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Old 09-30-2020, 08:10 AM   #1
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Window Weep hole question

Sorry for all the recent questions. I am a little green with my RV and trying to make sure I have it situated.

Got a heavy rain yesterday and fortunately had the RV with us. I went inside to see if there were any leaks and I found water coming in from multiple windows.

After some research, it looks like the window weep holes were clogged. I cleaned them as they had a bunch of garbage inside. I hope that this remediates the issue but it brings me to my next question:

so next, I am Trying to determine if I need to replace the seals that the sliding glass sits in. Is it expected that water should get in the channel and just drain for the weep holes or are they just a safeguard for water to exit incase there is an issue with seals? I know that part of the channel will be exposed for it to work. I am trying to determine if its normal for water to get through the whole channel or if it should be stopped by the seals.
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:48 AM   #2
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Rainwater runs down the glass and into the grooves (track) at the bottom. The weepholes provide a drain for that track. In some windows it's possible that the track will fill up and dribble water down the inside, which should be obvious (the the surface of the inside flange gets wet). The more likely source of water damage to te walls, though, is water leaking behind the window frame at the top and sides. The fix for that is to remove the window (frame & all) and put new sealer (butyl tape of a caulk) between frame and sidewall. There are several YouTube videos demonstrating this procedure - it's not difficult.
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