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by Lorne
Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Contractor "down payment" - Labor only
Replies: 13
Views: 3086

Re: Contractor "down payment" - Labor only

Maybe, just maybe, he has had problems getting his full payment from other jobs in the MH repairs, but doesn't want to insult you by fully explaining.

There are a lot of deadbeats around, both on the contractor side and customers.
You sound like the good folks. This is a hard one to decide on.
by Lorne
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing new bathroom ceiling fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Re: Installing new bathroom ceiling fan

I'll get some pictures as soon as I can. Getting two arms up inside the 8" diameter hole will be a challenge. Like Microsurgery through a little incision. This old fan is around 20 years old as far as I can see and most of the air blows out the sides of the vent. May not even be connected to anythin...
by Lorne
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Installing new bathroom ceiling fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2394

Installing new bathroom ceiling fan

These fans are of course round and the tin can goes up into the ceiling, then into a flexible foil hose connected to the roof vent. Like dryer vent hose. How does one get the round can into the foil hose without hands on the attic side? Do you just hope the can goes up inside the foil tube when you ...
by Lorne
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Exterior Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: Exterior Paint

I read this on "Ask the builder.com" on using metal primer first.

http://www.askthebuilder.com/122_How_to ... ding.shtml

I used Valspar 100% Latex over Vinyl with a primer and it worked great.
by Lorne
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: new to Nail Gun update......
Replies: 1
Views: 683

new to Nail Gun update......

I Got a 16Ga "Shop Fox" model #W1777 finish nailer at a local Tool Store for $99.00. I had a small compressor and 100 feet of hose already from Sears. Pumped it up to 100lbs. Might need a little more, but max on the gun is 100lbs. Tried it our on scrap nailing through 3/4" plywood plus 9/16" baseboa...
by Lorne
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: stupid question possibly
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: stupid question possibly

With ours we have a title (it's paid for) like a car. We pay for a tax sticker for the window showing we paid our county/state taxes. also a lot rent because it's in a park. If you have your own piece of land there is no rent, maybe just a mortgage. Since you can conceivably put the transport wheels...
by Lorne
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Removing a Wall Socket
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Removing a Wall Socket

I recently had a section of outside wall replaced and drywall replaced the old wood paneling. In preparation for the carpenters I removed the wall socket and wood paneling. Yuk. The wall socket had a screw in the top right and lower left corner, visible after removing the cover plate. Using my trust...
by Lorne
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replacement windows: Lowes, Home Depot or Window World?
Replies: 9
Views: 15519

Re: Replacement windows: Lowes, Home Depot or Window World?

I went with Home Depot and they work well and under $200 each. My problem is that the vinyl siding is a style that is hard to find after 21 years, so each window has to be the same size OR a little bigger, so no extra siding is needed. Each window install required a new section of wall due to rim jo...
by Lorne
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New to me Nail Gun, which nail brands?
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: New to me Nail Gun, which nail brands?

Brenda, don't feel bad cause we've all done stuff like that once in a while. Greg, I agree with your suggestion. I spend a long while researching nails and nailers today and found that there are so many brands being sold out there and few mention the nails they use except for the higher priced guns ...
by Lorne
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New to me Nail Gun, which nail brands?
Replies: 4
Views: 987

New to me Nail Gun, which nail brands?

I finally broke down and got a Shop Fox 16Ga ,1-1/4" to 2-1/2"nail gun at the local tool store. There are so many different brands though. I see some brands require they're own special brand of nails. This nail gun doesn't mention brand of nails anywhere in the manual. I searched the internet and se...
by Lorne
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: FailSafe Brand Pex Fittings OK?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: FailSafe Brand Pex Fittings OK?

So many things are made in China today it's almost the norm.
If you're unsure about the MH store brand I would check Home Depot or Lowes.
That's where I got my PEX Shark Bite Pex fittings and they're great.
Also maybe cheaper at the Big Box stores.
by Lorne
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Powertex texture gun by Wagner
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Powertex texture gun by Wagner

works pretty well. http://www.wagnerspraytech.com/portal/texture_sprayers_spray,99561,747.html Just follow the directions. When they say "Pancake Batter" consistency they don't mean real runny. I'm waiting for the splatter to harden a little, then I'll do the Knockdown. It's really humid down here s...
by Lorne
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall outlet wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: Wall outlet wiring

Many of my sockets were mounted in thin paneling and NOT even near studs. Every time you plug or unplug something the whole section of wall flexes, but what the heck, the house was cheap enough and I just love fixing things. DUHHHHHHH. Just thought of something. I could silicone the socket into the ...
by Lorne
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall outlet wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: Wall outlet wiring

And I was going to have the same guy replace another wall and install new windows, DUHHHH. He said his specialty was re-doing kitchens. NOW THAT'S SCARY.
by Lorne
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Wall outlet wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Wall outlet wiring

DSCF4666 (Small).JPG I just check photos I took when the guy was replacing the rotted wall and installed new windows. Now I know why there was a BULGE in the drywall at the stud seam. Wallboard screwed over wire trapped against the stud. Can you believe someone would do this. Next time I do the dry...