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Old 06-06-2016, 05:03 PM   #337
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My question would be why put screws in top of metal trim and not just around the skirt. <<< snip >>>
Aren't those "top screws" the ones that Maxim puts there to hold the assembly together? "Factory" screws... from the Maxim factory.

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Actually....

as RFP said (and I didn't read before posting this) the screws around the top are part of the factory assembly process. I just put screws in the holes in the skirt into the side of the curb.

You are probably right about the adhesive tape being sufficient. The original skylights were held with butyl tape. It came off pretty easily since it was exposed to the sunlight and was pretty hot when I pulled it off. It came off fairly easily but not so easy that wind would lift it, I think. I used the screws because that's what the instructions said to do. "Overkill is just about right", a friend of mine once said.


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No, the correct phrase is "There is no overkill, there is only 'open fire' and 'time to reload'!"

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Aren't those "top screws" the ones that Maxim puts there to hold the assembly together? "Factory" screws... from the Maxim factory.

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Rob; you are correct. The four screws on top are installed by Maxim. They do have a rubber gasket around each one, however I put a little dab of sealant over each one. I highly recommend installing two screws in each of the pre-drilled holes on all four sides, and cover them with a dab of sealant also.
The Maxims set up higher and have a square frame that has to catch more wind than the factory ones do! If Maxim didn't think it was necessary, I don't think they would punch the holes.
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Rob; you are correct. The four screws on top are installed by Maxim. They do have a rubber gasket around each one, however I put a little dab of sealant over each one.
Good idea... I'll do that when my new skylight arrives (can't wait!)


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I highly recommend installing two screws in each of the pre-drilled holes on all four sides, and cover them with a dab of sealant also. <<< snip >>>
My plans are to just put screws in (well, through) the pre-drilled holes on each side... not the front or back. Even that should be quite enough, given the additional "hold down power" of the caulk between the top of the curb and the skylight frame. If you think this an insane idea, just let me know!
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Good idea... I'll do that when my new skylight arrives (can't wait!)




My plans are to just put screws in (well, through) the pre-drilled holes on each side... not the front or back. Even that should be quite enough, given the additional "hold down power" of the caulk between the top of the curb and the skylight frame. If you think this an insane idea, just let me know!
What's four more screws? The holes are already there. I would think that the front ones are very important, due to catching all the wind! With the way the frame sticks up from the roof you will see how it catches much more wind, when compared to the OEM's. Don't skimp on four screws and a couple of ounces of sealant. "Do it right and Do it once!"
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What's four more screws? The holes are already there. I would think that the front ones are very important, due to catching all the wind! With the way the frame sticks up from the roof you will see how it catches much more wind, when compared to the OEM's. Don't skimp on four screws and a couple of ounces of sealant. "Do it right and Do it once!"
OK, slave driver, I'll do the extra screws! Oh well, I'm deep into profound overkill, so "extra screws" is about normal for me! And I thought that I might be mellowing a bit... ah ha... not so!

Thanks, for the guidance
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OK, slave driver, I'll do the extra screws! Oh well, I'm deep into profound overkill, so "extra screws" is about normal for me! And I thought that I might be mellowing a bit... ah ha... not so!

Thanks, for the guidance
I hope that you find this "guidance" to be in the correct direction? May I ask what color frame and % of tints you ordered?
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yeah, sorta like the 6.0L diesel engine Ford put in the late 2003 F-250s. Just because the "factory" does it does not make it right all the time. Google that one.

plus they make these things for buildings not airstreams per say. it might be some kind of standard thing they do with holes on top or they are used to hold the frame parts together. they seem to have a rubber washer under them but a dab of dicor will be good thing as well.


you are always better to screw in to the side flange than top that way the water will wick down the outside not inside, sorta like the crap you are taking off to replace.. screwed in top not side.

use a good adhesive and no screws needed.



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Old 06-08-2016, 07:49 AM   #346
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I hope that you find this "guidance" to be in the correct direction? May I ask what color frame and % of tints you ordered?
Well, Duke, I opted for bronze-bronze-clear with a white frame. We are hoping that will keep the solar heat gain to a minimum... and 'less light' through that big hole-in-the-roof would suit us just fine.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

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Well, Duke, I opted for bronze-bronze-clear with a white frame. We are hoping that will keep the solar heat gain to a minimum... and 'less light' through that big hole-in-the-roof would suit us just fine.

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

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I don't blame you, I'd stick to it too! I got the white powder coated frame to, I however wanted "maximum" heat and light transmission, so I went with the 50% grey outside, the 20% grey middle and clear inner flat panel. We love them and can tell a huge difference in the light and heat transmission! Now we can actually leave the silly little shade open and still see outside.

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Now That's my story!

And a good story at that... I love a happy ending! I'm confident our story will have a similarly-happy ending. I am really eager to get the skylight... I ordered it 5/27 and David told me that production lead time was some twenty days... I didn't think to ask if that was calendar days or business days... so my window of expectation runs from 6/16 all the way to 6/27. Dang, it seems like a lot longer time when I actually write it down!


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Mine came quicker than I was quoted. Maybe yours will too!
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for me it going to be like 12-13 business days, close to 20 from date of payment. this is powder coated which takes longer.

Out of doors mart in colfax used to carry them in stock but does not any more.

I called to make sure they had the inside trims and they were like "they are flying off the shelves" so i had them hold 2 for me to pickup on trip to boone nc next wednesday. glad i called as it woiuld have been a bummer to drop in and NO trims to get..

now to get camper here, get the old stuff off and on with the new FOREVER I hope.
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