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[T3] Fw: Vent window seals




> 
> Ever wonder why those ratty  front vent window seals that you replaced at
$36ea leak like a sieve now
> and the old ratty  ones didn't??  Well I did!
> 
> These are a rather complex seal and when the repo'd them they left off
one important part... THE
> DRAIN HOLE!  As far as I know ALL of the Repo's are missing them. They
are a poor fitting seal to
> begin with but these seals are designed to drain the water along the
bottom and  down through a
> rectangular drain hole (look at your old one) into the door.  YES! Into
the door, contrary to popular
> opinion these window seals are not to keep the water out of the door,
only the debris.  Our doors
> very seldom rust through anyway.
> 
> 	This hole must be cut into the seal to allow for drainage or you will
NEVER get them to seal.
> If the seal fits too deeply into the lower groove  then you must cut a
small notch in the lower ridge
> to allow proper drainage too, Look at the seal carefully, pour a cup of
water onto it and see where
> it gets through and just use your head.
> 
> 	These seals will never seal out the 90MPH blowing rain (been there,
Mopped up after that!)
> but how often do we see this?  With a little noodling and a drain hole it
is possible to live with
> them and avoid the DARKNESS of single piece windows (which also don't fit
well and have their own
> problems!)
> 
> Keith

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