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by ponch37300
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing old Poly stuff with PEX, have ?
Replies: 15
Views: 10091

Re: Replacing old Poly stuff with PEX, have ?

I'm a little late to the party here but I will second the 3/4" PEX for the main run. 1/2" is too small and the thing with pex unlike copper is the fittings go on the inside of the tubing so the opening diameter gets even smaller at the fittings and restricts flow. 3/4" for mains and then use a 3/4x1...
by ponch37300
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: General Liability Insurance for MH Installers
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

Re: General Liability Insurance for MH Installers

If all you want to do is fix two piers then I think I would just go under and do that without pulling a permit. It's not like you are planning on setting up or moving the mobile home or even really changing anything. I'm usually one for following the rules but sometimes it just doesn't make a lot of...
by ponch37300
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace urine soaked insulation
Replies: 5
Views: 2961

Re: Replace urine soaked insulation

You want unfaced, like you said your underbelly is the vapor barrier and no need for faced. Long sleeves and gloves should be fine and you can duct tape them if you need to. When I have to do something like this I will pull out all the insulation I can reach through the hole. Then stick my head up t...
by ponch37300
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: gas water heater leaking?
Replies: 6
Views: 4918

Re: gas water heater leaking?

I will second Greg's dislike of push lock(sharkbite style) connectors. I also have never seen a licensed plumber use them. First of all the are way more expensive then crimp on fittings. I have also never had a crimp on fitting, either a ring or cinch ear type leak. Just not worth the chance in my o...
by ponch37300
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water heater filling through hot out?
Replies: 3
Views: 2685

Re: Water heater filling through hot out?

Just to be clear, if both the cold in and hot out are disconnected from the water heater and you turn the main water on then water comes out the "hot output" line? And nothing comes out of the cold input line? If this is what is happening then whoever hooked it up plumbed the lines backwards. If bot...
by ponch37300
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Would you recommend painting a popcorn ceiling?
Replies: 9
Views: 6843

Re: Would you recommend painting a popcorn ceiling?

Asbestos was out in the late 70s and early 80s so you are fine there. Scraping it off is a messy job. Here's an article about painting popcorn ceilings, http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/painting-a-popcorn-ceiling/index.html. You can do it if you're careful otherwise it will soften like Greg said. Us...
by ponch37300
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: How much paint for inside?
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

Re: How much paint for inside?

I just did a 16' by 70'. The kitchen is the first 16' and we painted that with about one gallon by hand. Lots of cabinets so not a lot of wall area to paint. We also used a quality primer for the whole trailer. Then I bought a 5 gallon pail of paint and sprayed the rest of the trailer with my airles...
by ponch37300
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: insulating osb board underpinning
Replies: 22
Views: 13343

Re: insulating osb board underpinning

You're correct in that nobody said OSB is waterproof. But you did state that "OSB is resistant to moisture damage" and that really isn't true. OSB will hold up better to moisture then particle board but OSB is not resistant to moisture damage. OSB will be damaged by moisture, I've seen it a million ...
by ponch37300
Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: insulating osb board underpinning
Replies: 22
Views: 13343

Re: insulating osb board underpinning

I'm going to make one more post and then we can agree to disagree I guess. The word "quickly" can have different meanings in different environments. I have seen OSB deteriorate quickly. So to say that is false, is false. The simple fact is OSB is NOT meant to be used where it will be exposed, period...
by ponch37300
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: insulating osb board underpinning
Replies: 22
Views: 13343

Re: insulating osb board underpinning

Properties OSB, closeup of corner. Adjustments to the manufacturing process can impart differences in thickness, panel size, strength, and rigidity. OSB panels have no internal gaps or voids, and are water-resistant, although they do require additional membranes to achieve impermeability to water a...
by ponch37300
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: insulating osb board underpinning
Replies: 22
Views: 13343

Re: insulating osb board underpinning

OSB is not moisture resistant and will expand and weaken when exposed to the elements for a period of time. It is more durable then particle board(MDF) but isn't rated to be exposed. It can take some moisture and not completely fall apart. But a prolonged exposure and it will also be damaged.
by ponch37300
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 4601

Re: Painting

I'm honestly not sure what I would do in that situation. The problem is that even if you cover up the bad paint job with a good one the bad layer can still peel and pop like you are seeing. Do you have a paint store local to you? If so bring in some pictures and talk to them and see if they have som...
by ponch37300
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: The number of down spouts for a rain gutter
Replies: 7
Views: 3554

Re: The number of down spouts for a rain gutter

What size gutters and down spouts are you using? 66 feet is a long run for a down spout on only one end. If this was mine I would put a down spout at each end. At the "high" end I would bury the down spout. Dig a trench and slope it down and run it all the way to the other end and then let it exit t...
by ponch37300
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Flex cross over duct for heating and air
Replies: 9
Views: 3881

Re: Flex cross over duct for heating and air

I'm not following you here. So they ran a new "crossover" from the heat pump to one side of ducts? But then cut the crossover connecting the two sides together?
by ponch37300
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 4601

Re: Painting

It's hard to tell from you picture but you said the just painted over the wall paper and is that the wall paper above the window? Did the paint peel off of that area? If so you are going to continue to have problems with paint peeling because they didn't prep the area right and used a cheap paint. I...