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Old 06-12-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Removing the Air Conditioner and adding a skylight

Hey guys, new here. Just bought a 76' argosy and removed the interior, painting, fixing the floor, and on my way to adding a whole new setup. Having a great time. (ok fine, I'm fixing the floor tomorrow so I reserve the right to retract that having a great time statement.)

Question? I really want to pull off the air conditioner and replace it with a skylight. Can anyone direct me to a link or offer advice as to how this might be done. I'm a little intimidated by the notion of building the whole curb and interior detail out of aluminum. Is this something I could do partially in teak? Are there any prefab kits that make it easier. Not sure where to start. anything is helpful.

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:40 PM   #2
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Are you adding a different kind of AC somewhere else? By the way, my last name is also Schulz.

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Old 06-13-2014, 08:43 AM   #3
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Remove AC. secure drain and power lines in case you reverse direction.

Measure opening... go to sheet metal shop and have them build a "curb ". Make it same dimension as other roof curb.have joints welded..(a must) .

Use C channel aluminum to support gap between roof and ceiling. Secure with Olympic rivets. Next mount curb and Maxim skylight.
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