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Old 06-10-2019, 08:37 AM   #11
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Don't use silicone. You need to use a butyl caulk such as Dicor or Proflex or similar. For the roof you need a self leveling type and for the walls a non-sag.
The problem with silicone is that over time when it cracks or pulls away from whatever it's sealing you can't seal over it since nothing will stick to it, even new silicone. So you would have to remove it which is next to impossible.
Here's a link to Proflex: https://www.geocelusa.com/product/pr...xible-sealant/
You can probably find a cheaper price if you shop around.
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:55 PM   #12
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I'm a big fan of the 2 main kinds of Dicor. The non-sag lap sealant is great for vertical surfaces around trim, windows, etc. The self-leveling is great on the roof. It kind of blobs on a screw head or around a vent cover, then starts its self-leveling magic by flattening out and covering seams and gaps!
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:30 PM   #13
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I actually modified the original flap. After the plastic swing tabs broke off, I super glued a steel rod along the top that extended out on either edge about a 1/2 inch. The extended rod ends now act as the swing tabs. It will never break again.
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I actually modified the original flap. After the plastic swing tabs broke off, I super glued a steel rod along the top that extended out on either edge about a 1/2 inch. The extended rod ends now act as the swing tabs. It will never break again.
Could you post a picture of what you did? Mine needs the whole flap.... it is on my project list. I want to improvise rather than purchasing a new flap.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:04 PM   #15
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I think i used 1/16 music wire and CA glued it to the top edge of the flap. Then I roughed up the top sides of flap with sand paper and CA glued some 1 inch wide nylon cloth over the wire and to both sides of the flap to permanently secure the wire to the flap. Once dry I reinstalled the flap cover into the holes of the frame by gently boeing the flap. You may to trim off some of the wire ends to gain clearance during the installation.
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