Double Glazed Windows Cavity Filling???

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 14:08
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Hi There

Only new to this forum and hoping that someone can advise me. I have a 2007 Avan Jayde MkII which has double glazed push out windows.

In recent heavy rain the cavity has about an inch of water in them (two drivers side windows). I have found where the water has gotten in, which is pretty easy to fix. My dilema is how do I get the water out of the cavity???

Thinking of drilling two small holes in the outside side of the window at the bottom........

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thanks
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 18:59

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 18:59
Hi
I have a AVAN Liam mk 11
All of the double glazed windows have holes in at the bottom if you dont how did the water gain entry has the window split apart
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:57

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 20:57
Wil,

Don't know anything about A-Vans, but even if you drain the water out, there is sure to be enough moisture between the 2 sheets of glass, to cause fogging, depending on the weather conditions.

Is it possible to remove one pane, and blow dry the interior with a hair dryer, or hot air gun?

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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 23:12

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 23:12
Wil7316 - If you've found where the water is getting in, why can't you remove the window and invert it, and just tip the water out, via the entry holes?

If window removal isn't possible, I'd be placing a bar heater in close proximity to the window, on the underside, so the water is heated and evaporates out the entry point holes.

Water evaporates slowly at any temperature above 0°C in low humidity, but generally commences visibly faster evaporation at around 20-25°C. You should be able to heat the window to an even 40-45°C easily without sustaining damage to it.

Cheers - Ron.
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Reply By: wil7316 - Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 12:07

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 12:07
Thanks for your replies. I have got the water out by inverting the windows and yes the water was getting in via a split in the side between the two panels.

Thanks again for your help. Happy Caravanning!
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