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Old 07-17-2016, 04:30 PM   #1
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Need Some Advice - Floor Repair

We just picked up a 1971 Tradewind. I have some rot issues in the front just to the right of the door and in the rear by the bathroom.

I am planning on making repairs via a patch job using plywood.

1. What can I use to seal the replacement and original floor while I have everything out?

2. Should I seal the entire floor? or just do a few inches from the channel?


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Old 07-17-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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I would just seal the edge and a few inches from the chanel. Sealing does not do much but if you can get it to stop soaking up water through the edges that would be good. Varnish or paint or something like that. You have to find and fix the leaks.

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Old 07-17-2016, 06:47 PM   #3
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Spend some time looking for the leak that caused the rot.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:28 PM   #4
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I used a product called CPES ( on my floor that had some water damage. I got the recommendation from others who have used this product effectively.

It might be worth investigating for your project.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:06 PM   #5
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Find the leaks, fix them, and continue to watch for them during routine inspections with something like this.
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