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Old 07-11-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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17" Bigfoot dry-rot over kitchen counter

I've got some dry-rot under the kitchen window. Removed counter and some wall paper. The plywood that's not rotted seems to be glued to the Styrofoam.

Any Ideas on how to fix???

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Old 07-11-2014, 07:45 PM   #2
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I hope to be able to tell you in a couple of weeks my trailer was broken into this past March and the window was left open as a result the wood is soft.

We shall see whet the insurance result is.
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The entire interior of 1500 series Bigfoot trailers is made of a sandwich of exterior fiberglass, 1" styrofoam, and luan plywood. I would remove as much rotten plywood as possible without destroying too much foam then glue on a replacement material.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:13 PM   #4
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[QUOTE= I would remove as much rotten plywood as possible without destroying too much foam then glue on a replacement material.[/QUOTE]

Good Idea Tom. But my concern is lining up the new plywood perfectly with the old plywood. I wonder If I could use Drywall compound too help blend them in?
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
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Could you do some sort of tile behind the sink? A tile backsplash would look nice and would cover any seams in the plywood. From the photo this looks to be cosmetic rather than structural.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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Good Idea Jack. I think my problem is solved! Just have to think about the type of tile. (ceramic, porcelain, etc....)
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:26 PM   #7
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Sounds like you've got it figured out.

I had a similar issue but the rot was in the floor. I found an oscillating multi-tool was great for cutting out the rot in a uniform way which allowed me to fit new material in smoothly...kind of like a puzzle. Worked great! Good luck.
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I would glue in a piece of matching two of and the skin over the entire backsplash with a piece of stainless steel.

The tile idea is good too.


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Thanks for the Night sailor. I like the stainless steel idea a lot. Tiles and grout may not work very well in a moving trailer. Just trying to visulize what the kitchen would like. Airstreem or chip truck
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