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by DCDiva
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Looking at buying an old trailer (MAJOR REMODEL NEEDED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

Re: Looking at buying an old trailer (MAJOR REMODEL NEEDED)

Hi Russ! Welcome to the group. We--my family and me--just finished one 1973 12 x60 total gut remodel and at the finishing stages of another same size--we replaced everything--I have many post of them lol and a blog--which I need to update just have been very busy with 2 other houses--the mobile home...
by DCDiva
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Life to Old Kitchen Cabinets
Replies: 0
Views: 1618

New Life to Old Kitchen Cabinets

Sorry I have been gone so long--I remodeled a house last week,new bathroom floor/all new water line--love PEX,first time using it---new bar in kitchen--will post photos later--then this week I worked 70 hours,plus my regualr job of over 40 hours,little sleep lol we took a family room--24 x 28 and ma...
by DCDiva
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Cistern Pump turn on Pump how?
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Cistern Pump turn on Pump how?

Sounds like it is time for a pump service--they usually fix/replace pump and are electricians--as they go hand in hand--it sounds like it could be many things--from a bad breaker, to not wired correctly, to the pump is going bad due to age or run too much without water flow---or there could be other...
by DCDiva
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Vinyl Upholstered Ceiling Beams??
Replies: 12
Views: 5189

Re: Vinyl Upholstered Ceiling Beams??

I think you might have to remove the whole ceiling to get rid of it==without a photo it is hard to say but they did some odd things in the 70's lol--- the cost is not as high as you think--if you do it one room at a time---we used masonite 4 x8 sheets light weight and cost @$ 6 a sheet,you prime and...
by DCDiva
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Weight concerns for ceiling cover-up
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

Re: Weight concerns for ceiling cover-up

I would check with an engineer--we bought a 12 x48 that they had replaced the ceiling with reg 1/2drywall and it caused all the ceilings to bow and leak,when we removed the drywall you could see the roof raise back up and we ended up replacing the entire ceiling due to broken trusses and very weak t...
by DCDiva
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Flooring (Economical!)
Replies: 17
Views: 19173

Re: Flooring (Economical!)

The Lowes brade name of the vinyl flooring is Novalis. Here is a photo album of it and us installing it.
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sha ... 1450517933
Enjoy, Melissa
by DCDiva
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PAINTING BATHROOM WALLS
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: PAINTING BATHROOM WALLS

Get a good primer and a good paint--I love Benjamin Moore paints--make sure you wash the walls really good clearner TSP you can get at Walmart or any paint store--let dry atlest 24 hours,then primer--let dry 24 hours, then paint---the primer has to have time to cure if you rush a paint job the resul...
by DCDiva
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacing (only) tree damaged part of metal roofing
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Replacing (only) tree damaged part of metal roofing

Go past the old roof at least a foot, then where you order the metal roofing will have different options that work with your metal roof you bought--most have abook or samples of it--it is hard to discribe but it is like aflashing but made to work with the roof, ours came in 12 ft lenghts I think tha...
by DCDiva
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Flooring (Economical!)
Replies: 17
Views: 19173

Re: Flooring (Economical!)

We install the vinyl planks in our downstairs and they we .88 at Lowes and sometimes they have specials. Will try to post a photo. We have a roller rink in town that has OSB and the did a gloss ploy on it for the floor--has laster for many years. Cheep and fast just pour some on the floor and spread...
by DCDiva
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof Coating after Relocation - Need Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Roof Coating after Relocation - Need Advice

Unless you get really lucky and get a few days of warm weather,it looks like you are going to have to wait and see,as for the coating to work correctly and get into all of places to stop any leaks it has to be warmer--but be ready to jump on the job if you get luck witha warm spell lol--have you che...
by DCDiva
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Photos--rental MH
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: New Photos--rental MH

Thanks! He just turned 15 on Monday. There is nothing he can not do and does not know about lol. He has worked with us on projects since he could walk. He can wire a house from pole to the complete project,build a house,fix all kinds of engines and strong as an ox lol. He made more money this summer...
by DCDiva
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Ive started my Solar hot water project
Replies: 18
Views: 24652

Re: Ive started my Solar hot water project

I need to reseach this more--but I have a cabin, we are not there during the winter so it is not heated unless we are there--it is easy to heat as we insulated it--I would like to use this to heat, like a boiler would work--what would I use/ need to make this work--cost involved---I would love to go...
by DCDiva
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: masonry stove in a trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 10399

Re: masonry stove in a trailer

A better photo
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by DCDiva
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: masonry stove in a trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 10399

Re: masonry stove in a trailer

Wow this stove looks big lol,the whole in the floor will be big--could you---build it right beside the mobile home and replace a window or just open a wall up to get the heat and beauty of the stove without taking up all the room and the structure of the mobile home? I know it might be more work but...
by DCDiva
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: LP Conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: LP Conversion

A professional should do this,not a DIY project!
Better safe-- than dead family from explosion or CO2.