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I'm looking for some ceiling sag fixes?

I have been looking for a particular thread here but haven't found it..not the ones where the ceiling panels are removed... not into that big a project. Just minor sag around vent with nothing attach to. Current vent housing and lid degraded and brittle working on getting the old white roof goo off,oh boy and screws out...

remember one in particular where a wood curved support was seated in between the metal roof and ceiling panel where the air vent is installed giving something proper to drill to installing the vent garnish to the ceiling panel. Making the curve 2x4 or 2x2's ??
Some of the foam insulation was removed to accommodate the wood...

It may not have been on wog.

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i use the multi-tool to cut that sealer off,fast and easy,if you have one.
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Randy..
haha..I figured you would chime in with that. I remember your post on that one.
Nope had to do it the old fashioned way..blood n sweat n swear. !! . Got most of it off with a putty knife. Same with the screws..(all flippin 33 of them... buried under the dry white roof goo)..think that's enough holes to hold a roof vent cover on !? goof off tomorrow to get any silicone and goo residue off and a light sanding should finish cleaning the area.. Doing one at a time, there are two.

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Randy..
haha..I figured you would chime in with that. I remember your post on that one.
Nope had to do it the old fashioned way..blood n sweat n swear. !! . Got most of it off with a putty knife. Same with the screws..(all flippin 33 of them... buried under the dry white roof goo)..think that's enough holes to hold a roof vent cover on !? goof off tomorrow to get any silicone and goo residue off and a light sanding should finish cleaning the area.. Doing one at a time, there are two.

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You will have blisters on your hands and knees!
Haha..yup got those blisters on my hands..my knees no..sat on a cushion up there, once the vent was completely out I dangled my legs thru the hole to finish removing the dried mess, then screws..

Still haven't found the thread I was looking for on framing inside the vent.
Not sure how to get a curve and get it right..

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First, it requires two people. Take a straight edge, such as a 2X4, and place it across the roof. One person on each end, drop a tape measure from the bottom of the stick to the roof of the coach. Adjust the straight edge until the measurement is equal on both ends. Now move towards the center, say 2-4" and repeat the measure, etc. When you reach the center, you will have created a profile of the roof curve. Transfer your measurements onto the rib you are going to cut to replicate the curve. Caveat: The profile of the outside roof must be the same as the inside ceiling.
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or,since she has the old vents out,just use the roof as a template.
use a 12'' piece of cardboard,hold it in the hole and mark it along the roof.
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If the roof panel is sagging but it is still connected in place you could use damp towels lying on top of the panel to moisten it then support it from the bottom to get it to curve back into place. Sam Adams recently had to do that with his bird and he posted his results a couple weeks back. If you need new trim strips Birtles has them. Good luck.
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Just an update on replacing the roof vents.

Today the fantastic fan vents came in. Removed the vent, motor, shroud and lid from the other vent in the galley. Again removing the screws and dried goo, tho it didn't take as much blood, sweat and swears as the first one.

The new vent drops right in, the 4 inch inside garnish piece needs cut down a bit. Understand they will ship the correct one free...will see. The first one I removed had stainless screws, the last one didn't, will get some stainless screws to mount the new vents..much easier to remove. Is the butyl putty tape the right thing to use when the vent goes down?

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Got a couple ideas on the slight sag around 1 vent.
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If the roof panel is sagging but it is still connected in place you could use damp towels lying on top of the panel to moisten it then support it from the bottom to get it to curve back into place. Sam Adams recently had to do that with his bird and he posted his results a couple weeks back. If you need new trim strips Birtles has them. Good luck.
Good idea John its not a big sag and the damp towels would so I believe.

I have some of the strips, my brother had them up in the pod..
nice that they are still available if I need more.

Martin and randy, with the vents out doesn't look like much of a curve evident on the roof through such a small area 14x14- the ceiling more evident. Thanks for the ideas.

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