Leaky Window


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Old 09-14-16, 07:27 AM
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Leaky Window

I have a 2013 manufactured home with Kinro Windows. The window leaks in the corner of my window seal and I can't find where it's coming from. I poured water into the weep hole and it came inside. I figured the window must have a crack inside it somewhere so I sealed the weep holes and drilled new ones in the side so no water can enter the window frame. I woke up this morning and checked it and somehow the dew was entering the house somehow. I have checked everything I know to check. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated. Thanks
 
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Old 09-14-16, 07:51 AM
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Your question is too vague to answer. Include some pictures that show us exactly where its leaking... inside and out.
 
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Old 09-14-16, 10:16 AM
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I sure will. I'm at work now. It leaks from the corner behind the trim onto the 2x4 window sill. It's the kind of Windows that stick out passed the vinyl siding.
 
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Old 09-14-16, 01:44 PM
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I'm using my phone. How do I post pics?
 
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see if this helps - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
phone pics are often too big to post so you might have to resize them.
 
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Ok I'll try that. Thanks. I'm not very good with this
 
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Well it won't let me upload any pics. It's a Kinro window on a mobile home. It's about 3x4.5'. I took some vinyl siding off and didn't appear to be coming from the top. In the bottom corner it's leaking into my house. I have had the house 3 years and it does not appear to have been there that long. Is it possible for the inside of the window in the corner where they joined it in construction of the window to have cracked or come apart and is allowing some water to enter the house? I may be way wrong on that. I opened my weep holes a little more because not all the water was draining out. I think some was staying in and possible seeping inside. I wish I could post pics but if anyone has any ideas please share with me. Thank you
 
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Anything is possible. One thing that can happen is that the weeps can get plugged up with dirt and gunk. It would not hurt anything to force water into the weeps with a spray nozzle and blow them out with an air compressor blow gun.

Windows with fins can leak when the fin isn't caulked to the sheathing... and when flashing tape and wrb are not used.
 
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Your pic's too large and needs to be resized. You can do that here:
Picresize

or here: Web Resizer - Making Photos Faster - Optimize pictures for websites and email

or download Irfanview
 
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If the weep holes were blocked could the water seep through from inside the window?
 
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Maybe this will work
 
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Don't ask me why it's sideways. But that's the bottom corner
 
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Old 09-15-16, 04:53 PM
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Well if the bottom corner if the window miter is cracked, yeah. All the water that should go out the weep hole is seeping out that crack.
 
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The crack would be on the inside? Where I can't see? The crack in the pic is sealed off inside the track so I know it ain't coming through that.
 
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I'm looking at the black line on the miter that looks like a crack. A miter is a 45 degree angle.

If not there, then it's likely because the window flange is not taped. You would need to take the siding off to fix that.
 
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Any idea what a Window like this would cost new?
 
 

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