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by Brenda (OH)
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mark, how about another contest?
Replies: 0
Views: 1351

Mark, how about another contest?

Hello Mark, I would enjoy seeing a contest for one or more of the following repairs this summer 1. Bad window installation ( I would even be willing to not participate on this one to get the learnings...) 2. poorly done door installation (preferably a house replacement door) 3. piss poor replacement...
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home Exterior
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: Mobile Home Exterior

believe it or not, the next home I am renovating is a flamico pinky salmon pinky one.... all I can say is, the dark grass green complementing color was a good choice for the top stripe and the porch, the algae on the wood on the porch hardly shows at all ... and that the burgandy-colored plants that...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Mobile Home Exterior
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

Re: Mobile Home Exterior

Yup, pressure wash the home, rinse well, and once dried, use the Duration. I have done two homes with it, one just the top stripe, the other the top stripe in one color, and the bottom of the wall in another color... looks great.... I cut in with a brush, and rolled the bigger areas... I did the pai...
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Low water pressure & softner question
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Low water pressure & softner question

there are low cost water pressure gauges, maybe 20 dollars or less if the hardware can set up up with one and an adapter to screw it onto both a hose fitting and a faucet fitting, you may be able to check water pressure at the crock, before and after the water softener, at each sink etc and have a l...
by Brenda (OH)
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replacing back door
Replies: 6
Views: 4377

Re: replacing back door

Groo, that is a neat idea that I am going to try on the bottom section of a door that is flexing on the bottom. I think the board inside the veneer on the bottom of the door has broken from being forced open and getting stuck on the floor inside the door... just painting and installing plywood or a ...
by Brenda (OH)
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: replacing back door
Replies: 6
Views: 4377

Re: replacing back door

getting the door out is pretty basic, unscrew the screws, have some one push the door from inside gently, see if you missed any fasteners, have trim that has to be removed, any caulk or putty that has to be cut, person on the outside can have a small pry bar to gently help ease the door out.... if y...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: MH remodel photos part 5
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: MH remodel photos part 5

Hi,

I have a ceiling repair coming up in a laundry room, could you outline quickly how you do a whole ceiling? it surely does show that you and yours know some great ways to do mobile home upgrades...

Brenda (OH)
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: ? about moisture barrier
Replies: 6
Views: 3632

Re: ? about moisture barrier

If water is rusting the same small spot over and over, maybe it would do through, light rusting coating over a large area... not so much of a big deal... look at it this way... how much rust do you have to get on your car frame before it becomes unsafe? and hopefully, more info and better answers wi...
by Brenda (OH)
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ventline Exhaust Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Ventline Exhaust Fan

the biggest thing is to open the vent up and see if it vents straight up, or to the side... if it vents to the side, the box stores or electrical supply houses may be the best bet for a reasonably priced replacement. vented straight up, probably need a speciality mobile home vent fan... at least tha...
by Brenda (OH)
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Repairs Worth It?
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: Repairs Worth It?

are used homes available to be moved in your area? if there are busy park owners of large parks that already are buying up everything newer on the banks repo lists that need to be moved, and are on the short list of who gets called first at the mobile home dealers, you would be facing to have to buy...
by Brenda (OH)
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Total Renovation Possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 4885

Re: Total Renovation Possible?

the kwik set multipak, $35 TO $50 approx. depends on the finish, is a great set to use. 2 deadbolts, 2 regular locks, adjust to fit the two most common knob width settings (how far the knob is from the edge of the door) by twisting part of one part of the lock. or moving a little switch. (two types ...
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: HELP!! water line ruptured flooding our manufactured home
Replies: 10
Views: 2419

Re: HELP!! water line ruptured flooding our manufactured ho

make sure the adjuster has a plan for paying for pulling down the underbelly wrap, drying out, and reinsulating and reinstalling a belly wrap... .expensive, unpleasant repair job...

Brenda
by Brenda (OH)
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Flattening, and sealing particle board sub-floor
Replies: 9
Views: 9384

Re: Flattening, and sealing particle board sub-floor

cut out the sections, will be cutting out potential odor sources .....

Brenda (OH)
by Brenda (OH)
Mon May 31, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vapor barrier under Floating Flooring?
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: Vapor barrier under Floating Flooring?

the thickest mil plastic drop cloth on the rolls ( 6mil) has been used by some folks as a vapor barrier under the laminate flooring, but that was inside the mobile homes... it is very low cost, and can just be stapled to the floor, run up the walls slightly, you can even staple it to the wall there ...
by Brenda (OH)
Thu May 27, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Furnace Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: Furnace Question

does the thermostat have both ac and heat settings on it? does it have fan settings of both automatic and on? I suspect either the fan switch got bumped from auto to run... if the thermostat is still wired like the swamp cooler is there, it may switch the fan on when the upper temperature is reached...