Vent Stack Replacement Opinion
I’ve tried to keep our 71 totally vintage but I’ve reached the point - on the exterior- that I’m going to give a little.
We’ve had a minor leak in the rear curbside curve that I’ve been chasing for over two years. Everything on the roof and rear has been resealed to the tune of hours of work. That’s fine - it probably needed to be done anyway. The first item replaced of course was the vent stack gasket. I know it’s done as right as possible given how short a section of vent pipe that Airstream left above the roof line. Finally, after all this sealing, just out of frustration, I taped a baggie over the vent stack. You guessed it - no more leak. All that work only to go back to the very first item sealed.
With all that said - I’m done with the open top Airstream vent stacks and the gasket that has to be constantly watched for replacement.
Here are my options. I can prime, paint aluminum and clear coated the round vents. That would be more of a 60’s look I think. We can go with the stainless vent cover meant for marine use. It looks much like the cover Airstream used for the range vent. Kinda shiny though.
Any thoughts on which would be less obtrusive….