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by 1987Commodore
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water heater relief valve?
Replies: 4
Views: 2195

Re: Water heater relief valve?

No need to cut the pan. The relief valve needs to be plumbed separately to a place where the discharge of hot water under pressure will do no harm, ie: through the floor and belly wrap into the crawl space. You will need two holes through the floor or wall. One for each drain. You don't want the rel...
by 1987Commodore
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Putting new MH on existing lot
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Re: Putting new MH on existing lot

Yes, check with zoning/building/codes office to get the straight scoop.
by 1987Commodore
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: What kind of caulk do you recommend for trim?
Replies: 7
Views: 3538

Re: What kind of caulk do you recommend for trim?

It sounds like the caulk you have is old, and almost dried out.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Homemade double wide
Replies: 7
Views: 3377

Re: Homemade double wide

You could build a new peaked roof over the two, but you would probably have to support it with poles set outside the trailer walls on proper foundations, below the frost line. Kind of a pole barn type structure. The home's walls/ foundation will not be strong enough to support the new roof structure...
by 1987Commodore
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Converting Corner Tub to Shower
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Re: Converting Corner Tub to Shower

It looks like your tub is plastic. Make sure it is adequately supported underneath to withstand any flexing from standing, particularly around the drain, so cracks don't develop.
by 1987Commodore
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plumbing Help needed for elbow at water heater
Replies: 13
Views: 6097

Re: Plumbing Help needed for elbow at water heater

I have the pb pipe in my home, and the only trouble I have had was with connectors that were under stress. And when the mouse decided it was an appropriate tooth sharpener. Do some research on pex pipe and connectors. I have used it to fix leaks, replace under sink supply valves, etc. It is very qui...
by 1987Commodore
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: drafty kitchen window
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: drafty kitchen window

Do the whole thing.
by 1987Commodore
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Miller Gas CMF2 combustion venting issue
Replies: 10
Views: 18020

Re: Miller Gas CMF2 combustion venting issue

I believe you are on the right track. It sounds like the installers did a poor job. The intake hose definitely should go outside, and the existing holes should have been sealed.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Inspect Attic
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

Re: Inspect Attic

You could use a borescope and make a small hole in the ceiling, or maybe through a roof vent. You can find them cheap on Amazon or Ebay. This is assuming you have an actual attic space. If you have a furnace with a flue up through the roof, there may be an easily removable ceiling panel in the furna...
by 1987Commodore
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: yellowing tubs and sinks help..
Replies: 5
Views: 4059

Re: yellowing tubs and sinks help..

The yellowing is caused by, or at least sped up by, sunlight.
by 1987Commodore
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Members what do you do to your waterlines in winter
Replies: 18
Views: 6099

Re: Members what do you do to your waterlines in winter

Have you sealed the gap around any pipes that penetrate the floor, such as waterlines and drain lines? Air movement is your enemy.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Kitchen sink installed
Replies: 1
Views: 8497

Re: Kitchen sink installed

Looks very nice.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: spiders
Replies: 5
Views: 4147

Re: spiders

Call a pest control company. There is probably a spray they can use that will have a lasting effect.
by 1987Commodore
Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)
Replies: 43
Views: 19487

Re: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)

Hmmm. Just a wild thought here. Pour footers for your "poles," so that the wood is above ground. Use treated posts, with adequate spacing and beams to support the roof. Maybe even steel I beams? Set your trusses over the peaked roof height. Extend the exterior walls to the trusses, then remove both ...
by 1987Commodore
Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)
Replies: 43
Views: 19487

Re: Double Wide Creation (Renewal)

Well, you could do a ridge beam with a salt box style roof. That would keep the peak lower. Or you could rip off the peaked roof and use trusses. And you are absolutely correct in the pole barn style to keep the weight off the walls.