I've lost my rooflight cover! / Removing brown Tannin stains

mattyrodill

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Somehow, somewhere, who knows when, I lost the circular cover approx. ( 600mm diameter, )that goes over my Hobby Van T 500's washroom rooflight. Replacing it means I'd have to buy the whole unit from Hobby at over £800 plus the " pig of a job" it would take to refit the whole unit which includes taking out the shower etc.

I've come to the conclusion after many Emails and phone calls that it would be easier and cheaper, to have a cover made to measure. I've tried a few specialist rooflight companies and local "plastic" specialists but no joy, partly I suppose as many of the are running a reduced work force.

I just wondered if anyone knew a company who could make a bespoke lid with a side of 70mm and diameter of 625 mm?

Any advice gratefully received.

Tannin Stain


Other issue at the moment is a small brown stain which has crept into the corner of the ceiling and the two joining walls above the bed. I have resealed the joint where I think the ingress must have been but can't seem to get rid of the brown marks it left on a pine wood efffect wall .

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Vanterrier

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Ref the stain, try painting with a sealing paint first like Zinsser - Gardz High Performance Sealer Paint - Water-Based. Search on ebay for details. Its a clear coat which acts as a barrier which you can paint over. Zinsser do other sealing paints too so look at their range.
K ;)
 

TJBi

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Somehow, somewhere, who knows when, I lost the circular cover approx. ( 600mm diameter, )that goes over my Hobby Van T 500's washroom rooflight. Replacing it means I'd have to buy the whole unit from Hobby at over £800 plus the " pig of a job" it would take to refit the whole unit which includes taking out the shower etc.

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You might try contacting Jim Winspur at Advanced Glass Products for a quote for a replacement.
jim@advancedglass.co.uk
I found them considerably cheaper than Hobby for a replacement window - from the same window manufacturer as Hobby now use.
It might mean buying a complete unit if the original was from the same manufacturer as the windows, who went out of business. I must look at mine to check whether it would involve taking out the shower as I may need to replace the glazing at some point due to small cracks on the outer shell.
 

FULL TIMER

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seems a pretty poor design fault if you need to remove a shower unit to replace a roof vent, vents do occasionally need re - sealing even if the vent itself doesn't get damaged.
 

pj palance

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seems a pretty poor design fault if you need to remove a shower unit to replace a roof vent, vents do occasionally need re - sealing even if the vent itself doesn't get damaged.
sealed on out side till i got one,not go, but sealed. nothing coming to meet me,on zuh cassy , ok.pj. happy landings dont get your hair wet?
 

mattyrodill

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Many thanks for the suggestions, I've followed them up and am waiting for a response.
Thanks again, mattyrodill
 

in h

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Somehow, somewhere, who knows when, I lost the circular cover approx. ( 600mm diameter, )that goes over my Hobby Van T 500's washroom rooflight. Replacing it means I'd have to buy the whole unit from Hobby at over £800 plus the " pig of a job" it would take to refit the whole unit which includes taking out the shower etc.
If you do end up having to buy the whole unit, that doesn't mean you have to replace the whole unit. Just fit the bits you want to change.
 

TJBi

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seems a pretty poor design fault if you need to remove a shower unit to replace a roof vent, vents do occasionally need re - sealing even if the vent itself doesn't get damaged.
A cursory examination does not reveal any need to remove the shower unit, but the roof vent inner frame does incorporate runners for the shower screens, so these would need to be uninstalled and reinstalled.
 

mattyrodill

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After lots of phone calls and emails to businesses up and down the country I decided to ring an old friend who is a retired engineer. I tried to explain what I wanted and he said he would come and have a look. He decided that the best thing to do would be to get a piece of new perspex cut to size and shape and glue and screw it in place making sure it was able to cover the hole and rise with the original cover that was left.
I rang 4 plastic companies and had a positive response from one. Now waiting for a new delivery of plastic sheeting next week! The saga rolls on!
 
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