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by mdnagel
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Any ideas on dealing with the lines to toilets? These are out and naked... Yes, I'm HOPING that the belly is not as bad as it looks (clearly folks who tried to close it up didn't have a clue about using the right materials!). But... that big blue tarp is lurking... If there's anything that I've lear...
by mdnagel
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen faucet lines.
Replies: 12
Views: 4347

Re: Kitchen faucet lines.

I looked it up and this is what I'd used: http://www.lowes.com/pd_27335-104-A-124_4294822030+4294821352+4294954937_4294937087_?productId=3133579&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Watts_4294822030%2B4294821352%2B4294954937_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp...
by mdnagel
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

Re: PEX (plumbing) questions

Greg, thanks for the input! Yes, the shutoffs on the outside faucets! I had a mental note to do this. Regarding the attaching of the lines under cabinets, are you saying that you run the lines back against the wall? What do you use to anchor with? (would like something that looks good) Right now eve...
by mdnagel
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: PEX (plumbing) questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7934

PEX (plumbing) questions

I'm in the process of assessing a project for replacing all my plumbing with PEX and have a few questions that I have been unable to get clarification on from reading previous postings here. 1) Can I used PEX to connect up directly to my hot water heater (tank), or do I HAVE to have copper flex line...
by mdnagel
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Kitchen faucet lines.
Replies: 12
Views: 4347

Re: Kitchen faucet lines.

My brains are a bit fried right now (I'm also working up a plan to re-plumb w/PEX, among several other projects...), but I ran into a screwy problem when I went to do my bathroom sink faucets. My episode might be similar to yours... I have CPVC pipe, not PB, though I also have supply lines with non-...
by mdnagel
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Acrylic kitchen sink?

Nothing exciting here, not fancy (old cabinets still). Just wanting to conclude my episode, and to show a couple of pics in case they'd be of use to someone contemplating a sink replacement.
Original sink
Original sink
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New sink is working out really well.  Although it wasn't intended to get a faucet with a sprayer we ended up with one and are glad we did.
New sink is working out really well. Although it wasn't intended to get a faucet with a sprayer we ended up with one and are glad we did.
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by mdnagel
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Acrylic kitchen sink?

Aaron, thanks for the suggestion. We'd looked at these, and while we liked them, they won't fit our current cabinetry :-( Jim, we'd love to be able to replace the cabinets (could have gotten a standard sink!), but have so many other pressing priorities... (hot water tank is on the horizon- 12 years ...
by mdnagel
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Acrylic kitchen sink?

I gauge on value, value as pertains to how important something is and how much it's used. Our current sink is just slightly more functional than "useless." Lots of time is wasted juggling stuff around. At just 5" deep it's nearly impossible to wash pots: it's hard for my diminutive wi...
by mdnagel
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Re: Acrylic kitchen sink?

I've managed to find TWO sinks that match my requirements, both from the same manufacturer! I didn't think I was THAT picky! Anyway... what are folks' thoughts on these? http://www.homewarehq.com/Whitehaus-30-noah-Stainless-Steel-single-bowl-drop-in-sink-whnda3016.aspx WHNDA3016.jpg http://www.homew...
by mdnagel
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Acrylic kitchen sink?
Replies: 17
Views: 6088

Acrylic kitchen sink?

Anyone have any experiences with acrylic sinks? I'm trying to locate a nice, deep, single bowl kitchen sink. The pain is locating one that will fit. I think that I've found one that is dimensionally correct, but it's acrylic. Seems that every material has its pluses and minuses... This is what I loc...
by mdnagel
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Looking for shower door seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: Looking for shower door seal

I'm not looking to change out the plastic, just the strip. I took a closer look at it and see that it's a harder plastic than I'd previously thought: maybe due to age? anyway, it's not as pliable as the rubber that's used for window (and door) screens. I think that the primary function is to hold th...
by mdnagel
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Looking for shower door seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Looking for shower door seal

I've got a walk-in shower with two sliding doors. The doors are plastic (I think!) with about 1/8" gray seals showing in the front that, apparently, are to hold the plastic in (more than doing any "sealing" against water), kind of like the gray rubber that's used to hold in screens in...
by mdnagel
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Routing pass-through electrical conduit under home
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Routing pass-through electrical conduit under home

Anyone know whether it's permissible to run electrical service as pass-through under a manufactured home? The home is on a concrete pad and it would be far more convenient to route this service over top the pad than having to trench around the pad. I have a service pole at one corner of the home and...
by mdnagel
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood stove installation - placement questions
Replies: 7
Views: 17415

Re: Wood stove installation - placement questions

Well... as they say, life is about compromises... We ended up having the wood stove installed in the corner of the front room. We did this after carefully measuring and assessing how it would appear there. The original location would have placed a pad in proximity to too high of a traffic area, not ...
by mdnagel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Portable generators
Replies: 21
Views: 7668

Re: Portable generators

OK, good to know that it's not some odd situation. I recall hearing "temporary" before, but always thought that perhaps this was just an uncompleted job...