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Old 05-15-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question Vent Cover Leak

Well it's been raining here for the last 4 days so I thought I'd do some work on the inside of the GT. Found all the jackets in one closet wet!
Seems water is sneeking in around the drain waste roof vent, running down the outside of the vent pipe, dripping on top of the closet and wetting the clothes.
The previous owner had gone and siliconed around the vent cover which will make getting it off a pain.
The question is, is this vent cover like to a DWV cover on a house where the outer lip is inserted into the vent pipe? Is there a gasket under the cover? If so, what's the material? Anyone done one of these?
Looks like it's pop rivited on so at least those won't be a problem, but any info you savvy Forum menbers can provide is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:48 PM   #2
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That is an AS specific part (at least it's the only place I've seen it). And you can buy them new ( I just bought three), from vintagetrailersupply.com. And the installation is: put down a layer of Vulcem or Protem or whatever, place a screen over the pipe and put this down and rivet it down. Andy at Inland says that failure of these over time is responsible for many many leaks.
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:50 AM   #3
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i thought I remember that side vented covers were available so water could not even get down the center opening. I seem to recall inland RV having them.That sure is a poorly sealed up vent though .

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Old 05-16-2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I didn't want to go into this project blind.
If the weather clears up this weekend, I hope I can get them off without breaking them.
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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Fixed the Vent

Got the cover off last weekend. The cover was sealed with a old tar type tape. Water had eroded the seal and ran right down the pipe.
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Cleaned everthing up and resealed the pipe with Permatex Ultra Blue. We use this stuff in the shop for sealing aluminum oil pans and cases.
Cleaned and painted the cover, and re-installed with pop rivits.
Had a downpour two days later and the closet is dry as a bone.
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THAT, is a top notch looking job. Did you seal around the edge of the vent cover?
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Just around the top edge by the body seam and a little dab around the rivit holes. I didn't want any water that got under the cover to get trapped.
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