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by ponch37300
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: WATER SPOTS!
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: WATER SPOTS!

What kind of venting did they use when they did the new roof?
by ponch37300
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Members what do you do to your waterlines in winter
Replies: 18
Views: 5997

Re: Members what do you do to your waterlines in winter

As long as your water lines are ran in the underbelly and have some insulation below them and the underbelly sealed up good then you will be fine. Like I said the only time I've run into freezing pipes is when another part of my trailer was compromised. The underbelly, insulation, skirting, etc. I m...
by ponch37300
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Members what do you do to your waterlines in winter
Replies: 18
Views: 5997

Re: Members what do you do to your waterlines in winter

You should go buy a wireless thermometer and stick the sending unit under the trailer to monitor the temps down there. But even if it does drop below freezing you shouldn't be too worried as long as your heat tape is working. I'm looking at my outside temp right now and it's -2 with a high of 0 expe...
by ponch37300
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: floor register in bathroom problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3929

Re: floor register in bathroom problem

Our bathroom on the end of the house has an offset heat register. All our registers are in line except that one. It uses some 5" flex duct to get the air over to it.
by ponch37300
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Trimming batten strips
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Re: Trimming batten strips

To trim the batten strips to make room for your new molding use a simple hand chisel or an oscillating tool like posted above.
by ponch37300
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need advice to prevent another disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 8082

Re: Need advice to prevent another disaster

It might be worth it to buy a small air compressor and a cheap stapler to save your hands. I think harbor freight has a small compressor in the 40 dollar range and you can use a 20% off coupon. They should also have an air stapler for 10-20 bucks. Or even an electric stapler. I like to reward myself...
by ponch37300
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cracks along the wood the gutters attach to
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: Cracks along the wood the gutters attach to

Welcome to the forum. How far down from the roof are your gutters? Some pictures of your gutters and the cracks would really help. But based off what you said I would say some caulk in the cracks and then nail or screw the boards back tight.
by ponch37300
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need advice to prevent another disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 8082

Re: Need advice to prevent another disaster

I'm one state North of you and as long as my underbelly is intact with no holes my pipes will not freeze. And I have vented skirting so the cold can get in. So as long as your belly insulation and underbelly material is good you shouldn't have any issues. The only time I have had an issue was when a...
by ponch37300
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Best way to cut holes on VOG walls?
Replies: 6
Views: 2978

Re: Best way to cut holes on VOG walls?

Are you using a rectangle plastic box in the wall for the plates to screw to? A keyhole saw works great in drywall. They are 5-10 bucks at the store. You can find them in the drywall section. Otherwise there are a bunch of power tools that will get the job done. Rotozip, dremel, oscillating multi to...
by ponch37300
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Building a new deck
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

Re: Building a new deck

Like already mentioned just call the city inspector and ask what they want you to do. I've built a whole house for a guy with nothing more then a simple permit, meaning they just wanted to know what we were building and collect a check. Then a couple towns over I needed a permit to build a deck, per...
by ponch37300
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Full Kitchen Remodel Progress
Replies: 11
Views: 7026

Re: Full Kitchen Remodel Progress

Looking good. I like that sink and faucet. Is that fluorescent light under the sink just a work light?
by ponch37300
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Attic Venting
Replies: 8
Views: 22810

Re: Attic Venting

Venting topics and the various facts and opinions that go with them are always interesting to me. Like I've said before on here it seems everyone has there own opinion on venting. Then there are those of us that have had to fix damage directly caused by not venting. JD posted one example about real ...
by ponch37300
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Light switches that grip the back side of drywall
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Light switches that grip the back side of drywall

Those mobile home outlets and switches are horrible. I don't know how they are allowed to sell a home with them. I personally haven't had issues with the plastic tabs besides when they rip out of the drywall. But I have had issues with wires they stab in these devices. It doesn't make a good connect...
by ponch37300
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Salvage Wet Insulation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2133

Re: Salvage Wet Insulation ?

The problem is even if the insulation is soaked with "clean" water it needs to dry out to avoid mold. This means taking off the drywall or opening up whatever cavity the insulation is in right away. A lot of the time you don't find the leak right away. Or don't get it dried out right away. So the in...
by ponch37300
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Attic Venting
Replies: 8
Views: 22810

Re: Attic Venting

"Attics" should always be vented. Even if you have insulation all the way up to the roof sheathing you need to use those foam spacers to leave a space and allow air to flow from the eaves to the ridge. If you don't have any venting hot moist air forms in the attic and will cause moisture issues and ...