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  1. Building & Construction
    I was wanting to build a front porch on my double wide home. I was wondering how to attach the roof to the home instead of putting a 6x6 post at each corner. It already has a gable style face on the front of the home and basically just wanted to know how to attach a beam perpendicular to the...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Just curious on how I can fix these cracks in my mobile home wood siding on my own. Silicone? Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated as it's raining cats and large dogs here. Thank you in advance!
  3. Electrical
    I have disconnected all of the grounds from the breaker box in my mobile home but when I use my multimeter and touch a black wire while it is hot and then touch metal on my trailer there is a voltage of 116. Almost like the mobile home is grounded from something. Is this normal?
  4. Electrical
    Hi everyone, so I am new to doing electrical on a mobile home and need to run a new dedicated circuit for a micro wave. There is a lot of issues though. First, it’s really hard to get to the panel from under the home. They built some kind of Woden structure under the panel and u can only see it...
  5. HVAC
    MOBILE HOME~WAYNE 4066-386 .. High Speed Flame Retention Oil Burner Pilot light needs lit .. I have no idea where the pilot is! .. I hit the rocker switch a few times while heater was running, but no luck for heat! Model MSR-C Thank you very much
  6. Electrical
    I have a 1978 manufactured home that has 3/4wires running. From meter to 100A disconnect breaker below the meter From there the 3/4wires run in plastic conduit to the junction box at the ground From there the are spliced 4 AWG to 6AWG FOR HOTS and 4AWG TO 4 AWG for neutral and run underground...
  7. HVAC
    I have a 1973 double wide mobile home. I have a Bryant 80 series gas furnace. The past owner seems to have messed up and jerry-rigged the ducting. And I can't seem to find any manual etc. that answers my question. So I'm going to try my luck here: Mobile home furnaces have two heat duct...
  8. Plumbing
    I am a simple DIY person. I am needing to replace a bathtub faucet in my front bathroom. I know how to do it. My problem is finding good materials to work with. The faucet is a single operating faucet/shower. Offset. 8 inch. The original faucet lasted almost 20 years. If finally gave...
  9. Plumbing
    I've seen several comments about having to have an 18" copper or other lead before connecting Pex to a Water Heater. I want to know if a PEX Manifold must be located 18" away from an electric water heater. My reason is this: I have to repipe a 1964 mobile, and want to use PEX from water supply...
  10. Electrical
    I am hoping someone can help me as I think I have forgotten a step. I am trying to change my two switches in my kitchen. one switch is for the light over my table and the other is for the 2 fluorescent lights above my island. When i went to change them out they are the switches that are self...
  11. Blog
    Welcome to my mobile home blog. I'm glad you're here. :biggrin2: First off, a little rundown of myself. My name is Vanessa. I'm just a simple country girl living a simple country life in lower Alabama. I'm a department manager at a major retail chain (rhymes with Hallmark) and an avid DIYer in...
  12. HVAC
    First of all, it's a mobile home furnace, VEXAR BY YORK. Model # EB15B Serial #WON5514505. Don't want to install wrong part, and haven't had luck finding it locally. Problem its having : after furnace kicks on, heat and blower stays on until you turn off the breaker regardless of thermostat...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all new to the website (great forum by the way) and i have a few questions about building a roof over a deck i just built (12X32). I live in south Texas (1.5 years, moved from Wyoming) about 45 miles from Corpus Christi. We bought 10+ acres and put a Clayton (2006 repo) single wide (18X76)...
  14. Flooring
    We pulled up the carpet from a mobile home and found some areas with bare plywood, and others with old vinyl/asbestos tile. The floor is especially unlevel around the seam of the house (down the middle). We have a nice load of oak hardwood flooring we'd like to lay down. I'm wondering what...
  15. Building & Construction
    First thing first Great Site! Ok, this is my problem. I'm selling my home to move into something smaller to save up money for the next 5-7 years to build our dream home and have it paid for. With the money we're making with the sale of our home (say 15,000) we want to buy a mobile home. The...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    I live in a 10 year old double-wide trailer. Two of the bedrooms have dummy door handles, of which I was going to change out for locking handles. Problem is: door handle caps cannot be removed. they can be loosened but do not come off b/c of the door handle. i see screws but cannot get to them...
  17. Remodeling
    my mother bought a trailer this past year, and now wants to make a few changes to the layout. the trailer is brand new this year, and i think its 14x65, or in that area. 2x6 walls, pitched & shingled roof. she wants to move the wall between the living room and spare bedroom back about 3 feet...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    We have a metal roof-over on a mobile home that was raised 18" on back side slopingdown to the front and has vented sofit all the way around on 3 sides. The man did not put the plumbing pipe vents through the roof He said because it was open all around the bottom we wouldn't need them and the...
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