Top Hat Flashing/Curb Roof Mount Installation Manual

Top Hat Flashing/Curb Roof Mount Installation Manual
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THIS QUALITY PRODUCT!
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING!
TOP HAT FLASHING/ CURB ROOF MOUNT ARE SUITABLE FOR FLAT AND PITCHED ROOFS WITH SHINGLE, FLAT TILE, FLAT
METAL, RUBBER, ROLLED ROOFING AND FOAM ROOFING THRU A 7/12 PITCH.
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.
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
ATTIC
CEILING
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
(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
LOCATE AND PUSH PROBE THROUGH through the ceiling to the ceiling joist (Fig. 2). Use
the enclosed compass to locate the center of the
Figure 1
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,
CENTER OF HOLE
the compass slides up and down on the center pipe
ATTIC creating an elliptical circle. Proceed by cutting the
CEILING ceiling hole.
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
LOCATE HOLE,
(Fig. 4). Drill a small hole up through the roof. It
PLACE COMPASS,
may be necessary to push a probe up through the
MAKE CIRCLE,
hole to help you locate it
CUT
Figure 3
USING COMPASS MARK ROOF
Figure 5
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 to fit the outside of
the flashing.(It may be necessary to remove some
of the shingles on the top side of your hole). Now
slide the flashing under the shingles, taking care as
not to damage the black paper under the shingles
(Fig. 7).
ATTIC
CEILING
WITH A DRYWALL SAW
CUT FROM PROBE LOCATION
THROUGH CEILING TO
CEILING JOIST
Figure 2
PLUM + MEASURE
Figure 4
Figure 6
SLIDE FLASHING
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 flashing assembly to the
hole after checking the fit remove the flashing
assembly.. Turn it upside down. Put 2 heavy
beads of caulk near the outer edger of the
flange , all the way around the flashing. Turn the
dome over (do not lay the flashing down on the
roof). Slide the flashing assembly under the
shingles with the condensation drain tube to the
lowest side, lifting the flashing assembly so you
don't spread the caulking on the roof. With the
flashing assembly in place, fasten the flashing
assembly with stainless steel screws. Seal
around the dome and flashing (do not seal the
drain tube as it needs to drain), and 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
paper or 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
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 to lock it in place.
NOW THAT YOU ARE DONE,
ENJOY THE LIGHT!
STAINLESS DOME SCREWS (9 TO 15)
PREASSEMBLED
CLEAR POLYCARBONATE
DOME with RUBBER GASKET
& GALVALUME FLASHING / CURB
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
Station3/Installation/TopHatInstallationInstructions031604
COMPONENT PARTS
TM
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement