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Old 04-15-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to address some floor rot below the front window and around the door. I will need to remove the interior skins and am wondering if the front window trim needs removed as well. These will be patches and I will not be replacing the entire section but will need to get at the C-channel. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 04-15-2014, 06:40 AM   #2
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I am getting ready to address some floor rot below the front window and around the door. I will need to remove the interior skins and am wondering if the front window trim needs removed as well. These will be patches and I will not be replacing the entire section but will need to get at the C-channel. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:12 AM   #3
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I am not sure you need to remove the skins to repair such localized damage. However, while you are in there, you can remove the stinky pink stuff and seal the gap in the C-channel and also seal any penetrations through the floor like screw heads etc. The corner rot is from the C-channel gap which you will see once you are in there. I put drains in my C-channel to help prevent floor rot in the event of a leak and there will be a leak event at some point. You need to find the source of the leaks as well. I had some leaks in the window frames from the gasket going bad and several leaks in rivets around the door area.

Yes you need to remove the window frames to get the panels off. I put #8 screws back to hold my panels on, which is probably considered blasphemy around here. They seem to be holding up well. I believe in having access to certain areas for maintenance purposes. I would put rigid foam board insulation back in the walls. While you have the skins off is a good time to look for leaks in a long soaking spring rain.

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