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  • #2111

    rsbrownmd
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    I just installed the doors and galley cover. I left my teardrop out in the rain yesterday. The sleep cabin was dry but there was water in the galley compartment. Have others had this issue? If so, how did you fix it? Thanks.

    #2112

    rovineye
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    After I saw a leak into the galley from my first hose test, I repeated the test with a painter’s tarp laid across the galley. After  a few minutes of another hose testing and waiting for all water to drain, I opened it up and saw which part of the tarp got wet. I added a bit of gasket material to that area of the galley lid and that solved it.

     

     

     

     

    #2123

    faithie999
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    was the leak in the area of the top corners of the hatch?  I think that is where mine is leaking

     

    #2125

    rovineye
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    No, leak was at the lower end of the side seal.

    #2193

    indianaterri
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    I’m having a leak issue too from the galley lid.  I added more gasket all the way around, which may have just made the situation worse.  I added some in the corners, where it appears the leak is coming from.

    Has anyone made a design change with the gasket?  I’m thinking of getting a gasket similar to the gasket on the galley bottom, a “D” shape.  Perhaps they can mate a little better.

     

    #2200

    Long-ez Lew 666
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    I just did an overnight rain test (1 inch of rain) in my driveway. 1 gallon of water found in galley! Leaking all along the top edge seals, and down the forward galley wall. Ripped out all of the galley weatherstripping, and will try again with the plans solution. The black metal/rubber seal did not go around the curves well at all, and the seal was rolled inward and downward in those areas. I had already added additional foam to galley to try to compensate for this, thinking that might help for where the black metal/rubber seal was not standing proud, but to no avail.

    Perhaps the galley needs a bilge pump?

    Also, 1 tablespoon leaked (tiny drip-drip-drip) from somewhere around the fan hatch onto the mattress. All possible gaps on fan hatch already siliconed, but somewhere is a pinhole. More silicone will probably get this eventually.

    The only good news here is that with 1/2 inch of standing water overnight in the galley, nothing dripped down into the bedroom.

    Guess I will be dry-camping, weatherwise, until fixed.

    Does anyone have a better solution proven than the stock plans approach?

    Lew

    #2201

    teardropkevin
    Participant

    Have not purchased my kit yet but I am concern that so many people seem to be having galley leaks?  I’m hoping CLC will chime in here soon…

    #2207

    CWStevens
    Participant

    I’ll ask the obvious questions …

    Did you apply the peel-and-stick gasket around the perimeter?  (Page 305 of the hymnal.)  I’m almost at this step myself.  On the bottom photo, it appears they took great care around the corners, and applied a continuous seal, rather than cutting it into sections.  This gasket begins/stops at the bottom of the hatch.

    CLC TDC Port hatch gasketCLC TDC Starboard Hatch Gasket

    Did you apply sufficient sealant into the gasket?  (Page 306.)  Based on this thread, I plan on double checking that there are no gaps in sealant especially in the corners.

    Did you apply sealant to the gas spring brack?  (Page 310.)   I plan on being liberal under the washer, along the screw, and under the bracket and nut.

    Chris in Annapolis

    P.S.  I can run over to CLC to snap a shot of most angle, if needed.  Serial #001 has been sold, but they still have 2 for viewing at CLC.

    #2272

    CWStevens
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    Monday, I noticed that Joey’s teardrop at CLC had some water (well – ice) in the galley as well…  And he’s built these before!

     

    Ralph (rsbrownmd), what foam gasket did you end up switching to?

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