Tracing a leak - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-14-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Scouter Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Trillium
Newfoundland & Labrador
Posts: 390
Tracing a leak

I am thinking of using food colouring in water to spray the outside of the 4500 where there is a bad leak. Hopefully it will seep through and reveal the path the water is taking.
Please tell me that I will be able to clean it all up, inside and out, when I am finished. Or is this another one of those really bad ideas that I am know for???

Thanks in advance.... Scouter Dave
__________________

__________________
Embark upon this journey with enthusiasm and eagerness.
If we were expected to remain in one place we would have been created with roots
Scouter Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Derek
Trailer: 1973 boler 13', Earlton On
Ontario
Posts: 396
Registry
I would be inclined to test your food color to see if it will make a permanent stain.
__________________

__________________
glamourpets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: Derek
Trailer: 1973 boler 13', Earlton On
Ontario
Posts: 396
Registry
....on another note, this dye technique is often used when looking for leaks in an air conditioning system. They use a dye that can only be seen using a black light and goggles. I wonder if these dyes would be useful in this application. Here is a kit that comes up on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Spectronics-TP...772607&sr=1-2?

It appears that items within the kit are also available separately.
__________________
glamourpets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interesting leak..... Flygal Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 25 04-20-2017 05:42 PM
'95 Scamp Deluxe 5 Wheel Water Leak PatMa Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 06-13-2009 10:12 PM
My first leak... Monica M Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 04-27-2009 10:14 PM
Casita Propane Leak Detector Alarm David A. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 02-11-2009 08:26 AM
roof window leak in Compact Jr. Tami Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 02-10-2009 08:44 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.