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bedwok

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Location : warwickshire

Damp floor

Post by bedwok on Tue 01 Mar 2016, 9:34 pm

Hi

Has anyone had any trouble with a damp floor ? I finally got around to replacing the carpet in our Dandy (well I haven't actually replaced it) but when I pulled the carpet up I found a damp patch around the door spreading both left and under the seat and to the right of the door. The wood has gone quite soft (though it's getting harder as it dries) and I am contemplating painting it with some wood hardner ?? But my biggest concern is how on earth has it got in ? Any help /ideas would be greatly appreciated !!

navver

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Re: Damp floor

Post by navver on Wed 02 Mar 2016, 7:10 pm

I'm not sure which era your dandy is. I know my dark blue had a plastic door trim whereas the older ones had an aluminium trim.

Looking at the detail of the trim, I reckon rain can get in when it is erected. It was never a problem for us because we always used the sun canopy and that keeps all rain off the door wall. An awning will do the same.

If that is the cause and you want to use it without canopy or awning you could put a drip guard above the door.

Not sure but it may run down the lower door section and get in when folded.
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bedwok

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Re: Damp floor

Post by bedwok on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 1:03 pm

Thanks navies. It's a pale blue mid eighties designer. I will have a look at the door trim in more detail as I think your quite right, I have seen drips occasionally around the door frame but to be honest thought nothing of it as we've always been lucky enough to pack down when it's been dry but I guess the damage may already have been done.
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bedwok

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Re: Damp floor

Post by bedwok on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 1:04 pm

Apologies Navver! Not navies.

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