Saturday, December 21, 2019

Day 42 - Solstice

Saturday - No wind today and the forecasters say rain next week sometime. I went up on the roof to check out the Dicor, a self-leveling sealant, around the vents. The crank-up vent in the foreground had some small cracks in it so it needed to be resealed. Dicor needs warmer temperatures to cure so my plan was to use Eternabond tape. I still had some leftover from the solar panel installation. Extremely sticky, thick tape designed for repairing roofs. I cleaned the roof and the existing Dicor with a general purpose cleaner before applying the tape.

As you can see, I had just enough to complete the task. When it warms up a bit more, I’ll reseal all of the other vents. Something else the dealer said that they would do but didn’t. Fortunately, it’s not hard or expensive to check and reseal. And something that is supposed to be done yearly. It doesn’t look like it was done, ever...

The e-bikes were dug out and we went for a short ride around the RV park and the surrounding neighborhood. Very densely packed housing along the river. I guess everyone wants a view of the water.

Solstice isn’t a big deal around here like it is in Alaska. It being the shortest day is sort of irrelevant. It’s around -34°F back home with a high of -31°F. Not much of a difference.



4 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Nice last pic.....I probably should reseal the stuff on the roof also....

RichardM said...

It is a nice photo taken by the public relations photographer at the university.

Resealing the roof is relatively easy and way cheaper than a leak.

SonjaM said...

Winter solstice... finally days are getting longer again. Something I look very much forward to.

RichardM said...

Longer days after the solstice seemed to be more important back home in AK than here in the southwest.