Ever wondered why your mobile home shower is hanging down? It may not be your plumbing. Could just be you hung stuff on the shower and now the drywall has busted out. We’ve all been there.
Let Phil walk you through how you can fix that shower, and make your mobile home just a little more home-like.
00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 May have seen in a mobile home the shower loose or hanging
00:40 In a mobile home they don’t use a drop ear elbow attached to wood
00:50 They just push hole through the drywall
01:15 You hang stuff off the shower and the drywall breaks
01:39 If you got to fix it you need to…
02:05 Where you can find the nut for the shower
03:00 Be an American not an American’t
Hi, I’m Phil bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better together.
All right, so you may have seen in a mobile home where the shower head is hanging down drywall is busted out, you’re like how the world, did that happen because they don’t use a lot of times, they don’t use and drop ear elbow, which is fastened with three screws, and it’s fastened to a piece of wood that runs from one stud to the other. They just push a hole through a drill hole through the drywall.
And then there’s this side here is threaded… This is a lot harder than it is. This side is threaded has a nut on the backside. So, it just tightens up on both sides of the drywall and the drywall, you hang stuff off of there and the drywall breaks.
And you think maybe the plumbing is bad, but that’s just an inexpensive way of hanging it up. If you come on over here, I’ll show you the threads. You see the threads right there. There’ll be a nut on the other side of it here, but right now we’re not doing that.
And so, if you got a fix on something like this, she’ll have to get either change over to the drop ear elbow, which has three screws and the neck to fasten to and put a piece of wood in there for that drop ear elbow to fasten to or you have to replace this area with drywall that will hold up and then put your tub surround. And then your nut on that.
There’s a nut on the showerhead also. So, let’s go back to the room next door. Sometimes as a whole sheet of drywall that you pull off or in this case, it’s just. Some small pieces. They’re stripped out screws. Wow! Thumbelina. If you look in here, let me turn the light on. There’s a nut right here. So, you’ll need to tighten that up if you have a, see how they put a piece of wood in there to support it. The drywall wouldn’t pull out.
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