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Old 22-11-2009, 15:55
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Default help.... i sprung a leak!

Hi everyone,

Am at my static on south coast at moment. Weather this weekend is horrible. very high winds and LOTS of rain.....

I've just noticed that there is water dripping in along the top edge of one of the windows. Never noticed it before, but then the weather this w/e is extreme.

I've got some sealant (the sort you put around shower bases etc) which I can put on the inside as soon as the rain stops.

I guess I can get some weatherproof sealant for the outside and do the same there.

Also, above the window on the outside is a lip that is supposed to guide the water away from the window. It may be that this leaking slightly and allowing the water to get to the window. I could put a line of sealant on the top of that.

Are these the correct steps I should take?

Anything else I need to do?

Not really keen on paying to have windows replaced unless I really have to.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

thanks guys

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Old 22-11-2009, 19:52
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Hi Ant

Check under the lip on the window outside once it stops raining this is probably where the water is coming in from , if it is once its dry you need to seal that area with plenty of sealant ,its stating the obvious really but you know what you have to do

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Old 23-11-2009, 14:44
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Hi Ant,
We had s similar problem with a customers van back in April in the New Forest, we completely removed the exsisting windows cleaned of all the original sealent befrore resealing with a non drying mastic and resetting them back in and, touch wood, they are still ok.
What sometimes can happen is the mastic does dry out and then splits allowing water through. You are best using a non drying sealent rather then silicone as that does tend to shrink and split especially as a caravan can move with the heat. if you need any help or further advice ploease feel free to contact us.
Hope this does help
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Old 24-11-2009, 00:20
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Listen to Ian mate. Taking a window out and re-sealing is not a big or expensive job, even though it may sound it. My own engineer would do this for about 6o quid plus vat. Well worth it for peace of mind IMO.
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Old 28-11-2009, 20:24
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thanks for your comments guys.

Have stopped the leak with some sealant, and since then we've had 5 days of torrential rain so it's ok for now. I think, after Christmas, I'll look into a more permanent solution like getting the windows replaced and sorted properly.
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