call, VERY lucky
Replies: 15
Views: 5363

Thanks for sharing. Hopefully this will inspire others to do some Spring Cleaning.
Plastic... like that on wires... does age over time. Thanks again and glad everyone is OK.
by Demolition
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Average Weight Of Home!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2802

Maybe call a Mobile Home Installer. Sometimes they check their weight on Truck Scales.
by Demolition
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Chlorinate/Sanitize My Well
Replies: 9
Views: 4329

You cant chlorinate the well. You have to pump the water into a tank then treat the water. I was a mechanic in the Navy and we maintained the potable water (drinking quality water) systems onboard ship. The well may be thousands of gallons. Then it rains and the ground filters more water into the we...