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Old 10-20-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Roof quick fix

Hey just have a leak in this one corner of my unit have found the holes I think are the problem as they are in a low spot just wondering the best quick fix that can get me through the winter until I have time for a full exterior repair? Picture of what I have done so far ...Click image for larger version

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Old 10-20-2014, 05:29 PM   #2
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For short term and emergency repair I always carry this with me. It seals, stays pliable and can be removed easily when you want to make a permanent repair. Great for fixing leaks temporarily when those darn rivets pop while on vacation. Although it says "not for outdoor use' it works fine for several months without any problems. You can find it in the electrical section as it is used to seal conduit.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:01 PM   #3
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Do you know how well it will do under a pool of water?


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Sorry not sure. it is very pliable like play putty, work it in your hands some to soften it and then make sure it is pressed well into the holes and onto the fiberglass roof. It is so cheap (less than $3.00) it would be worth trying it and then soaking the area with a hose to test
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For a quick waterproof fix, may I recommend 2 inch aluminum tape. Cut, pull the backing, apply. I have used it on all types of outdoor repairs. I have covers on my beehives made from salvaged steel roofing. The tape is what I use on all the screw holes. Been working great for a couple of years. Less than $10 for a lifetime supply.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:38 PM   #6
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Where do you find this aluminum tape?


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It's available at most home improvement and hardware stores.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:44 PM   #8
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Thanks for that! going to go check it out!


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Old 10-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #9
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If your temps are warm enough why not just take some gelcoat to fill the holes then leave a layer over the section. You don't have to sand it down until next year. I just did the same repair but mine wasn't leaking. Just came in from wet sanding in the rain.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:07 PM   #10
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Mine was leaking I have it under cover now but there was moisture trapped between the ensolite and the fiber glass just trying to get the moisture out before I trap it all in there... Three holes go right through the glass I'm not sure if i can just put some bondo hair in there. I would fix it proper but I'm running out of time before I have to drag this thing back to work.


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You could go with plumbers putty until you can get at it next spring and do a proper repair.
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Is plumbers putty good for -30 temperatures?


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Where do you find this aluminum tape?


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I have had great results outdoors with this type of tape, and it doesn't leave a residue behind when removed even left on for years.
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Epoxy putty is another option - it will last under water for sure.
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