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indycarver1
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Window fix - Mon, 09/19/11 4:11 PM
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I have a food truck that I installed a concession window that has a pull open awning that is attached by a hinge.  When my awning is up and if it happens to rain, the rain drips onto my serving shelf.  I am wanting to rig something up that would cover the hinge when it is opened and closed. 
I was thinking of running a piece of material(vinyl) or something like that and rivet it above and below the hinge so it will channel the water to either side of the window.
Anyone have this problem and how did you handle it.
Thanks.
B.

roadkillgrill
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Re:Window fix - Mon, 09/19/11 5:47 PM
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Yes vinyl is what we used, but use 3m double face tape. That will give you as water tight seal. Just make sure the surfaces are completely clean.

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Re:Window fix - Mon, 09/19/11 11:33 PM
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or take a piece of aluminum angle iron ( silver ) that you can get at home depot and such, rivit it above the window and it will act like a gutter and the water will go to either side and run off that way. I have one above my window and my door.

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Re:Window fix - Tue, 09/20/11 12:14 AM
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Here's what mine has. I honestly can't tell ya whether they work or not since we don't get enough rain to find out.
 

<message edited by Barry Digman on Tue, 09/20/11 9:51 AM>

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Re:Window fix - Tue, 09/20/11 12:03 PM
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You might want to look at shoprvparts . com and look up drip caps in their search.. there reasonably priced and look good... 
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Re:Window fix - Tue, 09/20/11 6:36 PM
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barry, 
i dont think your work....
if you look at the pic you see that the awning is higher out at the edge the it is at the hinges, so all the rain that collects on the awning itself will run down strait to the hinges

Barry Digman
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Re:Window fix - Tue, 09/20/11 7:51 PM
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BackAlleyBurger

barry, 
i dont think your work....
if you look at the pic you see that the awning is higher out at the edge the it is at the hinges, so all the rain that collects on the awning itself will run down strait to the hinges

 
Yeah, I'm gonna have to pull it somewhere that has rain to find out for sure. I think I can do something with the lifts to bring the angle down if I need to.


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Re:Window fix - Thu, 11/22/12 4:30 PM
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Or just toss a hose and sprinkler on the roof and see what it does.
 
Would seem to me if you reversed what you have, and put a bead of sealant and reattached it, it would channel water away. 

Or as you said, you hardly get rain so it's not much of an issue.
 
I landed here trying to find ideas for a serve window. :)

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Re:Window fix - Thu, 11/22/12 6:08 PM
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Look into something like one of these:
http://www.yellowdogextrusion.com/extmold01.htm
 
I would not recommend doing it as pictured.