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Posted: 02/20/09 08:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice.I did mine two weeks ago,But no double pane.Now enjoy the view.Mine was leaking too.About a good afternoon job.


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Posted: 02/20/09 11:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I figured a little more effort to get a layer of air between the panes would be worth it. PJ I will shoot some photos and post them back over here. I really hated my singles in the 1140. My 1150 dual panes really are nice. The view is a lot better camp4 for sure!

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Posted: 02/24/09 07:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry Capt PJ it took a while to get you these pics...almost spaced it.
This is the low profile latch....the window shade fits right over it.
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I like the screens too...they open and close eaisly.
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They only have weep holes on the bottom.
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Posted: 02/24/09 07:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, I've finished all the winter projects I wanted thus far so now I'm ready to do the window swap.

I guess only one more question. I was thinking clear silicone to do the re sealing. Or is there something better?

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Posted: 02/24/09 09:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh no DJ! Don't do it with silicone! YES, there is much better ways! I have done windows many times and copy the techniques of the builders. Most, if not all, of the product you need is going to be at your local RV parts dealers. I want to say I did a post of this way back....MMM. I know I have many pics of this and how to do it. Clear or white Proflex, Grey ribbon, using paint thinner to spread and clean things....this gets involved, but ANY silicone is out of the question.

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Posted: 02/24/09 10:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is the stuff you need: Ribbon sealer.
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And a product called Proflex. After the opening is sealed, regardless if it is a window or any opening....let it stand for a day or two while the excess oozes out, re-tighten it a little and re-trim it, then reseal the perimeter with the Proflex. Only do this on vertical applications, Roofs are another thing altogether!
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This is as short as I can make it, correct me if I'm wrong. This has worked for me well!

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Posted: 02/25/09 06:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you so much!!! I'm needing to re caulk the sides this summer too. Use the same stuff?

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Posted: 02/25/09 08:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes! Use a plastic scraper to get most of the old stuff off. Then clean up the perimeters with a paint thinner, it will come off easy. Do you have aluminum siding or a Filon type?? Be careful if it is aluminum, test a spot before going in. Just wipe it clean and re-apply. Float the bead using you finger and some of the thinner to lubricate your finger. It should slide right along the top of the sealant and then evaporate.

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Posted: 02/26/09 04:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KKELLER14K wrote:

Yes! Use a plastic scraper to get most of the old stuff off. Then clean up the perimeters with a paint thinner, it will come off easy. Do you have aluminum siding or a Filon type?? Be careful if it is aluminum, test a spot before going in. Just wipe it clean and re-apply. Float the bead using you finger and some of the thinner to lubricate your finger. It should slide right along the top of the sealant and then evaporate.


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Posted: 02/26/09 08:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice job kkeller14k.....I guess I am confused where you used the roll of ribbon sealer?

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