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by Lorne
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Frustrated with window film!
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Frustrated with window film!

I bought the Frost King brand of window insulation Kit at HD. No Other brand available there, like 3-M. Tried it Outside on the window frame and inside too, "After Cleaning it". They keep pealing away from the adhesive strip that is stuck to the wood surface. Darn-Heck. Is the 3-M brand better, if I...
by Lorne
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rain gutter leaf filters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Rain gutter leaf filters?

Some dead limbs, but the biggest problem is that the tree trunk (big tree) is 8 inches from the roof edge. I will be getting an inspection of the tree as soon as the weather warms up a little.
It does give us a lot of shade when it leafs out fully.
by Lorne
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rain gutter leaf filters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Rain gutter leaf filters?

i would use chiken wire, the screen with the 1/2 inch holes , figure out how much you need and then cut it in strips to fit in the gutter, it's rigid so it can confor to the shape some what. or you can just place it flat on the top and secure We live under a BIG Hickory tree that drops PEA size nut...
by Lorne
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13256

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

We just ordered Trafficmaster Vinyl Plank flooring for our enclosed porch. It's the kind that has the adhesive strips at the end and along one side and floats, not nailed down. It says it is 100% waterproof with a 10 yr warranty. From all I've read people love it and say it looks real. At HD it is $...
by Lorne
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rain gutter leaf filters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Rain gutter leaf filters?

Gutterglove seems the best, but no distributors in SC.
Fine mesh seems the way to go.

Amerimax is the next highest rating.
Thanks for the heads up.
by Lorne
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Rain gutter leaf filters?
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Rain gutter leaf filters?

I'm having 60 ft of gutter put up ( a 40 length & 2 10 ft lengths). Big Hickory tree drops small and large nuts and leaves. All the new fangled leaf guards are expensive, like Gutter Helmet, etc. I saw foam chunks that you stuff inside the gutter and figured they would be cheap. NOT!! For 60 feet of...
by Lorne
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Best Belly wrap tape
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Best Belly wrap tape

What is the best tape for sticking to the belly wrap after accessing the duct work. Looks like "Duct Tape" is effected by cold somewhat. Or is it just me. Having 2 ducts extended with flex ducts to the enclosed porch, adding 3/4" more sub flooring and then Trafficmaster Allure, along with under floo...
by Lorne
Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Merry Christmas to ALL
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Merry Christmas to ALL

and the happiest of New Years. :lol:
by Lorne
Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: SNAKES!
Replies: 12
Views: 6975

Re: SNAKES!

Around here they advertise "Snake Chasers". Find the money to pay for an expert.
"I hate spiders and snakes and baby thats's what it takes"...............song.
by Lorne
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Beware of Rubbermaid shelf brackets
Replies: 0
Views: 1414

Beware of Rubbermaid shelf brackets

At Home Depot: They Don't fit tight in the Rubbermaid upright strips. You are supposed to inset the shelf bracket into the two slots in the upright, then hammer down so it wedges into the slots. NOT. These Brackets just drop down in the slots in a sloppy, loose fit and wobble side to side. Not to me...
by Lorne
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Service & Repair of Other Brands
Topic: Filter availability for package Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 11303

Re: Filter availability for package Unit

Didn't know there was that type, thanks.

If and when we ever finish interior projects, then the filters will last longer. :lol:
Then I won't have anything to do, how sad. :roll:
by Lorne
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PLEASE HELP!!!! I need to learn how to take down a wall
Replies: 5
Views: 1281

Re: PLEASE HELP!!!! I need to learn how to take down a wall

I read of one where they opened the outside wall because they wanted a one piece shower unit installed. If a tube is not the most important to you then get a 4-piece shower unit like I did and save the walls. I'm too big for a tube anyway.
by Lorne
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Home Remodel tip videos
Replies: 0
Views: 1268

Home Remodel tip videos

I found a great little site that shows a ton of quick videos on how to do all sorts of home repair and using some tools. http://www.howcast.com/users/y/HomeRemodelWorkshop/profile/videos . Even I found some answers for things I was curious about. :D He describes things simply and easy to understand....
by Lorne
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Service & Repair of Other Brands
Topic: Filter availability for package Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 11303

Re: Filter availability for package Unit

I forgot I posted this. The filter is roughly 20x25x5 inches. Once a month is a little to expensive even at $25 and the enclosure is a bear to open up outside. Sheet tin, custom made to fit between the Package Unit and the house. Usually we get it replaced at the change of every season or twice a ye...
by Lorne
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: heat ducts
Replies: 5
Views: 3756

Re: heat ducts

We had a double wide with a Coleman Gas heater and the point where the hot air blew down to the round ducts was poorly divided, so too much air blew to one half of the house. With some sheet tin and a lot of swearing I was able to create a better split and equalize the pressure. The above suggestion...