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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

too many leaks!

Good afternoon.
Well, our fricken cold spring continues. It's only 54 out today. Yesterday got all the way up to 53. It should be around 70. :-(
Of course, the weather is suppose to start warming up tomorrow, Just in time for me to go back to work. :-(
Anyway, I got on the roof of the mo-ho, and discovered some serious cracks in the caulking around the bathroom skylight. Scraped, cleaned and re-caulked it. I can't believe I didn't notice that when I cleaned/sealed the roof. So while I was up there, I checked the rest of the caulking and fixed what looked like it needed.
I also did more weeding, I'm about 7/8 done.
I also discovered we have some sort of leak in the mo-ho. I discovered some dried up water stains on the floor in the kitchen. After we bring in the kitchen/couch slide, we seem to get some water coming out from under the cabinets. I know we don't have a plumbing leak as the pump doesn't run, so I figure it must be a drain leak. Well, after we got home, I got out the flashlight and tried to find the problem. Sure enough, we had a leak in the drain pipe from the kitchen sink.
Apparently where the flexible hose meets the PVC pipe, a seal has started to leak, so, I got some plumbing tape, and wrapped the joint. It did the trick, no more leaking. :-)

I put some paper towels under it to keep an eye on it should it start again.

The flexible pipe allows the slide to move in and out. That's why kitchen slides don't go out as far as dinette slides. All that plumbing. :-
I also took the peroxide to the shower ceiling around the skylight that got stained from the water leak. It took some time, but it all came out. That peroxide is amazing! I wish I would have thought to take a before and after pic.

And that was the rest of our weekend. Now tomorrow, it's another busy week in the Salon. And busy is good! :-)


  1. Glad to hear it wasn't a serious leak!
    Have a great day tomorrow. :)

  2. Do-it-yourselfers can sometimes make temporary repairs to keep water pipes in service until permanent repairs are made by replacing damaged pipe and fittings. Temporary pipe leak repairs allow toilets, sinks and other plumbing fixtures to remain in use.

  3. We all have household issues but this is a major problem.
    If I had that I too would find all the solution.

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  5. A pipe is a hollow cylinder or tube used to conduct a liquid, gas, or finely divided solid. It is where the water, whether clean or not travels.

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  7. It is good that you managed to fix the drain leak by yourself. DIY fixing can be handy for minor problems. But if the problem persists, maybe getting an expert to look at it is in order. Anyway, I hope the plumbing tape is still holding on. It would be good to check on it once in a while to avoid the problem again.