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Old 04-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Satellite Dish Water Penetration

Heavy rains Thursday morning. Saturday morning got in the coach, drove it for about 20 miles with a good south wind heading east, and all the sudden, drip! Water drop hit my glasses...drip, another, hits my forehead, drip, another my glasses, drip drip drip for about another 5-8 miles then it stopped. Maybe a total of 12-15 drops...

Looked up to see a wet spot about the size of a thumbprint about 4 inches toward the inside from the Satellite antenna crankup wheel/assembly.

I was told its something like water still in the the bolt wells or something like that of the satellite (which I never use and have never been cranked up since I've owned KC) and nothing to worry about...

Had heavy rains before and no drops there, have never seen this water spot on the inside roof before either, but that doesn't mean it hasn't leaked before. The water spot seems to have disappeared now too..... I'll have it inspected before the next trip out.

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Self healing leak. I never get one of those.

You probably will need to reseal the baseplate screws for your sat antenna or the roof entrance for the antenna wires.

Or, the leak could be migrating from some where else on your roof.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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I had a leak in mine ( before I upgraded to the automatic dish).
I found that the Dicor self leveling caulk was not installed properly where the wires go through the roof. I stripped it off and redid it. Had no leaks after that.
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So is it possible there is water that sits up there and somehow is blown in? Why was there never any leaks before when it rained?

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After checking caulk, on the back side of the baseplate their is a weep hole that drains water from the baseplate. It may have too much caulk that is not allowing water to drain. I beleive it is a 1/4" hole towards the back.
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