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by mh_doni49
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ordering outswing door. Have questions....
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: Ordering outswing door. Have questions....

As for the 9-light doors or any of the newer steel doors with fixed windows they are all double pane insulated glass windows and are pretty efficient. The one I'm looking at is a Kinro FIBERGLASS door. I can get this one locally and not have to deal with shipping charges. Following is a link to the...
by mh_doni49
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ordering outswing door. Have questions....
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Ordering outswing door. Have questions....

I'm going to order a new outswing door tomorrow. But I have a couple questions first. 1) I'm leaning towards getting one with a vertical slider window. I've been told it's only single pane glass. Is there a way to put a storm window on it (one that can be opened)? 2) If go with one that has fixed wi...
by mh_doni49
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Install regular house front door?
Replies: 10
Views: 74239

Re: Install regular house front door?

I was hoping someone might have some advice as to framing it out so that CAN support a wood door.

Otherwise, I'll have to spring for a metal door from Lowes. I've never seen used metal ones for sale.
by mh_doni49
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Install regular house front door?
Replies: 10
Views: 74239

Re: Install regular house front door?

Thanks for the reply. I read your post after posting my own. I must say that I'm really impressed - - I really don't think I could have brought myself to cut that big opening the door for the window. But it looks great! My one major concern is the weight of a wooden door. I'm trying to save some mon...
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Install regular house front door?
Replies: 10
Views: 74239

Re: Install regular house front door?

1987Commodore wrote:First thing is to make sure you have the height to make room for a regular door.
My plan is to buy a solid wood door the local habit 4 humanity re-store. I figured that I could cut it shorter to make it fit.
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: (DID Search)Question RE installing new secondary main inside
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: (DID Search)Question RE installing new secondary main in

I don't know where yet. A neighbor handyman is going to go under Saturday to check the status of my belly wrap and insulation.

I asked him to see what he could find about the water line while he's under there. I posted this message hoping for a little insight.
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: roof overs..
Replies: 16
Views: 6106

Re: roof overs..

I need BOTH done, the audit to see what needs to be done to make my home efficient BUT I also at the same time dont have the money to fix the issues, unless of course its something cheap but from what I've been told from mobile home depot- he said a roof-over to stop lossing heat from the roof & ne...
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: HO Insurance & Water Heater Condition?
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

HO Insurance & Water Heater Condition?

My HOI agent wants me to get something from a contractor telling the condition of the WH. But the plumbers I've talked with "don't do mobile homes".

What can I do?
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Breaker Box
Replies: 9
Views: 2982

Re: Breaker Box

If your normal use of power in the home is not causing the breakers to trip (overloaded) then the box is adequate for the home and working properly. But how many times have fires started because too many items were plugged in on one circuit? Wouldn't that qualify as an overloaded breaker that didn'...
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Install regular house front door?
Replies: 10
Views: 74239

Re: Install regular house front door?

I forgot to mention that it looks like the wall is made up of 2x3s and the exterior is corrugated metal siding.
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Install regular house front door?
Replies: 10
Views: 74239

Install regular house front door?

Hi all. I want to install a regular house front door and I'm looking for some advice as far as the actual reframing involved.

I know I'll need to make the rough opening larger. But beyond that, I'm not sure where to begin.

TIA!
by mh_doni49
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: (DID Search)Question RE installing new secondary main inside
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

(DID Search)Question RE installing new secondary main inside

Hi all. I've read a few threads here talking about having a secondary main shut off inside. I very much want to do this. But have a few questions. My water line comes out of the ground under the MH just a few feet back from my front door. My MH has two bedrooms and a full bath at the front then a LR...