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Old 09-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Leak around Kitchen roof vent.

We have had a aggravating leak around out roof power vent . Everytime I think I have it continues. Now you can notice the fabric on the ceiling may need to be replaced along with the plywood under the fabric. Any answers would be great. I am going to use Eternabond tape next to stop the leak.

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Are you sure the vent is the source of the leak or just where the water decided to escape?. If its the vent, the best way to fix it is remove it, clean old sealant oof, re-apply butal sealant tape, add silicone in the scew holes then Dicor self leveling sealant over the outer flange and screws.

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The area around the vent shows water damage. It is the highest thing on the roof at that area, but I will check at a pipe vent lower. That you sir.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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If you have the off white ceiling fabric used in many of Winny coaches, a product called Insta-gone will remove the stains. www.stain-remover.net
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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Also check the SATELLITE Dish, AC if you have roof mounted, and the antenna's in the area. The outside entertainment radio antenna could be the actual culprit.
When all else fails have an RV repair shop perform a pressure soap test to find the leak. In the long run it will be cheaper than letting it continue to leak and have to perform a whole bunch of other rip outs and repairs due to the water leaks. I cost me $1800 to have my leak found and the roof completely resealed. That also included the replacement of the shower sky light due to it being cracked.
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