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Manufactured home improvement and repair projects.

Useful Mobile Home Repair Books

There's not a lot of resources available for mobile homeowners. Of course, there's a few websites and online forums that focus on mobile home repairs or remodels (like Mobile Home Living) but when it comes to books and manuals there's only a handful available. A handful is actually an exaggeration - I have only found 3 true mobile home repair…
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The Importance of a Home Security System

If you know someone who has been the victim of a burglary, or had their home ravaged by the destructive power of a raging fire, you understand that this can be a life-changing event that many people never recover from. If you are lucky enough to own a home, you must make protecting it your top priority. Protecting a home does not simply mean…
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10 Smart Manufactured Home Remodeling Projects

Manufactured home remodels and repairs should do two things: improve the home and increase its equity as much as possible. Knowing the cost versus value of a project can help you chose the projects that can make both happen. The January 2015 issue of Remodeling Magazine delivered a fine analysis on the country's average ROI data for 2014. We used…
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Dryer Safety 101 – Cleaning and Maintaining Your Dryer

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." -Benjamin Franklin When we hear the words preventive maintenance we often think about big jobs such as replacing roofs, installing more efficient windows, and adding new siding. Of course, those are all great ways to create a healthy home but preventive maintenance also entails the smaller, more…
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How to Install a Wood Stove in Your Manufactured Home

It's late at night, you're snuggled up in your bed trying to fall asleep and you just heard your furnace start up for the fourth time in 45 minutes. It seems like that furnace is constantly running!  Home heating costs are increasing each year. There are a few things that can be done to help lower costs such as turning your thermostat down or using…
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Adding Heat Tape to your Water Lines

Old man winter will soon be upon us and we all know what that means, bitter cold, ice and snow. It also means you should probably be checking or installing insulation and heat tape on those water lines. A water line that freezes and busts can be a troublesome and expensive mishap not only to the line itself but possibly to the surrounding…
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