Dometic Heki 2 roof vent - leaking!

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  1. Dolomite Pete

    Dolomite Pete Read Only Funster

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    Hi All, I've got an Eldis 120 and have a slight leak from the roof vent. I have found a web page / PDF file which shows how the vent is fitted:

    http://www.leisurespares.co.uk/files/repair_heki_2.pdf

    So I feel fairly confident to remove it and reseal it when putting it back. BUT; if anyone out there has any experience of this job I'd greatly appreciate any advice you could give me.

    This is the type of vent:
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    Many thanks,
     
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    Not taken mine out since installing it, but the job is fairly straight fwd but time consuming.
    The instructions in the download say it all..
    Remove the inside vent screens to access screws for the inner part which you remove. ..its very flex so get someone to support it as the last screws are removed so it doesn't snap..
    Then remove the screws that hold the outer part in place from the plastic blocks ...hope the outer is set in on non setting mastic ..and you should be able to ease it out clean re seal and put back together..
    Best of luck
    Ta Andy.
     
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    Thanks Andy, I'll be having a go tomorrow. I'll get the wife to help me lower the inner part; good tip that.

    Cheers,
    Pete
     
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    as Andy said.. use a non - setting mastic .. such as Carafax IDL 99

    but it's easier using it on a roll.. less messy and you get an nice even layer..
     
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    And as said, clean, clean and clean all surfaces that come into contact with which ever adhesive you use.
    We had a leak with ours, it had to be done twice, the first attempt failed because the fitter only cleaned one side surfaces, said he wasn't told both needed cleaning.. He is no longer an employee of the company.

    The second attempt was a success.
     
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