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by stevieb
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I do not have a connection for a garden hose?
Replies: 4
Views: 6986

Re: I do not have a connection for a garden hose?

We had a plumber put one in. The easiest way was that he went straight thru to the kitchen sink and put a tee in under the sink with a frost proof faucet. He also put one in on the line coming into the water heater.
by stevieb
Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 5844

Re: Acrylic kitchen sink?

I was just at a friends house who replaced his sink with one of these. Same as you like, very deep, single bowl. He did replace the sink cabinet also but doesn't like the sink. I saw why. The sink bottom was showing signs of wear. Looked like scrapes and cuts. He lives alone and is a neat nick so im...
by stevieb
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vinyl Upholstered Ceiling Beams??
Replies: 12
Views: 5264

Re: Vinyl Upholstered Ceiling Beams??

I think I would take eveything down, Underneath I am sure you will find the plastic filler strips damaged. I would run very thin wood strips to cover them, using thin paneling nails once you locate the ceiling studs on either side of the plastic strip. Use some cheap paintable corner molding where t...
by stevieb
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Self cleaning oven. Safe to use?
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Re: Self cleaning oven. Safe to use?

My new (only 1 year old) propane gas stove sits between 2 cabinets whose sides are only paneling. Turkey splattered all over the oven and we used the self cleaning feature. It did get hot and we could detect a red glow looking in the oven window. The paneling stayed cool and we kept an eye on things...
by stevieb
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen Sink & other irritating things challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Kitchen Sink & other irritating things challenge

Hello I am in the same boat! I contacted a reputable mobile home dealer and parts store and have researched the net. No where can I find a sink to replace the one I have like yours! The dealer told me he would keep me in mind for a used one. Seems they don't make them anymore and the entire countert...
by stevieb
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water leakage thru house type siding
Replies: 1
Views: 710

UPDATE

We just found out there is NO vapor barrier on any of the homes walls. BINGO!
The interior of the outside wall in this room will be removed completly, sill repaired, new insulation,vapor barrier and new paneling.
by stevieb
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water leakage thru house type siding
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Water leakage thru house type siding

My neighbors have a 1973 Burlington with regular house type siding. In one area of the home the floor sank and we cut away the flooring to discover black mold and wetness on the sill. We removed the insulation on the outside wall to discover that the siding has weep holes in it. The wall insulation ...
by stevieb
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cross bracing 4 new sub floor - duct in way!
Replies: 4
Views: 2884

Re: Cross bracing 4 new sub floor - duct in way!

I say if there is more than 1 vent in the bathroom disconnect this one, Close the opening at the main duct with sheet metal and screws, You may have to cut the subfloor back some or even worse case work under the home. God only knows what they are thinking when they cut these vents. My bathroom vent...
by stevieb
Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: First time home buyer, How much will central AC run me?
Replies: 9
Views: 10408

Re: First time home buyer, How much will central AC run me?

Hello I had a Miller brand that lasted me 27 years with only a problem once. It was installed by a mobile home company. I replaced the unit with a new energy efficient Carrier brand that cost over $4000.00 It was installed by a reputable heating a/c company. I am happy with the unit and new digital ...
by stevieb
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I hear something crawling/scratching around above ceiling!
Replies: 4
Views: 3493

Re: I hear something crawling/scratching around above ceilin

What type of roof and siding do you have? All metal??
Go outside and inspect near the roof line for openings where squirrels may get in. My neighbors had a squirrel chew through the fiber board siding and get in a hole in the soffit.
by stevieb
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: furnace issue's
Replies: 9
Views: 9011

Re: furnace issue's

Hi Sorry to tell you we had the same problem. Noticed a fine oily residue on the appliances etc. Our reputable experienced furnace people shut the unit down. The unit had a crack and our detector did not go off either. The smell is not normal. I own 3 mobile homes and can safely say kerosene smell i...
by stevieb
Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need Advice: Painting Mobile Home Exterior
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Need Advice: Painting Mobile Home Exterior

Hello I replaced every single screw on my home with stainless steel screws. A very long and tedious task, I removed each screw, sanded the rust stained area around it and replaced the screw. Than we pressure washed with Simple Green and than again with bleach. We painted the home close to its origna...
by stevieb
Sun May 15, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: drop in electric cooktop replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Re: drop in electric cooktop replacement

Not sure about that but don't make the same mistake I did. Be sure your breaker can handle the new cooktop. I bought a 40 amp top and only have a 30 amp breaker. I cannot return the cooktop and the electrician wants $500 to run a new line and breaker. I am going to have to be satisfied with just rep...
by stevieb
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hot water heater is getting tooooo hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: Hot water heater is getting tooooo hot

We had the same problem 3 x in 30 yrs. Each time the water got scalding a few days later the heater blew. After 3rd time we put in a pan with a drain and bought the longest warrantied heater we could find. And it wasn't from a big box store!!!
by stevieb
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Window Sills Peeling
Replies: 11
Views: 5790

Re: Window Sills Peeling

Here is what I did to repair/help solve the problem. It was easy and pretty cheap. I bought a couple of rolls of that base kitchen cabinet rubber foot/toe stuff. It has a rolled up edge that is suppose to go against the floor. The backing is peel and stick. I sanded all sides of the window frame and...