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12-04-16, 02:32 PM
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Posted By patricklm

Sleeve is leaking rainwater - resolved

Despite my last post to the contrary, the water was seeping in between the sleeve and the wall, not through any other pathways. The root problem was that I didn't have any pitch for the sleeve.

I...
09-29-16, 08:15 PM
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Posted By patricklm

Interestingly, I sprayed the sleeve, above the...

Interestingly, I sprayed the sleeve, above the grille, with a hose and it didn't leak. I've performed this test previously and it always leaked. That certainly points to an issue outside of the caulk.
09-29-16, 06:55 AM
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Posted By patricklm

I apologize for asking an ignorant question but...

I apologize for asking an ignorant question but which flange are you referring to?

I don't have a mental model of how water is entering the house and eventually making its way to the top of the...
09-24-16, 05:23 PM
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Posted By patricklm

I just replied with more information about the...

I just replied with more information about the pitch and the location of the leak. I apologize for the lack of information.

It's interesting that you mention the weep holes. A friend mentioned...
09-24-16, 05:18 PM
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Posted By patricklm

I should have provided more information. ...

I should have provided more information.

Rainwater enters on top of the sleeve.

There is caulk on the outside but not the interior. I planned to add that when the leak on the outside was...
09-24-16, 05:11 PM
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Posted By patricklm

71247 This a picture of my sleeve. The...

71247

This a picture of my sleeve.

The metal bar is attached to the top of the unit and to the wall. There is caulk along the top and bottom of the bar and on the screws. I attached the bar...
09-24-16, 12:36 PM
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Posted By patricklm

Sleeve is leaking rainwater

I am replacing a through the wall AC on my sunporch. The walls are made of aluminium and insulated with Styrofoam. I've installed a new sleeve and as part of that work I had to widen the opening...
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