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Old 03-15-2015, 12:35 PM   #1
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took my antenna of and now have a hole in my roof - how do i fix?

I bought a new antenna to install and when I took the old one off I was left with an odd situation. Some of the rubber roof has come off and I basically need to cover this hole up and seal around it. How do I fill in the hole? The new antenna will be over it. I included pics for reference.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:56 PM   #2
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Could you have left the base of the old antenna on?
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:01 PM   #3
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I would remove all the dicor and cut an alum. plate and glue it down and seal all around with Eternabond tape after cleaning the entire area with acetone.
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Old 03-15-2015, 03:05 PM   #4
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A metal plate screwed down and a roll of EternaBond tape to layer over the metal.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:31 PM   #5
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Definitely use Eterna bond. Best stuff going but pricy. $60 roll. Great for emergencies. I never leave home with out it.
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:37 PM   #6
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Would be hesitant about drilling holes in the roof, just get some 3M outdoor double sided tape for the panel, stick it down and Eternabond the edges. I Eternabonded the bathroom skylight cover without screws 3 yrs ago and it is still holding great and it sticks up about 6" above the roof.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:02 AM   #7
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While doing a roof repair on my old unit I found that using a hair dryer to warm the old Dicor makes it easier to remove. I just warmed it up and used a plastic scraper to remove the old Dicor. I also removed my old radio antennae much like yours. I had a small piece of luan (very thin) plywood and cut a patch to fit under the rubber roofing membrane. I then applied new Dicor all over the patch area and smoothed it out by dipping my paint brush in acetone. This made the Dicor spread out very well.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:23 PM   #8
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Im still confused about how to put the new antenna on. You are saying use tape to tabe it down instead of screwing it down. That would mean that the rubber roof would be holding the 3 feet of the antenna as shown in the pic down and I am not confoirtable with that going 65 mph on the highway.
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Im still confused about how to put the new antenna on. You are saying use tape to tabe it down instead of screwing it down. That would mean that the rubber roof would be holding the 3 feet of the antenna as shown in the pic down and I am not confoirtable with that going 65 mph on the highway.
No, I was just patching the hole, didn't know you were mounting another antenna. I would still do it the same and just drill from the inside thru the existing holes and remount it the same as original and seal it with Eternabond tape. The original had bolts holding it to the roof or thru bolts, I would mount it to the plate the same way. If not thru bolts, use ss self tapping or drill and tap and use ss bolts.
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This is a different style antenna and the holes dont match.
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This is a different style antenna and the holes dont match.
If it came with all of the mounting hardware and the provided screws are not longer than the ones you removed use them and then use some of the EternaBond to seal it.
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Just put some duct tape on it!
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Timex, are you still watching those old Red Green reruns?!
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Timex, are you still watching those old Red Green reruns?!
ARE THEY STILL ON?

I'm a man.

I can change.

If I have to.

I guess.
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Just put some duct tape on it!
My good sir, I have you to know it is called rolled silver gray self-adhesive antenna installation strips!


Duct tape indeed.........


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