Low Roof Mount Installation Manual

Low Roof Mount Installation Manual
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LOW PROFILE ROOF MOUNTS ARE SUITABLE FOR PITCHED ROOFS WITH SHINGLE, FLAT TILE, FLAT METAL, RUBBER, ROLLED
THIS DESIGN WILL NOT WORK ON A FLAT (NO PITCH) ROOF.
THIS SET OF INSTRUCTIONS IS FOR A SHINGLE ROOF. ANY OTHER ROOF TYPE, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A
ROOFER OR CONTRACTOR
PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL! SHEET METAL HAS SHARP EDGES.
ROOFING AND FOAM ROOFING.
1. Determine placement of the TUBULAR SKYLIGHT™ taking care not to place it under a ridge or a valley on the roof. The location of the
TUBULAR SKYLIGHT™ should be placed so as not to cast your shadow on the area where you will need the light in the room.
2. Insert a pencil in the enclosed PVC compass
3. Check the length of pipe needed by measuring from the ceiling to the roof plus 3 inches. The best way to do this is to take a probe, (coat
hanger or wire) push it up through the ceiling at the location where the TUBULAR SKYLIGHT™ is to be placed
ATTIC
CEILING
LOCATE AND PUSH PROBE THROUGH
Figure 1
CENTER OF HOLE
ATTIC
CEILING
LOCATE HOLE,
PLACE COMPASS,
MAKE CIRCLE,
CUT
Figure 3
USING COMPASS MARK ROOF
Figure 5
(Fig. 1). Now go in the attic and locate the
probe, measure this area. Also you need to
check that the area is clear of any ducts or
pipes. Clear away the insulation from around
the probe. Take note where the ceiling joists are
in relationship to the probe. Return to the living
area of the home.
4. Locate the ceiling joist. The side of the pipe
will attach to this ceiling joist. With a drywall
saw cut through the ceiling to the ceiling joist
(Fig. 2). Use the enclosed compass to locate
the center of the hole for the pipe (Fig 3). Using
the compass (keep the center of the compass
straight up and down) draw a 51/2” inch, 8 inch
or 13 inch circle on the ceiling. (Depending on
the kit you have). If the ceiling is vaulted,
keeping the compass vertical, the compass
slides up and down on the center pipe creating
an elliptical circle. Proceed by cutting the
ceiling hole.
ATTIC
CEILING
WITH A DRYWALL SAW
CUT FROM PROBE LOCATION
THROUGH CEILING TO
CEILING JOIST
Figure 2
PLUM + MEASURE
5. Now that the ceiling hole is cut, you will need
to locate the roof hole center point to be cut.
Plumb from the hole in the ceiling either with a
level or a plumb line up to the roof boards and
mark the spot (Fig. 4). Drill a small hole up
through the roof. It may be necessary to push a
probe up through the hole to help you locate it
6. Locate the roof hole center point on the roof.
Using the compass, draw a circle (Fig 5) the
right size for your unit (8” compass hole for the
51/2”,13”compass hole for 8” unit or
17”compass hole for 13” unit). Hold the
compass vertical. The circle will be oval on a
pitched roof. Cut with your reciprocal saw
(Fig. 6) through the roofing and roof boards. It
may be necessary to drill a pilot hole to start
your cut. Take care not to let the cutout drop
through to the ceiling. It can damage your
ceiling. You will need to cut the shingles about 1”
more then the hole, this should give you room to
insert the screws and rubber washers in the
holes in the dome.(It may be necessary to
remove some of the shingles on the top side of
your hole). Now slide the dome under the
shingles, taking care as not to damage the black
paper under the shingles (Fig. 7).
Figure 4
Figure 6
SLIDE DOME
UNDER SHINGLES
OR REMOVE SINGLES
Drain Tube
Figure 7
A) CUT FLUSH B) SECURE
W/CEILING
TO JOIST
Figure 9
INSTALL COVER
Figure 11
Check the fit of the dome to the hole after
checking the fit remove the dome. Turn the dome
upside down. Put 2 heavy beads of caulk near
the outer edger of the flat part of the dome , all the
way around the dome. Turn the dome over (do
not lay the dome down on the roof). Slide the
dome under the shingles with the condensation
drain tube to the lowest side, lifting the dome so
you don't spread the caulking on the roof. With
the dome in place, fasten the dome to the roof
with rubber grommets and stainless steel screws.
Seal around the dome (Do not seal the drain tube
as it needs to drain), seal the shingles and
secure them. You are finished on the roof . Now
you need to put the skylight pipe in.
7. You will need to prepare the pipe at this time.
Lay the pipe on the floor, place the male side of
the snap lock into the female side. Make sure the
seam is locked in place (slap both sides of the
pipe to get it to lock). Using a sharp knife, cut
along both sides of the snap lock on the inside of
the pipe. This will cut the protective film and
make it easier to remove. If you are using only
one pipe you may remove the protective film later
in the installation. If you are using more than 1
pipe put them together now You will need to
remove the film from the top pipe . To put the two
pipes together insert the crimped end of the one
pipe in the other pipe, the seams do not need to
line up. The two pipes may be fastened together
with pop rivets or small screws, (this is not
necessary). Place duct tape around the seam of
the two pipes and press it down tight on the pipe.
8. Now you are ready to install the pipe. Slide the
pipe through the hole in the ceiling (crimped end
down), pushing it up through the ceiling and past
the flashing, at least ½ inch (Fig.8). The pipe
must extend at least ½ inch above the rubber
flashing. It may be necessary to trim the pipe to
get it flush with the ceiling. If so mark around the
pipe with a pencil at the ceiling (Fig 9A) and
mark on the ceiling where the seam is located.
This will help to keep the pipe lined up. Now pull
the pipe down a little (you may need two pair of
pliers to do this) 2 to 3 inches will be enough. (You
can take the pipe all the way out if this is easier.)
Cut around the pipe on your pencil mark with a
pair of tin snips. Push the pipe up flush with the
ceiling. Be careful! After cutting the pipe with tin
snips it has very sharp edges. With the pipe in
place secure the pipe to your ceiling joist with one
truss head screw (Fig. 9B).Remove the
protective film. Remove the paper back from the
metal tape, tearing off pieces about 3 inches long
and placing them about 1 ½ inch in the pipe and
taping the pipe to the ceiling, overlapping the
tape, making sure the crack between the ceiling
and the pipe is completely covered. Remove the
protective film from clear plastic disk. Place the
clear plastic disk over the end of the pipe as close
to the center as possible, make sure one of the
holes is lined up under the ceiling joist. Mark the
other 3 holes; install the screw anchors in the
drywall. . Remove the paper back from the white
foam seal and place it on the clear plastic disk
about ¼" from edge of disk and over the screw
holes (Fig.10).
S LIDE PIPE UP
THROUGH HOLE
+ BACK FLASHING
Figure 8
A) FOAM SEAL
TO CLEAR DISK
B) SCREW TO
CEILING JOIST
Figure 10
LOW PROFILE
Figure 12
Install the clear plastic over the pipe with the 4 one and one-half inch screws (Fig 11); tighten the screw to about one half the thickness of
the foam seal. Now place the diffuser on the clear plastic disk (Fig. 12). Turn the diffuser towards the screws to lock it in place.
NOW THAT YOU ARE DONE,
ENJOY THE LIGHT!
STAINLESS DOME SCREWS
CLEAR POLYCARBONATE
DOME with RUBBER FLASHING
WHITE FOAM SEAL
INSULATOR DISK SCREWS (4 EA.)
.020 ALUMINUM TUBING
WITH SNAP LOCK AND
BEAD & CRIMP
Easy ANCHOR DRYWALL ANCHOR (3 EA.)
INSULATOR DISK
FOIL TAPE
INTERIOR DIFFUSER LENS
RUBBER GROMMETS
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