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by Demolition
Thu May 29, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: How could someone live in a MH like this?!?!?!
Replies: 11
Views: 5012

Dont have a Digital Camera... Just go to Wal Mart and get a Disposable Camera. After taking your photos, take the camera back to Wal Mart and have them put it on CD ROM. It only cost me $2.97 last week. Then you can copy the photos from CD to your computer and then upload when ready. The pics are ab...
by Demolition
Thu May 29, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Moth Balls
Replies: 5
Views: 5961

Is the area screened or blocked? Is the smell a day or so after a good rain? Is it something dead or the septic tank backing up?

I prefer screens so air can blow under the house and keep the ground dry. I know that dont comply with regulations in every State.
by Demolition
Thu May 29, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Frayed Carpet Seam
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

Carpet wears out from the Bottom Up. (1) If the carpet is Old... you might could stretch it. (2) If the carpet is Old... It might Tear when you stretch it. I am guessing this is glue down carpet. Not carpet over pad. (1) If you pull it up to stretch it... you may have to put down MORE GLUE over the ...
by Demolition
Thu May 29, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: We need a new roof!
Replies: 7
Views: 3164

You mentioned building a new pitched roof with trusses. Do you mean like a Roof that is not really attached to the house. but is more like making a Carport over the house? If so. That is not a bad idea. The roof will keep the sun off the house making it easier to keep cool in the summer. Just have t...
by Demolition
Thu May 29, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Condensation? Do I need to replace the subfloor?
Replies: 6
Views: 3866

The water could... in theory... be seeping in from the sides and running to the middle. Is the floor soft there? Before you put down vinyl the flooring guys might cover the floor with Luann (brand name for thin thin plyboard). This is so the floor will be really smooth for the vinyl. If you are gett...
by Demolition
Wed May 28, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: outlet won't work......
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Is it a fire hazard? Well you never know if anyone else might someday try to plug something into it. Not everyone is observant and some people ignore it when they get shocked. It could be the plug or could be the wiring. The only way to know for sure is to have an Electrician look at it. Hint Hint. ...
by Demolition
Sun May 18, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Watersoftner
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

You may also consider putting some insulation on the inlet pipe. If the water coming from the earth is 50 degrees and the house is 70 degrees you can get condensation. Just like when you set a glass of cola on the table. Also put insulation on the outlet piping so you dont waste energy from the wate...
by Demolition
Sun May 18, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: outlet won't work......
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

If you did feel a shock throw away the vacuum cleaner. You did not mention if this was in a new mobile home or an older house. My mobile home was built in the 1960's. I ended up just putting all new wiring and a new breaker box in. I put the new wiring on top of the paneling and the old wiring is st...
by Demolition
Sun May 18, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: hot water heaters.. tankless or standard??
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

One thing to consider would be the location and application. For a bathtub or for lots of dishwashing, I think a standard model would supply a better volume of hot water. For just a bathroom sink, where you are not using lots of water, a tankless model would probably be OK. You still have to get pow...
by Demolition
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Large Aquarium
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

When I was helping install mobile homes ( I was not the boss, I was the guy in the mud under the house)... We were taught to also put a pier on either side of every exerior door, a pier under fireplaces, bookcases, and bay windows. So I would feel better if you had some support under the fish tank. ...
by Demolition
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Danica Patrick Makes History
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

I dont know nuthin about Indy car racing. I used to like Nascar before it went Hollywood. I dont watch it anymore because it aint real people racing, just a bunch of rich punks.

Anyway, whatever Danika Patrick is doing, I like it. Not only is she super-pretty, but she is super talented.
by Demolition
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Water Softener
Replies: 9
Views: 3200

Not every Water Softener works best in every place. I see you are in Florida. You may have more Sulphur in the water... whereas, in Arkansas we have more Iron. I suggest getting ahold of a Rural Water company and talk with their plant manager. Also talk with your neighbors and the co-oprative county...
by Demolition
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wiring diagrams or schematics !
Replies: 9
Views: 24889

A 1970 model home... if anybody else has lived there before you, they may have done some wiring too. That is one reason a standard wiring diagram may not have all the answers. I am not sure what year they stopped using Aluminum Wiring in Mobile Homes, but that is one reason to just go ahead and re-w...
by Demolition
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rims and tires
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Yes, go to a MH dealer. Dont go to the girl in the front, ask the scroungy guy in the back.
Take cash.
I am guessing about $20 for a wheel maybe $50 if it has a tire on it. But dont say that first, just bring cash.
by Demolition
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Not one frozen pipe this winter!
Replies: 7
Views: 2945

Not one frozen Pipe...
Hooray for Global Warming.