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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 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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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
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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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
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.

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.

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And actually here are the awful pictures aforementioned
 

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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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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..
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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