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Old 06-29-2018, 12:51 PM   #1
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1983 airstream 310 water leak

I went inside Thursday after seven days of pouring rain and found my rug and carpet around my vent area soaked. After checking around I pulled the carpet up behind the couch where the outside compartment doors are and noticed wet floor near where the kitchen sink cabinet sits. I noticed Magnet18 has been having the same issues and started recaulking. It appears some of my caulk around vents and windows is cracking will reseal these areas. Has anyone else had any of these type issues. . Is the plywood laying directly against the aluminum belly or is their a gap where I can cut it out to replace it. Thanks Jim
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:18 PM   #2
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The plywood subfloor lays right on top of the aluminum which lays on the steel framing. Ive patched in a few pieces of subfloor. Just carefully set your blade depth so it's a fraction shy of cutting all the way through. It's not bad, sure you'll score the aluminum here and there but not a big issue. If you want you can always lay a bead of caulk over any spots you cut through. Use a chisel to clean up edges of the plywood where needed. I try to make my patch joint split on top of a framing member. It's not hard and very doable. Others may have a different idea.
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I do?
The only sink area leak I have is my sink itself isn't caulked to the counter
My leak over the couch is linked to my front AC not draining and i think also not being sealed properly
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:59 PM   #5
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Edit, all the talk of sink and vent confused me, you just mean subfloor inder the couch, gotcha, yea, i need to take care of that, the subfloor there is already shot though and it's such a small amount of water wicking in I haven't worried about it yet
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