Post by Gone Kayaking on Apr 20, 2011 21:29:22 GMT -5
I started doing some work on the windows of my 1956 1500 in the evenings and thought all of them had the standard gasket in addition to the backframe gasket. Now I'm seeing that a number of them are held to the frame with silicone adhesive. So here's my question--
Should I remove the old silicone and replace with the gasket or would it be better to use a different kind of sealant? I just ordered 48' of standard gasket for all the windows thinking that that's what I'd be replacing.
Post by Atomic Addiction on Apr 20, 2011 22:19:19 GMT -5
Please remind me of which windows you have...
You have a Hehr Standard in the front, the back, and the 2 in the rear on each side correct? Also the Jalouise in the kitchen? Am I right on that?
The Hehr Standards need the black backframe gasket. The gasket gets sandwiched between the trailer and the main window frame. The gasket provides a seal between the frame and the frame (that holds the glass) that pops out. If you were to install Hehr Standards without that black gasket it will not have the seal between the two frames. I would install any Hehr Standard with the black backframe gasket only.
Only the Jalouise should use Butyl tape to seal the window frame to the trailer.
Here is a picture of a Hehr Standard window if anyone reading this is not familiar with what we are talking about.
Hope this is answering what you were asking. Brian
Post by Gone Kayaking on Apr 20, 2011 23:02:41 GMT -5
Hi Brian Thanks, you are right about the configuration. It also has 2 fixed windows in the front along side the large standard awning window.
I know I need the backframe gaskets, the gasket I was asking about is the one that goes between the glass and the aluminum frame on the front. VTS calls it the standard gasket. In the two back side awning windows and the front fixed windows this gasket been replaced with silicone. Should I be going with the standard gasket or using silicone or some other sealant instead?
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'
Post by Atomic Addiction on Apr 21, 2011 8:09:13 GMT -5
I gotcha. I guess that is why I asked to be sure. They should have the Hehr Standard seal like you pictured. You can use a little sealant in the "track" of the Standard seal to keep it seated properly. Be sure to use only vulcum or some other sealant that isn't 100% silicone so it won't react with the aluminum.
My guess is that the PO didn't have access to the the seal so they used silicone.