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Sprite Alpine and DAMP



 
 
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Old August 21st 05, 08:48 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Colin
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Default Sprite Alpine and DAMP

Had this van a year or so now and a definite damp patch half way down
between fridge and window, pulled off some paper and gets sopping when
raining but if left alone and no rain does dry out. No clue where its
coming from and suspect the usual spot, the roof (although prior owner
said he had done roof rails).........spotted same sort of thing in
shower and blamed usual suspects (roof rails) been meaning to get
around to it just never do....anyway bought a damp meter and it
appears damp is NOT coming from roof as the damp stops about 2 foot
from roof in both places!!!

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.

Gulp, I think the old dear is right. It would seem damp is coming in
around SPRITE sign and side vent in shower PLUS around both wheel
arches!! The arch on the nearside has a damp patch rising 3 ft or so!
The common culprit in all this is fittings secured by poxy rivetts
arches, name plate)

Now covered all offending areas with duck tape and taken damp
readings, will take readings again in a month when we go back and if
the old girl is right she's in for a slap up meal......bless her.

So the moral of the story is when looking for damp, dont always look
up, look down and you may be surprised.

Damp meter from DIYTOOLS.COM about ?19.

Hope this experience helps.
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Old August 21st 05, 06:42 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul - xxx
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Colin came up with the following;:

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.


Capillary action is a strange beast ...

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Paul ...
(8(|) Homer Rules ..... Doh !!!
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Old August 21st 05, 06:42 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul - xxx
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Colin came up with the following;:

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.


Capillary action is a strange beast ...

--
Paul ...
(8(|) Homer Rules ..... Doh !!!
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Old August 22nd 05, 12:06 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul
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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:42:42 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
wrote:

Colin came up with the following;:

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.


Capillary action is a strange beast ...


Whats that?
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Old August 22nd 05, 12:06 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul
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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:42:42 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
wrote:

Colin came up with the following;:

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.


Capillary action is a strange beast ...


Whats that?
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Old August 22nd 05, 06:20 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul
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On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 06:15:54 GMT, (Paul) wrote:

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 00:06:26 GMT,
(Paul) wrote:

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:42:42 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
wrote:

Colin came up with the following;:

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.

Capillary action is a strange beast ...


Whats that?



Ouch. Sorry I asked
http://tinyurl.com/8fll9

Lol


Better here

http://www.uni.edu/~iowawet/H2OProperties.html
Capillary action is related to the adhesive properties of water. You
can see capillary action 'in action' by placing a straw into a glass
of water. The water 'climbs' up the straw. What is happening is that
the water molecules are attracted to the straw molecules. When one
water molecule moves closer to a the straw molecules the other water
molecules (which are cohesively attracted to that water molecule) also
move up into the straw. Capillary action is limited by gravity and the
size of the straw. The thinner the straw or tube the higher up
capillary action will pull the water (Can you make up an experiment to
test this?).

Plants take advantage of capillary action to pull water from the into
themselves. From the roots water is drawn through the plant by another
force, transpiration

I wonder why we never seem to see it mentioned much with caravans,
seems so logical. Perhaps they dont want us to know why as it would
save us money if we could actually deal with the source properly.


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Old August 22nd 05, 06:20 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul
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Default Sprite Alpine and DAMP

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 06:15:54 GMT, (Paul) wrote:

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 00:06:26 GMT,
(Paul) wrote:

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:42:42 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
wrote:

Colin came up with the following;:

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.

Capillary action is a strange beast ...


Whats that?



Ouch. Sorry I asked
http://tinyurl.com/8fll9

Lol


Better here

http://www.uni.edu/~iowawet/H2OProperties.html
Capillary action is related to the adhesive properties of water. You
can see capillary action 'in action' by placing a straw into a glass
of water. The water 'climbs' up the straw. What is happening is that
the water molecules are attracted to the straw molecules. When one
water molecule moves closer to a the straw molecules the other water
molecules (which are cohesively attracted to that water molecule) also
move up into the straw. Capillary action is limited by gravity and the
size of the straw. The thinner the straw or tube the higher up
capillary action will pull the water (Can you make up an experiment to
test this?).

Plants take advantage of capillary action to pull water from the into
themselves. From the roots water is drawn through the plant by another
force, transpiration

I wonder why we never seem to see it mentioned much with caravans,
seems so logical. Perhaps they dont want us to know why as it would
save us money if we could actually deal with the source properly.


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Old August 22nd 05, 07:20 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
etomd
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Default Sprite Alpine and DAMP

"Paul" wrote in message
enews.net...
On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 06:15:54 GMT, (Paul) wrote:

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 00:06:26 GMT,
(Paul) wrote:

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:42:42 +0100, "Paul - xxx"
wrote:

Colin came up with the following;:

Anyway dumb blonde partner, knows nothing, needs spoon feeding etc
opts "It's rising damp silly" !!!! Bloody cheek.

Capillary action is a strange beast ...

Whats that?



Ouch. Sorry I asked
http://tinyurl.com/8fll9

Lol


Better here

http://www.uni.edu/~iowawet/H2OProperties.html
Capillary action is related to the adhesive properties of water. You
can see capillary action 'in action' by placing a straw into a glass
of water. The water 'climbs' up the straw. What is happening is that
the water molecules are attracted to the straw molecules. When one
water molecule moves closer to a the straw molecules the other water
molecules (which are cohesively attracted to that water molecule) also
move up into the straw. Capillary action is limited by gravity and the
size of the straw. The thinner the straw or tube the higher up
capillary action will pull the water (Can you make up an experiment to
test this?).

Plants take advantage of capillary action to pull water from the into
themselves. From the roots water is drawn through the plant by another
force, transpiration

I wonder why we never seem to see it mentioned much with caravans,
seems so logical. Perhaps they dont want us to know why as it would
save us money if we could actually deal with the source properly.



or
Capillary action is important for moving water (and all of the things that
are dissolved in it) around. It is defined as the movement of water within
the spaces of a porous material due to the forces of adhesion, cohesion, and
surface tension.
Capillary action occurs because water is sticky -- water molecules stick to
each other and to other substances, such as glass, cloth, organic tissues,
and soil. Dip a paper towel into a glass of water and the water will "climb"
onto the paper towel. In fact, it will keep going up the towel until the
pull of gravity is too much for it to overcome.

This is more important than you think. Consider:
a.. When you spill your glass of BubblyBerryPowerGo (which is, of
course, mostly water) on the kitchen table you rush to get a paper towel to
wipe it up before your parents see it. First, you can thank surface tension,
which keeps the liquid in a nice puddle on the table, instead of a thin film
of sugary goo that spreads out onto the floor. When you put the paper towel
onto your mess the liquid attaches itself to the paper fibers.

b.. Plants and trees couldn't thrive without capillary action.
Plants put down roots into the soil which are capable of carrying water from
the soil up into the plant. Water, which contains dissolved nutrients, gets
inside the roots and starts climbing up the plant tissue. As water molecule
#1 starts climbing, it pulls along water molecule #2, which, of course, is
dragging water molecule #3, and so on.






 



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