Gable Mount Vent Manual

Gable Mount Vent Manual
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SUNUP TO SUNDOWN SOLAR STAR IS ON THE JOB
Solar Star, the solar-powered attic ventilation leader, brings
you the most technologically-advanced, environmentallyfriendly solution today. Best of all, Solar Star brings you the
solution that costs nothing to operate. Imagine the savings!
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NEED ANOTHER SOLAR PANEL?
BUY THE SOLAR PANEL ADD-ON KIT!
SUPPRESS HEAT BUILD-UP
A hot attic acts like a giant radiator, transferring heat into
your living spaces and sending both utility bills and temperatures soaring. In colder climates, heat build-up in an attic
causes snow to melt and run down where it freezes at the
eaves, which causes destructive ice damming. By placing
the Solar Star Gable Fan where it is most effective - the
highest point in the gable - it can properly ventilate your
attic, helping to equalize interior and exterior temperatures.
The result is a properly ventilated attic which prolongs your
roof's life, lowers your utility costs, and makes your living
environment more comfortable. Solar Star:
• Reduces heat build up.
• Prolongs roof life.
• Reduces air conditioing costs.
• Prevents ice damming.
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Moisture from everyday activities such as showers,
cooking and laundry forces itself into your attic.
• Reduces moisture.
• Fights mold.
• Protects roof structure.
• Reduces heating costs.
2. Power Drill
3. Ladder
Install at your own risk!
• Installation requires 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:
• Avoid working on surfaces that are slippery or wet.
• Use foot-wear with excellent traction.
When continuous exposure to the sun is limited on your
roof, consider adding an additional solar panel. Solar Star's
Add-On solar panel is the perfect solution for:
• east/west facing roof slopes,
• shadowing from trees, and/or
• avoiding morning or afternoon shadowing from other
structures or rooftop equipment.
INSTALLATION TIPS
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Solar Star products develop 100% of their operational power from the sun; therefore, it is very important
that the solar panel be exposed to as much sunlight as
possible. The best location for the Solar Star solar
panel is on a south-facing slope.
3. Install
intake vents (not provided) low on the roof
slope to create continuous airflow through your attic.
Notes: Research has shown that for the highest level of
effectiveness, Solar Star products, matched with proper
location and static intake vents, provide balanced
ventilation. Airflow will vary according to latitude as
well as atmospheric and climate conditions.
BATTLES MOISTURE
Many of today's houses have insufficient ventilation and
air exchange. This causes high humidity levels from
everyday activities. This moisture migrates through the
ceiling towards the roof where it comes in contact with
the cold structure. Here ice and frost form causing damage to your roof structure. Additionally, moisture can saturate insulation, reducing its functionality. Not to mention that moisture in the attic can promote mold, fungal
decay and plywood delamination. Solar Star:
R E Q U I R E D T O O L S:
PRECAUTIONS
Soffit or eave vents are preferred.
Fresh air is drawn
in through lower
intake vents.
INSTALLATION
THE INSTALLATION UNTIL YOU HAVE
READ THE ENTIRE INSTRUCTIONS
INCLUDING THESE WARNINGS.
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2. Install
the Gable Fan at the highest point in the gable
for proper ventilation. Block any remaining areas of
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the gable opening to allow Solar Star’s Gable Fan to
draw air from lower intake vents. Ensure net free air
opening is a minimum of 1/150 of attic area or is
meeting your local building code requirements.
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Most electric-powered attic ventilators are engaged by a
thermostat, so they only work when attic temperatures have
already built up. Because of this, thermostat activated
units are forced to play catch up with built up heat. Other
systems may have a humidistat measuring the moisture level
in an attic. This too is a problem because when humidity
levels reach the preset activation level, condensation and
moisture have already reached a critical point.
The solution is Solar Star. Solar Star doesn't have the costly
problem of replacing thermostats or humidistats like electric
attic ventilators. And since Solar Star functions from sunup
to sundown, humidity and temperature levels never reach
those critical activation levels. Add in the fact that there is
NO electrical wiring; it is easy to see why Solar Star is the
perfect solution.
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Solatube International, Inc. © 2003
2210 Oak Ridge Way • Vista, CA 92083
Phone: 800-966-7652 • Fax: 760-599-5181
www.solatube.com
Part Number #122023 v1.00
• Use only strong, well supported ladders.
• Work only in calm dry weather.
• When in an attic, ensure that your weight is supported at all times
with structurally sound framing; dry wall 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 an attic, 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.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: Select Unit Location
Screw into stud
Determine area to attach Gable Fan.
Gable Fan must be secured between
studs or outside studs in the gable area.
Pre drill pilot holes in Gable Fan housing where attachments will be used in
securing housing to framing. NOTE:
If chosen area is wider than 16"
(405mm), create wood frame to
secure unit to gable.
Step 1
Step 2: Install The Unit
Secure Solar Star Gable Fan with at
least four (4) screws (provided) to
the framing area with motor facing
the attic.
SCREW
Step 3: Mount solar panel to roof
within a 12' (3.5m) area of Gable
Fan. Using the four (4), 2" (51mm)
screws provided, secure unit to roof
through the four corner holes in
mounting bracket. Coat screw
heads with sealant (not provided).
Route 15' (4.5m) power cable to
Gable Fan.
Step 2-3
Male connection
from solar panel
Back of Motor
Step 4: Connect power cable terminals to motor terminal in Gable Fan
unit. Connect black wire to black terminal, and red wire to red terminal.
Secure loose wires away from fan
blade with zip ties (provided) so as
not to interfere with moving fan blade.
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BLACK
RED
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Female connection
from solar panel
Step 4
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