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Old 10-11-2011, 07:03 PM   #11
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can i use just regular caulk or should i spend the money on the butyl tape? Is it that much different.. Will the caulk level out in low 60 or high 50 temp. It is suppose to be nice weekend thinking of doing this over the weekend> thanks
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:37 PM   #12
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You could, but I would not use anything but the tape. The consistency of the tape is what you need, caulk may or may not have the right consistency, why risk it? With the tape you will be able to take it apart next time it leaks, with the wrong caulk you may tear the roof.

Place the tape tighten down the vent, give the tape a little time to spread and snug up screws. You can always warm the tape inside before applying it.
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can i use just regular caulk or should i spend the money on the butyl tape? Is it that much different.. Will the caulk level out in low 60 or high 50 temp. It is suppose to be nice weekend thinking of doing this over the weekend> thanks
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:12 PM   #13
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I agree. Also if you used caulk you would run the risk of squishing it all out of the joint.
When you say regular caulk I am assuming you are going to be using something made for RV's. I used Dicor, but any RV product should work.
I did mine when temps were between 50 and 70 degrees. It spread slower at 50, but looks good. I had to do most of the work when the temps were below 60 because there were wasps in the A/C and they are fairly docile until 60 degrees. Then they get more mean as the temps warm up.
Once it got down around 35 I took the A/C cover off, removed the wasp nest and disposed of it.

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I had to do most of the work when the temps were below 60 because there were wasps in the A/C and they are fairly docile until 60 degrees. Then they get more mean as the temps warm up.
Once it got down around 35 I took the A/C cover off, removed the wasp nest and disposed of it.
You should have called Billy the Exterminator.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:34 PM   #15
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That would have actually been more troublesome than the wasps. That guy has some issues.
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LOL, that's why he is so much fun to watch!!
My DD loves that show!!
Which reminds me......I should go and see if it is on tonight =]
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