Leak Fix

Pictures : Here are some shots of my roof adventures for the day. This morning, I tackled the area around the bathroom vent in the bathroom skylight. First, I was looking for the area that might be leaking, and I think this first picture is it.

The red arrow points downhill. The vent is mounted on the upper side of the skylight, and I think water was running off the Max-Air vent cover and going in here. This area is where one of the little mounts for the Max-Air vent was, and it looks like it was put on first, and then they tried to seal under it. The mount attaches to the vent edge and then extends outward away from the vent. In this case, it extends slightly over the skylight. The skylight may have been mounted afterwards, I’m not for sure. But the blue circled area is where it was leaking, I do believe. I had not scraped at this area, simply remove the mount screw and pulled off the bracket.
leak

After seeing this, I decided that I had to redo the whole area around the vent and the skylight. The area around the skylight looked like it had been cleaned pretty good, but it had to be, because the old one had to be lifted off. The vent was a different thing …. these shots are from around the vent.

Covered up dirt and sand 🙁.
dirt sand

More covered up …
dirt sand 2

If you ever repair an RV roof, you must scrape any areas where you see cracks, because they will likely have sand and dirt hiding up under them.

OH SHOOT, another job! : I had not noticed while I was working this morning, but in the last picture I see that I need to replace the vent cover, cracks everywhere ….. and on and on it goes!

I still have a bit more work to do on the area around the vent, plus put the max air cover back on.

Night Folks.

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4 thoughts on “Leak Fix

  1. Quite some work, John! But yeah, so it goes. When starting to fiddle around new problems keep popping up. Rust, dirt, sand – it kills the roof eventually. Today I painted a window frame that I should have painted two years ago. (And mind you, the can of paint has been sitting on the kitchen floor all that time!). I expected trouble. So, experienced as I am, I painted the frame entirely with my eyes closed. Not seen any wood rot!

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Old stuff is going to be like that, fix one and find two more. “(And mind you, the can of paint has been sitting on the kitchen floor all that time!).” LOL, now there is a thing I can relate to!
      “So, experienced as I am, I painted the frame entirely with my eyes closed. Not seen any wood rot!” Now there is the answer to many of my problems of late, I’m going to take on your philosophy immediately!!!! ROFL 🤣

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    1. Thanks, I will continue to work on the areas that I have not worked on yet. I now have all the leaks fixed that I have seen happen, and all the ones that I have seen evidence of. At this point, I think it’s going to be necessary for me to go over everything that’s on the roof, so I will continue.

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