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by Brenda (OH)
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminiate Flooring
Replies: 9
Views: 2504

Re: Laminiate Flooring

Hi, I just did two installations of laminate flooring. one low end product, one higher end product. the more expensive product was easier to install, fewer chips and messed up click together strips. most of the damaged strips could be used to install at the end of the run, the start of the one, or i...
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Porch door leaking intio California room
Replies: 4
Views: 1882

Re: Porch door leaking intio California room

water may be flowing down over the door when the wind blows from a certain direction. you need to check the caulk around the door, the weatherstripping in the door and if it has a window, there, and then see if water is flowing down the side of the home in a heavy rain. the gutter/drip channel in th...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Service & Repair of Other Brands
Topic: Robertshaw-Grayson Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 16674

Re: Robertshaw-Grayson Valve

Hi Ashley, your question will probably get moved over to the heating and cooling section, but a couple of quick suggestions: check that the gas valve into the furnace is turned correctly to on.... read all of the directions to light the pilot several times.. I once had a furnace that had to be lit w...
by Brenda (OH)
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: stupid question possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: stupid question possibly

some states let you change the mobile home from vehicle to deeded property if you install/update to the correct type of foundation and submit the correct paperwork... this can be anything from what the home sits on, to just installing cemented together cinder blocks around an existing home.... local...
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Foam Board Ceiling
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: Foam Board Ceiling

I did a ceiling repair with 1/2 foam board insulation. I primed the board before installing it. I used a plastic bag to texture the primer, and this made it blend in with the other ceiling panels better after I painted it with the color coat... I held it up with molding/trim.... it has been fine for...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Repair dent in siding on 1970s singlewide
Replies: 8
Views: 3931

Re: Repair dent in siding on 1970s singlewide

Hi Cheryl.

if the dent is stubborn, I wonder if you can slide a piece of wood in behind it, screw through a chunk of wood attached in front of the dent, and pull or pry on the top wood with the increase in leverage...

Brenda
by Brenda (OH)
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: a sawing question
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: a sawing question

amazon.com is a great place to get a range of prices on new, used, and rebuilt tools of all kinds...

Brenda (OH)
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacement windows: Lowes, Home Depot or Window World?
Replies: 9
Views: 15677

Re: Replacement windows: Lowes, Home Depot or Window World?

If you have to do a different size window than the current opening, this trick worked well for me when I did my first one.... remove the old window, and get an idea of the depth of the framing you will be installing (in other words, is the wall framed in 2x2, 2x4, or 2x6 studs). lay the window face ...
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1989 Palm Harbor double wide - opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 4508

Re: 1989 Palm Harbor double wide - opinions?

I would look into the local zoning laws, if something happens, (God forbid, like a fire) what type of mobile home or modular home would you be allowed to replace the home with? some counties and townships are so strict, you would have to almost put a brand new mobile home in its place.... some count...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Square patch on bottom of kitchen sink
Replies: 14
Views: 14438

Re: Square patch on bottom of kitchen sink

Betsy, I suggest that you will want to tape the underside of the rim also before spraying the bottom of the sink. that is so that the rim will be clean and flat to set back onto the sink.... and you might want to put a bead of caulk on the rim before replacing the sink into the counter top. I took a...
by Brenda (OH)
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water Damage
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: Water Damage

Hello, if the repair is that complex, you might want to get the mobile home repair book, since you are possibly facing plumbing repair, tub replacement, joist repair, floor repair, reinsulating, and underbelly repairs...each a little different from single family home repair (pex plumbing, flooring c...
by Brenda (OH)
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: And what about rats or something like that...
Replies: 10
Views: 2657

Re: And what about rats or something like that...

this website has some great info on how to figure out what creature you are dealing with, and said to put traps in not set for a week, then set them rats have to get used to the traps first...

http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/inf ... s/rats.htm

I hope this helps...Brenda (OH)
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: And what about rats or something like that...
Replies: 10
Views: 2657

Re: And what about rats or something like that...

well, I know what to do if it is the average teenager..... classical music.... there are those sonic devices, non toxic, you could try that... i would like to know if moth balls would work, put in jars with holes punched in the lid, would not be able to run the heating or cooling system though, any ...
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New to me Nail Gun, which nail brands?
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: New to me Nail Gun, which nail brands?

I'm going to tell on myself now.... I had a brain dead moment, and put brad nails in the finish nail gun.... they got stuck, and I had to take the gun to the tool repair service center.... That time was not as bad as when the drill broke down... I ended up coming home with an expensive replacement/u...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: FailSafe Brand Pex Fittings OK?
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: FailSafe Brand Pex Fittings OK?

BunnGuy

maybe see if there is a website address on the package? personally, considering how these things get used, (out of sight, in walls, below floors etc) I would want a name brand until I could find out something about the company...

Brenda