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Old 10-29-2020, 05:28 PM   #1
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Sealtech water leak detection

Anybody used Sealtech equipment to find a water leak? I have a roof leak that's driving me nuts! The shower skylight has two layers of plastic. Water is accumulating between the two layers. I have re-sealed the skylight and everything else up there that I think could be causing the leak but can't find it!

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Joe I posted about that in your ceiling thread, I think. The SealTech system was used in our new 2005 Grand Junction by the selling dealer.
I had seen water dripping from the top of a rear starboard side window and reported it to the service dept.
The technician located the source of that water leak over 20' from said side window. He stopped and sealed that leak, then continued testing and found 3 more tiny leaks I had not found. He sealed those, which completed the test.
There was never another water intrusion in that 5er while we owned and traveled to Alaska in the trailer.
I have no idea of the cost, it was under factory warranty. Whatever the cost today I am convinced the results are worth the cost.
Call around to locate an authorized user or visit the Sealtech website rvleaks.com
I have no affiliation with SealTech Inc., simply a very satisfied recipient of the results.
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i used them 2 years ago and couldn't be happier.
took him 20 minutes to find a small leak i had chased for a year
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Pretty Interesting. I hope you find the leaks Joe.
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Betcha it's coming in under an air conditioner and running to where you're finding it.
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I had CW use the Seal Tech equipment on my RV several years ago just to be sure I had no leaks since they only charged 1 hour of labor. They gave me the option of fixing any leaks they found or they would give an estimate. I went to the CW in Kissimmee FL.

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i used them 2 years ago and couldn't be happier.
took him 20 minutes to find a small leak i had chased for a year
What did the test cost?
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I had CW use the Seal Tech equipment on my RV several years ago just to be sure I had no leaks since they only charged 1 hour of labor. They gave me the option of fixing any leaks they found or they would give an estimate. I went to the CW in Kissimmee FL.

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This is a really weird problem! I seem to have stopped the other leaks in that area, which was bad caulking around the Fantastic fan vent close to the skylight. We had a huge rain yesterday. I have the ceiling opened up and the wood around the vent and skylight is dry, yet there is a lot of water between the two layers of the skylight! I recently re-sealed the skylight with EternaBond tape, caulk, and even a coat of liquid rubber!
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Are you sure there isn't a crack or small hole in the skylight? Probably very easy to miss.
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I had the test done at RV Service in Ashland, VA last week. Total cost out the door with tax was $190.

They identified about five leaks on my rig which has been garaged kept since new in 2006. We were getting water in the front coming out near the center mounted tv. I figured it was the clearance lights and resealed them but the next time we were out in the rain we had water coming in.

Turned out the leak was in the top corner of the windshield. I removed the trim and applied ample urethane sealant across the entire seam which seems to have solved the one issue I was aware of.

I think it was worth it to nail down where the leak was coming from before any damage occurred and also to identify the other area of concern so I can seal now.
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Are you sure there isn't a crack or small hole in the skylight? Probably very easy to miss.
I've checked it closely many times and I can't see anything!
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I'm guessing you have butyl tape between the two pieces of Plexiglas for sealing? If so, how otherwise is water getting in, unless its condensation?
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I'm guessing you have butyl tape between the two pieces of Plexiglas for sealing? If so, how otherwise is water getting in, unless its condensation?
I have not way to know. The plastic trim piece above the shower is obviously glued in place because I can't pull it down after removing the screws around the edge. That's the only way I see to get access to where the two sections of the skylight join.
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