Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2006, 09:08 PM   #21
Rivet Master
Becky B.'s Avatar
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,637
Images: 19
Replaced the gaskets for the TV antenna. No more water in the handle. The door is riveted on at the hinges. Afraid to take it off! I tried the hose at the door trick & got no water in the door that way. It's coming from somewhere else. I'll have to look over all the rivets, I guess. I know one is missing, but it's on the opposite side toward the front. But a question--if a rivet isn't completely centered, like a sliver of a moon on the side, would this cause a leak? I did see one or two of these up there. Would I just fill them with caulk?
The caulkmaster

1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2006, 10:25 PM   #22
Rivet Master
Aerowood's Avatar
1971 21' Globetrotter
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Arvada , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,375

What you are looking at on the rivet is what we in the industry call a "happy face", it is caused by the person shooting the rivet not having the rivet gun square to the surface or tilted. Although unsightly, if the rivet is bucked properly it should not leak. Most professional aircraft metal workers remove them before anyone sees them, because they cause for rejection during final inspection and ridicule by coworkers.
Aerowood is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rainwater leak James Schmidt Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 11 01-15-2022 07:29 AM
Water leak panoramic windows Andy Fay Windows & Screens 16 01-05-2007 09:33 AM
Globetrotter 1963 - Kitchen Sink Drain Leak Under the Floor Uncle_Phil Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 3 08-09-2002 07:59 PM
Leak in Water System Rich Palmieri Fresh Water Systems 6 06-27-2002 07:17 AM
Propane valve leak Dbraw LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 3 06-14-2002 07:12 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.