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Old 01-13-2019, 04:20 PM   #1
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Shower skylight leak

After a five day trip, we came home to significant rain. After two days, we went out to the trailer to clean and put items away and found a small leak from the skylight. It didn't seem too bad until I checked the ceiling and it was very soft. I opened up the skylight and noted that the luan ceiling and some of the 2x6 frame around the skylight was very wet and very soft. There were beads of water on the inside of the skylight that seemed to be condensation but upon reflection. Seems like water intrusion.

I'm going to remove the insulation after I reseal the outside skylight on the roof. The dicor on the roof has split so I'm replacing with Eternabond tape.

Does anyone know what type of wallpaper or vinyl I should use to replace the ceiling? Would anyone use a coat of resin on the 2x6" skylight frame to help it resist water damage? I'm going to remove any insulation that got wet because of the chance of mold.

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Old 01-13-2019, 05:05 PM   #2
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My frame around the sky light was painted with a thick glossy paint. Almost like a brush on rustolium. My outside cracked and needed to be replaced. They use a butal sealant on the sky light.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:32 AM   #3
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Skylight

To extend the life of you skylight spray it with Krylon Fusion for plastic spray paint. No sanding or primer needed, and it will reduce the solar effect (excessive heat) in the camper.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:35 PM   #4
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Most big box stores carry thin vinyl coated luan paneling that you could use to replace the ceiling. I'd just replace the entire ceiling in the bath with it. I'd also paint the cut edges when installing it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:38 PM   #5
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Good ideas, all
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Just had another thought. Since it's in a high moisture area, I might see if I could find somewhere to buy Azdel panels. That would be very moisture resistant. I just looked them up and looks like they're about $50 a sheet not counting shipping.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:13 PM   #7
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Just had another thought. Since it's in a high moisture area, I might see if I could find somewhere to buy Azdel panels. That would be very moisture resistant. I just looked them up and looks like they're about $50 a sheet not counting shipping.
Thanks! I was thinking about something like this due to moisture. I know it is easy to work with/cut.

Does anyone know - I want to seal the roof seam up with eternabond. Should I strip off the Dicor first?
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:07 PM   #8
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Just get Eternabond that's wide enough to completely cover the lap sealant and don't worry about removing it.

Having said that, I would scrape some of the Dicor off the flange just to make the Eternabond smoother, just for looks.
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Thank you. It looks like I've got a project for this weekend.
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See #2 about sealing sky light. I replaced mine and that's what I had to use.
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