S o l a t u b e® 10" Ventilation Add-on Kit Installation Instru c t i o n s

S o l a t u b e® 10" Ventilation Add-on Kit Installation Instru c t i o n s
Solatube 10" Ventilation Add-on Kit
Installation Instructions
®
Please read all warnings on page 2 before beginning the installation
PARTS LIST
1
QTY.
2
3d
3c
3a
1. Ventilation Ceiling Plate
(1)
2. Ventilation Diffuser Plate
(1)
3. In-line Fan Motor Assembly including
a. Wire Junction Box
b. Mounting Bracket
c. UL Label
d. Wire Junction Box Screws - #6 X 1/2" (12.7mm)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(4)
4. 4" (102mm) Insulated Air Duct - 8' (2 .4m) long (1)
3b
5. Ventilation Fastener Kit including
a. Ceiling Plate Screws - #8 x 1 1/2" (38.1mm)
b. Bottom Tube Ceiling Screws – #8 X 2 1/2"(63.5mm)
c. Duct Screws – #8 X 1/2" (12.7mm)
d. Fan Motor Mounting Screws – #8 X 1" (25.4mm)
e. 2" (50.8mm) Foil Duct Tape – 6’(1.8m) long
f. Cable Connector
g. Wire Nut
h. Ground Crimp Connector
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(6)
(4)
(12)
(4)
(2)
(1)
(2)
(1)
NOTE: Not all items are shown or are to scale.
6. Ceiling Plate Template
(1)
7. Optional Ventilation Cap including
a. Ventilation Cap With Flashing
b. Duct Connector
sold seperately
(1)
(1)
7a
Additional Material Recommended - Not Supplied
1. Acrylic Caulk
2. Extra Roof Sealant for Ventilation Cap
3. 2" (51mm) Flashing Screws for Ventilation Cap
(4)
7b
5a
5e
5b
5f
Solatube International, Inc. © Copyright 2001
5c
5d
5g
2210 Oak Ridge Way, Vista, CA92083-8341
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Part No. 951160
Rev. 12/01
Step 13. Feed house wiring (with ground) from wall switch to Junction Box located on the Fan
Motor Assembly. Use Cable Connector provided to fasten cable to Junction Box. Use crimp sleeve to
connect motor ground wire (green) to house ground wire. Use wire nuts provided to connect the two (2)
hot (black) and the two (2) common (white) wires of Fan Motor Assembly to corresponding house wiring
(Diagram F1).For wiring the Ventilation Add-on Kit and the Light Add-on Kit see (Diagram F2).
Ventilation Add-on Kit only
Ground Crimp
Step 14. Replace Junction Box cover and screws.
SOLATUBE 10" TUBULAR SKYLIGHT INSTALLATION
Return to the Solatube Brighten Up Series installation instructions and complete through
Step 15. Then read below.
BOTTOM ASSEMBLY
Step 15. Once Bottom Tube Ceiling Ring fits flush to Ventilation Ceiling Plate, pre-drill fastener
holes in Ventilation Ceiling Plate by drilling through Bottom Tube Ceiling Ring screw holes with
a 3/16" (5mm) bit (Diagram G).
Step 16. Complete Step 16 through Step 18 of the Solatube Brighten Up Series instructions.
In Step 18, use the four (4) 2 1/2" (63.5mm) Bottom Tube Ceiling Ring Screws included in
Ventilation Fastener Kit. Be careful not to over tighten screws.
Step 17. Complete Step 19 and Step 20 of the Solatube Brighten Up Series instructions.
Once Diffuser has been installed, snap Ventilation Diffuser Plate over Solatube Diffuser
(Diagram H).
From
Power
Switch
Ground
Hot
Common
Wire Nuts
Ventilation Add-on Kit and Light Add-on Kit
Ground Crimp
Romex
From
Ground
Hot
14/3
Power
Common
Switch
To
Light 14/3
Fixture
Ground
Black
White
Cleaning Note: Remove Ventilation Diffuser Plate before removing Solatube Diffuser.
Wire Nuts
INSTALLING OPTIONAL SOLATUBE VENTILATION CAP
Step 1. Locate the flashing a minimum of 5' (1.5m) from an operable window or skylight, 16"
(406mm) from a ridge or hip, and 24" (609mm) from a valley. Ventilation Cap may be side-wall
mounted.
Zip Tie
1 1/2" Ceiling Plate
Screws
Step 2. In the attic, mark vent location by running a screw up through roof.
Step 3. Find the location on roof and cut a 6" (150mm) round hole through the roof.
Bottom Tube
Step 4. Using flat bar, loosen the asphalt sealing tabs of the shingles and carefully pull out
the staples or nails above the midpoint to the upper edge of the hole. Remove enough shingles
to expose the roofing felt.
Step 5. With a caulking gun, apply a 1/2" (12.7mm) bead of roof sealant (not provided) around
the underside of the flashing base.
2 1/2" Bottom Tube
Ceiling Ring Screw
Ventilation Ceiling Plate
Solatube
Ceiling Ring
Pre-drill hole in Ceiling Plate
prior to installing the Zip Tie
Step 6. Secure the flashing with four (4) screws (2" (51mm) recommended, not provided) at
least 1" (25mm) from edge of flashing flange. Seal all screw heads with sealant.
Ventilation Ceiling
Plate
Solatube
Ceiling Ring
Step 7. When securing Insulated Air Duct to Ventilation Cap, use the Duct Connector
(Diagram I). Thread flanged end of Duct Connector to the Ventilation Cap by turning it
counterclockwise into the vent opening on the underside of the flashing. Flange will lock into place
after one (1) revolution. Connect Air Duct per instructions above.
Solatube
Diffuser
Assembly
Ventilation
Diffuser
Plate
Ventilation Cap
Flashing
Solatube International, Inc.
2210 Oak Ridge Way, Vista, CA92083-8341
Phone (760) 597-4400 Fax (760) 599-5181
Roofing Felt
Duct Connector
(turn counterclockwise)
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WARNING
Do not proceed with the installation until you have read the entire instructions, including these warnings.
CAUTION: For general ventilating use only. Do not use in kitchens. Do not use to exhaust hazardous or explosive
materials and vapors.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, observe the following:
1. Use this unit only in the manner intended by the manufacturer. If you have any questions, contact the manufacturer.
2. Before installing, servicing or cleaning unit, switch power off at service panel and lock service panel to prevent power from being 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.
3. Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by qualified persons in accordance with all applicable codes and standards including
fire-rated construction.
4. When cutting or drilling into a wall or ceiling, do not damage electrical wiring and other hidden utilities.
5. Exhaust fans must always be vented to the outdoors.
6. If this unit is to be installed over a tub or shower, the circuit must be marked as appropriate for the application and be connected to a GFCI
(Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) - Protected Branch Circuit.
7. Never place a switch where it can be reached from a tub or shower.
8. Do not use this fan with any solid-state speed control device.
9. Insulated Air Duct contains fiber glass wool which has been classified as a possible cancer hazard by inhalation. Fiber glass wool may
cause temporary irritation to skin and or respiratory tract. Take appropriate precautionary measures when handling.
NOTE: Understand the following before beginning installation:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Read and understand both the Solatube® Brighten Up® Series and the Solatube 10" Ventilation Add-on Kit installation instructions.
Follow all electrical codes and building code requirements within your jurisdiction.
Use appropriate safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, restraints and other equipment to avoid unnecessary accidents.
Motor is impedance protected. If motor becomes jammed or if another condition causes overheating, an internal fuse will fail.
Use house wiring suitable for 90oC and run it from wall switches to Fan Motor Assembly Junction Box and/or to
Light Add-on Kit Junction Box location. Fan Motor Assembly Junction Box to be used only for wiring Solatube Ventilation Add-on
Kit or Solatube Light Add-on Kit. Fan Motor Assembly Junction Box not to be used for other fixtures. Fan Motor Assembly suitable
for residential and non-rated residential assemblies only. For romex connections use one (1) 14/3, one (1) 12/3 or two (2) 14/3
cables only.
6. Use Ventilation Add-on Kit only as a component of Solatube tubular skylight products, including Light Add-on Kit.
7. Any alteration or misuse of Solatube products will void warranty.
SPECIFICATIONS: 10" Ventilation Add-on Kit
Fan Motor Assembly:
4" (102mm) in-line
Motor:
Impedance protected
Supply:
115 volt – 50-60Hz or optional 230 volt – 50-60Hz
Amps:
0.36 Amp or optional 230 volt – 0.19 Amp
Airflow:
110 cfm (cubic feet/minute)
Insulation:
IC (Insulation may contact Fan Motor Assembly)
Moisture:
Suitable for wet or damp locations
Flexible Duct:
1) 4" (102mm) diameter air duct (Class 1).
2) Local building codes may require air duct (Class 0) for certain fire-rated installations.
Installation:
1) Service access is required to the Fan Motor Assembly Junction Box.
2) Space requirements: Minimum 10 1/2" (261mm) between ceiling joists and minimum 8" (203mm) vertical clearance above ceiling is required.
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OVERVIEW
Ventilation
Cap
These instructions are for installing the Solatube ® 10" Ventilation Add-on Kit with the Solatube
Brighten Up ® Series 10" tubular skylight. The Solatube Light Add-on Kit may also be installed in
conjunction with the Ventilation Add-on Kit. Refer to the Solatube Brighten Up Series and the
Solatube Light Add-on Kit instructions to complete the installation.
MARKING LOCATION
Step 1. Refer to the Solatube Brighten Up Series instructions, Step 1 and Step 2, to mark ceiling
and roof location of the tubular skylight.
Fan Motor
Assembly
location
Step 2. In the attic, look for possible mounting locations for Fan Motor Assembly. Check that
wiring can be run to the planned location. Ensure Insulated Air Duct will reach planned location of
roof or side-wall vent (Diagram A).
Step 3. Check clearance for Ventilation Ceiling Plate vent intake hole. Place Ceiling Plate
Template on ceiling surface and orient vent intake hole of template towards Fan Motor Assembly
location. Drill 1/8" (3mm) hole through the ceiling at the two (2) locator points printed on Template
(center of tubular skylight and center of vent intake hole) (Diagram B). Go back inside and align
Template with drilled holes. Tape Template to ceiling.
4" Insulated
Air Duct
Ventilation
Ceiling Plate
location
Framing
Template
locator
points
Towards
Fan Motor
Assembly
location
VENTILATION CEILING PLATE
Step 4. Cut through Template along line and remove drywall. Secure Ventilation Ceiling Plate
with six (6) 1 1/2" (38.1mm) ceiling plate screws (Diagram C).
NOTE: For an air infiltration seal, apply a 1/4" (6mm) bead of acrylic caulk to the back of the
Ventilation Ceiling Plate prior to installation.
MOUNTING FAN MOTOR ASSEMBLY
Step 5. Select a suitable Fan Motor Assembly location approximately 3 to 4 feet (0.91m to1.2m)
from Ceiling Plate intake hole toward roof or side-wall vent. Fan Motor Assembly can be installed
at any angle without affecting performance. The arrow printed on ULlabel on Fan Motor Assembly
Wire Junction Box shows airflow direction. Point arrow away from Ceiling Plate intake and toward
the roof or side-wall vent (Diagram D).
Step 6. To secure Fan Motor Assembly, screw four (4) 1" (25.4 mm) screws through Mounting
Brackets on Fan Motor Assembly into building structure (Diagram D).
Fan Motor
Assembly
location
Fasten to
ceiling
Wraps with Foil
Duct Tape
Airflow direction arrow
on Junction Box
DUCT ASSEMBLY
Step 7. Install 4" (102mm) Insulated Air Duct fully extended. Run Air Duct from Ventilation Ceiling
Plate intake to Fan Motor Assembly. On the other side of the Fan Motor Assembly, run Air Duct to
Duct Connector of Ventilation Cap. For best venting performance, make Air Duct run as short as
possible with minimum bends.
Step 8. After desired length is determined, cut completely around Air Duct with scissors or knife.
Cut wire with wire cutters (Diagram E).
At least 1" Air Duct core over Fan
Motor Assembly flange
1" screws used
for Mounting
Bracket
Step 9. Pull back Air Duct jacket and insulation from Air Duct core. Slide at least 1" (25.4mm) of
Duct core over Ceiling Plate intake, Fan Motor Assembly flange and Duct Connector. Tape core
with at least one (1) wrap of Foil Duct Tape and secure with three (3) 1/2" (12.5mm) Duct Screws.
Pull insulated jacket over connection and secure with one (1) wrap of Foil Duct Tape (Diagram D).
Step 10. Strap Air Duct to framing every 5’(1.5m).
WIRING
Step 11. Disconnect power before proceeding. If power disconnect switch is not in sight, lock it in the
off position, and tag it to prevent unexpected application of power.
Step 12. To open Fan Motor Assembly Junction Box cover, remove the four (4) screws.
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