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Old 01-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #31
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No we checked, all of the water drained out. And we took the trap off of the tub drain, so i know for a fact that that one is empty.

Here's a question - The two sink drains and the washer drain are vented by under-counter vents, i think they are called AAV vents if im not mistaken. they are around thirty years old and original to the house. Do these need replaced before we hook up the water meter or are they fine to use?
The toilet and shower are vented by the main vent stack that goes through the roof.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #32
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They do stop working sometimes and are required to be accessible. You can't bury them in a wall and forget about it. Probably wouldn't hurt to buy some new ones.
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they arent buried in a wall. two are under sinks and the third is beside the washer in a spot with a cutout in the drywall. if you look closely next to the vent, you can see that the drywall is cut in a perfectly straight line. i dont care how careful you are, nobody can break drywall that perfect, it was deliberately cut to allow air to that vent, and when drywall is put back on this piece of wall, we will retain this cutout.

Okay i will see if Lowes carries them and hope they are easily replaced.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #34
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The winter storms are gone now, all of the ice has melted and hopefully they will stay gone for a while. This weekend ill go buy the durock to put up in the bathroom and at least cover the walls around the bathtub so that we can install the tub again.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #35
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sorry we were going to work today but my dad decided to sell the storage trailer so i spent the day moving all of my kitchen stuff into the house. kinda funny though cause on craigslist i found a house that is identical to mine except its finished. except its yellow and mine will never be yellow again
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I'm following this thread. When I lived in Indiana in the early 1980's, the trailer we rented was the exact same layout as yours, except it didn't have a peaked ceiling or bay window in the kitchen. But I think it had been built in the early '70's.

It's good to know that you're replacing the electrical wiring. I can't count how many times I've read about trailer fires in the newspaper. Not so many lately, but I believe the older one's, direct from the factory with no drywall, burned down in 15 to 20 minutes.

Do you have skirting around the trailer? If so, consider setting off some bug bombs under there (on a day when there are no breezes) to kill the spiders and bugs. And if you ever have the skirting off, get some diatomaceous earth and spray or sprinkle a bunch of it all around the ground or pad underneath before closing it back up. As long as it stays dry under there, the DE will continue to kill spiders, cockroaches and any other creepy crawlies that try to make a home under there. No chemicals involved, the DE just cuts them wherever they come in contact with it. It also kills ants.

Keep posting, we're watching!
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thanks, its good to know i have fans LOL

Yeah thats one reason why trailer houses scare me, because of their fire history. Thats why i decided to rebuild using normal housing supplies like drywall and laminate flooring instead of paneling and carpet like you find in most trailers. in fact i threw away three huge rolls of carpet four months ago that we ripped out of this trailer. I have always disliked carpet though. We also went through and ripped out all of the old wiring and replaced it with new updated wiring.

Today we did do a bit of work. I found some lighter globes for the kitchen light that doesnt make the light fixture tip forward, they are light enough for the electric box to support it. We also hung the vent hood from the upper shelves above the stove. I honestly thought that wouldnt work but it looks great. We just drilled some holes in a piece of melamine 36" x 12" and attached the vent hood with bolts, washers and nuts. Then we hung some of the metal strips on the wall and attached some heavy duty brackets and hung the shelf from the brackets. Then we attached some l-shaped brackets to give it some stability and keep it from shimmying side to side with the vibrations.

I also discovered that the globes for the light fixture over the fridge is broken so i took those globes and the fancy heavy globes i bought for the other fixture back to lowes and exchanged them. More pictures to come soon! Thanks for following!
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I'm definately watching your thread. I like the beadboard you're going to do. Who made the kitchen cabinets? They look good. If you're still wondering how to fix the holes in the floor there's a guy on YouTube that fixes mobile homes and has some good uploads. This one is not specific to patching floors but it's about replacing the entire subfloor in a room:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp7GdHdsomY
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Thanks Arlo. I made the cabinets myself. Thanks for the compliment. thank you for the link, i will look at it when i get home.
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Okay, small update. We intended to work Saturday but we had my nephew's birthday party that lasted a lot longer than we thought and it was raining all day, so we didnt get to it. But we did work yesterday.
We moved all of the trash out of the master bedroom, into the little bedroom. One of these days my fiance will get a day off and be able to take all of this to the landfill. We swept the floor and re-ran all of the wiring, part in 14G and part in 12G because of the weird wiring plan we need in this room. We replaced several pieces of insulation in the end wall, and checked all of it in the back wall. The front wall will have to wait because we still need to install the AC unit in the wall and that has to wait until i can get the materials to make a little awning over it to protect it from rain. But anyway, now the end wall and back walls are ready for drywall, which we will get to probably on Saturday.
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After talking to some people on this thread, they managed to talk me out of putting the air conditioner in. I will just get a room air conditioner that doesnt require installation in the window or wall. So, now all we need to do is run a 12G wire around the room to power a dedicated plug near the window so that we can plug in the air conditioner in the summer and a space heater in the winter without worry of overloading the circuit. I think it might power our heated comforter too. So, thats just one simple wire, one more workbox to install and about four more holes to drill into studs on the interior wall, and we can go ahead and hang insulation on the front wall, and hang drywall on the three exterior walls. Im not sure what to do about the interior wall yet, because the toilet really needs to go through that wall to get back into the bathroom, and i want to have the floor tiled before the toilet goes back in, and the drywall needs to go up too, but without power the bathroom will be too dark to see inside it to install the toilet. Dunno about that yet. But anyway, we will be going out there on Saturday and putting in the rest of the insulation and the drywall as much as we can. Im down to 7 sheets of drywall and i seriously doubt that will be enough to cover two 9' walls and one 13' wall. Oh well, we'll try.

Im supposed to have two contractors come out tonight and give estimates on the roof, one guy says he can do an EPDM roof for $1500, but he wants to powerwash the tin and with it being so rusty im not sure thats a great idea. At least he wants to seal the rust before he sprays on the EPDM material though, thats a step up from the last guy.

The place is finally starting to resemble a home again, LOL. Thanks for reading!
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We have a build in wall AC unit in our mobile home and it works great. Much easier than having to take it out and put it back in every season.
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today we hung drywall in the bedroom. we covered the back wall and we hung the headboard on the end wall. we also put on one piece that goes up the center of the wall and covers the peak of the roofline. it looks pretty good so far. it got too dark too quickly so pictures tomorrow!
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sorry about the pictures, im having some issues with the camera at the moment. We did some more work tonight, we have two walls in the bedroom almost completely drywalled. we've had some issues with the drywall fitting around the headboard since we decided not to drywall behind it, and im not sure the bed will fit next to the hot water tank with space to walk around it but i guess we will get the frame in there and then make some adjustments if we need to.it is looking so good! The space isnt even recognizable anymore as the crap shoot it used to be! Pictures coming as soon as i get my camera fixed.
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Ok i got a few pics for you guys. Last night was really nice and cool outside, so we decided to go ahead and tape and mud the bedroom drywall. We finished hanging the drywall around the headboard and the back wall, and taped and mudded all of the seams and some of the nail heads. The mud wasnt completely dry in these pics, but ill post some more once they are dry. We had one hell of a storm night before last, it pounded the side of the house and made the windows bow in so far that they leaked in places they have never leaked before. And they dont leak now, but that wind was fierce, i am so shocked that all of my windows are still in one piece! Anyway, here are the pics. (finally got my camera working!)

In case you are wondering, the green strips on the ceiling are painters tape, marking the wall studs.
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