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Old 07-13-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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Interesting roof vent discovery

I popped the cap off my roof stink pipe to run some solar cables down the pipe.
Seems Jayco doesn't seal them all that well.

If you look behind the plastic "legs" that are covered in dicor, there is nothing in the void behind the "leg"


The water gets back there and can run to the bottom where it sits because it is a nice little pocket to sit in.


The screws are rusted all the way to the tip, so the water is getting in and getting soaked up. After years of doing this there could be rot.


Rust ring on the plastic flashing


I put it back together and squirted in some self leveling sealant behind on both the caps.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:32 PM   #2
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Man you guys gotta stop making me climb up on the roof. I was considering one of the 360 siphon vent caps soon, looks like a good reason to look up there.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:06 PM   #3
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Does anyone have any feedback on those 360 vent caps? I will do it if you think it is worth it.
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:21 PM   #5
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Does anyone have any feedback on those 360 vent caps? I will do it if you think it is worth it.


Everything I've read says they should be standard they work so well. I'll do it for as cheap as it is, and I'll be up there putting in a Fantastic Vent anyways
Hijacking your thread a bit, I have two vents with caps on my 23RB, are they both tank vents?


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Did you run the cables down beside the vent pipe? I looked at mine in the spring and figured I could get solar runs down there and straight to the basement.
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Did you run the cables down beside the vent pipe? I looked at mine in the spring and figured I could get solar runs down there and straight to the basement.
I went inside the pipe and drilled a hole in it in the basement and caulked it after.
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Don't you have the solar on the roof prep?

Or were you needs bigger wire/shorter run to the battery/ controller location?
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Man you guys gotta stop making me climb up on the roof. I was considering one of the 360 siphon vent caps soon, looks like a good reason to look up there.
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I'll have to check this.
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Don't you have the solar on the roof prep?

Or were you needs bigger wire/shorter run to the battery/ controller location?
I am installing a second 260w panel...they are big. I have one on the back of the roof and it is 4 feet from the roof connector. The new one I'm putting up would need 15' of MC4 extension to reach the roof connector and a MC4 splitter.
I figured that's too many MC4 connections going on up on the roof and I wasn't keen on having 15' of wire running across the roof either.
The stink pipe is 2' away from the new panel, so I just ran 20' of 10ga wire with one side having MC4 connections connected to the panel and I'll splice the other end in the basement to the 6ga wire that I extended the factory wire coming from the roof connection and the other panel.

I needed more jiga watts up there, the residential fridge sucks up the battery juice quick.
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