Mobile Home Anchors – Tighten Up

Mobile Home Anchors - Tighten Up

Phil shows exactly how you can tighten up anchors and straps on your mobile home. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Once level, we need to tighten the anchor and strap up01:00 You’ll hammer the bolt over into the square hole01:45 Easier said than done03:40 You want the straps and anchors to be tight04:22 Be … Read more

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

Henshaw Toilet Installation

Henshaw Toilet Installation

Phil unboxes and assembles a Henshaw toilet. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Henshaw toilet unboxing03:50 Ring goes between the tank and the bowel05:05 Bolts into the holes on the bowel07:00 Toilet lid on11:09 Be an American not an American’t Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a … Read more

How To Clean Roof Drip Edge

How To Clean Roof Drip Edge

We’re cleaning out the drip edge on a mobile home. Some call this a gutter, but it actually helps to hold the roof to the mobile home. We’re doing it to get ready to seal the roof, but it would be a good idea to either hire someone or clean them yourself about every year. … Read more

Mobile Home Roof Repair On A Budget

Mobile Home Roof Repair On A Budget

Phil shows you how to repair a metal roof that has never been sealed before. The steps we take. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Repairing a metal roof that has never been sealed00:19 Roof has changed to rust00:45 We’re going to do something on a budget, will last couple years01:10 A patch that somebody made01:30 Using tar and elasto … Read more

Ryobi One Circular Saw

Ryobi One Circular Saw

New Ryobi One circular saw. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Unboxing Ryobi One Circular Saw03:57 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. Let’s make things better … 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

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

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

Checking For A Roof Leak

Checking For A Roof Leak

Phil’s showing the roof leak we are fixing on a mobile home. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Checking the inside of a mobile home roof01:14 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 … Read more

How To Protect Plywood Floors DIY

How To Protect Plywood Floors DIY

Phil goes through why you want to paint any plywood to protect the floors from water damage. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Everybody says use plywood instead of particle board00:39 But water can cause problems with plywood too01:18 Be an American not an American’t Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever … 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

Marlette Tilt Out Mobile Homes

Marlette Tilt Out Mobile Homes

Working on this Marlette mobile home and thought we’d walk you through to see the differences. Phil has worked on mobile homes for all these years and this is the first one he’s seen. The Marlette has a tilt out instead of a slide out. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Marlette Tilt Out Mobile … 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.

Why We Use Foil Tape For Under Mobile Homes

Why We Use Foil Tape For Underpinning Mobile Home

Phil explains why we use foil tape for the ductwork and underpinning for mobile homes. Guess what? I have figured out that. Even expensive duct tape, like Gorilla tape, and this is iron forced and other tape that’s tried to hold up underpinning underneath a mobile home. The plastic doesn’t seem to last a long … 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

How to Fasten Metal Ductwork Under A Mobile Home

How to Fasten Metal Ductwork Under A Mobile Home

The guys are re-securing ductwork in the underbelly of a mobile home. Metal skirting was open so animals could reach and dig into the insulation. The weight of animals has pulled down the ductwork. Phil takes a metal strap to strap the ductwork to the floor joists. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Need to … Read more

How to Improvise With A Mobile Home Bathroom Tub Surround

When you use tile for a tub surround in a renovation, you may need to improvise. Especially when the floor isn’t level in a mobile home. ⏱️⏱️Chapters⏱️⏱️00:00 Follow along with a handyman00:25 Problems with tile tub surround-mobile home01:17 Be an American not American’t

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 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

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

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

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