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by mdnagel
Sun May 15, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling - sheetrock failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Ceiling - sheetrock failure

I had the roof replaced after this issue had surfaced. It appears that there was likely a small leak from one of the vents that were part of the old/original roof: the new roof's ridge-cap vent has eliminated the vents. Within two months after purchasing the house I had the roof replaced (before I e...
by mdnagel
Thu May 12, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood stove installation - placement questions
Replies: 7
Views: 17413

Re: Wood stove installation - placement questions

Jim, many thanks for your thorough reply. I've been a bit busy and had forgot to check back here... You stated that you wouldn't put a stove on top of laminates. Does this apply to putting down a hearth on top of the laminates as well (which was really the intent of my question)? I'd like to not hav...
by mdnagel
Thu May 12, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing
Replies: 19
Views: 6235

Re: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing

Just to try and clarify a couple of things... It IS CPVC. And, it's all original, except, perhaps, for a braided line for the kitchen faucet (maybe from initial install [optional equipment] of dishwasher?). As recently posted, I gave up on the notion of doing any hacking and was able to meet my requ...
by mdnagel
Thu May 12, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing
Replies: 19
Views: 6235

Re: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing

Hi folks, sorry for the delay in posting (been busy; plus, hadn't had the e-mail notifier set up on this thread [my mistake]). The home is a 1998 Champion. Not sure of the model. The pipes are all [C]PVC. They are color coded: red line for hot, blue for cold. I had picked up some shark bite fittings...
by mdnagel
Thu May 12, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling - sheetrock failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Ceiling - sheetrock failure

Hi Greg, No signs that I can detect. It's possible that someone hid previous damage, but based on how other things have been done I doubt that there was any real quality repair performed (meaning, I should be able to see any repairs). I can take a closer look at the piece of sheetrock that I broke o...
by mdnagel
Thu May 12, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Ceiling - sheetrock failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Ceiling - sheetrock failure

Any ideas on what sort of repair work would be involved with this? I broke out some of the sheetrock so that things are more exposed. There wasn't, as far as I could tell, any staining or discoloration; that is, no clear signs of water damage (though it has the appearance of it). I bought the place ...
by mdnagel
Wed May 11, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13621

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Hi Arlo, it's Harvest Oak.

I've been kind of off radar, doing plumbing and electrical work in a pump house. Only other inside project will be to fix a spot in the ceiling in the master bedroom.
by mdnagel
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: leveling floor for laminate
Replies: 8
Views: 6004

Re: leveling floor for laminate

I've only had one experience here, though it was pretty intense... Ended up using perhaps a couple hundred pounds of compound. Much of this story can be found here: https://www.mobilehomerepair.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7996 My floor (of my newly purchased 1997 home) looked like it was manufactu...
by mdnagel
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13621

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Some more pictures...
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Hallway, with the supervisor :-)
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by mdnagel
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13621

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

I survived! Finished laying laminates (well, OK, I have a couple of pieces to put down in a doorway to a back bedroom, and I need to do the transitions, and one day I'll do moldings, but basically I'm done with the flooring). Had lots of doubts whether I could get the floor level/straight enough, es...
by mdnagel
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Drain for hot water heater pan
Replies: 12
Views: 6721

Re: Drain for hot water heater pan

Yeah, that's what I though, but just wanted to make sure. My original layman's concern was over the T&P- the exhaust vent would be a fairly obvious to me (as a layman) no-no to combine :-)
by mdnagel
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13621

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Thanks Greg! Many thanks to you and all the others here for helping keep my motivation up. I'll be doing a pour in the dining room this morning (hoping I have enough leveler!) and hope that this will be the last of it! Dining room has required a lot more precision due to the fact that it will be tyi...
by mdnagel
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13621

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

I know that everyone has been holding their breath waiting for me to post pictures of my completed den... :lol:
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Leveling completed. Had to re-cut the sub floor around the heating duct because the original wasn't lined up and they'd stretched the heck out of the duct and "resolved" things with LOTS of staples! I hope people that do shoddy work like this learn and improve, or stop doing it!
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I probably made things more difficult than they needed to be, but I try to be cautious knowing that I'll error somewhere along the line: hopefully I've got enough planning in that any such error ends up being trivial, otherwise I'll make sure it's a doozy!
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"Finished" product! Must have been snowing in the house, no idea where those white spots came from!
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by mdnagel
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Drain for hot water heater pan
Replies: 12
Views: 6721

Re: Drain for hot water heater pan

I feel a bit stupid, what's an "TPR vent?" Is this the pressure relief overflow? (uncertain of nomenclature)
by mdnagel
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing
Replies: 19
Views: 6235

Re: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing

Folks at Lowe's were pretty perplexed as well. But that's what's printed on the pipe, 5/8" OD (and it actually measures out as such)! It looks like it's going to be more of a hassle to try and stub this for PEX than it's worth and that I'm better off saving my energy and money until I'm ready to go ...