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by altasnowman
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: metal roof on double wide
Replies: 4
Views: 13086

RE: metal roof on double wide

Hi Greg and welcome, good for you in deciding to do roof yourself. if you order Marks repair book you will find a section on doing reroofs. as long as your home is level and tied together you should not have any problems (as far as i can see)as you are working on a bigger roof. I think that JD will ...
by altasnowman
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: New Construction or Replacement window?
Replies: 14
Views: 6059

RE: New Construction or Replacement window?

Hi Lorne,
should not be a problem with the window you have already purchased. it will show you how good your carpenter is, as i have done most of my windows using replacement windows. It just makes you think a bit more.
by altasnowman
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electric Hot Water Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 2341

RE: Electric Hot Water Tanks

Found brain sitting on side of road late last night(ROFLMAO) was right where it fell out of head. Thanks Robert I just could not think straight last night when i was repairing neighbors burst waterline,and trying to explain what has to be done to his home now. Job has now gone from simple line repla...
by altasnowman
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: peaked roof building?
Replies: 15
Views: 8321

RE: peaked roof building?

OK OK it can be done in so far as a peak goes but old roof trusses will have to be removed. having said that i have talked to several truss manufactures and they have told me even their engineers won't put their necks in that noose as they are concerned about what will happen if the restructured hom...
by altasnowman
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Electric Hot Water Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 2341

Electric Hot Water Tanks

hello Everyone, OK today i left my brain somewhere so this is going to be a really dumb question; is there any way to control the water temp on an electric hot water tank. if i find my brain i will probably answer this myself but its one of those days. look forward to seeing everybodys answers.
by altasnowman
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Versaroc
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

RE: Versaroc

HI Jim G,
Yes have heard about versaroc and like JD says and i agree too heavy for ceiling but great for skirting. Better to use mold resistant Sheetrock, or if your are looking for the rustic look you could use t&g pine slats.
by altasnowman
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Plumbing Drain Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

RE: Plumbing Drain Problem

Hi, quickest way to find out if stack is plugged is to go up on roof (take a piece of 3/4 ply to stand on if it is a tin flat roof 4X8) and using a 10-12 ft length of fish tape probe down the stack if you encounter something that stops the fish tape mark your fish tape and withdraw the tape from sta...
by altasnowman
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: peaked roof building?
Replies: 15
Views: 8321

RE: peaked roof building?

Hi, Yes they are trying to get the older homes out of the parks. having owned a stick built home in Edmonton and in a artutecuraily controlled area i found out the hard way just how much power the corperations have. my home was altered when being built just because they could not see the front door ...
by altasnowman
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: peaked roof building?
Replies: 15
Views: 8321

RE: peaked roof building?

Hi and just my 2 cents worth. we are going through a similar thing here, and having said that I know of one home that was done. the problem now with the home is that it is now buckling and collapsing as a result of doing a peak roof over. there is currently a investigation into this and at this time...
by altasnowman
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: re-leveling
Replies: 13
Views: 8025

RE: re-leveling

Hi, Doing a relevel as a DYI is a good idea and if you use the relevel kit that Mark sells here and follow the instructions you should be fine. Just remember to have a second person to help you, and as far as those that can not afford my rates because they are on fixed income I always consider their...
by altasnowman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Tornados and Homes
Replies: 3
Views: 2665

Tornados and Homes

Today is what they are calling Black Friday here in Edmonton. It was on this day 20 years ago that a F4 tornado swept through the city and through Evergreen Mobile Home Park.If you have access to Canadian TV you can watch the ceremonies tonite on Global TV Edmonton @6P.M. MDT. altho we did not live ...
by altasnowman
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Crash Damage
Replies: 8
Views: 3426

RE: Crash Damage

Good Day, You can probably contact a local Mobile home dealer to see who they use for setups and repairs. If they can not tell you then look in the yellow pages under RV sales and service and contact some of those deales. If you still have no luck look for a welder, i know this sounds like a legnthy...
by altasnowman
Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Replace front door frame
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

RE: Replace front door frame

Hi Have to agree with JD in that you probably have a water leak., and like kashton I too should move closer as i also have a frame here. but getting back to your problem i would remove trim and inspect to see how bad the damage is, if not bad then remove damaged area,repair,paint and seal. check awn...
by altasnowman
Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: re-leveling
Replies: 13
Views: 8025

RE: re-leveling

Hi, Like everyone says as we all live in different locals your price will vary. I will charge a minimum of 700+ materials and spend up to 6 hours on a home. I live in Alberta and alot of people don't understand mobile/manufactured homes. just my 2bits worth.
by altasnowman
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Hot water heater access door update
Replies: 6
Views: 4038

RE: Hot water heater access door update

Hi, God job on the door. Just a thought would it be to your advantage to purchase or lease a bigger tank for propane, talk to your local propane dealer to see if they sell 500 or1000 LB pigs (tank). think it would be cheaper in the long run, and then you have a truck come out 2-3 times a year rather...