There are places on your TV antenna base that do need to be sealed.
When you crawl up there you will see a round base, may 8 inches in
diameter that is screwed on to your roof, probably with 8 to 10
screws. Make sure there is sealant on all the screws and around
the edge of the base where it ends and the roof starts.
The turn mechanism is a manufactured sealed unit that goes thru
the base and it ~shouldn't~ be the cause of your leak, but if it is,
you may need a new unit, but before I replaced it I'd just reseal
the base real good and see if that solves the problem.
Also, where the TV antenna wire comes thru the roof could be where
your leak is. The newer antenna's have a hole in same base that
cable runs thru and since the cable is smaller than the hole
(except for the cable ends, they are the size of the hole)
there is a rubber boot that holds the cable in place and
covers the hole well. The rubber boot could be off or cracked.
The older antenna's run the wire thru a different hole in the
roof, and you may just need to reseal around it real well too.
Anyway... climb up there and tell me what you see...
maybe I can help further as I re-sealed my whole roof and then
afterwards went back and changed out the antenna... (got tired
of the old one not working well!!)
hope this helps,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Scot Jacobson" <barview@u...> wrote:
> Just got back from a wonderful seven day camp out along the
> River here in Eastern Oregon. The weather was OK for the most
> then it rained. We haven't really gone through any rain so we were
> looking for leaks and such. The roof, for the most part, had no
> leaks, however, it did drip around the TV Antenna crank. Any
> suggestions before I climb up on the roof? Is it alright to seal
> around the opening on the roof? I would think that I couldn't
> because that would stop it from turning. Am I right or wrong?
> Glad kids are back in school!!
> Scot in Oregon