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Old 08-03-2017, 04:46 PM   #1
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Max-Air Roof vent cover water leak.

We've had the Gulfstream for a long time and have battled a hard to find roof leak from time to time. It's up front in the roof vent area. FOUND IT! The vent had a Max-Air cover on it when we bought the MH and about a two years ago I removed it when resealing the roof. Six months ago we had a little leak and I resealed the area. At this time I didn't remove the Max-Air cover, instead I sealed around the base of the cover (Big Mistake). We're in the desert so we don't see much rain. Last week we had a small rain storm coming from in front of us, and had a few drips!! Last night we had a major rain storm coming from behind us and had a flood. It turns out that by sealing the Max-Air to the roof, I created a place for rain that came in thru the screened opening to pool rather than drain out from under the cover. When the pool got higher than the flange of the original roof vent it came in. After removing the Max-Air cover I also found a crack in the vent cover base seal allowing the original roof leak. I bet there is something in the Max-Air instructions that tell you not to seal it!!
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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Good point about not sealing it. Maybe even put some 1/2 inch spacers under it to let the water out. If 1/2 is too much, just a couple of 1/4 stainless steel washers for spacers.
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