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Old 09-20-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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Vent Caps

I decided to replace the vent caps with Siphon 360's. I have 4 vent caps. Could never figure out why 4. I've got 1 black tank and 2 grey. So by my logic I should have 3. But that's my logic, not Keystone's.

Anyway, I'm up on the roof undoing the caps and scraping up the old Dycor. Here's a pic.
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As you can see, this pic of of 3 of the 4 vents. The 4th one is behind me.

Pulling up the 3rd vent, this is what I see.
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Yup. That's right. No vent. If you zoom in on the pic you'll see a red circle. I assume that something poked a little hole in the roof material and instead just patching it, someone decided to add a vent cover.

Really?!?!?!
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Simple, cheap and it worked. I know sometimes exterior side damage is disguised with extra light fixtures or a appliance vent cover that was layering around, like a frig access panel.

I would have opted to properly patch the roof damage, but those supplies may not have been at the job site that day.
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That appears to be a common repair procedure. My daughter had a small puncture on her TT roof and that is the way it was repaired.
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Would there be any benefit if it where an attic vent. That is if the ceiling space was connected through out roof, antenna drop thru or solar wiring.
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Send a picture of the completed project.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:57 PM   #7
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I have one that's marked Satellite so maybe that's what it's for. Also on my first 5ver I had one that was an attic vent.
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Last time l looked just the black tank is vented and p traps are used foer gray. You just need one 360 . The roof should have vents and one for satt.
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I've got 3 vent pipes total. I assume one is for each grey tank (I have 2) and one for the black tank.

Sorry no pics of the completed project. The 5r is in the shop getting a new awning and the front leveling jacks looked at. Awning got ripped off during a micro burst storm(another story for another time) and I've been having problems with the front levelers almost from the getgo. Things are just getting worse.

I won't be able to post pics of the roof for several weeks. I leave Saturday for my annual moose hunt. Depending on our success rate(which hasn't been good for several years), I'll be gone for up to 3 weeks.
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Vents are used based on need to get air behind plumbing lines so they will drain without sucking out the water in p-traps. Sure one is needed for each tank for the same reason, but Vents are placed based on drain lines mainly and then also work for the tanks.
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