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Old 01-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #1
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Sealing Wall Penetrations

Well I am excited to see our new Riveted version of the Stainless Steel water heater door on Pete (thanks OoDM). The dull finish door had to go. Of course now I need to get some of that shiny spray paint and work on the dull gray electrical outlet cover.

Reason for the post is I am wondering if the $2 foam gaskets behind the W/H, furnace, stove vent, electrical outlet, etc. on all the wall penetrations on our coach is good enough for leak proofing these large openings. Perhaps a bead of caulk along the top of the foam gasket? Pull all the screws out and seal them before re-installing? Rubber diverter caps? There has got to be something better than leaving these alone and risking having water run down inside the outer skin and say hello to the plywood floor!

What have some of you done to ensure that these not very effective gaskets keep water from entering our beloved Airstreams?
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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Well I am excited to see our new Riveted version of the Stainless Steel water heater door on Pete (thanks OoDM). The dull finish door had to go. Of course now I need to get some of that shiny spray paint and work on the dull gray electrical outlet cover.

Reason for the post is I am wondering if the $2 foam gaskets behind the W/H, furnace, stove vent, electrical outlet, etc. on all the wall penetrations on our coach is good enough for leak proofing these large openings. Perhaps a bead of caulk along the top of the foam gasket? Pull all the screws out and seal them before re-installing? Rubber diverter caps? There has got to be something better than leaving these alone and risking having water run down inside the outer skin and say hello to the plywood floor!

What have some of you done to ensure that these not very effective gaskets keep water from entering our beloved Airstreams?
SikaFlex 211 in grey matches the outside aluminum of your Airstream perfectly. It's the same stuff (moisture cure polyurethane) that the factory uses.b
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Your "dull gray electrical cover" can also be replaced with SS! Mine came from Menards.
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