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by mdnagel
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood stove installation - placement questions
Replies: 7
Views: 17413

Wood stove installation - placement questions

I have pressures and incentives to install a wood stove in my MH: have lots of available fuel- standing timber. This is one project that won't be DIY (well, I could do it, but I don't want to leave any OUT for my insurance company ). I've got a pretty open floor plan (see picture). Trouble is is tha...
by mdnagel
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing
Replies: 19
Views: 6235

Re: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing

I'm thinking that I'll just amputate at the hose. If I am unable to find anything, such as the barbed hose fitting, then I'm pretty sure that I can splice the hose back together. I need only turn the shutoff to the fixture off. In order to cut the CPVC I'd have to have the water to the entire house ...
by mdnagel
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing
Replies: 19
Views: 6235

Re: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing

How bizarre is that? You'd think that 5/8" would be bigger... I took a closer look and saw that the pipe is stamped with "5/8 OD 1/2 ID." A quick caliper reading shows OD of about .630". Sigh, all I want to do is toss on some faucets, a job that should take only about 10 minutes... I don't know what...
by mdnagel
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing
Replies: 19
Views: 6235

Re: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing

Hi Greg, Yeah, was looking to do that but Lowe's didn't have anything that would work on 5/8" OD! I was all set to go this route (that's when I got desperate and went with the shark bite valves). Seems that nothing wants to play nicely (still working on flooring, and it's giving me fits trying to ge...
by mdnagel
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing
Replies: 19
Views: 6235

CPVC to PEX for intermediate plumbing

I have some new faucets that I'd like to install in my bathrooms. They come with non-detachable 3/8" braided hose. The existing plumbing is CPVC to (weird push-pull) plastic shutoff valves with (white) crimped-on flex tubing to the fixtures (all are the same). Although I'd love to PEX the entire hom...
by mdnagel
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Doorstops/"door stops"
Replies: 6
Views: 3328

Re: Doorstops/"door stops"

Greg wrote:You could make some "custom" door stops out of some Oak also.

Greg
The pressure! I still haven't gotten to the point that I can work on the t-strips! Have picked up some router bits though :D
by mdnagel
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: WHAT COLOR???
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

Re: WHAT COLOR???

Crud! There goes another item to add to my project list! :-) I tend to think that darker is usually better, especially if you get a lot of dirt/rain splatter.
by mdnagel
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Drain for hot water heater pan
Replies: 12
Views: 6721

Re: Drain for hot water heater pan

I don't have a mental picture of what the bottom of one of these units might look like (anyone point me toward a picture?), but it's sounding like it's not worth bothering to install a pan. So... If I just wait until the thing dies a horrible death do I count on insurance covering the mess? Or, with...
by mdnagel
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Doorstops/"door stops"
Replies: 6
Views: 3328

Re: Doorstops/"door stops"

Yeah, was thinking about the knob stops, but was curious to hear people's thoughts on them. The spring stops, these didn't come to mind, probably because I don't have baseboards, though maybe someday... but, with the doors set so high off the floor I'd have to have some pretty high baseboards. Need ...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Drain for hot water heater pan
Replies: 12
Views: 6721

Re: Drain for hot water heater pan

Sorry if I wasn't making myself clear... I was wanting to know whether I could tie the two -pressure relief overflow and "drip" overflow- together instead of having to plumb in a separate line/pipe for the "drip." Yes, I know that drip pans do nothing in the event of a blow out, but would like to th...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Drain for hot water heater pan
Replies: 12
Views: 6721

Drain for hot water heater pan

On my seemingly expanding list of projects is to install an overflow/drip pan under the hot water heater (this is assuming I can- have not yet verified that one would fit). Could I tap into the line for the pressure relief valve drain instead of plumbing in another pipe/line? BTW - It's a propane he...
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Doorstops/"door stops"
Replies: 6
Views: 3328

Doorstops/"door stops"

What do people recommend as replacement doorstops? I'm re-doing my flooring and will need to put something back in place. The originals are pretty ucky-looking, and I really don't like stuff on the floor (not to mention drilling into the laminates to put them back).
by mdnagel
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13622

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

I opted not to go with squaring things out and instead went with angled cuts. It was a pain because I had to flip over the planks in order to cut them on my saw. Will post pictures later. Back to playing with the leveling compound in the living room...
by mdnagel
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13622

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

The den and it's (near) 45 degree angled entrance. Picture shows my two options for expansion/transition strips. Straight across would mean that I'd have over 2 feet of "rise" (rise over run) to try to handle not one, but two sides of the flooring such that I don't end up with small pieces right at ...
by mdnagel
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance-way
Replies: 60
Views: 13622

Re: Laminate flooring, orientation, transitions and entrance

Finally! Master bedroom done! (except transition pieces) Nice to be sleeping in the "final resting spot" :lol:

Here are some pictures:
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(short) Hallway to MB bath.
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Closet.
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Spot the spacer! (couldn't pull it by hand!)
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Now to the den... (will make separate post)