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Old 07-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #29
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Sharing the visuals of my sloppy job and Santa's buttó

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:26 AM   #30
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:36 PM   #31
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that looks like an extensive project. Good work. But as an alternate fix, has anyone drilled a hole directly below and to drain outside, just below the window level? seems like that would work if I could line the hole with a tube similar to eheffa's fix. Is my description what swampthang7 did?
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:52 PM   #32
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get some 3M blue painter's tape and lay it down tightly on either side of the place where you're going to apply your sealant. Apply sealant. Smooth it out with your finger or appropriate tool and mineral spirits. Wait a few moments for it to just start to set up. Pull the tape.

Drawing a smooth professional looking bead of any kind of caulk is a learned skill - and the consistency and set time of every formula seems to differ. Temperature and humidity can drastically change the firmness/runniness of the bead. The painters tape makes even a rank amateur like me look like an expert.
Foiled again, thanks for the tip. There are always things to learn on this forum even if they are a year or so old.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #33
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I went the route of drilling a hole in each lower corner. First I used a razor knife to trim the rubber gasket.

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While I was at it I pulled all the hardware off the glass and replaced with stainless fasteners. Also replaced the ridiculously long sheet metal screws sticking through the frame with shorter stainless.

Adjusted the window latches for a tighter fit to the seal.

So far so good. I check the holes when I wash it - no gunk in there yet.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:19 PM   #34
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I went the route of drilling a hole in each lower corner. First I used a razor knife to trim the rubber gasket.

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While I was at it I pulled all the hardware off the glass and replaced with stainless fasteners. Also replaced the ridiculously long sheet metal screws sticking through the frame with shorter stainless.

Adjusted the window latches for a tighter fit to the seal.

So far so good. I check the holes when I wash it - no gunk in there yet.

Hmmm. I wonder why I didn't think of that. Pretty clever fix & a lot less work.

Please keep us posted as to its success down the (wet) road.

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:03 PM   #35
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Hmmm. I wonder why I didn't think of that.
Or I was thinking...... Why didn't Airstream folks?
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There is negative interaction between copper and aluminum, so one would not want to have copper tubing attached to the aluminum frame.
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Hi all.

Just updating this thread.

We spent the Easter Weekend camping on the West coast of Vancouver Island. Several days of torrential rain including towing through monsoons & spray. The window wells remained dry.

I'm pleased to report that the fix seems to be working. Whew!

Here are a few pics from our weekend here:
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-evan[IMG]<a href="http://eheffa.zenfolio.com/p286212090/e38851389"><img src="http://eheffa.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v115/p948245385-4.jpg" width="800" height="534" alt="evan effa: McKenzie Beach &emdash; " /></a>[/IMG]

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Evan,

I've been thinking of you and Jane lately and am glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. Beautiful photos and if that was Jane in the last one, next time have her turn around. I also enjoyed the secret code that gives the formula for time travel.

I keep thinking of travel to the Pacific coast and would love to travel to Vancouver Is. again, but still waiting to sell our house.

Glad you're dry inside.

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Evan,

I've been thinking of you and Jane lately and am glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. Beautiful photos and if that was Jane in the last one, next time have her turn around. I also enjoyed the secret code that gives the formula for time travel.

I keep thinking of travel to the Pacific coast and would love to travel to Vancouver Is. again, but still waiting to sell our house.

Glad you're dry inside.

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Thanks Gene.

Jane is a little camera shy & hates me posting pics of her on the web...

Sorry to hear your house hasn't sold yet.

You're always welcome to see us in Victoria.

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