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by WildIrish
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: "Cathedral ceiling" is trapping really hot air
Replies: 26
Views: 16599

Problem is, the skylight area inside the house seems to trap the heat just below the skylight itself, in the square area.♠ We live in an area where severe thunderstorms (with hail) are common. Skylight + baseball sized ice meteors = big repairs. :( I have the same issue, wildirish. living room, cat...
by WildIrish
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: "Cathedral ceiling" is trapping really hot air
Replies: 26
Views: 16599

During sunny winter days, you have to love all that heat! Especially with natural gas prices expected to surge 25% this next heating season. So what's bad now, will be a blessing later. We're getting an electric furnace installed before winter. Right now, we have a gas furnace and water heater, and...
by WildIrish
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: "Cathedral ceiling" is trapping really hot air
Replies: 26
Views: 16599

"Cathedral ceiling" is trapping really hot air

Our living room has a cathedral ceiling with a ceiling fan. It's on the west side of the house, where there are two LARGE windows. I thought it'd be a good idea to close the venetian blinds and drapes, and turn on the ceiling fan to cool the room down. BIG mistake! The air near the high ceiling is t...
by WildIrish
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Cooking
Replies: 1
Views: 3478

Re: Solar Cooking

Solar cooking anyone? Lots of solar ovens out there. This about the cheapest I've seen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENwEO6ekUds Harry I built my solar oven out of a cardboard box and aluminum foil. The box has an attached lid that I can adjust to make sure the sun's rays hit the oven properly. I...
by WildIrish
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Economical and affordable cell-phone...?
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Re: RE: Economical and affordable cell-phone...?

I could drop the telephone service from Comcast..but I'd still pay the $106per. mo. even if I don't take the telephone service. Cable T.V. is $50per. mo. and innernet is $50 per mo. so my phone service is basically...free. When it works. Well, if it's free, don't cancel it. Always good to get somet...
by WildIrish
Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Adding a basement to a double wide?
Replies: 7
Views: 8476

Re: RE: Adding a basement to a double wide?

WildIrish, Ten years ago, we built a garage and put a basement underneath it. Like Sylvia said, the peace of mind knowing that we have a safe place in the event of a tornado is priceless. Since we are in tornado alley, there are several companies in our town that sell underground tornado shelters. ...
by WildIrish
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: The slipperiest material know to mortal men??
Replies: 3
Views: 2877

OMG, what a mess that must have been! I'm glad you're OK, because that could've been one nasty fall.
by WildIrish
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Economical and affordable cell-phone...?
Replies: 11
Views: 5624

Audie, If you are just planning on 911 calls, ANY cell phone will give you 911 access WITH NO calling plan needed. Greg Depending where you live, dialing 911 on a cell phone might actually call 911 in a nearby area. Here in south-central Nebraska, my neighbor's uncle died because of it. He used his...
by WildIrish
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Adding a basement to a double wide?
Replies: 7
Views: 8476

Adding a basement to a double wide?

This is my first post, and I'd like to say hi to everybody. :) We bought a really nice, clean double-wide in a small Nebraska town. There's a pretty good-sized crawlspace underneath...not quite tall enough to stand in, but just about. There's a tornado shelter in town, but in the event of severe wea...