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by DaleM
Mon May 05, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Coleman Service & Repair
Topic: Coleman 7956-856 burner won't light
Replies: 9
Views: 14827

Re: Coleman 7956-856 burner won't light

Kevets, the reason I asked that question about the relay box is because many don't know how to troubleshoot a 2 wire t-stat system. 2 wires sound simple but it really complicates things in the low voltage control system. Here's why: To start off with you MUST use a heat ONLY thermostat. A dual purpo...
by DaleM
Fri May 02, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof-Over Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Re: Roof-Over Question

A big part of it will be where you live. If your in the southern half of the states I would get the white roof. Way cooler in the summer.
by DaleM
Fri May 02, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Thinking About a Mini-Split.
Replies: 3
Views: 10172

Re: Thinking About a Mini-Split.

Never heard of them.
by DaleM
Thu May 01, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: belly wrap/insulation question
Replies: 11
Views: 4975

Re: belly wrap/insulation question

Outside of the I-beams you can usually staple insulation in between the joists as normal. In between the I-beams is where you need to drape it down some to form a belly. Easiest I found was to cut encapsulated insulation about 18"-24" longer than the width of the home. Working from the mid...
by DaleM
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Window cable
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: Window cable

Keep their site handy. I have recently had a customer need new latches, the ones that allow the lower sash to fold out. Apparently they are breaking down from UV rays and disintegrating. Every window on the east side of her home needs them replaced. Just got the order in and will install this week.
by DaleM
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: belly wrap/insulation question
Replies: 11
Views: 4975

Re: belly wrap/insulation question

You're best off putting up new belly wrap as well as new insulation. That wrap helps keep the heat in and drafts out.
by DaleM
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Window cable
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: Window cable

Any chance it is a Kinro window?
by DaleM
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: more about cleaning w-heater
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: more about cleaning w-heater

You can try but more often than not the valve, being quite restrictive, continues to plug up. Just posted a procedure about replacing that drain valve with a full flow ball valve on the other W/H thread. It will make flushing/draining the water heater easier.
by DaleM
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water heater maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Re: Water heater maintenance

Replace the original drain valve with a full flow ball valve. Plumb that down and out so you can flush the water heater with a quick turn of the valve. Easy to do once a month for a few minutes, it will keep the build up to a minimum.
by DaleM
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Patch Hole in Ductwork
Replies: 3
Views: 10190

Re: Patch Hole in Ductwork

Since the outside of the duct is probably cleaner than the inside here's a simple fix. Cut another piece of either sheet aluminum or metal larger than the hole. Apply a liberal bead of 100% silicone sealant to the mating surface. Place over the hole and use some metallic duct tape to hold it in plac...
by DaleM
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX Tubing
Replies: 18
Views: 6438

Re: PEX Tubing

For a replumb straight sections of pex are easier to use. You can get away from the pressure drop by running 3/4" to your farthest appliance that requires plumbing then tee off it along it's length with 1/2".
by DaleM
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Roof Leak, Ceiling Damage
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Roof Leak, Ceiling Damage

Some manufacturers built their roof structures with buffalo board/black board in between the rafters and metal roof to quiet them down. There is some insulation value as well. I would leave as much of that in place as possible. Make the new rafters from either 2x6 or 2x8 material, install those 16&q...
by DaleM
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Need Roof Over Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2158

Re: Need Roof Over Advice

Any new metal roof will be noisy. A rubber roof over is a better idea if you're looking to be quiet but they have a limited life span, roughly 10 - 15 years.
by DaleM
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 78' skyline 12x 60 sw reno
Replies: 23
Views: 8211

Re: 78' skyline 12x 60 sw reno

When you say electric heat do you mean baseboard style heat or an electric furnace? Reason being if you have baseboard and no longer use the original ducting you need to get all your fresh water plumbing into the living space of the home. The plumbing depends on that heat in that duct to keep it fro...
by DaleM
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kinro window
Replies: 2
Views: 4873

Re: Kinro window

You will have to remove the entire unit and board up the hole for a few weeks. Kinro makes "cartridges", those are preassembled sealed glass replacements for their windows. Normally you have to take the window unit to a glass guy so he can remove the old cartridge and install the new one. ...