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Old 02-24-2013, 12:34 AM   #61
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LOL AndyWRS, yep they found it quite homey. So did the hundreds of furry beady-eyed ones living in the stove. Its looking a LOT better now. Ive been letting my cat jump in and out of the windows and walk around inside, getting his cat-stink everywhere so that mice will be less tempted to move in. We're out in the country, so mice are a definite problem without cats inside.
Anyway, next weekend im planning to get some conduit so we can hook up electric for the stove, hot water heater, washer, and dryer. We were just going to run them over the back door, but then my dad put the door in and it was too tall so it eliminated all extra space above it. Now we have to go under the back door, in a conduit, and back up through the floor under the power box, next to the conduit from the power box. Sucks, but i dont see any other options. Thanks for reading!

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:30 AM   #62
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ok here are some more pics as promised.
i took photos of the power box in its new location, of course the wires arent hooked up yet, but anyway... there are also pictures of the second bedroom that has now been wired and is ready for insulation and drywall; pictures of the master bedroom new drywall around the windows and on the front wall; and a picture of the awesome new back door. We cant go any further for a little while though, because several of the blocks under the trailer have cracked and the pier under the back door is tipping out and is not touching the trailer any longer, so that needs fixed before we go any further.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #63
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #64
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i dont know what to do now, i just talked to the owner of the mobile home transport company that blocked it up and tied it down, and they said because my warranty is expired (they have a year warranty, its been 11 months) they cant do anything for me. They claim that i picked the spot, and they warned me against the sand. Yeah well two things wrong with that statement, jackass. I didnt pick the spot, HE did. and the sand has nothing to do with the blocks breaking, sand makes it settle and sink, not break the foundation. Ive lived in mobile homes my whole life, ive never seen anything like this!
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:25 AM   #65
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Wow. I hope you get the leveling issue resolved. I don't have much to add but I like the kitchen ideas you have. I hope to see more updates!
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #66
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Thanks Arlo. The only choice i have right now is to take this guy to court, which is costly and probably wont get me anywhere, or pay another guy $300 to level it and replace the broken blocks. I think im just going to suck it up and pay the extra cash. Im paying that much per month for my mom and sister to help me with the physical labor anyway. I guess it isnt that big of a deal.
As soon as we can get the rest of the drywall hung in the little bedroom, bathroom, and hallway, we will start on the rest of the cabinets to finish out the kitchen. Really, all that is left to buy for the kitchen is wood to build seven cabinets, four pieces of countertop, pipes, and flooring. and paint, cant forget paint.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:50 PM   #67
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Things should start progressing quickly now. I hired my sister to help my mom work on the house during the week while im at work, so they can do things like nail up drywall, mud and tape, paint, and lay flooring. I will work on weekends and after work, as daylight permits. I should begin to have updates for you guys about twice as quickly.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #68
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this weekend was pretty much a waste. it was below freezing all day saturday so we went to lowes and bought the rest of the insulation we need. today it was mild outside so we finished the drywall in the master, and insulated and drywalled the exterior wall of the little bedroom. throughout this next week we hope to get the little bedroom drywalled and two of the bathroom walls and maybe even part of the hallway. in order to finish, we still need to get some conduit so we can finish wiring and some cpvc pipes to plumb the shower. it goes up the wall so we need to fix it before drywall goes up. as soon as there is enough progress to see a difference, ill post pics. thanks for reading!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #69
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Really need to using screws not nailing the drywall.
Still no power there?
Any reason not to get power and have at least one GFI outlet so you could have some power?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:26 AM   #70
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We arent getting the power hooked up because the pole has to be hooked up to get it turned on, and once its on, i have to pay $50 a month minimum. Id rather spend that money on the house right now. Plus there is no reason, we have all cordless tools. Only thing we would plug in is maybe a fan or a heater.
Oh and i guess i forgot to say it, we gave up on the nails, we switched to screws. So much easier. This trailer has some of the hardest lumber ive ever seen.
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Ok its been a week, i figured i should give a short update. I hired a guy to come out and level the trailer, and replace the cracked blocks and add a few pyles under it, he agreed to come out on Saturday and do the job for $450. Well, we went out there Friday to work a little, and the trailer shifted with us inside. Not much, but enough. We hightailed it out of there and decided to wait for the trailer to be stabilized. Well, saturday came and went with no guy, no call, no nothing. Sunday morning i called him, and he didnt answer, so i sent a text asking if he was still coming. Two hours later i get a text back from someone, wasnt him, saying he had a death in the family and would get back to me later. Ok, i understand why you wouldnt want to come and work after a relative's death, but you couldnt send a text or something? i wasted a whole weekend waiting on him! Just a short simple "A family member has died, i will call you later" would work. Nothing. That kind of stuff pisses me off, and i really dont know what to do at this point. The trailer is obviously not stable, and we cant work in it until he does what he needs to do, and God only knows how long it will be before he can do it. I dont know whether to call someone else, wait for him, or what. So needless to say, we didnt get any work done this weekend. Sorry, ill update more next weekend and hopefully have something done.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #72
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I must say that all this remodeling has inspired me. We bought a farm with a trailer from 1994 that has sat empty for years, and had many similar problems: random holes, polybutilene plumbing (gray hoses of death), mice everywhere, random electrical problems. I'm thinking about taking it through this kind of remodel. Keep the updates coming, and good luck with the stabilizing.
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its been a lot of fun but also a ton of hard work. if you want to start it be sure you can see it through. i hate to see old homes torn apart for repairs and then left that way. if you do remodel it, dont forget to post pics here for us to see!
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its getting to the fun part of the remodel now. Now that drywall is up in the master and kitchen, and going up in the little bedroom and bath, i can see now with my eyes what i saw in my head the day i saw this trailer for the first time. I saw the potential this little thing had and i knew all it needed was an owner who loved it and some new stuff put up, and it would be a nice cozy little home. Its getting there. Thanks for sticking with me, everybody! As soon as i can get this leveler guy out there, itll be full steam ahead on renovations. Next thing to put up: Drywall and insulation in the little bedroom and bathroom. Next thing to buy: Wood to build seven more cabinets. Stay tuned!

ETA: I finally got ahold of the leveler dude, he says he is still interested and will be here this weekend to fix the damage and relevel the trailer. Thankfully the place cant really shift any further than it has, because of the tie downs, but i am not chancing anything. I really dont want to chance permanently damaging the frame by walking around in it and loading more weight into it while its unstable. Hopefully this issue will be resolved this weekend, and we will be back on track!
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Just out of curiosity, what kind of roof is on this home? Did you have any gutters of any kind?

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