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by DaveyB
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 3576

Re: Insurance

I'll second the vote for Foremost - my neighbor lost his lattice and carport roof in a storm, Foremost shelled out immediately for the replacement. I have my own home insured through them, and their rates are reasonable!
by DaveyB
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Ive started my Solar hot water project
Replies: 18
Views: 26186

Re: Ive started my Solar hot water project

If you add the pump, you may want to consider adding a solar panel to generate the power for it. Since it's a 12v pump, you would need to use a converter to convert 120v AC to 12v DC, and that thing will suck up electricity whether the pump is drawing power or not. A solar panel will only generate e...
by DaveyB
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Buying a new electric water heater
Replies: 33
Views: 21239

Re: Buying a new electric water heater

On the rust front, don't forget to remove the shower heads and any water filters from taps before you flush the pipes out - saves a lot of cleaning up afterwards!

Just my 0.02

DaveyB
by DaveyB
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water heater question
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Water heater question

Greg wrote:Outside doors are usually reserved for gas water heaters.
Agreed Greg, however if it had been converted to electric, it may still have the outside door and no interior access panel. :idea:
by DaveyB
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Water heater question
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: Water heater question

Fleetwood actually have floor plans available on the web - click here for a direct link, enter your zip or city/state and they will show the plans available for that area. You should find your model number listed and a quick study of the plan will reveal the hiding place! The hard way of doing it is...
by DaveyB
Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: My Trailer Overhaul is Complete; 6+ mos.
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: My Trailer Overhaul is Complete; 6+ mos.

Unless you're in Minnesota where Miller just lost their sales license! :D Nice job though!
by DaveyB
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: wall thickness
Replies: 12
Views: 9111

Re: wall thickness

Extending the floor outwards is not really an option. As has been discussed elsewhere in these forums, a manufactured home is factory built, as opposed to being built on site, and the materials used are often designed for exactly the stresses that would be imposed by the original design walls. The m...
by DaveyB
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: floor insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: floor insulation

As an ex-Brit, I'm all too familiar with the weather in the UK - it's one of the reasons I moved some place warmer :twisted: For those that haven't experienced it, Britain is an island, so temperatures are very much moderated by the surrounding seas. In summer, highs of 60-70 are common, over 70 and...
by DaveyB
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Crawl Space Venting
Replies: 4
Views: 5494

Re: Crawl Space Venting

Firstly, you should address that rainwater issue - water off the roof should not run into the crawl space, so a french drain system may help to alleviate that part of the problem. (Shallow trench dug with a perforated pipe at the bottom and filled with gravel). Without doing this, then the rainwater...
by DaveyB
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: cordless impact drill
Replies: 16
Views: 9853

Re: cordless impact drill

If you're firing off PMs or just want to post here, I have a large shed project coming up in a few months and I don't think my B&D dual battery is up to it, so a new driver/drill is called for! Sounds interesting!
by DaveyB
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: All Other HVAC Questions
Topic: Replacing Thermostat
Replies: 6
Views: 5871

Re: Replacing Thermostat

I vote Honeywell also - they have good products, a good warranty, and great support. Also their documentation is very clear and easy to follow, even for a self-install!

Hope that helps!

DaveyB
by DaveyB
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Window shades
Replies: 8
Views: 8630

Re: Window shades

OK, now I understand what you are looking for. With roller blinds, you typically measure the width and height which the blind itself will cover. If you look at the image above for vertical blinds, you will see there is both an inside and an outside mount, and the same applies to roller blinds. Since...
by DaveyB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Winter snow=new ceiling
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

Re: Winter snow=new ceiling

0.0 A few more bits of wood and you'd have been better starting with a bare bones chassis and building a new one! :evil: Nice to see the progress photos though, thanks for sharing! Did you hit any problems with the work so far, anything unusual that might be worth passing along as a tip? Mind runnin...
by DaveyB
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Window shades
Replies: 8
Views: 8630

Re: Window shades

Hello and welcome! Firstly I'd like to clarify something. When you say "window shades" are you referring to the shutter type shades on the outside of the window, or do you mean the blinds that typically hang on the inside of the window? A picture paints a thousand words, so here's a few th...
by DaveyB
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Shake/Movement felt inside home
Replies: 6
Views: 4815

Re: Shake/Movement felt inside home

I recently had my home professionally leveled, and while it did eliminate the creaking floors, I still get the vibration from the top loading washing machine running right through the home on the spin cycle. Sometimes it is more noticeable than others, mainly when washing things like heavy towels an...