Water on window sill

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  1. nicklb

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    Hi, just picked up my van from storage and noticed a small amount of water on one of the window sills, is this usual? could it be condensation? but i would have thought it would be on all windows

    it was not a lot of water but just bugging me, i can not see any signs of water leaking in

    any advice or opinions would be appreciated:Confused:
     
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    Sounds like condensation to me.

    You didn't say whether it was in covered storage, semi sheltered etc?

    and there are no signs of water source (watermark)?

    If you suspect a leak, how about getting someone to run a watering can over the window area gently while a you look for any water ingress?

    Cheers Steve.
     
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    Sorry good point it is not covered, and no i can not see any watermarks, was wondering if perhaps a rubber was failing?
     
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    Try the test below....(Watering Can) not pressure washer....

    Hope all is OK. Does the rubber look perished?

    Normally you would get a discoloration around the leaking seal.
     
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    If it's a caravan type window with a rubber seal all the way round they can let in small amounts of water if the rubber is wearing. Try cleaning the seal all round then see if it re-appears.

    Don't know if it's a big job to replace. I had one let in water but cleaned the rubber and sold it before it became a big problem. :Wink:
     
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    Hi, thanks I will try that in the morning, the seal looks ok, it is 5 years old so i would have thought they are meant to last longer

    thanks for your help

    Nick
     
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    Good point Keith...:thumb:

    I guess any dirt can work it's way under there.
     
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    Thanks I will give it a good clean round before I pour the water over it in the morning.

    Thanks again
     
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    You may not have to do any pouring if the weather forecast is correct.....:rain:

    We have had some pretty atrocious weather recently....Ice under a seal can cause it to open slightly if there were traces of water there already.
     
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    had the same problem on my kontiki.

    small pool of water on the kitchen window 'sill'.

    wiped it up and next time it rained it reappeared.

    had to remove the whole window and reseal it.
    not a difficult job but needs two people to keep it central while tightening the fixings. :thumb:
     
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    It may be that your cassette blinds are not tight enough. We had the same problem a couple of years ago. Hubby took off the caps to the screws and found about 5 missing and the others were loose! After adding the extra screws and tightening up we had no further problems. Sometimes the screws do come loose but were not happy that they were missing in the first place.

    May be worth checking.

    Pam
     
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    Thanks for the tips, I did clean round the edges and it would be fair to say there was a lot of muck around, then i did the watercan test and nothing, I will have to keep an eye on it

    thanks again:Smile:
     
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