Installation Instructions Appendix

Installation Instructions Appendix

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Solatube

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Brighten Up

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Series

Solatube

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160 DS Daylighting System

Solatube

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290 DS Daylighting System

Installation Instructions

Parts List *

Quantity

Dome with Raybender® 3000 Technology (1)

1

a. Shock Inner Dome*

8a

2

Roof Flashing (pitched or no pitch) (1)

8b

8c

3

4

5

Top Tube Assembly including: Dome Ring, Dome

Ring Seal, Spectralight® Infinity Top Tube with

Angle Adapter.

Spectralight® Infinity 16 in (400 mm) Extension

Tube (not included in some kits, see label on box)

Bottom Tube Assembly including: Spectralight®

Infinity Bottom Tube with Angle Adapter, Ceiling

Ring

6

Effect Lens

7

Diffuser

Seal and Fasteners

(1)

(2)

(1)

(1)

(1)

8d

a. Dome Ring Screws - #8 X 1.25 in (32 mm) b. LightTracker™ Reflector c. Flashing Screws - #10 X 2 in (51 mm) d. Roof Sealant

8

e. Expansion Joint Seal f. Tube Screws - #8 X 9/16 in (14 mm)

(5)

(1)

(8)

(1)

(1)

(10) g. Foil Tape - 2 in (51 mm) X 18 ft (5.5 m) roll (1) h. Drywall Screws - #6 X 1 5/8 in (40 mm) (4)

5

4

6

7

8f

8g

8h

8e

Required Tools:

Keyhole Saw

Saber or Reciprocating Saw

Hammer

Flat Bar

Utility Knife

Tape Measure

Caulking Gun

Screw Gun with Phillips Head

Lumber Crayon

Magnetic Compass

Required Safety Equipment

Ceiling Sealant (White Acrylic Latex Caulk or Equivalent) Not Provided

Optional (See Step 14)

*Components shown not included in all kits, see label on box.

* † High Velocity Hurricane Zones: Shock Inner Dome must be installed with dome. To meet HVHZ requirements, use a six inch no pitch flashing or a pitched flashing with a four inch turret extension.

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WARNING

Do not proceed with the installation until you have read the entire instructions, including these warnings.

(Use of materials or methods not authorized by Solatube International will result in an invalid warranty.)

Solatube International, Inc. (seller) assumes no responsibility or obligation whatsoever for the failure of an architect, contractor, installer, or building owner to comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, building codes, electrical codes, energy codes, fire and safety codes and requirements, roof warranties and adequate safety precautions. Installation of this product should be attempted only by individuals skilled in the use of the tools and equipment necessary for installation. Protect yourself and all persons and property during installation. If you have any doubt concerning your competence or expertise, consult a qualified expert before proceeding.

Install at your own risk!

Solatube product installations may be dangerous and include the potential for death, personal injury and property damage. The hazardous conditions include but are not limited to the following:

During installation, the Solatube Daylighting System’s reflective tubes may focus sunlight, causing intense heat or fire. Remove

protective film only after the parts have been installed. Prior to and during installation, do not leave tubes in contact with combustible materials or unattended, especially near direct sunlight. Avoid skin burns.

 Solatube Daylighting System and Solar Star products may have sharp edges. Always wear leather or canvas gloves while handling and installing products.

 Solatube product installations require climbing and working at dangerous heights, including on ladders, scaffolding, roofs and in attic spaces.

Risk of death, personal injury and property damage may result from a fall, or from falling objects. Use extreme caution to minimize risk of accidental injury, including, but not limited to the following procedures:

 Clear area below your work space of all people, animals and other items.

 Avoid working on surfaces that are slippery or wet.

 Use foot-wear with excellent traction.

 Use only strong, well supported ladders.

 Work only in calm dry weather.

 When in the attic, ensure that your weight is supported at all times with structurally sound framing; drywall material is not designed to carry a person’s weight.

 To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, basic safety precautions should always be followed when using electric tools, including always wearing safety goggles or other suitable eye protection, and ensuring work area is clear of all electrical wires, gas pipes, water pipes, and other obstacles.

 When working in the attic or other dusty areas, use of a mask or respirator is recommended to avoid lung irritation. Attic spaces may be dark, confined, and subject to extreme temperatures. Beware of sharp protruding objects. Do not attempt installation without having someone within range of your voice or close enough to come to your aid if necessary.

 Solatube products are not designed to withstand the weight of a person, tools or other objects. Walking or placing objects on the system could cause personal injury and property damage. If the product is damaged, the structural capacity may be weakened; therefore the system should be repaired immediately. For safe installation and use, do not deviate from these installation instructions.

 Additional support is recommended for long vertical and all horizontal tube runs. Review local building requirements and consult with appropriate building code official for proper material and placement of additional support. Avoid galvanic reaction (corrosion) if dissimilar metals are used.

Electrical Components

 Before installing, servicing, or cleaning unit, switch power off at service panel and lock service panel to prevent power from becoming switched on accidentally. When the service disconnecting means cannot be locked, securely fasten a prominent warning device such as a tag to the service panel.

Re-Roofing

 Solatube products require special care if removed for re-roofing. In order to ensure proper removal and re-installation, please contact your

Solatube International representative.

Please refer to the installation tips for the appropriate product below:

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Daylighting Systems Installation Tips

These instructions are a step-by-step guide for the installation of a Solatube Daylighting System in the following conditions.

For other roof types, please contact your Solatube International representative for additional information.

Built Up Flat Roof - Single Ply/Membrane - Asphalt Shingle - Low/No Pitched - Pitched -

Prefabricated Curbs - Metal Roof Panels

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Daylighting Systems Installation Tips (Continued)

 Allow at least 2-3 hours for the installation, particularly if this is your first installation.

 During the day, turn off all the lights in the room to see how much natural light comes in through the windows, and determine the best position for the

Solatube Daylighting System. To light a specific area, place the system over the area, not in the center of the room. This will prevent the desired area from being shaded by tall objects in the room.

 Measure the distance between the roof and the ceiling. If you don’t have enough tubing, contact your Solatube International representative for additional tubing.

 Avoid roof locations shaded by trees, ridges and chimneys, or near water channels or valleys. Also avoid roof areas with obstructions such as fire sprinklers, HVAC equipment, gas, water or drain pipes, air ducts or flues and make sure that the roof is adequate to endure an installation without damaging its waterproofing properties or weakening the building structure.

 All adhesives, seals and tapes are recommended to be applied to a clean and dry surface at a minimum of 70°F (21°C) for maximum performance.

 Foil tape contains a pressure sensitive adhesive and pressure must be applied at all seams for proper bonding. Foil tape is not intended for use as structural support of the extension tubes. For structural integrity use manufacturer supplied fasteners on all overlapping extension tube joints.

 Uninstalled product that is stored and exposed to excessive heat and or humidity can experience damage. Store product prior to installation in a cool dry place.

Daylight Dimmer Installation Tips

 Install Solatube Daylight Dimmer only on a properly aligned Solatube Daylighting System.

 Use only UL recognized components approved for this listing.

Light Add-On Kit Installation Tips

 This product is to be installed by qualified electricians only. Disconnect power before installation.

“FOR USE IN NON-FIRE-RATED INSTALLATIONS ONLY.”

Thermally protected

“TYPE IC”

(insulation may contact housing).

“ACCESS ABOVE CEILING REQUIRED.”

“SUITABLE FOR DAMP LOCATIONS.”

“MIN. 60°C SUPPLY CONDUCTORS.”

Use only as a component of Solatube Daylighting System products.

 Intended for installation with ½ in (12.7mm) minimum spacing from the fixture to cavity surfaces (side wall and overhead building member) and 1 in (25.4mm) minimum spacing to adjacent fixtures.

 Blinking light may indicate improper lamp wattage or type, or insulation is too close to fixture, or other condition causing overheating.

Caution

 Risk of fire and electrical shock. Most dwellings built before 1985 have supply wire rated 60° C.

 To reduce the risk of fire, use only:

 Fluorescent Lamps, Medium Base - 23 Watt Maximum, Maximum Overall Length (MOL) 4 3/4 in (120 mm)

 Compact Fluorescent (4 Pin Quad Tube) 26 Watt only

 Minimum thickness of metal tubing is 0.018 in (0.47mm)

Ventilation Add-On Kit Installation Tips

See Ventilation Add-On Kit installation instructions for tips.

Solar Star Attic Ventilation Installation Tips

 Keep Solar Star solar panels covered until product is mounted and sealed to roof. Cover solar panel whenever motor, fan, or unit is to be serviced. Fan blade is controlled by the solar panel and may become operational when panel is exposed to sunlight.

 Solar Star products are designed for general ventilation purposes only. Do not exhaust any hazardous materials or gases such as flammable, explosive or incendiary materials.

 Solar Star products have an unguarded fan blade. Do not use Solar Star products in areas that are easily accessible.

Caution

 Carbon monoxide may be drawn into a house or attic space with the operation of Solar Star products if fuel-burning equipment is not serviced or monitored regularly. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can be hazardous to your health and may cause death. Fuel-burning equipment must have proper ventilation, Solar Star products are not designed to provide ventilation for fuel-burning products.

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Mark Ceiling and Roof Location Between Joists and Rafters Using Nails. Cut Ceiling Hole.

Minimum clearance of 5 3/8 in (140 mm) for 160 DS and 7 3/8 in (190 mm) for 290 DS between nail hole center and joist.

Roof

b

Nail

Nail

160 DS

5 3/8 in (140 mm)

290 DS

7 3/8 in (190 mm)

Ceiling

160 DS

Ø 10 3/4 in (275 mm)

290 DS

Ø 14 3/4 in (375 mm)

a c

2

Center on Nail and Trace Inside Flashing Base

3

1/2 in (12.7 mm)

Nail

Cut Line; 1/2 in

(13 mm) Outside

Traced Line

Traced Line

4

Remove Roof Shingles

5

Set Flashing b

Roof Underlayment

Roof Underlayment

a

Roof Sealant

(3/8 in (10 mm) thick)

4

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Fasten Flashing to Roof and Replace Shingles

Roof Underlayment

Flashing Screw

7

Align Dome Ring and Flashing Holes a

8

Align Top Tube Angle with Ceiling Opening b

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Remove and Tape Top Tube

Tape all seams.

10

Fasten Top Tube to Flashing*

Dome Ring Screw

a

Remove Protective Liner

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Dome Installation

Reflective side of LightTracker™ Reflector faces South in

Northern Hemisphere (North in Southern Hemisphere). Align and snap dome into place engaging all four snaps.

a

LightTracker™

Reflector

c

Shock Inner

Dome for HVHZ

Remove Protective Liner

*For HVHZ dip screw threads in sealant

b b

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Insert Bottom Tube

Align and measure tube run.

Minimum Overlap at Tube Seams

1 1/2 in (38 mm)

b

Minimum Overlap at Tube Seams

1 1/2 in (38 mm)

a

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Assemble and Install Tube Run

Use notches to create a tapered tube.

Remove

Protective Liner

a b

Tube Screw

e

Foil

Tape

f g

Expansion Joint

Seal

c

Apply pressure to tape for proper bonding

Minimum Overlap at Tube Seams

1 1/2 in (38 mm)

h d

Tube length measurements should be equal.

Insert bottom tube assembly into top tube.

Apply foil tap to all seams and joints.

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Fasten to Ceiling

Use drywall screws if fastening clamps do not engage ceiling.

Remove Protective Liner

b c c

Fastening Clamp

Drywall screw if necessary

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Install Effect Lens and Diffuser b a

Effect Lens

c

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Now you can enjoy the benefits of your Solatube Daylighting System and the high performance, natural lighting it provides.

Diffuser

Please refer to the following section for a list of alternative flashings and accessories.

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Curb Mounted Flashing

Installation Instructions Appendix

Parts List

1

290 DS (14 in/350 mm) Curb Mounted Flashing

(Inside Dimension 27 in (685 mm) X 27 in (685 mm))

Quantity

(1)

Additional Materials and Tools

1

Roof Sealant

2

Flashing Screws #10 X 2 in (50 mm)

Quantity

(1)

(8)

1

Apply Sealant to Curb

2

Install Cap on Curb

27 in (685 mm) inside dimension

27 in (685 mm) inside dimension

Curb by Others (allow for counter flashing roofing material)

3

Fasten Flashing to Curb

Flashing Screw

a

*For HVHZ apply 4 more screws to curb cap.

b

8

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Curb Cap Flashing Insulation

Installation Instructions Appendix

Parts List

1

290 DS (14 in/350 mm) Curb Insulation

Quantity

(4)

Additional Materials and Tools

1

Roof Sealant

2

Foil Tape

1

Apply Sealant to Underside of Curb Cap

2

Install Insulation

Apply matte side of insulation to Curb

Cap surface.

Quantity

(1)

(1)

3

Apply Foil Tape to Seams a b

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Universal Tile Flashing

Installation Instructions Appendix

(with Base Flashing)

Parts List

1

Tile Flashing (Pitched or No Pitch version)

2

Base Flashing (Pitched or No Pitch version)

2

Aluminum “L” bracket

3

#8 X 1/4 in (6 mm) screws

Quantity

(1)

(1)

(4)

(8)

Additional Materials and Tools

1

Roof Sealant

2

Flashing Screws—#10 X 2 in (50 mm) screws

3

Tile Grinder

Quantity

(1)

(8)

(1)

Note: These instructions are for non-HVHZ areas only. Contact a Solatube

International representative for recommendations in HVHZ areas.

Caution: The use of Portland Cement based mastic, grout, or alkaline materials will cause damage to the aluminum flashing.

1

Remove Tiles. Center on Nail and Trace Inside

Flashing Base.

2

Cut Roof Opening

Nail

Cut Line; 1/2 in

(13 mm) Outside

Traced Line

Traced Line

Nail

3

Set Base Flashing b a

4

Fasten Flashing to Roof

Flashing

Screw

a b

Roof Sealant

(3/8 in (10 mm) thick)

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Set Universal Tile Flashing

Bend front edge of Universal Tile Flashing to fit shape of roof tiles.

6

Fasten Universal Tile Flashing to Base Flashing

#8 X 1/4 in

(6 mm) Screw

Base

Flashing

a

7

Cut and Replace Roof Tiles

Universal

Tile

Flashing

8

Secure Flashing to Tile a

L-bracket

b

Flashing

Edge

b

#8 X 1/4 in

(6 mm) Screw

c

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Flat Roof

Installation Instructions Appendix

Parts List

1

Roof Flashing (no pitch)

2

Flashing Screws - #10 X 2 in (51 mm)

Quantity

(1)

(8)

Additional Materials and Tools

1

Straight Edge

2

Roof Sealant

Quantity

(1)

(1)

1

Center on Nail. Trace Inside and Outside

Flashing Perimeter.

Nail

a b

2

Cut Roof Opening

Cut Line; 1/2 in

(13 mm) Outside

Traced Line

Traced Line

Nail

Flashing

Perimeter

3

Apply Sealant to Roof and Flashing

Roof Sealant 3/4 in (20 mm) thick

a b

4

Set Flashing

Roof Sealant 3/4 in

(20 mm) thick

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Fasten Flashing to Roof

Flashing Screw

a b

6

Apply Sealant and Spread Evenly Using Straight

Edge

Roof Sealant 3/4 in (20 mm) thick

Straight Edge

a b

Flashing Insulator

Installation Instructions Appendix

Parts List

1

Flashing Insulator

2

Foil Tape

Warning: Do not expose Flashing Insulator to direct flame.

Quantity

(1)

(8)

Additional Materials and Tools

1

None

1

Center Flashing Insulator on Flashing Base.

2

Apply Foil Tape.

Apply pressure to foil tape for proper bonding.

Quantity a b

Return to main instruction set to complete flashing installation.

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Turret Extension

Installation Instructions Appendix

Parts List

1

Turret Extension 2 in (50 mm) or 4 in (100 mm)

2

1/4 in (6 mm) screws

Quantity

(1)

(4)

Additional Materials and Tools

1

Roof Sealant

1

Apply Sealant to Flashing and Inside of Turret

Extension

Quantity

(1)

2

Place Turret Extension over Flashing and Fasten

1/4 in (6 mm)

Screw

a b c b

Dome Edge Protection Band

Installation Instructions Appendix

Parts List

1

Dome Edge Protection Band

Quantity

(1)

1

Place Dome Edge Protection Band Over Flashing

Additional Materials and Tools

1

None

Quantity

2

Secure Dome Edge Protection Band

With top tube installed, align with dome ring spacers and snap into place.

a b

Bend tabs up prior to installation

a b

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0-90 Degree Extension Tube

Installation Instructions Appendix

Parts List

1

0-90 Degree Extension Tube

2

Tube Screws - #8 X 3/4 in (10 mm)

3

Foil Tape - 2 in (51 mm) X 6 ft (2 m)

Quantity

(1)

(4)

(4)

Additional Materials and Tools

1

None

1

Install 0-90 Degree Extension Tube

Install only between the top tube and an extension tube or two extension tubes.

Quantity a

Minimum overlap at tube seams

1 1/2 in (38 mm)

Foil Tape

b c

Tube Screw

Apply pressure to tape for proper bonding

Additional structural support may be required for horizontal tube runs. Consult local building code.

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Solatube Brighten Up

®

Series Accessories

Add more function by upgrading your Solatube Daylighting System with any of these great accessories.

Light Add-On Kit

When equipped with a light add on kit, the Solatube Daylighting System provides the convenience of a switched light for night time use. Available in an energy efficient compact fluorescent design that meets California Title 24 requirements and in a universal fixture.

Daylight Dimmer

Because you don’t need 100% of the light 100% of the time, the innovative Solatube Daylight Dimmer easily controls the amount of daylight entering a room with the convenience of a switch. Our patented variable butterfly baffle controls the light output.

Ventilation Add-On Kit

The Solatube 160 DS is available with an optional Ventilation Add-On Kit. When combined with this innovative accessory, the 2-in-1 ceiling fixture minimizes ceiling penetrations for a more attractive look.

Metal Roof Installation Kit

Order this kit for installation of a Solatube 160 DS or 290 DS flashing onto a standing seam metal roof.

Universal Tile Flashing

(for applications without base flashing)

The Universal Tile Flashing integrates seamlessly with most tile profiles. The malleable flashing skirt, available with a pitched or no pitch turret, easily adapts to the shape of the tile.

Dome Upgrade Kit

Upgrade an older Solatube product to take advantage of Solatube’s patented Raybender™ 3000 Technology. The dome upgrade kit is installed without removing previous flashing or tubing.

Re-Roofing Recommendations

Solatube products require special care if removed for re-roofing. Refer to the Solatube Re-Roofing Recommendations to ensure proper removal and re-installation.

Not all items available for all markets. Contact your Solatube International representative for availability.

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