Repair a leaking floor patch

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dwpc
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Repair a leaking floor patch

Post by dwpc » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:51 pm

The tube floor has two slow leaks at the edges of an existing patch where it crosses a "weld seam" between two tubes. I used soapy water to find them. The floor goes flat after an hour. I suspect that the patch failed because the previous owner applied when the floor was deflated, so inflation of the tubes pulls the patch up at the seam. I was planning to force some of the repair kit adhesive into to the leak spots but think it will probably fail again with several inflation cycles. I have a roll of "Gorilla Tape" on my shelf and wondered if anyone's used it for small leaks.

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Post by JCOOLEY » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 am

Contact customer Service for better assistance.
info@advancedelements.com
Or you can buy a new floor from the replacement parts section on www.advancedelements.com

dwpc
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Post by dwpc » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:16 am

Thanks. I sent Ritchie a picture of the leak area. He advised applying Aqua seal around the old patch edge.

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