How to Loosen Mobile Home Anchors

How to Loosen Mobile Home Anchors

Phil shows you how to loosen up the anchor straps on a mobile home. 00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Need to loosen up the earth anchors and straps00:40 Want to loosen the nut00:50 Want to take the nut all the way to the end so you can hit it and drive it back over01:05 … Read more

Checking And Replacing An Electric Water Heater

Checking And Replacing An Electric Water Heater

Phil shows you how to check and then replace an electric water heater. This is in a mobile home, but the steps should be the same for any electric water heater. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Testing the water heater04:29 Have the new water heater05:54 Taking out the old heater12:00 Getting the new one … Read more

Removing An Electric Water Heater

Removing An Electric Water Heater

We’re taking out a water heater and installing the new one. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Need to shut off the breaker box01:20 Putting hoses on the water heater02:36 Back inside removing the water heater. How to drain the heater03:10 Disconnecting from everything06:00 Always check the breaker, better than getting shocked07:08 Will the new … Read more

Carpet Installation Tips And Tricks – Don’t Do This

Carpet Installation Tips And Tricks - Don't Do This

Phil shows you what not to do when stretching or installing carpet. Even on a budget job. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Don’t do this when you stretch carpet01:04 Be an American not an American’t Transcript:Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well … Read more

How To Estimate Drywall Mud Needed For Finishing

How To Estimate Drywall Mud Needed For Finishing

Quick and easy way to figure how much mud you will need to finish. You just divide up the drywall sheets you need and there you go.

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 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

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

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

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

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

Mobile Home Relevel Out takes, When You didn’t know the camera was on

Woops!!

Thought this was too funny not to post. Phil trying to figure out if the phone was on. Also, complaining about the battery dieing. Enjoy and always remember if you’re doing things you WILL make mistakes. Just roll with it.

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