Unusual Breaker Problems Electrical

Unusual Breaker Problems Electrical

Unusual problems you can run into with breakers. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Breaker still not working00:53 Try pulling the breaker completely out01:26 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 … Read more

Oxiclean To Clean Deck without pressure washer

Oxiclean To Clean Deck without pressure washer

Oxiclean a deck, no need for pressure washing. Three, two, one. If you are look, down to yellow, and he’s still working on the handle, cleaning it all off. And then the deck. Everything’s turning yellow on the original pressure treatment was. And we’re going to try this thing called deck correct, which this is … Read more

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 Change An Alternator On A 2003 Ford F150

How To Change An Alternator On A 2003 Ford F150

Phil and Clay work to change the alternator in our 2003 Ford F150 in 16 degree weather. It’s so cold the camera keeps dying. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Changing a Ford F150 Alternator in 16 degree weather01:12 Make sure to prop up the hood01:29 Alternator is right on top01:40 Locate the tensioner02:06 Disconnecting … Read more

How To Estimate Drywall Mud For Texture

How To Estimate Drywall Mud For Texture

Once you know how many drywall sheets you’ll need to complete the room or house, it’s easy to estimate the mud for texture. You’ll need at least 1 bucket of mud for every 10 sheets of drywall. So, you want to buy double that if you are both finishing and doing the texture.

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

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

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

Removing A Door in a Mobile Home putting a House Type Door In

Removing A Mobile Home Door to House Type Door In

Removing A Mobile Home Door to House Type Door In. How could you make sure a door is square? Phil goes step-by-step on how the door is out of level, why this is a problem. They remove the door, brick molding, and the door jam, showing you each step. We’ll be back later with 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 you need to make sure you have before starting SmartCore Flooring

Are You Ready

When you’re doing flooring, make sure you have everything you need… Before you get started. We are using SmartCore flooring, but this would apply to any flooring job. Make sure you have the pad and any tools you could possibly need berfore you get to the job. It would work for any DIY project, too. … 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.

How To Prevent Birds from Flying Into The Flue, Quick fix

How To Prevent Birds from Flying Into The Flue

Customer had a problem with sparrows getting into the house through the flue when it was open. To fix it we took rabbit wire…wire that’s 1″x1″ and wrapped the flue. No more birds in the house. Time:00:00 Intro00:25 What to do if birds are getting in through your flue00:55 Outro

How to Prep Your Metal Roof For Winter

How to Prep Your Metal Roof For Winter

Every year there are things you want to check on your roof, even metal roofs need preventive clean up before the winter. Check your valleys and gutters for any debris. You want to clean those out so the snow and ice won’t gather and make you think water is running uphill. A few minutes spent … 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

How and Why to reuse Vinyl Trim Mobile Home Skirting

How and Why to reuse Vinyl Trim Mobile Home Skirting

Why in the world reuse vinyl trim? Because it can save you hundreds of dollars.

Mobile Home Metal Skirting Install to a Porch

Mobile Home Metal Skirting for Porch

Phil shows you exactly how to create skirting on a porch using J-channel, Z-channel and metal siding.

How to Use a Water Level to Re level A House

Water Level To Relevel House

Phil shows you how to use a water level to get ready to re-level a house. Something this dangerous you want to carefully prepair.

How to Save Time With Carpenter’s Pencil and Tape Measure

Time Savers How

Another quick tip, Phil, shows you how to save time when measuring.

How to Do Corners With J Channel Mobile Home

Mobile Home J-Channel Corners

Phil helps you cut J-channel inside and outside corners.

Watch the Trailer Short and Long Trips

Watch the Trailer-Short and Long Trips

Things you want to make sure and check when pulling a trailer, and some more tips for those long trips.

Mobile Home Metal Roof Limon, CO

Mobile Home Metal Roof Limon, CO

Phil and Clay drive all the way to Limon, CO, to put a metal roof on a mobile home. Between being sick before he left, missed work for 3 weeks. And while there, he got altitude sickness. Not a good trip. We were glad to help the gentleman in Colorado. He couldn’t find anyone locally … Read more

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