Leak Advice

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  1. hdvrod

    hdvrod Read Only Funster

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    Had my Mh for just over a year now,about 6 months ago a slight water leak coming through the ceiling,traced it to the television ariel on the roof (not fitted by me) removed the ariel cleaned up the area and siliconed it back down,was okay for a couple of months then started leaking again,removed it and found some of the silicone had not set(think I had used too much) redone it using much less, and has been fine, till went in there yesterday,leaking again (it has been raining a lot past few days) any suggestions?
     
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    Hi try sikaflex type polyurethane sealant
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    Weird how I cant see posts unless I post another one myself?
     
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    Thanks for that Terry,just googled it and there seems to be lots of different types,any idea which one I would need?
     
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    They are all good try looking at similar types as Sikaflex is around 7 quid and once open goes off
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    You need some non drying bedding sealer, such as carafax. It will be found in most camping shops, and costs around £2-5

    Silicone does not stick to paint/gel coat, so it will leak like a seive - remove all traces, clean thoroughly and reapply the bedding sealer.

    'Pinch' tighten and allow to sit for a while for a skin to form, and then tighten down a little more.

    Whilst you have a tube, do you skylights as well!!:thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the advice have much better idea what I'm looking for now:Smile:
     
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