Why You Need Deck Maintenance

Why You Need Deck Maintenance

This is an example of what happens if you don’t maintain your deck. It needs some repair ta-da.

How To Remove And Refinish Mobile Home Batten Strips

How To Remove And Refinish Mobile Home Batten Strips

Phil shows you how to quickly remove the batten strips on your mobile home. Then he shows you how to put drywall finish to get your mobile home more homelike. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Batten strips in mobile home00:55 If it has paint want to cut either side then pull off with pry … Read more

If You Need to Keep Your Mobile Home Tub

If You Need to Keep Your Mobile Home Tub

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. So when you’re coming to a tub like this has these pieces that go over the top of the edge … Read more

Why Your Mobile Home Door Might Be Leaking

Why Your Mobile Home Door Might Be Leaking

Why Your Mobile Home Door Might Be Leaking. The thin gutter you see at the top of your mobile home isn’t actually a gutter. Mobile homes are put out as fast as possible. That gutter is holding your roof on. If you take that off, it will look like the door or windows are leaking, … Read more

Mobile Home Exterior Door – What to Know Before You Order or Replace It

Mobile Home Exterior Door - What You Need to Know Before You Order or Replace It

When you go to order a mobile home exterior door, there are things you need to watch for. You can use a home type door. Phil explains the things to check, and how to make sure you have the correct door to replace your mobile home exteior door with no problems. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow Along with … Read more

Mobile Home Flooring – Things to Watch Partial Board Problems

Mobile Home Flooring - Things to Watch Partial Board Problems

If you have a leak in your mobile home, there are several things you need to watch for. Phil goes through each thing to watch for and ways to improve them. Particle board is more common in mobile homes, but you can have them in houses too. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow Along with a handyman, repairman00:25 What … Read more

Mobile Home Tub Replacement – What You Need to Know Before You Order

Mobile Home Tub Replacement - What You Need to Know Before You Order

Updated 2-3-22 Ordering a mobile home bathtub, there are some things you have to know before ordering the tub. And you can use house type tub surround, even a house type tub. You just have to do some additional work to install it. When it comes to where the drain is, you can change that. … Read more

Should You Wrap Ductwork with Insulation in a Mobile Home

Should You Wrap Ductwork With Insulation In A Mobile Home

Should you wrap ductwork with Insulation In a mobile home? Phil goes through some of the reasons you may not want to insulate the ductwork. How that could help the plumbing and supply lines over the winter. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Should you wrap ductwork with insulation in a mobile home?00:54 All the … Read more

Why You Never Try To Catch A Drywall Finishing Knife

Why You Never Try To Catch Finishing Knife

Why you never try to catch a drywall finishing knife. In drywall the finishing knives are sharp enough to slice you to the bone. Never try catching them, just let em drop. You need your hands and arms in one piece. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Never try catching your knife01:23 Be an American … Read more

Step by Step Adjusting A Door Jamb & Installing A Door End

Step-by-Step Adjusting A Door Jam & Installing A Door End

Step by step how to adjust a door jamb and install a new door. The third part in a series the guys walk you through how to adjust a door jamb that’s out of level. It can take trial and error, but you can get there. ⏱️⏱️Chapters00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Measured door jamb … Read more

What’s Leaking How to Replace Toilet Tank Gasket & Bolts

What's Leaking How to Replace Toilet Tank Gasket & Bolts

How to replace toilet tank gasket & bolts with a repair kit. How can you tell what part of the toilet is leaking? Well, if the water is running in the bowel, you have the flap or the fill valve. If a toilet is leaking around the bolts, you can feel under there and should … Read more

Why is the Toilet Running and How to Fix The Fill Valve

Why is the Toilet Running and How to Fix The Fill Valve

Why is the toilet leaking? There are two things that it could be. This one is the fill valve. Easy fix to save a massive amount of money on your water bill. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Two things that can make toilet run all the time00:40 Fill valve runs until over flows00:52 Can … Read more

Doublewide & Singlewide Inside Door Trim Tips & Tricks

Doublewide & Singlewide Inside Door Trim Tips & Tricks

Your inside doors in a mobile home is closed when you are putting the trim on. You see these problems a lot in mobile home, also doors are frequently placed on the joining of the 2 parts of a doublewide. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow Along with a handyman, repairman00:25 Missing strike for the door00:45 Door is made … Read more

Doors On A Doublewide or Singlewide Tips & Tricks For Bent Hinges

Doors On A Doublewide or Singlewide Tips & Tricks For Bent Hinges

A frequent problem in both single-wides and doubelwide inside door hinges that are bent so the door doesn’t close anymore. Want an easy way to fix that? Phil gives you a quick and easy way to fix the inside door hinges. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow Along with a handyman, repairman00:25 Adjusting the doors on a doublewide00:50 Filmsy … Read more

How to Square Up the Bottom of A Doorway in an Exterior Door

How to Square Up the Bottom of A Doorway

If your doorway isn’t square, you can always take a 2×4 and create angles to square it up. Phil walks you through this step-by-step. 00:00 Follow Along with a handyman, repairman00:25 Want to measure then cut an angled 2×400:50 Line them up and screw them down01:15 Longer screws an long side an shorter at the … Read more

Putting a House Type Door in A Doublewide or Singlewide Trailer

House-Type Door

No matter what you have heard you can put a beautiful house type door on a single or doublewide trailer. Here’s a look at what you can accomplish. 00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 You can have a regular house door in a mobile home01:10 Check out how nice the house door looks01:46 Be an … Read more

Using Recycled Materials to build an Above Ground Pool Deck

Above Ground Pool Deck

Amazing what you can create with recycled materials and skill. I asked Phil to make me an above ground pool deck after seeing several around the area. Timestamps:00:00 Why the deck00:10 Intro-want to learn what a repairman does00:36 Why an deck and recycled materials01:00 Pictures of the deck during and after01:40 Walk through of the … Read more

Metal Roof Maintenance Complete Tarring Penetrations

Winterize and Tar

Think all you need to do is have a metal roof installed, and you’re good for the next 30 years? This is a common misconception about all roofs, but particularly metal roofs. Metal roofs have much less maintenance, but you still need to check things and seal up roof penetrations. Every couple of years, you … Read more

How To Seal Metal Roof Penetrations With Tar

Tar Penetrations

Step-by-step how to seal the penetrations on your metal roof. Always be careful, as the roof can be slick. Phil always has fun when working. 00:00 Intro Phil Bridges owner of Straight Arrow Repair00:25 Taring penetrations, trying not to fall02:00 You might have to work harder when the roof is semi-wet02:10 When and why you’d … Read more

How to Relevel a Doublewide end of the job, Step-by-step description of the job

How to Relevel a Doublewide

Releveling of a double-wide mobile home. We had to do some creative leveling for this double-wide trailer that has been added onto over the years.All without leveling the home beforehand. The additions to the mobile home made the relevel complicated, but shows you how a mobile home can be a starter home. 00:00 Intro00:25 Phone … Read more

What things do you want To Check Before You Start A Relevel A Home, mobile home, or building

Check Your Lines

What all do you need to check out before starting to releveling a mobile home, house or a building. Phil walks you through all the things you need to check when prepping for a mobile home re-level. Make sure all the plumbing, electrical, anchors, and straps, along with any other utilities, are free. You want … Read more

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