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Old 03-31-2011, 01:45 PM   #15
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Haven't cut a hole yet, but we will this summer. I was going to buy a hole saw the right diameter - I'm guessing 6 1/4" without measuring the fan.

I would cut the hole as close to the center of the roof line as possible, or at least stay away from the sharper curves of the roof line. The flatter the roof where you cut the hole, the easier it will be to seal around the fan.

For power, you can probably tap off an existing roof vent or ceiling light fixture. You should be able to find a 12 VDC wire to splice into and run to your new fan location. You could try and run it above the ceiling, or you could install a small surface mount wire chase and run the wire in that. If you ran the wire chase next to some ceiling trim strips (if there are any), I bet it would blend in fairly well.

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:08 PM   #16
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I've noticed this before from other people, too. How many people are going to enter their Airstream in a Concourse event, where the judges are going to climb up on the roof to see if it's scratched?
Obviously, take reasonable precautions, but don't go overboard. I'd much rather get a couple of scratches on the roof than possibly go sliding off it because I was crawling around on a slippery towel. The stop at ground level really hurts. Ask how I know...
But I was going to entire the 'ol gal in the concourse in Monterey next month!

Not really concerned about the top that can't be seen except for denting it. I could see a big dent in top from 2nd story house window so someone already messed it up. Lucky it can not be seen grime street level. More concerned about scratching and denting back side form the ladder. I love the idea of the pipe insulation.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:10 PM   #17
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Here's the switch panel for the fan. Not sure how/where you'll want this panel when you install one but it's a consideration.
I've got to get that double switch for fan and pump. Where can I get one of those? See pict for what I want to replace...
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:13 PM   #18
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I've got to get that double switch for fan and pump. Where can I get one of those? See pict for what I want to replace...
I'm reading this back and laughing and rolling my eyes! I absolutely hate this iPhone, it's "keyboard" and it's spell checker. Not really an Apple fan anyway.
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A fan I like and will be installing on ours is a matine fane that is solar powered. Solar powered exhaust ventilation during daylight - passive exhaust at night (700 ft³⁄hr.) No switches no wire

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