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Old 03-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #11
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Re: Leaking Shower Vent?

I used a garden hose and ladder and put water on selected areas of the bathroom vent while the wife watched inside. After a bit I was drenching everything yet no leak.

I then checked out the blackwater vent and noticed an exposed fastener head so I dropped the front of trailer a little (to expedite water flow to the other vent) and wetted that vent until the leak was noted. With a full drenching water came out of the flange around the vent line inside the trailer.

I removed and cleaned up the vent and the existing sealant but didn't remove it all as it was very secure and it was late in the day.

I replaced the butyl tape that seals the gap between the blackwater vent pipe and the hole in the top of the trailer and forced the tape into the gap.

I caulked the cap and reinstalled the vent and we should be good for the rains expected later today.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:37 PM   #12
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Re: Leaking Shower Vent?

Great, thanks for the detail, Thane. I think I understand now - it was the black water vent FLASHING that was leaking, not the vent itself! You had me worried there. I know it's mostly fumes coming up that stack, but...

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #13
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I used a garden hose and ladder and put water on selected areas of the bathroom vent while the wife watched inside. After a bit I was drenching everything yet no leak.

I then checked out the blackwater vent and noticed an exposed fastener head so I dropped the front of trailer a little (to expedite water flow to the other vent) and wetted that vent until the leak was noted. With a full drenching water came out of the flange around the vent line inside the trailer.

I removed and cleaned up the vent and the existing sealant but didn't remove it all as it was very secure and it was late in the day.

I replaced the butyl tape that seals the gap between the blackwater vent pipe and the hole in the top of the trailer and forced the tape into the gap.

I caulked the cap and reinstalled the vent and we should be good for the rains expected later today.
Was the leaking that you had coming out of your vent? We have water that is pooling in our shower base and moisture collecting on the screen. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:56 AM   #14
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On mine the leak was at the blackwater tank flashing and running on the top of the shower liner,

All it took was a little sealant missing on a rivet thead so I scraped all the rivet heads on the roof and recaulked with a marine grade sealant.

You may have a little bad sealant on the vent.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #15
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Hi: All... I was up the ladder washing the roof one day when the ladder started to wiggle. I reached out to steady myself and grabbed the black water vent cap. It crushed like a soda biscuit. UV damage I guess.
They only cost a few bucks and some rivets and butyl tape to reseal/replace. Alf
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:43 AM   #16
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If you need to replace any of the plastic stuff on your trailer due to UV damage, do yourself a favor and paint the new plastics with Fusion paint before installing! Really slows down the UV damage.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:57 PM   #17
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We are parked in McKinney Texas, and the bathroom vent is leaking, when fully closed.

Had a Texas sized thunderstorm go through last night, still raining, still dripping. Everything else seems OK. Might get some drip rails over the windows though.

Have to wait till we get home to check it out. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:03 PM   #18
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at least it is in the bath area...
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at least it is in the bath area...
Good point. It just goes down the drain.
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Good point. It just goes down the drain.
Yea, but it drips down your back when sitting on the can...
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