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by Brenda (OH)
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replace a door jam?
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: replace a door jam?

I have cut out the busted section on the jam side, and put in a section of trex balaster (composite wood decking) it is like 1 1/4 inch square and 36 inches long. I can then use the spade bit to make the hole for the dead bolt, or the striker part of a lock. I can also carve it to make the striker p...
by Brenda (OH)
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How can I reduce the dust in my room?
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: How can I reduce the dust in my room?

check the heating duct, be sure it is attached securely to the sub floor, and has no holes in it. put a flashlight down the next closest register opening, aim it towards the one in the problem room. take a mirror and put it down the hole,tilted so you can see the light... get depressed at all the st...
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: floor insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: floor insulation

Hi Bernie, the paneling is often a temporary fix, low tech, what concerns me more it that it failed. underbelly material and insulation missing in an area is often a sign of plumbing problems or other water leaks of some kind. the insulation gets wet and the weight pulls the underbelly and insulatio...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replacement of MH kitchen water line...
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Re: replacement of MH kitchen water line...

Hi Sue, pex... I love the stuff..... I learned to do mh plumbing myself by using pex... the tricky part is always if/when you are trying to save an old section of plumbing in something else, and have to transition to the newer material... it usually only takes a couple dollars worth of the pex pipe ...
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: SNAKES!
Replies: 12
Views: 7373

Re: SNAKES!

opps....fine fresh DUCK eggs.... darn gourmet snakes...probably would not touch a store bought chicken egg....lol
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: SNAKES!
Replies: 12
Views: 7373

Re: SNAKES!

I, hum, hate to mention this... but we have the advantage of non venomous snakes.... so the guy at the mobile home park that unwound the 8 foot black rat snake from around the water heater to get it out of the house wasn't taking much of a risk.... it came back though, so they named him "George...
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home siding, resealing, aeration; what works?
Replies: 9
Views: 5974

Re: Mobile home siding, resealing, aeration; what works?

belly wrap is the slang term/semi-technical term for the breathable material that is under the mobile home, there is the floor of the mobile home, then insulation, then the "belly wrap" which is also called under belly material...

Brenda (OH)
by Brenda (OH)
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Interior wood paneling
Replies: 5
Views: 8272

Re: Interior wood paneling

the dry wall should be the 1/4 inch stuff to avoid increasing the weight unless you are willing to add the extra supports underneath the home is what I have heard. priming and painting the paneling alone is a huge improvement. It goes from the dark paneling look to much brighter, a country cottage l...
by Brenda (OH)
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile home siding, resealing, aeration; what works?
Replies: 9
Views: 5974

Re: Mobile home siding, resealing, aeration; what works?

check the under belly, be sure your belly wrap and insulation is good there, that is another common place that has problems. I know it is a little thing, but have you looked at the foam insulation inserts that can be put in outlet boxes (under the cover plate)? it may cut the draft while you are goi...
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Door bolt too long?
Replies: 3
Views: 4230

Re: Door bolt too long?

never mind I figured out your diagram, I did not see that the rest of the drawing showed stuff. like Greg said, some locks have different settings on them for depth. I would not have been able to get the holes to line up on the type I use if the depth ring was done wrong, but it is some thing to loo...
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Door bolt too long?
Replies: 3
Views: 4230

Re: Door bolt too long?

ok, this may be off based, are you talking about a regular door lock, not a deadbolt? and if so, the part that is in the door pushes into the hole in the door frame may be put in the wrong way... the part that is in the door and goes over into the hole in the frame nedd to have the curve facing the ...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Glass storm door FRAME only?
Replies: 12
Views: 4250

Re: Glass storm door FRAME only?

do some research, there are water heaters that swirl the water inside as it fills (and empties?) that let less sediment settle. you can take a couple of gallons out of the drain of the water heater every month to also help limit the amount of sediment that builds up, until you can get that water sof...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Insects/Rodents keep coming inside to die 8(
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: Insects/Rodents keep coming inside to die 8(

'if the weather count" should have read "IF THE BODY COUNT" stays high lol
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Insects/Rodents keep coming inside to die 8(
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: Insects/Rodents keep coming inside to die 8(

Ok, some things I will mention ladybugs, etc the insects are looking for warmth and security. I have had hornets trying to build in my shed all summer and fall more than usual. ladybugs, warmth... they will die off if it gets too cold in the home roaches.... looking for warmth water and foodstuffs.....
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Washing maching shaking house
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Washing maching shaking house

Can you put the plastic furniture slider pads under the anti vibration pads? the unit should then be able to be slid into place... .

Brenda (OH)