wet toilet floor - skylight

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  1. mjltigger

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    Our toilet floor is soaking and the water appears to be coming 'through' the skylight.. I can't see where it is coming from but it doesn't make the ceiling around it wet.. I can't see anything that seals it when closed.. there is a small even gap all the way round.. is that how it should be..
     
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    I will try and take pics later as this description makes no sense even to me
     
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    You can buy skylights cheaply on ebay, and they are dead easy to self fit.Did one myself earlier this year. Need photos really.
    Phil
     
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    You get up there with a hosepipe, or better still send someone else up, and give the area a good flooding and see where it is coming out inside - but this may not help you to see where it is coming in. I can only suggest inspecting the seal around the rooflight externally and see if looks cracked or perished. It may be possible to remove and reseal it.
     
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    if we leave ours open, even a little, in heavy rain we get wet coming round them, it bounces off the roof then the underside of the skylight and in, hopefully that is all that you have wrong
     
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    The loo skylight in our Bolero doesn't seal onto the roof, there's an air gap. However just in front of it on the roof is a small deflector that stops wet getting in whilst driving. Otherwise the only time water got past was during a tremendous thunderstorm in the Garonne when I forgot to close it......... Think it more likely you've got a seal missing or damaged somewhere. As mentioned above, get a hosepipe up there.
     
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    This sounds like the most likely scenario especially if there's been some heavy rain, this even happens in our static a little bit when it's throwing it down - the rain bounces up and under the lip of the skylight and then hits the underside and drops into the caravan.
     
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    This sounds like the most likely scenario especially if there's been some heavy rain, this even happens in our static a little bit when it's throwing it down - the rain bounces up and under the lip of the skylight and then hits the underside and drops into the caravan.
     
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    It looks like that's what had happened. The main skylight in the living area has a huge overhang and no water comes in even on night setting. The one in the toilet is tiny and doesn't seem to close completely. It looks as though I have a couple of inches height to play with so may look to upgrade it. Currently trying to dry out the floor which was a puddle but now is just damp.. think I need to get a waterproof floor covering in there anyway.. Will lino be good enough do you think?
     
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    Ours is also leaking and needs to taken out and re-fitted, yours may need the same.

    Paul.
     
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    Sorry for the awful pics.. short on space in there ;)
     
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    And actually here are the awful pictures aforementioned
     

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    I have just had same dripping onto shower tray (n)
    I took out the top light cleaned it all up then re sealed it
    Put hose pipe on today no signs of leaking (y)
     
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    What sealant did you use, as I need to do ours.

    Paul.
     
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    Well I can't get the floor to dry.. Damn carpet.. have to wait till next weekend now and see if I can scrounge an offcut of lino from somewhere.. all the glue scraping in that small space will be such fun.
     
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    This is what terry on here recommended
    I stuck it in with stick all
    And sealed around edges with puraflex

    It took me about 20 minutes slow going to get window out
    A painful 2 hours to clean it all up
    Then about 1 hour to get it all back in
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    I'll have to use that excuse when our toilet floor next gets "wet" :whistle:
     
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    It could be that there is muck around the skylight preventing it from being pulled down and reducing the gap - give it a good clean round outside and see if that sorts it.

    As for the flooring, I've got a thick piece of vinyl that someone was throwing away at an aire - when I fitted it I cut it an inch wider all around so that it sits up at the edges then any water that does get onto it doesn't 'flow' off at the sides/underneath.
     
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