Leaking Door

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  1. Boo

    Boo Read Only Funster

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    I am pretty sure the door is leaking somewhere around the jointing strip as after it rains I get rust water running out of the bottom.
    I undid the bottom plate and the wood is wet through and rotten on both corners.

    My question is, does the jointing strip need to have silicon on it for it to seal?

    Anyone else ever stripped one of these doors down and what is the contents.......from what I could see it looks like a wood frame with Polystyrene infill inside an aluminium skin with angle beading.

    Would it be good to cut the wood off where it is good and replace with new without having to get a joiner to dovetail it?

    Could do with a new rubber seal too.

    Can the door be saved and are they a standard size if it has to be replaced?

    Boo
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Boo

    I had the same problem.. I reckon the water got into the frame while driving .. with nowhere to escape it rotted the frame..

    I removed the door and literally dismantled it and replaced the wood frame.. took about a day ..

    Buy treated timber and plane to size ...good excuse to treat yourself to an electric plane :thumb:

    Assemble using waterproof wood glue on the frame joints and silicone to seal the aluminium panels and profile edging back onto the frame..

    Job done :thumb:
     
  3. Boo

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    You replaced all the timbers?
    So whats inside?
    Did you replace the insulation too?
    Don't sites mind you working on ya vans?

    Cheers Jim

    Boo
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Boo

    Yes, the complete door frame .. was easier to do that than patch and join..
    The polystyrene wasn't affected by the damp so no need to replace..

    Never had a complaint yet.. but use the electric plane when no one is about .. did this job on a Spanish site .. got a few funny looks from bemused Spaniards :Laughing::Laughing:

    Other jobs done on sites..

    Repaint roof
    Service engine etc
    Fit Maxview Crank up
    Build a folding PC table
    Removed seats and upholstery outside to dry after shampooing
    Service the toad
    Wheels off to check brakes..
    Grease chassis
    Paint chassis

    etc etc .. :BigGrin:
     
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