Designed for homeowners as well as contractors, "The manual for manufactured / mobile home repair & upgrade" is packed full of useful repair techniques. But it's more than just doing repairs, it's also about upgrading and improving a manufactured home. For instance, not only will you learn how to stop a metal roof from leaking, you will also discover an inexpensive way to replace it. Want to re-level you own home? This manual gives you step by step instructions. Need to replace your waterlines? Then you can't miss the information found in the manual.
Even if you don't do your own repairs, this manual will give you invaluable knowledge of how a repair should be performed so when you do seek a contractor, you know the right questions to ask. Written by a contractor, this manual should be required reading for every owner of a manufactured home.
Table of Contents
FLOOR AND BELLY REPAIR
Underbelly repair & replacement.
Dead rodents - finding & removing.
Rotten floor - repairing & replacing.
Installing a laminated floor.
Replacing a cross-over heat duct.
SIDING, WALL AND WINDOWS
Paneled wall makeover - make your walls look like textured sheetrock.
Defining load bearing walls.
Windows and Doors
Vinyl siding installation tips.
ROOF AND CEILINGS
Metal roof maintenance -- stop the rattling, seal it from leaks.
New Roof - upgrading to an inexpensive metal roof.
Installing a ceiling fan.
Plumbing add-ons -- fixture shut-offs, accessible main water shut-off, outside faucet.
Installing new waterlines.
Replacing a water heater.
Heat tape, eliminate or replace.
Washing machine, minimizing the floor vibrations.
Thawing a frozen waterline or sewer pipe.
Winterizing drain and waterlines.
Releveling a mobile home.
Building a basement overview.
Installing pier footings.
Skirting - installing block, rock, vinyl, metal and insulated skirting.
Adding onto your manufactured home.
HEATING AND COOLING
Building a solar heating panel.
Furnace Troubleshooting -- gas and electric
Air Conditioning Maintenance including swamp coolers.
Quick Tip solutions for:
Hanging pictures on thin walls.
Door-knob holes in walls.
Cleaning up mildew.
Fixing a loose wall outlet box.
... and much more !!
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