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Old 02-26-2016, 05:49 PM   #29
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Put some lap sealant on the roof. Hopefully this does the trick.

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Wiring will happen in a week or so...

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Old 03-06-2016, 07:08 PM   #30
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Well we had some pretty serious rain over the last week, and I don't see any signs of leaking around the new vent. Not sure if it would necessarily be so obvious as a drip from right around the vent, or if it would just make it's way into different areas of the ceiling and eventually stain the ceiling...but nothing obvious going on.

I just got two new vent caps, and am considering replacing that small bathroom vent in the last photo. Once the rain clears up I'll get back on it.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:49 PM   #31
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What size is the opening on that bathroom vent? Mine had a standard 14x14 opening but with a passive vent. I ran some new wiring and replaced it with a powered exhaust vent..
Big improvement in the Summer.

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Old 03-07-2016, 08:03 AM   #32
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Hey Walt. It's 9x9. Sounds like a lot people cut the hole bigger to allow for a standard size, and that would mean I could add a fan. I don't know...Probably the right thing to do but I might just stick with the 9x9. Not sure.

I need to stop spending money on this thing for a little while, but I also want to do things "right". The previous owner said that this vent leaks a little in major downpours. So I want replace it, because looking at it, I think it's more likely that it's leaking because of the cracked corner of the lid than because of needing a resealing. So I don't think that resealing it would be any kind of "bandaid" fix. I think the only way to stop the leak is replacing it.

But another $150 or so on a powered fan vent, plus taking the sawsall to my roof, just doesn't sound great right now...

We'll see!
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A cabin exhaust fan like the Fantastic or MaxxAir is way overkill for the bathroom. Take a look at
Vortex Replacement Vent Fan Upgrade - Heng's Industries 90043-CR - Vents - Camping World

or maybe even better,

Heng's 71112-C2G1 Roof Vent, Powered, Plastic, White 12vdc

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Ah, thanks. Yeah a little more affordable. Looks like either way I'd be cutting a bigger hole. First one I'd still need to buy a vent plus the fan.

Second link is probably the best option...
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Agreed.
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