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Old 08-22-2008, 09:49 AM   #1
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We developed a water leak in the skylight. I removed the inside cover to determine the source. Then went up on the roof to take a look-see. At first glance, didn't really see anything....maybe some fine tiny hairline cracks on the original self leveling chalk. Upon closer inspection I then saw some hairline cracks at the corner of the skylight where the leak was coming in. I cleaned it up and layed a heavy bead of chalk to cover the crack and then some! Hopefully this will be a long term cure, but I can see where that opening area and skylight cover does a lot of flexing going down the road. The pic I took is a macro so is very close up. This crack could be easily missed. Hope this helps someone down the line. Tom

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We developed a water leak in the skylight. I removed the inside cover to determine the source. Then went up on the roof to take a look-see. At first glance, didn't really see anything....maybe some fine tiny hairline cracks on the original self leveling chalk. Upon closer inspection I then saw some hairline cracks at the corner of the skylight where the leak was coming in. I cleaned it up and layed a heavy bead of chalk to cover the crack and then some! Hopefully this will be a long term cure, but I can see where that opening area and skylight cover does a lot of flexing going down the road. The pic I took is a macro so is very close up. This crack could be easily missed. Hope this helps someone down the line. Tom

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Old 08-22-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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Just for grins and giggles, did you or have you considered using Eternabond Tape in place of the less than desirable/reliable caulk?
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:57 AM   #4
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You keep pinging me about how old my rig is but you put many many more miles on yours than I do.

Time for you to upgrade, step up to the plate and hit a long one. 33TKE maybe!
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Tom,
Similar to the problem I was having with the skylight -- a hairline crack that PI finally located/repaired after several attempts by the dealer and PI. We've been through some torrential downpours and nary a drop!
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:39 AM   #6
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JC2,

I did consider using E-tape, but it would have been a big job and I didn't have enough on hand. It would call for major removal of all existing chalk, and I would have still had to chalk the hairline cracks in the skylite.

Larry,

Mine unit is an oldie, but only has about 45,000 miles on it. Always remember.... your "antique" is still 2 years older than mine....until I get a newer one and your's will be even older!! Like Virg says...I love pushing your button!! When you get ready to sell yours...you know redcow in NP, NE has an antique store he could do a consignment for ya and give his fellow Exceler a "good guy" deal!
Don't look for a free meal though!!!

Chief,

I like to have a nickel for everytime I heard your story on the skylight water leak!!! Just kiddin' You did have a ruff time on that deal. But it is fixed....for good...this time...I think...for sure...
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Mine did the same in my old 5er I took it out and replaced it with a 1/4 inch piece of plexiglass from lowes and tinted it before installing ,it looked good
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I have a brand new skylight that has never been installed if somebody needs one
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I'll take it if it's still available......
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