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Old 03-27-2021, 11:06 AM   #1
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I have two Krivoman blinds.

The bottom of the window glass does not seal. Straight glass round blind. It has at least an 1/8” gap.

Has anyone else had this problem and how did you correct it?

My plywood floor thanks you.

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Old 03-27-2021, 11:15 AM   #2
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Mine didn't leak but I calked and did the rubber spray around mine and is tight as a drum.

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Old 03-27-2021, 11:19 AM   #3
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Mine didn't leak but I calked and did the rubber spray around mine and is tight as a drum.

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So you called the crack between the bottom glass and the blind and it closes tight? The calk did not stick to the glass after drying? Maybe I should put some Vaseline in the glass while applying the Calk?
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Old 03-27-2021, 12:48 PM   #4
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I used a window gasket at the bottom of my windows.
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Old 03-27-2021, 01:13 PM   #5
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Following this for solutions. My lease mate has a Krivoman blind that has always leaked some at the base of the windows.
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Old 03-27-2021, 04:33 PM   #6
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Yep they leak!
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Old 03-27-2021, 04:47 PM   #7
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Dang, have any of these blind owners contacted Mitch?
Lotta money for a blind that leaks. Ive always wanted one of his blinds but never spent the cash on em. Hopefully he will chime in on this.
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Old 03-27-2021, 05:15 PM   #8
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Mine always leaked and made a muddy musty mess inside the blinds.
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Old 03-27-2021, 05:53 PM   #9
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I am always around so i usually see these threads pretty quick. On my older blinds i used a hinged window that closed up againt a flat window frame. But rain could get through it if i rains at the correct directions. I but it was hit or miss. I do not have any that leak but have seen some that did.

The newer blinds have a different window system in them. These windows are about the best window you can put in a blind. I also recessed the window i to the blind as well to prevent leaks. The windows i use now completely to themselves. They are also designed to take the waternfrom the glass and push it back out the front through weep holes. Sometimes those get clogged and may change that but that is their design.

So yes i tried to address everything i ever see wrong with my product over the last 12 years. Never perfect but getting there.

Rule #1. Never leave blind without opening vent. It has to be open to avoid moisture build up. This is usually the num1 reason people think it leaks. Not always but most common.

As for price, people are welcome to compair my blind prices to anyone out there that had hard sides and will last a lifetime.

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Old 03-27-2021, 08:03 PM   #10
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I have two Krivoman blinds.



The bottom of the window glass does not seal. Straight glass round blind. It has at least an 1/8” gap.



Has anyone else had this problem and how did you correct it?



My plywood floor thanks you.



Take care.



Mike.


If they are the old style original windows that have no frame, you are never going to get them to stop leaking.

I assume your windows are just the pane of glass with the metal edging that has the 2 hinge pieces screwed to the inside. There is nothing at all to caulk on that style window and they will not seal tight at the bottom.

The solution it to put the “deluxe” windows in the blind instead. It is a full framed window that installs from the outside. That is the window you caulk. Your problem is 100% solved at that point. Costs you a little bit to get to windows but never have to worry about it again.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:10 PM   #11
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If they are the old style original windows that have no frame, you are never going to get them to stop leaking.

I assume your windows are just the pane of glass with the metal edging that has the 2 hinge pieces screwed to the inside. There is nothing at all to caulk on that style window and they will not seal tight at the bottom.

The solution it to put the “deluxe” windows in the blind instead. It is a full framed window that installs from the outside. That is the window you caulk. Your problem is 100% solved at that point. Costs you a little bit to get to windows but never have to worry about it again.
All my new blinds come with those standard now.
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These are the deluxe windows.

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Old 03-27-2021, 08:20 PM   #13
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All my new blinds come with those standard now.


I know that and that is awesome on your part but the original windows is what I was assuming he had. Which leaked like crazy. Always loved my 2 Krivomans but hated the original windows.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:45 PM   #14
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I know that and that is awesome on your part but the original windows is what I was assuming he had. Which leaked like crazy. Always loved my 2 Krivomans but hated the original windows.

We put the blind on the bare ground and that helped. The water leaked right into the dirt. No wet plywood floor.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:48 PM   #15
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I'm needing to pick up one of his new blinds soon.

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Old 03-27-2021, 08:55 PM   #16
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So you called the crack between the bottom glass and the blind and it closes tight? The calk did not stick to the glass after drying? Maybe I should put some Vaseline in the glass while applying the Calk?
I used saran rap as a mold release I used a bunch of caulk and built up a "dam" that tapered away from the window, forcing the water to drain away from the window. I have not had any problems since I did this.
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:26 PM   #17
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Shouldn’t have to do this on a $1k plus blind IMO.
With the deluxe windows you don't have to. I'm sitting in one right now. Deer fed around me all evening and never smelled me it seals up so well.
Now if the dang pigs would come by . . .

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Old 03-27-2021, 09:28 PM   #18
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I did as well and it made a muddy mess inside the blind. It was literally a mud pile inside the blind, never would dry out. Not to mention the the wasp problem due to windows. Ruined several hunts due to wasp!


The Deluxe windows 100% solved the wasp problem too.

Glad they are the “standard” windows now. Blind should be perfect.
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:43 PM   #19
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Flex seal should fix it
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:49 AM   #20
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Show me a better blind for $1250
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:11 AM   #21
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To the OP, here are the windows I put in mine. I have the exact measurements of what to order if you decide to go that route. I can also give you a little extra insight I got from Mitch on how to order them and add the weep holes yourself. Just message me.

http://deerviewwindows.com/deluxe-hinge-window/
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:42 AM   #22
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I have 3 original Krivo's with the original windows - no leaks, no wasp or bee's. The blinds are as they came. No silicone, no flex seal, nothing.

We have a honey bee operation on our lease..several other blinds including some "high-end" blinds have had bee's in them. So much so several guys are dumping the other blinds and getting Krivo's.

Makes me wonder if the blinds are level for those having leaks. You can "flex" the shell if the blinds are not level. But you can do that with just about any blind.

If it leaks check level, if you can't level it then run a bead of silicone or window trim on the blind and that should solve it for $10. Either way you won't find a better blind for the cost of a Krivoman.
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:51 AM   #23
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Anyone know if the new improved windows will fit in the old style Krivoman?
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Old 03-29-2021, 09:09 AM   #24
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I have two, one old style and one new style. The old style was a leakoman. Duct tape on the outside of windows, caulk on the inside of windows and then flex seal I finally got it so it wouldn’t leak when it rained. Also had to caulk the door. The new style is much better. It leaked as well and I just caulked the inside and it should be good.
I agree that you shouldn’t have to fix a new blind but there isn’t anything better out there so I’m not complaining about it.
I wouldn’t hesitate buying another new style blind. The two foot tall bases are pretty nice too
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Old 03-29-2021, 09:41 AM   #25
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Old style windows in the Krivo def. leak.

Also, like Mitch said, if you dont keep the vent open it sweats like crazy inside - running water down the inside walls.
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Anyone know if the new improved windows will fit in the old style Krivoman?
Just measure the opening of the window and order deluxe window to fit the hole. Simple to replace.
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Anyone know if the new improved windows will fit in the old style Krivoman?
This is what my invoice from DeerView says:

Custom Deluxe Hinge Grey Glass 8 3/8" x 16 5/8"

But like Mitch said, easy to measure the opening and order according to the Deerview website.
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Old 03-29-2021, 02:50 PM   #28
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Just measure the opening of the window and order deluxe window to fit the hole. Simple to replace.


Thanks. I wasn’t sure if the design changed the windows or not. Good to know.
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Old 03-29-2021, 03:01 PM   #29
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I have one of the early early Krivo blinds. Mitch has done a lot of improvements on the design through the years and I’ve tried to upgrade my older model as he comes up with improvements. My blind has been in the field for a LONG time and still looks/hunts great.
I’ve got old windows that leak a bit but no biggie for me. I’ll replace those when I put a new wood floor in. I’ve had the same wood floor on my platform since I set the blind up.

As with everything you may need to do some improvements to get it to your liking But IMO you won’t find a better blind for the $ or a better guy to buy one from.


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