More newbie questions - Posted by Dave

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2003 at 21:32:49:

1)Is the hot water heater or nearby plumbing leaking? Where is the mold coming from?
2)Winterizing a mobile home for freezing weather is very risky. It would be wise to keep heat on and set low then try to winterize for a freeze. You can pour antifreeze in drains but supply lines are almost impossible to drain. If you must, drain as completely as possible and leave all the valves and faucets open(on) even then any low spots or trapped water could freeze and break a line especially if they are the grey plastic lines.
3) Assuming you are talking about roof leaks, and you are using koolseal or a similar product, it will stop small leaks from cracks etc. If you have a hole or tear from trees etc you will have to patch and then seal over it.
4) If the vinyl was properly glued to the subfloor, you’ll never get it up without tearing it up. If it wasn’t…well…I would do that too :slight_smile:

More newbie questions - Posted by Dave

Posted by Dave on September 30, 2003 at 20:19:08:

Any help would be appreciated.

  1. anything you should watch out for on a mh with mold about 2’ x 2’ around water heater?

  2. what should you do to winterize a mh that your not going to be able to hook up to heat for a month?

3.does the rubber coating that you buy in 5 gallons pails work to stop leaks?

  1. If one spot of a vinyl floor is bad can you just pull it back a bit and put a new peice of plywood down?
    Thanks alot Dave

mold must have… - Posted by Dr B (OH)

Posted by Dr B (OH) on October 01, 2003 at 17:53:39:

a constant water supply to stay alive/active. Dave is right check all around water heater. If it is in an area that is also the back of the shower, check for leaks at faucet supply.

Happy Trail(er)s,