How To Apply A Roof Sealant
If you think you'll be conserving the roofing decking plywood (not changing it), then you might save yourself some cleanup trouble by getting rid of the fixtures initially and then peeling up the rubber! Information of water damage on camper roofing. More water harmed areas on RV roofing decking. There was nothing actually dreadful that made me feel like I was going to fail, however definitely a great deal of damage and I was getting the sensation I would be changing a lot of the roofing decking plywood.
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I chose the most basic one first, a vent cap from a cooking area sink plumbing vent pipeline. Starting to scrape caulk and sealant. I used a stiff scraper with a chisel-like blade and simply started spying and chipping and scraping and hacking. There is no other way around this, you simply have to begin digging till you expose the screw heads.
Loosening the screws in vent cap. The screws on this vent cap were hex-head metal screws so I used a small socket driver to eliminate them. Some came out tidy. Others were rusted and I needed to use a vice-grip pliers to get the heads and turn them bit by bit.
I discovered an old wasp nest inside the vent cover. This is a sight I'll probably have to get utilized to, finding the remains of animal habitation in every nook and cranny. I spend an awful great deal of my time developing excellent wildlife habitat in my yard so I don't get upset when an animal picks to set up house in my RV.
Fortunately nobody was home in this old nest so I just tossed it. Possibly I'll put a screen over it when changing it. Which brings us to the next point. You should try not to harm these pieces (like vent covers and caps) as you're scraping off the old caulk and sealant just in case you require to use them again.
(Guess I'll find out when the roofing system is done!) Prying up the vent cap and getting rid of the last ring of rubber roof beneath. So I pried up the rest of the cap and scraped up the staying rubber roofing and butyl tape and putty and 25 years of other gunk and here's how it looks tidied up.
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One down, 7 more fixtures to go. Next I chose to take on the only roof ventilation fan that my camper has. My roof vent likewise had a vent cover over it. So I started scraping the gunk from those screws. Starting on the roof vent. Hardware exposed on roofing system vent cap, the very first nut came off clean.
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Bolt is spinning. The fasteners on this Recreational Vehicle roofing vent cover were nuts on small bolts. The first one came off great with an extension socket package. The second one just started spinning, meaning the bolt was not repaired in location however turning together with the nut. Downer. A peek at the hardware holding down the roofing vent cover.
I didn't have any great method to hold the bolt in place so rather I chose to saw through the bolts with a reciprocating saw. Sawing through bolts on roofing system vent cover. I utilized a cordless reciprocating saw with a metal-cutting blade but it was difficult to get the blade flat enough to reach the bolts so near to the roofing system deck. A lot of were so old and rusted that they sheared off when I unscrewed then with a lot of force. Unscrewing the brackets that held the vent cover in location. Then I scraped more caulk and roof sealant off the flange of the roofing vent itself. I soon discovered there disappeared screws or hardware holding it down so I quit on the scraping and went inside the RV After scraping the caulk and sealant from flange of roofing system vent, say goodbye to screws! Loosening the inside cover plate of roofing system vent fan in Recreational Vehicle bathroom.
A couple sheared off with a great deal of force, however two would not budge. So I needed to drill out the screw heads. I selected a drill bit close to the size of the shaft of the screws that I had actually currently pulled out and began drilling. Picking a drill bit for drilling out a screw head.
Shatterproof glass advised. So I drilled out the heads, one popped off and the other I was getting irritated with and gave it a pull before it was drilled through. Rather of popping off the screw head, the plastic just dissolved around the hot screw head. Whoops. Hope I don't have to reuse this cover.
If not, I'll require broader screw heads when re-assembling. Cover plate gotten rid of from roof vent. Next I discovered little corner brackets with hex-head bolts holding them in. I unscrewed them (all came out fine luckily) and pulled out the brackets and little white plastic spacers. Loosening corner brackets in roof vent.
All corner brackets removed, ready to take out. Once the brackets were out I went back up leading to pry out the the roof vent. Then I scraped up all the staying gunk and rubber roofing. Taking off the old roof vent. There are 2 wires running to the roofing vent (a black hot wire and a white neutral wire) that you'll need to clip to get rid of the old vent.