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by Steve S.
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Deck Skirting
Replies: 8
Views: 3895

Re: Deck Skirting

Like JD says, it is much easier to remove the panels vertically rather than horizontally. My outer upper trim hinges on the inner upper trim, so I just flip it up and slide two panels (16" width) up and out of the way. I try to slide the panels back in place ASAP to avoid any critters running under ...
by Steve S.
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: exhaust vent
Replies: 6
Views: 3170

Re: exhaust vent

I have a rather large hole in my kitchen about halfway up through an exterior wall about 3 or 4" in diameter not near any of the kitchen appliances. There is no corresponding hole through the vinyl siding on the outside thankfully...not sure what this hole was for, and I'm unsure if it was done by f...
by Steve S.
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: whole home water filter
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: whole home water filter

I got a whole home filter from lowes. I buy the filters in bulk online. It does well for catching the sediment. But if your problem is scale, it's not going to improve a whole lot. How much space is required for one of these units? Does it mount on a wall? I'd love to install one of these in my hom...
by Steve S.
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting Vents?
Replies: 45
Views: 37799

Re: Skirting Vents?

Very well stated Ponch...I know in cold moist climates the tendency would be to seal everything up and not allow for any air penetration, but during the summer months you can get all sorts of moisture-related problems in a trapped environment space. When my underbelly was sealed up with OSB panels I...
by Steve S.
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 5925

Re: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank

Yes, drain the water from the tank and make sure the power to the pump is switched off. There should be a tire(Schrader) valve near the top of the tank. With most tanks air pressure should be about 2 psi less than the cut-in pressure(if you know exactly what that is for your system). Mine is a 38psi...
by Steve S.
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 5925

Re: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank

The only "pipe" I know of near the well cap is the conduit that the electrical wires run down to the pump. I don't think that is your problem, unless of course the wiring to the pump has been damaged(shorted) and is causing intermittent pump operation. I'm with Greg on this one...check your tank air...
by Steve S.
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Leaks around vent pipes
Replies: 8
Views: 4786

Re: Leaks around vent pipes

I use a product called PL roof flashing sealant made by Loctite, which I find to be about the best. I inspect all my roof vents annually for cracks and nail head protrusions and reseal where necessary. Be especially mindful of nail heads, which can allow water entry if not completely sealed. Most fu...
by Steve S.
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 5925

Re: Short Cycling - Water Pressure Tank

Do you have a pressure gauge on the main line just beyond the tank? A very low pressure would indicate tank bladder failure. Most tanks are 30-50 or 40-60psi(cut-in/cut-out). Otherwise, it could be a number of problems i.e. with electric or water supply, with the pump, or with the pressure switch. I...
by Steve S.
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Skirting Vents?
Replies: 45
Views: 37799

Re: Skirting Vents?

Annie, Several years back I installed GP Parkside vinyl skirting on my MH...previously I had OSB panels which had no effective venting and had rotted from the moisture wicking up from the bottom. The Parkside panels are all vented with small perforations on each panel...I am very happy with the prod...
by Steve S.
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: damned you great gross stuff (foam)
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

Re: damned you great gross stuff (foam)

The problem with that expandable foam stuff is that it requires a lot of planning and learning how to apply it carefully, otherwise it is a big mess/waste. Essentially the product can only be dispensed one time...or it seals itself(straw) and can't be used again. You have to plan for a large applica...
by Steve S.
Thu May 29, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Advice on Skylights
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

Re: Advice on Skylights

Personally, I'd eliminate the skylights. I don't see any benefits to having them. Anything that penetrates the roof sheathing is subject to eventual deterioration and water intrusion. I don't have skylights but I have 5 mushroom-style roof vents which need to be visually inspected every year and re-...
by Steve S.
Sun May 25, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: window question
Replies: 19
Views: 7046

Re: window question

That is essentially the same type of pane retention I had in my window, except I have no faux grid and your "glazing" strips are a lot more hefty and stronger than mine(1985 Champion). I think that I finally ended up breaking the glass out of mine in pieces...that sealant is really tough stuff to tr...
by Steve S.
Sat May 24, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: window question
Replies: 19
Views: 7046

Re: window question

I had to replace one of my exterior window panes many years ago(I broke it myself, because I locked myself out of the house :oops: ) Mine was easy and I didn't have to remove the frame at all...just pried away those cheapo square plastic retainers from the outside, used a sharp carpet knife to cut a...
by Steve S.
Fri May 16, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Perimiter skirting/cinder blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 5906

Re: Perimiter skirting/cinder blocks

Any problems with the steel skirting Greg, or are you just tired of it and need a change?
I'm still happy with my vinyl Parkside panels, although I've had to replace a couple of panels due to holes :( (probably from rocks being thrown by lawnmower). How are the concrete panels held in place?
by Steve S.
Thu May 01, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need help again friends - Septic Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2688

Re: Need help again friends - Septic Tank

Chances are if you have recently had your tank pumped and the tank is now leaking through the top cover(verify), you indeed have a problem with the outlet pipe to the d-box and/or leach field. I had this problem several years back and I decided to fix it myself. You have to map out your entire syste...