Saturday, August 4, 2012

RV Remodel 8

Things are back on track now that we're back from our little vacation in St. Augustine.  We've missed working on the camper.  Dear hubby has to work six days this week so it will be a little slow going right now. 

He did get the top trim on the door side removed and sealed the top seam with eternabond tape.  This tape is wicked!  It's all hid behind the trim so you can't see the 4" wide black tape.  There were a lot of  EXTRA screw holes under that trim. 

Our next project was the rear window.  It took him a while to remove the aluminum window covering.  Not only were the screws stripped but the window frame was rotten and then the caulk was like cement! 

I was worried that if Dear hubby took off the Aluminum window covering that he would accidentally on purpose forget to put it back on...... we'll see!

Window covering off finally!  Now 35 screws to go!

Window almost out, prying away from concrete type caulk.

Window out!
Rotten window on top of window frame.
How am I going to get that caulk off?

Fixing the window frame.

I have to tell you about Butyl tape.  This stuff comes in a roll about 20' and is 1" wide.  It resembles gum.  Because we live in Florida and it's only about 110 degrees right now we have have to keep the butyl tape cool in the refrigerator.  Once we take it outside we have about 20 minutes until it starts to string like bubble gum.  We are up to about 10 rolls so far! 

Once Dear hubby removes the window, I scrape off all the old butyl tape from both the window itself and the aluminum siding around the window.  I use an old sock and Acetone to clean the area too.  Once all that is done I run and get the butyl tape from the house and apply it to the window frame.  It cuts pretty easy with scissors while it's cold.  It has a wax paper on the tape that once I apply I press down all the way around the frame then remove the paper backing. 

Dear hubby puts the window back into the frame and starts replacing all the screws. 

Window resealed and replaced!  We have two down and 5 more to go!  Wish us luck.

But where is the Aluminum window covering???????

You'll have to wait and see.....

Until next time.....


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