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Old 03-06-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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replacing window gasket

Hi! Everyone...need some help. I have a '69 Landyacht and am about to replace the window gaskets, the previous owner put in the wrong gasket and I have ordered the right ones from Andy at Inland. My dilema is I can't figure out where the gasket goes on the '69. Is is on the window or the window frame and pleaseeee could someone help me with exactly how it lays, etc. I know Andy said the flares go to the outside but I am going crazy trying to figure out which area and how it lays. I have 80 feet of gasket that I don't know how to put on...would really appreciate any help from someone who has tackled this on their '69.

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Old 03-07-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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Gasket installation instructions should have been sent to you with the gasket. In the event that you did not receive them, please use the following directions.

The two flares rise upward from the bottom of the gasket at about 60 degrees.

The bottom of the gasket is 3/8 inch wide.

Remove a window. Place it on a towel or section of carpet. Remove all the old gasket and adhesive, using a putty knife or similar tool. Burnish "ALL" of the remaining material off with a wire wheel placed in a drill, until the backside of the window sash is clean.

Cut a piece of gasket about one inch to long for that window. Lay the gaskest on it's side and apply the weatherstrip adhesive to it. Then also apply the adhesive to the backside of the window sash. When the two surfaces of adhesive are dry to the touch, about 10 minutes or so depending on temperature, start applying the gasket starting at the center of the bottom of the window.
THE FLARES MUST POINT OUTWARD.

As you place the gasket on the window sash, press the gasket downward to insure a good bond between the two adhesive surfaces. DO NOT STRETCH THE GASKET.

When you get close to the beginning of the gasket with the other end, carefully lay it over the beginning gasket, Cut it oversize about 1/8 inch.

Add some adhesive to the two ends of the gasket. Carefully place the loose end of the gasket against the original begining gasket. Force the two ends together for a few seconds. Then firmly press down the the last part of the gasket.

Press down on all of the gasket again.

Spray the gasket with silicone spray. Spray the window frame (the metal flange that is riveted to the shell) with silicone spray.

Reinstall the window, and latch it.

After 3 to 5 days or so open each window and wipe the surplus silicone spray off the gasket and window frame.

Your done.

Every 6 months or so, open each window and spray the gasket with silicone spray. That will greatly enhance the life of the gasket.

Installing the gasket on the main door and access doors, is the same basic proceedure.

Use an adequate amount of weatherstrip adhesive on each surface. One tube will cover about 25 feet of gasket. DO NOT use it sparingly.

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Andy -- I've not had a chance to thank you for the good state of my order in January. I'll do it by running to the basement and scanning your instruction sheet -- I received one in the original box and one in the backorder box.

The windows went great. I've just got trouble working on the rest of the trailer until it warms up some... It was pretty windy today and we've had to settle for watching two bald eagles hunkered down in trees just across the small river I live on. They're still there as the sun goes down.

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Sorry that it's digital zoom. These birds are big -- the size of my airedale terrier! The eagle in the upper left corner is in the shade. They don't come closer -- like Davydd's deer.

Most of the river is open with a rim of ice remaining on the shore. There must have been 20 Canada geese resting at the ice's edge on their bellies. Most of them had their head pulled close or under a wing to conserve heat.
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Old 03-07-2004, 08:41 PM   #5
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My Hero! Thanks so much Andy for the step by step instructions...it's just what I needed. No, there wasn't an instruction sheet in the box with the gasket ... but looks like I got the best instructions... straight from the man who knows.
Now I can get to it. You have been a great help.
Next project?? OooooooHH that would take a few pages. I really appreciate you always being there ready to help.

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