EZ Tubular Skylight EZ14T20 Installation guide

EZ Tubular Skylight EZ14T20 Installation guide
Rigid and Flex EZ Tubular Skylights
Installation Instructions
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Important
Be sure to first read through and then follow
completely all step-by-step instructions.
This will help to insure proper installation
and functionality. Expect installation to take
from 1 to 3 hours.
Section-i
What You Need To Know
REVIEW THIS INFORMATION PRIOR TO BEGINNING INSTALLATION
These instructions have been designed to help install your Natural Light EZ Tubular Skylight easily and safely. We’ve included
a parts list, list of tools required, installation instructions for a variety of ceiling types, handy tips, and safety precautions. Please
read these instructions thoroughly before installing your Natural Light EZ Tubular Skylight. Pay particular attention to the assembly
diagrams, assembly order, and part names. Identify and organize all parts before assembly. Make a list of the tools and components
you will need for each installation location. Following these instructions carefully will greatly enhance your ability to install your EZ
Tubular Skylight and enjoy flawless performance for many years.
Caution
The EZ Tubular Skylight is not designed to hold your
weight or the weight of tools or other objects.
Walking/placing objects on the skylight could cause
personal injury and property damage. A damaged
skylight should be repaired immediately.
For safe installation and use, do not deviate from
these installation instructions.
Warning:
Working on a roof is potentially dangerous but
you can significantly reduce the risk by following
these precautions:
• Never work in wet, windy or cold conditions.
Roofing materials can be slippery when wet;
asphalt shingles are brittle when cold and may
crumble underfoot. Plan your installation for
a calm, dry day.
• Wear shoes with slip-resistant soles.
WARNING
POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD. After removing
the film lining from the interior of tube shaft,
a reflective inner surface is created. DO NOT
leave tube shaft components unattended or
exposed to direct sunlight prior to full installation.
Exposed surfaces may catch fire or incur heat
damage as a result of focused sunlight until the
tube shaft is fully installed with diffuser in place.
Safety information:
• Wear safety glasses and work gloves when
using power tools.
• Use protective work gloves while handling tube
sections to protect hands from sharp edges.
2
Section-ii
Tools & Parts Identification
TOOLS
PARTS
(4) dome washers
Carpenter Pencil
Dome
(10” Dome shown)
Claw Hammer
(4) 3/4” dome screws
Coat Hanger Wire
Flat Pry Bar
Roof Flashing
(Composite flashing shown)
Ladder
(9) 2” flashing screws
Metal Shears
(9) flashing washers
Phillips Screwdriver
Adjustable
Rigid Tubes
or 14" Flexible
Light Pipe (8ft)
Plumb Line
Power Drill
Power Saw
(1) roll of foil tape
(1) hole cutting template
Safety Equipment
Measuring Tape
Non-Curing/Non-Hardening
Roof Sealant (Not provided in kit)
Exterior Silicone
(Not provided in kit)
NOTE
Read through the section specific to
your roof for additional parts and tools.
Ceiling Ring with Flip Tabs
Low-Profile Insulated
Diffuser Lens Assembly
3
Section-1
Determine The Desired Position
Of The EZ Tubular Skylight In The Ceiling
TOOLS & PARTS
Carpenter Pencil
Claw Hammer
Coat Hanger Wire
Measuring Tape
Phillips Screwdriver
These instructions outline the step-by-step process to install an
Natural Light EZ Tubular Skylight. Before starting, review all
instructions and become familiar with the parts shown on the
previous page.
SPECIAL NOTES
• Always use safe procedures.
• Wear safety glasses when working with tools.
• Check all measurements before cutting or drilling.
• It is helpful to have a second person assist during installation.
1
Using a stud finder or hammer, find a location
between the ceiling joists. Push a screwdriver or nail
through the desired position.
Cut and insert a section of coat hanger wire through
the hole. This will make it easier to identify the hole
location in the attic.
1
NOTE
Refer to Pre-Installation Checklist for tube location
tips in section i.
2
In the attic, locate the coat hanger wire. Adjust its
location, centering the opening for the tube between
the framing members. Check wire visibility in the
ceiling below as well as from the hole that will be cut
in the roof.
2
4
Section-2
Locating The Roof Position
TOOLS & PARTS
1
Straight Tube Installation
2
Angled or Flex Tube Installation
Carpenter Pencil
Claw Hammer
Ladder
Measuring Tape
Phillips Screwdriver
Plumb Line
Safety Equipment
In the attic, use a plumb line to find a straight
location from the ceiling hole to the roof location.
Center the opening for the tube between the framing
members. Drive a nail up into the roof deck and
through the shingles.
In the attic, if there are obstructions at the roof
location (valleys, wires, pipes, ducts, framing, etc.),
adjust tubes up to a combined 45° angle to find a
path that avoids interference. Center the opening for
the tube between the framing members. Drive a nail
up into the roof deck and through the shingles.
NOTE
Trial-fitting your tubing will help in determining
adjustablilty and need for additional extensions.
Straight Tube Installation
Angled or Flex Tube Installation
1
2
5
Section-3
Prepare The Components
TOOLS & PARTS
1
Remove protective film from inside all tubes.
Adjustable Tubes
Hole Cutting Template
1
WARNING
POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD. After removing
the film lining from the interior of tube shaft,
a reflective inner surface is created. DO NOT
leave tube shaft components unattended or
exposed to direct sunlight prior to full installation.
Exposed surfaces may catch fire or incur heat
damage as a result of focused sunlight until the
tube shaft is fully installed with diffuser in place.
CAUTION
From the hardware pack, be sure to use the correct
hole cutting template for the selected tube size.
10” Template
10
1
"&
4"
14” Template
TIP
It is recommended that you put all of your tools and
rooftop components in a box or bag for easy transfer
to the roof. See Section 4.
6
Section-4a
On The Roof
IMPORTANT
TOOLS & PARTS
For 14” skylight with 16” on-center rafter
spacing, see below.
Carpenter Pencil
Ladder
1
Safety Equipment
Power Drill
Power Saw
2
Hole Cutting Template
3
Select the correct hole cutting template for the tube
(10” or 14”).
Locate the protruding nail. Use the correct hole-cutting
template to trace the diameter of the outer template
hole.
Use a reciprocating/sabre saw to cut the roof hole.
TIP
Drill a hole inside the traced circle to insert saw blade.
1
1
&
0"
14"
IMPORTANT
For 14” skylight with 16” on-center rafter spacing, the 14”
template will draw a line that overlaps the rafters.
Be sure to adjust your cutting angle to avoid cutting into
the rafters. (See illustration)
Rafter
Traced Line
2
Cut Line
3
7
Section-4b
On The Roof
TOOLS & PARTS
TIP
The vertical seam of the reflective tube should point to the
East or West to avoid irregular light patterns in your room.
Caulk Gun
1
Claw Hammer
Flat Pry Bar
Ladder
Phillips Screwdriver
2
Use a flat pry bar to carefully break the seals on
the shingles upslope above the cuthole. Use a claw
hammer to remove nails on the shingles above the
cut hole.
Generously apply roof sealant around bottom of
flashing. Slide top and sides of roof flashing under
top shingles.
2” Screws
IMPORTANT
3/4” Washers
For short shaft cathedral style installation
see Section 10. Do not install dome yet.
Roofing Sealant
Safety Equipment
Roof Flashing
Top Adjustable Tube
Sealant
2
3
4
Slide Top Adjustable Tube (pink label) into the flashing
to check for proper alignment.
Secure flashing to roof with 2” Flashing Screws and
Washers. For aluminum flashing (Both Spun Severe
Weather & Formable. See images on pg. 4), use 9
screws & washers in an evenly spaced, circular pattern
around the 10” or 14” hole. The circular pattern should be
a 21” diameter for the 10” unit and a 24” diameter pattern
on the 14” unit.
For injection molded flashing, use 8 screws and washers
in the preformed holes for the 10” and 14” unit.
Seal screw heads with roof sealant.
Spun aluminum flashing does not have pre-drilled holes.
3
1
4
2
1
2
4
8
Section-4c
On The Roof
1
TOOLS & PARTS
For angled tube installation, reach and adjust the
Adjustable Tube so it points to the wire in the ceiling,
or adjust the angle of the tube and then insert tube
into flashing.
Ladder
Phillips Screwdriver
NOTE
Safety Equipment
Adjust tubes by lightly turning, using one hand on each end.
3/4” Dome Screws
2
Dome Washers
Top Adjustable Tube
Solar Dome
Exterior Clear Pure Silicone
Using the 3/4”dome screws and dome washers (dome
washers have the rubber backing – rubber backing
should face the dome), mount the dome on the
flashing aligning the “N” (molded into outer edge of
the dome) towards the North.
TIP
Dome screws should be snug but do not over tighten
creating pressure against the dome.
3
Cover dome screw heads and washers with an
exterior silicone .
Align Toward North
TOP
1
Mount Dome
2
9
Section-5
Inside The Room
IMPORTANT
TOOLS & PARTS
For 14” skylight with 16” on-center rafter
spacing, see below.
Pencil
Phillips Screwdriver
1
Power Saw
Using the correct (10" or 14") Hole Cutting Guide for
your size tube, and a pencil, locate protruding wire in
the ceiling and trace the diameter of the ceiling inner
hole using the template marked “A”.
Hole Cutting Template
Ceiling Trim Ring
TIP
You may have to drill a hole inside the traced diameter
circle to insert saw blade.
2
1
2
3
4
Use a keyhole/drywall saw to cut the hole.
Slide the Trim Ring up into your ceiling hole. Make
sure the flip tabs are turned in. Reach through hole
and turn flip tabs out to hold ring in place.
Secure the ceiling trim ring by tightening the screws.
IMPORTANT
For 14” skylight with 16” on-center rafter spacing, the 14”
template will draw a line that overlaps the rafters.
Be sure to adjust your cutting angle to avoid cutting into
the rafters. (See illustration)
Rafter
3
Traced Line
Cut Line
Trim Ring
Flip Tab
4
10
Section-6
In The Attic
TIP
TOOLS & PARTS
The vertical seam of the reflective tube should point to the
East or West to avoid irregular light patterns in your room.
Measuring Tape
IMPORTANT
Bottom Adjustable Tube
At this point, if you purchased a dimmer
or combo kit, this is where you reference
the dimmer instructions, packaged with the
dimmer unit.
Foil Tape
1
2
Gently set the Bottom Adjustable Tube flange down
on the trim ring. Do not snap in place at this time.
If you have an angled installation you will need to twist
your Bottom Adjustable Tube (blue label) so it lines
up with the Top Adjustable Tube above. (Be sure you
have removed the protective film.)
NOTE
1
Flip Tab
Lock Tab
Adjust tubes by lightly turning, using one hand on each end.
3
4
5
3
Distance from top of flashing
to face of ceiling (take longest
measurement)
6
Measure distance from the top of Roof Flashing to
ceiling (See illustration) to determine proper trimming
of length of tubes. Refer to “Tube Length Chart” in
Section 8 for cutting recommendations if you need to
shorten the tubes.
Slide Bottom Adjustable Tube over the outside of Top
Adjustable Tube.
Now you can push down to lock the Bottom
Adjustable Tube securely into the lock tabs of the
ceiling trim ring.
Tape ALL seams securely with Foil Tape to keep dust,
moisture, and insects out of the tube.
6
11
Section-7
When Cutting Your Tube...
A
1 Rigid Light Pipe Tubes
IMPORTANT
TOOLS & PARTS
Once contact is made with adhesive strip on an Extension
Tube, parts cannot be repositioned.
Carpenter Pencil
Metal Shears
1
Safety Equipment
Safety Glasses
Be sure to measure and cut if necessary, before
removing adhesive strip and assembling the Extension
Tube. Wear gloves when working with sharp edges.
TIP
Extension Tubes
When trimming Extension Tubes, always measure and
start from the wide end where tube end diameter = 10”
or 14”.
Gloves
2
Trimmed Extension Tube
3
Adhesive Strip
After referring to “Tube Length Chart” in Section 8,
use metal shears to shorten the Extension Tube. Allow
for a 1” overlap at each end where you will connect
each tube to another.
Once Extension Tubes are sized to the proper length,
remove tan backing paper from adhesive strip on
edge of Extension Tube. Beginning at one end of the
Extension Tube, over-lap the edges of the tube/s,
aligning the edge of the tube along the crimp on the
other side.
(Once contact is made with adhesive strip, parts
cannot be repositioned.)
B Flex Light Pipe Tubes
1
Be sure to measure and cut length of flex pipe
required from top of flashing to diffuser assembly.
2
Secure flex light pipe to top transition section of rigid
light pipe with supplied hose clamp.
12
Section-8
Tube Length Chart
A Rigid Light Pipe Tubes
Less Than 25”
26” Through 48”
More Than 48”
(Must use bottom
adjustable tube only )
Tube Extension
(Sold separately )
B Flex Light Pipe Tubes
Top Rigid Light Pipe Transition Section
8 ft. of Flex Light Pipe supplied
with all kit transitions
Bottom Rigid Light Pipe Transition Section
13
Section-9
Inside The Room
TOOLS & PARTS
1
Install the Diffuser Assembly by aligning the Diffuser
with the three tabs on the Trim Ring. Turn clockwise
until snug in place on the ceiling.
Diffuser Lens Assembly
TIP
Diffuser should be rotated at least through two
“clicks”. (Full rotation is four “clicks”) to attach
to Trim Ring.
Installation Complete!
1
Ceiling Trim Ring
Lens Diffuser & Insulator
14
Section-10a
Cathedral Ceiling/Short Shaft Installation
TOOLS & PARTS
Ladder
Pencil/Marker
Safety Equipment
Shim
Bottom Adjustable Tube
Start with regular installation instructions beginning in Section 1.
NOTE
The solar powered dimmer will not work with a cathedral
ceiling or some short installations due to space restrictions.
1
2
3
4
5
1
Place bottom adjustable tube (blue label) (with the
flanged end down) through the rough-cut hole in
the ceiling.
Guide the top portion of the tube up through the roof
flashing so it protrudes upward through the flashing
collar on the roof.
Place a temporary shim or ruler across the ceiling opening.
(Approx 1/8” thick)
Center the tube over the ceiling cut-out, resting the
tube down onto the shim. (The shim will keep the tube
from falling through the ceiling.)
On the roof, mark the protruding tube at the top of the
flashing collar with a felt pen. This will indicate where the
extra length of tubing must be trimmed off for a short shaft
install.
2
5
3
4
15
Section-10b
Cathedral Ceiling/Short Shaft Installation
6
TOOLS & PARTS
At the ceiling, slide the temporary shim out of your
way and pull tube section back out of the ceiling.
Gloves
7
ladder
Metal Shears
Wearing protective gloves, carefully trim away the
excess aluminum tubing using your felt pen marks as
a guide.
Safety Equipment
8
Bottom Adjustable Tube
Remove the protective film from the inside of the
tubing.
Ceiling Ring
9
6
6
10
7
11
Place the tube section back into the ceiling making
sure to align and center it inside the roof flashing
collar. Place shim back across the cut-out.
Open the diffuser assembly box and separate the
ceiling ring from the diffuser. Install only the Ceiling
Ring into the cut-out.
You can now remove the shim from the ceiling and
allow the tube to rest centered over the ceiling ring.
8
9
11
10
16
Section-10c
Cathedral Ceiling/Short Shaft Installation – On The Roof
TOOLS & PARTS
12
Ladder
Phillips Screwdriver
Use gloves! The trimmed edge of the tube will be
sharp! Carefully press downward on the trimmed end
of the tube. It will lock down into the 3 plastic locking
tabs located in the Ceiling Trim Ring, securing the tube
into the rubber gasket in the ceiling trim ring.
Safety Equipment
3/4 Dome Screws
13
Dome Washers
Install the Solar Lens Dome onto the flashing collar.
See dome install instructions Section 4c, then return to
this page for further instructions.
Bottom Adjustable Tube
Diffuser
Solar Lens Dome
14
Rotate the Insulated Ceiling Diffuser onto the Ceiling
Trim Ring. See Section 9.
Installation Complete!
13
12
14
17
Section-11
Flex Light Pipe Installation
TOOLS & PARTS
(2) 2-1/2” Pan Head Sheet
Metal Screws (Not Included)
Flex Light Pipe Installation
For flex pipe installation, use steps listed below, referring to
those listed on previous pages for more specific install data.
1
3/32” Bit
Before going onto roof, cut the flex light pipe to length
needed from top of flashing to diffuser assembly. Install
one end of the flex light pipe onto the top section of the
rigid light pipe up to the flange. Secure with the flex pipe
with the hose clamp provided.
Drill
Phillips Drill Bit
2
On the roof, install the top section of the rigid light
pipe with attached flex pipe through the opening of
the flashing. The flange of the rigid light pipe should
rest on top of the flashing. Secure with self taping
screws provided.
3
In the attic, stretch the flex light pipe as taught as
possible. Secure the flex light pipe onto the bottom
section of rigid light pipe with the hose clamp provided.
Secure the bottom section of rigid light pipe into the
ceiling ring assembly such that the tabs lock it into place.
Extension Tube(s)
18
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