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by Sally
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Chimney Sweep - how often?
Replies: 1
Views: 1458

Chimney Sweep - how often?

(I hope this is the appropriate "forum" to post this question!) I have a wood-burning fireplace which is only used, at the maximum, off and on for six weeks a year. (I live in South Georgia). This MH is 15 years old and was in quite a state of cosmetic disrepair when I bought it, although ...
by Sally
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Overflowing Commode
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

RE: Overflowing Commode

Thanks for all the advice! Greg, I had this line snaked less than three months ago, and since I live alone, I can't imagine that anything has gotten into the trap that it was not designed to handle. Bell 30655 (love the avatar, by the way!!!) - when you said you replaced the toilet, did you get one ...
by Sally
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Another cold water problem
Replies: 12
Views: 6160

RE: Another cold water problem

Now I think I actually DO understand. Your post and the illustration were fabulous!

Thanks again so much! After I get the hot water tank replaced and the lines backwashed, I'll let you know how the water pressure turns out.
by Sally
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Getting rid of cigarette smell!
Replies: 11
Views: 11596

RE: Getting rid of cigarette smell!

For my two cents' worth - - a friend of mine, a former airline stewardess, SWORE by coffee grounds. They were used extensively on airline trips if someone became sick (at 30,000 feet you can't stop the plane and steam clean the carpet). I have placed small bowls containing two cups of coffee grounds...
by Sally
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Another cold water problem
Replies: 12
Views: 6160

RE: Another cold water problem

Aaron, Again, my plumber is telling me the exact same thing you're saying. He recommends replacing the dinosaur hot water tank (a whopping 30-gallon) to either a 40 or 50 - something I've suspected I've needed to do anyway - then backflush the cold water lines to purge it of the mineral buildup. I'm...
by Sally
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Elastomeric Roof Coating
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

RE: Elastomeric Roof Coating

Thanks for the replies! The roof appears to be asphalt shingle (or whatever passes for asphalt shingle in a mobile home.) I've calculated that it will take three 5-gallon buckets of this elastomeric to coat the roof one time. Is it necessary to use "elastomeric," or would any exterior whit...
by Sally
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Overflowing Commode
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

RE: Overflowing Commode

Aaron, In all three cases, fortunately!, what has happened is - the toilet is flushed which removes the contents, then the bowl begins to fill back up (as it is supposed to do) but the water doesn't stop - the bowl itself continues to fill and overflows. In all three cases (fortunately for the secon...
by Sally
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Elastomeric Roof Coating
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Elastomeric Roof Coating

Anybody have an opinion on those white, elastomeric roof coatings? I live in southwest Georgia and it is terrifically hot and humid here. I'm looking to put something on my roof which will refract light away from the dwelling and hopefully keep the interior cooler (and the utility bill smaller). Doe...
by Sally
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Overflowing Commode
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Overflowing Commode

(May the good Lord set me free.) The commode in the master bathroom (which is of course carpeted - - but not for long!) has overflowed three times in the last year. (Just clear tank water, fortunately! :shock: ) The plumber came out and cleared out the lines, checked the septic system, blah blah bla...
by Sally
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Removing carpet
Replies: 5
Views: 10945

RE: Removing carpet

To everyone who replied - - Many thanks! I'll forego the solvent idea and will try the scraper / prybar method instead. My greatest enemy with this will be impatience and fatigue. The one tool I need the most I can't purchase at a home improvement store - - strength! :lol: I'll let you know how thin...
by Sally
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Another cold water problem
Replies: 12
Views: 6160

RE: Another cold water problem

Barb, Thanks for the "confirmation!" The plumber who advised me to either purge or replace my hot water tank was telling me virtually the same thing you just explained. He asked if my tank started "knocking" when the power was turned on (the tank had sat, idle and unused, for two...
by Sally
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Removing carpet
Replies: 5
Views: 10945

Removing carpet

I desperately want to remove the 15 year old carpeting from the used doublewide I've purchased. The previous owner had cats. (I will leave the rest to your imaginations.) My daughter and boyfriend pulled the carpet up in two smaller bedrooms, but we find that the carpet around the perimeter of the r...
by Sally
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Another cold water problem
Replies: 12
Views: 6160

I am having the identical problem. My cold water is drawn from a well (several homes in this area draw from the same source, but I appear to be the only one with poor cold water pressure). I have very good hot water pressure. My plumber advised me to either replace the hot water tank, or have it rem...
by Sally
Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Just joined!
Replies: 6
Views: 2335

Just joined!

Hi, everyone. I just found this website, and undoubtedly will be dropping in VERY often. Sounds like many people on this site have experience and common sense advice - I'll have to develop my own experience, but I sure will be listening to all the advice I can! I find myself divorced at 56, the ex g...