Pex Vs Quest

Pex Vs Quest

Phil is showing the difference between quest and pex pipes. We tend to use pex only when doing repairs. Quest is still good. You wouldn’t want to throw everything away and start over. We prefer pex, but quest can and will do the job. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Quest vs Pex00:37 Was a … Read more

Folding Razor Knife

Folding Razor Knife

Here’s a tool you will need on just about every job. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Folding razor knife01:23 Be an American not 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. … Read more

Fiberglass Bathtub Removal – Strange Stuff

Fiberglass Bathtub Removal - Strange Stuff

When we took out the mobile home tub found some strange things that Phil had never seen before. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Strange things under the tubs01:45 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 … Read more

How To Remove Tub & Surround From Mobile Home

How To Remove Tub & Surround From Mobile Home

Phil walks you through removing a tub and tub surround. The tub surround is usually just glued up there, easy to pull down once you have the trim off. Please be careful, the trim will cut you. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Intro00:11 Why we need to replace the tub00:30 Expect to find that the floor under the tub … 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 Install Shower Trim Kit – Sistine Stone

How To Install Shower Trim Kit - Sistine Stone

Here we are installing the Moen faucet and the trim for the Sistine stone alcove shower kit. Completing the installation of the shower plate and handle. I went ahead and fast-forwarded as much as I could so you can see everything. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Here the guys are hooking up the Moen … 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

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.

What You Can Do With a Mobile Home Bathroom

What You Can Do With a Mobile Home Bathroom

Walk through the end of a mobile home bathroom revamp. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with your mobile home. You can do the same repairs in and home. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Mobile home bathroom remodel00:35 54″ Cast Iron claw-foot tub00:45 Created iron shower curtain rod00:55 What you can do with a … 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

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

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

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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