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by Yanita
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: I think I saw it move...
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: I think I saw it move...

Hi, Here in the south Greg, it is still not uncommon for the blocks to be set on the ground without pads. I would still find out what code is for your area. I would certainly remove the dirt that is building up againt the side of the skirting. I would also build a retaining wall out of a substantial...
by Yanita
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: FYI- heat ducts
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: FYI- heat ducts

Thanks Curly for sharing your info. Many of us here know that information but there are many that do not. Use the foil back tape, (as Curly mentioned) if you use duct tape it will rot within the year. I also had to secure the sheet vinyl to the floor around the vent openings...in this home seems the...
by Yanita
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hot Water / Cold Water (Frozen Pipe Question)
Replies: 8
Views: 5171

Re: Hot Water / Cold Water (Frozen Pipe Question)

Sealing under your home with plastic is not a real good idea. It can condensate and trap the moisture under the plastic against your insulation. We always recommend the belly material or if you can not afford that and want a cheap fix you can use tyvex or another similar material. Keep in mind thoug...
by Yanita
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Framing / Trimming Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 4649

Re: Framing / Trimming Windows

We made it real simple when we trimmed out ours in the old single wide....used a dato blade set to the correct depth, made the groove all the way, no marking no fussing wala...done!

Yanita
by Yanita
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Windows won't open
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Windows won't open

Hi,

Not trying to be sarcastic , but are they in they unlocked?


Yanita
by Yanita
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 17
Views: 3750

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Before or as you are doing your new layout take notice of where your outlets and switches are. There are codes for this. Also make sure you can get the tub down the hall, around corners etc to get into master bath.

Yanita
by Yanita
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Moulding and Trim
Replies: 12
Views: 9638

Re: Moulding and Trim

He uses the chisel to cut the batten while it is still in place. That way you do not have to remove the batten, risk breaking it and then reinstalling.

Yanita
by Yanita
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Top Load Washer vs. Front Load
Replies: 10
Views: 12109

Re: Top Load Washer vs. Front Load

Hi, I like my top loaders. I have never had a problem with my machines. I have a great tendency to forget to put a towel in and with a top loader I can open the machine and add it. I seldom have an off balanced load and it does not shake, rattle and roll out of place. I prefer the simpler machines. ...
by Yanita
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: a clogged sewer line or frozen sewer line and how do I fix
Replies: 5
Views: 10528

Re: a clogged sewer line or frozen sewer line and how do I fix

Hi,

Do you have a septic tank or city sewage? During the cold weather have you been leaving any faucets running during the night? Has anyone checked the vent to make sure that it is not plugged, if you are in a snowy area your vent could be cover by snow therefore not allowing air in...

Yanita
by Yanita
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: kitchen counter tops
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: kitchen counter tops

Hi, Look under the cabinets you should see some screws that go up into a ledger board into the cabinets. The problem we ran into was that our counter top had also been glued to the ledger board. If you have a back splash already that may very well be glued as well, hence removal creates smone wall d...
by Yanita
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Moulding and Trim
Replies: 12
Views: 9638

Re: Moulding and Trim

That's what we have done pretty much through out the house, made our own. As for the batten strips Hubby uses a chisel (sharp one) and cuts off the section of batten, then installs the crown and base moulding. Good luck, I advise buying some extra sticks of crown just to learn how to cut crown. Ther...
by Yanita
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: potential for pipe freeze-help!
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: potential for pipe freeze-help!

If your skirting vents have the capability of closing I would do so to further reduce any cold winds. Do not leave your water running, it could possibly freeze your sewer line and then you have even further troubles.

Happy New Year,

Yanita
by Yanita
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Front door weatherstripping
Replies: 2
Views: 3338

Re: Front door weatherstripping

Hi, Weather stripping comes in rolls, various widths and thickness. The only tools you will need is a razor knife or pair of scissors to cut the neccesary length. The striker plate is the thing that the lock slides into on the door jamb. Just thought I would clear this up as you said you have no ide...
by Yanita
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Merry Christmas...
Replies: 9
Views: 3407

Re: Merry Christmas...

LOL, Harry...and now I will say Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Yanita
by Yanita
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Entering the underbelly
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Entering the underbelly

Hi, I don't know the area in which you live but I don't think I would just insulate the skirting in lieu of under the home. Insulating under the floor helps the heat ducts stay warm and then warming your floor. Also that same insulation prevents freezing pipes, or lessens the chance I should say. I ...