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Old 01-05-2016, 06:03 PM   #81
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Ever tried to pour water thru high density Styrofoam?
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:32 PM   #82
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Ever tried to pour water thru high density Styrofoam?
Roof has bat and foil insulation.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:46 PM   #83
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Then how come we get styrofoam out of A/C ducts
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:39 PM   #84
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My A/C ducts are made from what appears as cheap ductboard. Only Styrofoam I've seen is inside the A/C separating the intake and out take air supplies and in my sidewalls. The A/ C duct does run almost all the way to the front wall though. Still cannot see how water would run down the ductwork and into the nose cone as the duct does not penetrate through the front wall into the cap.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:00 PM   #85
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Think tunnel for A/C air to flow....top side , under and next to roof skin will be solid, Don't know how it's terminated at front edge inside cap
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:47 AM   #86
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My A/C ducts are made from what appears as cheap ductboard. Only Styrofoam I've seen is inside the A/C separating the intake and out take air supplies and in my sidewalls. The A/ C duct does run almost all the way to the front wall though. Still cannot see how water would run down the ductwork and into the nose cone as the duct does not penetrate through the front wall into the cap.
There is a layer of Styrofoam that the duct channels are bored through. (at least in my unit) it runs from the front to the back the whole unit is about 4 or 5" thick water will not penetrate Styrofoam. I do not have any batt insulation. There is a then layer of silver bubble insulation that lays on top under the roof sheathing. So you have rubber roof wood sheathing silver insulation then the Styrofoam and last your ceiling board. It would not have to drip on your ceiling. If the OP has done what he has said already It COULD be running between the sheathing on top of the styrofoam. Things that have been sealed.
1) ester bound and lap sealed the top edge.
2) removed and resealed all the penetrations in the area, maker lights and scare lights
The water has to be coming in from above that area on the roof. I think we are all guessing giving him ideas. It must be a frustrating thing to deal with. I think the best way is to remove the pan take a hose to every area and look up and see where or what spot it's coming in at. Or dry it out do one area at a time and check before you move on that it is still dry. I sill get styrofoam blowing out of my registers and dropping into my ceiling lights after 4 years of use. Just as Bob Caldwell mentioned. I know nothing of cheap ductboard ducting, but your unit could be different....
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:49 PM   #87
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Dakota, my roof edges have also "popped" up. My dealer said it is the plastic edging and will hurt anything. They also tried to get FR to correct the issue but they would not.

Love my fiver and overall very pleased except with the water issues we're having. I'm too the point of drilling small drain holes under the cap and be done with it.

No one else has my layout so I have to keep my unit. In 3-5 years we trading to a DP or Super C and someone can deal with the water then.
I got my dealer involved this week and they finally got the factory to repair the problem with the roof edges coming loose. I am taking it in on Monday for the repairs. Keep working with your dealer. They should help you to get this fixed.
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Three weeks, lots of rain and no water in front cap. My final repair has seemed to work. Wooohooo.

If you look at the top of my cap you can see the new caulk. This area was separating and there was an 1/8" gap. I cleaned the old caulk off and used Flex Seal caulk from CW. I also used Etrnabomd along the top where the cap meets the EPDM months ago.

Something everyone may want to check. Climb up on your roof and look at the sides of your cap and make sure the seal is good. If not refer my above fix.

Hope this helps you guys.
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Anyone still getting water in their nose cone. My dealer called me and told me that mine was ready for pickup. I really hope that they fixed it this time.
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So far, so good.
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