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Old 04-27-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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How to fix a cracked vent housing

I have a Fantasic Fan on my Montana that has a cracked housing. Its a hairline vertical crack that allows water to drip from the kitchen ceiling. They discontinued making this fan and I cannot find a replacement shroud. I was wondering what I could use that would seal the crack. I thought maybe epoxy or pvc glue, or maybe Dicor non sag sealer. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I cannot afford to buy a replacement fan.
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Eternabond Tape... no leaks...
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I had to use clear Gorilla tape when we were in Colorado and a large hail storm destroyed one of our vent covers. Worked great until we could get it fixed.
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Have you contacted Dometic? Beyond that I would advice putting a bit of Dicor or Eternabond over the crack. Or you can use this opportunity to install a shroud:
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:05 AM   #5
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I used Gorilla Tape on a shower skylight that had a big crack/leak. Also, the old reliable, J-B Weld will work if you need to leave it for an extended period of time. I'm surprised that Fantastic Fan cover would break, but have you contacted them directly? I did when one failed and a complete brand new fan landed on my doorstep the next day. Yes, I am aware that Dometic purchased them but understand that they are still good to work with.
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if you are referring to the cover, you can use any one of the products mentioned above, or use fiberglass to mend it. i fiberglassed it and an a/c shroud, excellent.
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