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by Jack99
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: pot lights and suspended ceilings
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: pot lights and suspended ceilings

For my basement's suspended ceiling, I use my own technique for flush mount spot lights and air vents. Instead of using a ceiling tile, I buy / cut white shelving board instead. I then drill hole into the board and secure the light. Since heat is always a concern with pot lights, I only use low heat...
by Jack99
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Reconditioned Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Reconditioned Tools

Remember to shop at one's local Dollar Store as well. I always buy my hammers, tape measures, light bulbs, little levels, masking tape (for painting), brooms, paint roller / brushes, etc. at my local Dollar / Dollarama type store.
by Jack99
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Water heater
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Water heater

If fixing existing tank or replacing with new bundled system, recommend installing HW tank 18" high off the ground. Being higher off the ground, the HW tank can be gravity drained (via simple garden hose) every year. If tank is drained every year, it will make it last much longer as well. And if liv...
by Jack99
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Prep Walls for Primer
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Prep Walls for Primer

For sanding mud (which I hate), I often use a special hand tool connected to my shop vac. As I sand, the dust is sucked into the vacuum tank - instead of floating in open air. It isn't 100% dust free solution but it helps. re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc4I7-NEnPE

Hope this helps.
by Jack99
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: toilet cracked
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: toilet cracked

I would replace toilet as well. If its going to split, it will happen during worst of time. re: During Sunday evening when no local hardware stores are open. And, one cannot shut off its stuck valve. Ouch! Lesson learned: 1 - Unknown to some folks, toilets come in 3 different sizes. re: 12" (standar...
by Jack99
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Water heater
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Water heater

If water heater is older than 8-10 years, I'd replace as well. If using well water, use 6-10 year lifespan calculation. Especially if no filter on your well pump system. Before replacing, do calculate hot water usage and buy replacement of needed size - not default replacement of what exists today.....
by Jack99
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing a trussed metal roof over a mobil home
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Installing a trussed metal roof over a mobil home

Forgot to mention.... If your Mobile Home at RV trailer park and won't be towed, you might be able to create a hard top canopy roof over its slide and/or push out window cavities as well. To view how I created hinged cover over my RV's slide out, surf: http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w251/Spike99...
by Jack99
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing a trussed metal roof over a mobil home
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Installing a trussed metal roof over a mobil home

Before proceeding with RV roof upgrade, ask RV park owner if your modifications is allowed. Some allow a non-factory roof upgrade and others do. In my previous seasonal RV Park, they didn't allow very much non-factory mods. When building (assume still a GO!), remember to install screens in facia sid...
by Jack99
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: covering subfloor
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: covering subfloor

Hi Katie. Suggest crawling under our Mobile home, take a few digital pictures and post on this forum. If your mobile home's underbelly is built like my previous RV, you will see a water resistant fabric layer. Behind it will be pink (or light yellow) fibreglass insulation bats, behind it will be mul...
by Jack99
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Frost on basement wall
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Frost on basement wall

Many new home builders insulate the basement outer walls at "minimum code". re: Apply fibreglass insulation batts 4ft below the ground level mark (aka: frost level depth) and that's it. Like many, I don't like this minimum code on new builds. Suggest saving dollars and insulate the outer basement wa...
by Jack99
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: covering subfloor
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: covering subfloor

Since it's hard to see service lines, electrical lines, heat runs, etc. that are located under the mobile floor, I would use 3/4" Tongue and Grove Plywood and instead of screwing down, "glue" down using lots of PL Premium. To hold the plywood sheets down while the glue dries, simply place "temp" cem...
by Jack99
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: French Drain
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: French Drain

As a suggestion, connect eve trough vertical down spouts to non-perforated drain pipe (sticking 12-16" above the ground). Under ground, install (glue & tape) solid 90 degree elbow to this non-perforated drain pipe. Then install underground drain pipe approx. 20 ft "away" from the house. Then, connec...
by Jack99
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 8x8 Shed Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: 8x8 Shed Plan

Before building your own design / material list of needed 8`x8` shed, visit a few home hardware stores and determine if "buying already built" is lower cost and/or less time (to you). If wondering, I could build my own small sheds near blind folded. But, I'd have extra materials left over, it would ...
by Jack99
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Insulating shed that has no attic (post and beam?)
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Insulating shed that has no attic (post and beam?)

Before building a shed / workshop in your back yard, recommend consulting the building code folks in your region. Some allow max 10`x10` with its own floor (re: on patio stones / deck stones) without a permit. Some regions have a 12`x12` rule. Each region is different. If you need a permit, be prepa...
by Jack99
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Closet Laundry Conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Closet Laundry Conversion

Within some regions, they sometimes allow legal "cheater vents". However, they must follow hard rules such as: - The air valve is rated for home usage - like higher cost: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/1000/f8/f836ef5c-ad2f-44e3-9e16-e01737e34870_1000.jpg - low cost Air valve for RVs...
by Jack99
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hanging keyless single bulb fixtures in crawlspace
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Hanging keyless single bulb fixtures in crawlspace

Yes. Low wattage (like 60 watt) regular bulbs in a keyless porcelain bulb socket (like: http://www.remodelista.com/products/leviton-porcelain-keyless-fixture ) that is mounted in a shallow box (to connect wires) will work. However, many electrical codes recommend double layer protected bulbs within ...