Weld or fill?

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Re: Weld or fill?

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Rest of 'Marmalade' 😀

I'm convinced it's that aerial now... It's a bit of a bodge like the rest of the van.

Checking under the dash.... There's no wet from above this point. The bulkhead below this is wet. Plugging it up stops the leak... If it is it's such a shame a cheap bit like this has caused damage...

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I'm delighted you got to the bottom of it and it's an easy fix ........ not so the floor though, but at least it will not get worse now.

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Thanks for all your help. Fingers crossed 🤞

I'll see if I can get the holes welded up proper and treat the rest of the rust in the meantime...

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937carrera wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 10:18
Gravity is your friend, water only flows downhill.



Not true if you've done much felting of shed roofs :shock:
And osmosis apart from wind can be responsible, then there's the devil himself.

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HarryMann wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 11:58
Not true if you've done much felting of shed roofs :shock:
And osmosis apart from wind can be responsible, then there's the devil himself.

Look, I know the OP's van may need a bit of work but there's no need to start calling it a shed and in this case the problem wasn't the roof :rollin

I was aware of wicking / capillary action but went for simplicity to get the diagnostic point across. :)
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Yes :D true...
And wicking /capillary correct not osmosis :ok

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jjht25 wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 07:06
Wow! Did you do that yourself Lee? I know there's a corner peice available somewhere but it's beyond my capability to weld it... 😬

Thanks, yes both sides. Bought the replacement steel parts, but needed additional pieces welding in.. also welded the dash, as I’m tight and can..!!
By the time I’d got round to this I’d welded most of the van so was into the groove!!

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