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Old 06-02-2020, 05:08 PM   #1
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Drain Holes in slide toppers

This is why you need to drill holes. This is the DS. Drained for a good few minutes. With John Rugarber, waiting for service at NIRCV in Atlanta.
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:25 AM   #2
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Can you provide specifics regarding the drain holes? Such as what size hole (1/4 inch?) Location of the hole(s) in the slide topper?
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Can you provide specifics regarding the drain holes? Such as what size hole (1/4 inch?) Location of the hole(s) in the slide topper?


1/4 inch drill. No deeper than 3/8 deep. 6 inches in from the end.
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Sorry, I don't quite understand the situation? I can see the drip down the side of the slide but don't understand what is going on.
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The drip is coming from the holes drilled. Water will accumulate in the end of the unit and more than likely cause damage down the road. We had a pretty good rain a couple of days ago and mine dripped out for an hour after, otherwise the water would still be in there.

There have been a couple of threads in the last 18 months about this. Someone even provided a link to the manufacturers recommendation on where to drill the holes. Funny, why didn't they do that?
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Gary,
It was in the heat of the moment (no pun intended) and we wanted to illustrate the amount of water that can be held in the awning rail, the stream of water exiting was similar to a drinking fountain!!!
At the time I couldn’t find my PDF of the Girard instructions to post but as you mentioned, there are a number of threads relating to this project including the most recent, that identified newer models with a “slot” at the end cap that allows for drainage. It is an easy and highly recommended project to complete.
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Found this a good while ago on-line somewhere, no reason to believe it is not a valid response from Girard.
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Thanx, those instructions are exactly what I could not find earlier.
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The drip is coming from the holes drilled. Water will accumulate in the end of the unit and more than likely cause damage down the road. We had a pretty good rain a couple of days ago and mine dripped out for an hour after, otherwise the water would still be in there.

There have been a couple of threads in the last 18 months about this. Someone even provided a link to the manufacturers recommendation on where to drill the holes. Funny, why didn't they do that?
I should have said why didn't Girard drill the holes if they knew it should be done. Sorry for the confusion.
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I was the one suggesting cutting a relief in the end

I had water retention in my Girard covers, and suggested cutting a relief in the bottom of the steel end supports that would allow the water to flow, and take the debris with it. I have some photos if anyone is interested how I did
this. Caution: Make sure you follow Girard Manual and their safety precaution. I will PM them the Photos, and explain my reasoning behind my approach.


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It was in the heat of the moment (no pun intended) and we wanted to illustrate the amount of water that can be held in the awning rail, the stream of water exiting was similar to a drinking fountain!!!
At the time I couldn’t find my PDF of the Girard instructions to post but as you mentioned, there are a number of threads relating to this project including the most recent, that identified newer models with a “slot” at the end cap that allows for drainage. It is an easy and highly recommended project to complete.
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