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Old 02-01-2005, 07:12 AM   #1
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How to seal leaky windows !!!

Hey all waiting for mother inlaw to bring back camera and ill post pics till then its been raining here which is a good thing i found some leaks around the windows draining down to the floor getting the floor wet and i was just about to lay the insulated borad and osb glad i didnt has any one ran into this problom and what is the best way to seal them so they dont leak anymore i want to take care of this before i lay my skin on the floor. any help would be great thanks.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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Ran into the same problem.

Although eventually I will be replacing all of the windows with either RV windows or sheet steel, the temporary fix was to level the bus. Mine was listing to starboard, allowing the drips from the gutter on the port side to land where they shouldn't have.

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Old 02-01-2005, 05:03 PM   #3
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Ran into the same problem.

Although eventually I will be replacing all of the windows with either RV windows or sheet steel, the temporary fix was to level the bus. Mine was listing to starboard, allowing the drips from the gutter on the port side to land where they shouldn't have.

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well since the bus is level it must be something else any ideas has anyone had to fix this proplom i plan on leaving these in for a while windows will be way later in the transformation thanks all for help.
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:08 PM   #4
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IF you don't plan to open the windows....or at least some of the windows, you can silicone them closed making sure to seal any place where water might want to seep in.

I only have a couple windows in my bus that I open. The rest are sealed shut. One thing i noticed the first time i took the bus for a drive after the silicone was applied is how much quieter she was. The windows would rattle around when i first brought the bus home (prior to the silicone) making for a lot of added noise.
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:37 PM   #5
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IF you don't plan to open the windows....or at least some of the windows, you can silicone them closed making sure to seal any place where water might want to seep in.

I only have a couple windows in my bus that I open. The rest are sealed shut. One thing i noticed the first time i took the bus for a drive after the silicone was applied is how much quieter she was. The windows would rattle around when i first brought the bus home (prior to the silicone) making for a lot of added noise.
thanks lapeer ill do just that like i said im going to do the windows later in the transformation but thats a great quick fix that way i can start the floor this week.
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Old 02-18-2005, 11:28 PM   #6
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Not sealing any of the windows I like lots of natural light

But the front window which I will eventually replace leaks. I saw silicone which I'm cool but did you put it on the inside or outside or both? Also, can I just insulate all the windows w/o having to seal them perm?

I'd like to do this before I start painting.
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:35 AM   #7
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Re: Not sealing any of the windows I like lots of natural li

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But the front window which I will eventually replace leaks. I saw silicone which I'm cool but did you put it on the inside or outside or both? Also, can I just insulate all the windows w/o having to seal them perm?

I'd like to do this before I start painting.
i found were my leaks were coming from i got a ladder went by each window and found that when the bus was built they put silicone in the bottom corners of all the windows. i guess this was somthing they did at the factory. but anyway i found that the sealing they did was getting hard and cracked so i removed all the old stuff and recalked it all and to my surprise no more leaks. now my frount window did leak alittle i used a clear silicone there all around the outside (thin bead) and no more leaks.
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:28 AM   #8
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Look to your gutters as well

I have the same leaky windows. Even after I scraped and re-caulked, I had 2 that would pour water onto the floor. I finally watched them in the rain, and discovered that the rain gutter above the window had an uneven join that directed water right onto the sill of the window. This constant splashing was spraying water all along the glass, and it was leaking in above the new seal.

For the very short term, I screwed some long screws into the join on the gutter - now the water runs along the screw and falls to earth 1.5" farther from the bus, missing the window sill. Sure, it looks pretty silly. And, I caulked the entire window.

Long term - I'm putting in eaves/gutters that can handle a reasonable volume of rain.

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Old 11-19-2007, 09:12 PM   #9
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Re: How to seal leaky windows !!!

Long term - I'm putting in eaves/gutters that can handle a reasonable volume of rain.

TinnedFish

Do you have a pic of your water diversion you did with the screw?

my question is how are you going to put on eaves and gutters
my skoolie is stationary and I would love to be able to collect rainwater.

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Old 03-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #10
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Re: How to seal leaky windows !!!

We also having water come in through our windows- and as the snow was melting we noticed it was an issue of it coming off the roof and into the windows. We've been tossing the idea of gutters around too. Rainwater collection would be great!
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