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by Lorne
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What's the best way to clean skirting?
Replies: 3
Views: 6692

Re: What's the best way to clean skirting?

An extension pole for higher areas, Simple Green diluted with water and 2 brushes. One hand brush for lower areas and a screw on pole brush. Now the bad part. You start scrubbing OR a neighborhood kid who wants to earn some cash. A pressure washer is out of the question for skirting or siding becaus...
by Lorne
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Bermuda, Bahama window shutters
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Bermuda, Bahama window shutters

And they ain't cheap neither. They are probably aluminum and custom made.
by Lorne
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sun room addition
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: sun room addition

Also consider the weather. If you are in Hurricane areas you will want a stronger, more substantial structure. A light weight aluminum structure might not remain after a storm,but end up across the street.
by Lorne
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Painting Aluminum Siding And Skirting
Replies: 9
Views: 9359

Re: Painting Aluminum Siding And Skirting

You might check out "Valspar Duramax", brown and gold label. Got mine at home Depot. I use it on vinyl siding and it is amazing. also recommended for aluminum. Drys hard. Might be a couple of bucks more then cheaper stuff but darn well worth it. self priming, but might need a second coat depending o...
by Lorne
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: What the...???
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Re: What the...???

So much for factory building and uniformity. Videos of these being built makes you think everything is perfectly aligned and mistakes are rare. Excuse me for a second....................................... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :shock: :roll: . And where do they find those old, used looki...
by Lorne
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Loud popping noises
Replies: 11
Views: 22227

Re: Loud popping noises

Does the sound seem to come from the floor, walls or ceiling? You said "One side then the other". Do you feel something through you feet when the popping starts? Or just hear it? How often does it pop? It might Sound stupid, but use a drinking glass and put your ear to it and press it against the wa...
by Lorne
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Frustrated with window film!
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Frustrated with window film!

imarja9999 Thanks for the information. There are 9 38X48 double hung standard stick built home windows on the porch. I am getting a table saw (wanted one for a while) and will make 9 exterior storm windows. I considered Plexiglas type material for the top and bottom half of the storms, with a center...
by Lorne
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electrical information web site referal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: Electrical information web site referal?

Thanks Greg. I should have picked up the book at HD the other day.
I used to have a bunch of these types of books, but got ride of them when we decided to go RVing as full timers, but that dream died. Never get rid of ANYTHING, because you'll want it later and the price will be higher.
Thanks again.
by Lorne
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electrical information web site referal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Electrical information web site referal?

Can you recommend or suggest a good web site that has a forum for electrical questions and answers? I know you can't do it here due to liability.
by Lorne
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: More Remodel Pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

Re: More Remodel Pics

I thought I was the only person who runs out of table space to set tools down on.
Looking really good.
by Lorne
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sound deadening for interior wall?
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Re: sound deadening for interior wall?

When do you hear the "Tingy" sounds? I something hitting them or is it when you PARTAY? On steel buildings I've seen them coat the girders with what looks like thick bubbly white foam "Stuff". Possibly a heavy coat of Spray Foam. Costly though. You can buy kits as a DIY. 2 tanks like propane tanks, ...
by Lorne
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sound deadening for interior wall?
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Re: sound deadening for interior wall?

So, now I am a "Go to guy for soundproofing questions"!!!! or GTGFSQ. Neat title, thanks. since we're friends you can just call me " G if you want. Here is what the inside of the wall looks like. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5374714777/ I will be posting more photos as I get closer to c...
by Lorne
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sound deadening for interior wall?
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Re: sound deadening for interior wall?

:) Well, today the guy came and installed my DW's new wall. 5/8" Sheetrock on each side of a 2x6, staggered 2x4"'s wall with Johns Manville 6-1/2" acoustic/thermal insulation on BOTH SIDES. Talk about being packed. Packed in because we don't car about heat insulation, just sound. BOY, is it quiet . ...
by Lorne
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sound deadening for interior wall?
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

Re: sound deadening for interior wall?

I got a pack of Johns Manville R-19 for thermal and sound control. 87 sqft. 9 bats. To completely sound proof a wall is costly and elaborate, like a recording studio. With 5/8 Sheetrock on either side of the 6" thick, 2 x 4 double stud wall it should do just fine. Then comes the Vinyl Allure floorin...
by Lorne
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: sound deadening for interior wall?
Replies: 8
Views: 1888

sound deadening for interior wall?

I'm dividing our sun porch in half with a 10' x 8' wall. I get a half for a new shop and the wife gets a new sitting room. She want it to be QUIET. sort of. I'm staggering 2 x 4 studs on a 2" x 6" floor and sealing plates with some king of insulation. Heat insulation is not the problem, just sound. ...