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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 10:39 PM

Putting on the trim edging to seal the corners and joint seams.
I'm re-using some of the old moldings and putting on some new moldings.

The original roof metal was bent over and overlapped the side wall metal.
It then had an aluminum "J" channel molding fastened along the top edge to seal the joint between the roof and the side.
This "J" channel also acted as a rain gutter to help keep the water from running down across the windows.

Part of the roof metal had cracks along the bent over edge so I had to change the way to seal between the roof and the side wall.
First I calked the joint with marine calking.
After that dried, I then put down a strip of butyl calking tape and fastened a 90 degree angle corner molding along the top edge of the roof and side wall.
The "J" channel molding is re-installed on the side wall just under the corner molding.

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The rest of the corner joints and wall joints were sealed the same way as the top joints.
By putting down the marine calking and then using butyl calking, it makes a good tight "double" seal on all the joints.

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The "J" channel rain guard extends back farther on this side because of location of the window.

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I used a piece of the old siding metal to cover the area above the door.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 12:22 AM

That looks really good Ray, great progress.
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Posted June 28, 2011 - 04:09 AM

Looking good, Ray. Shouldn't leak with all the effort you are putting into those joints.
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Posted June 28, 2011 - 04:33 AM

Wow, you're doing a nice lob Ray. Keep it up,as I know you will.
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Posted June 28, 2011 - 10:53 AM

Finished up the trim around the bottom this morning.
The inside is next on the "to do" list.
Marie and I picked out the paneling for it last weekend.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 11:03 AM

Looks good Ray,

This project is making want to revisit the idea of building a tear drop camper, or making a rv from a old bus. Both of those projects wont be happening anytime soon.
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