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Old 03-16-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Skylight leaking

Hello all, I have a motorhome with a neo angle skylight above the shower. I did a measurement and it's not a standard size. It's angle measures 31x14.. I talked to easytops?? And they can make it, but the holes for mounting are not drilled. Kinda weird that you pay $200 for a piece of plastic that's not ready to install. don't want to crack the new one.. any ideas?

Also, the inner plastic piece has some cracking, are these special angle too? It looks rectangular . Thank you, chris
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:35 PM   #2
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How would they know where to put the holes, unless you could give them a template?
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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When you remove the old one, use it as your template for hole locations, (you might want to cut it up).

Pre-drill all the holes.
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Gary, Thanks for your reply. Yeah, other skylights are pre drilled. It's not a problem that the holes all match.. you just
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You just fill the holes and use the rest
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:18 PM   #6
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Beach dude, thanks for your reply. It looks to be at least 30 holes, haven't removed yet. Maybe I could use a workbench and drill from old into the new one. They use self drilling screws, but I don't want to chance cracking it. I was hoping to find one pre drilled. My luck of course
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before you remove it. Why is it leaking? Does it need caulking, crack that can be epoxed, what
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To keep from cracking it when you drill, start drilling with the drill in reverse until a nice sized divit is made. That should help you get started without cracking it. If it goes fast enough you can drill the entire hole in reverse.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:44 PM   #9
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Edsperfect, thanks for your reply. I've dicored it a few times. And it's 28 years old, and looks bad. Cloudy... and spots where the gray color wore out. I figured that being that old isn't worth patching it up. Chris

Keymaster, thanks for your reply. Thanks for the idea. I'll try that. I believe that the screws are #8 , so probably 5/64 bit. Gotta look at it first. Chris
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Did you try Foxlite for the skylite?

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I tried to remove skylight today. Previous owner siliconed the cracks on Mount screws. Cracked in 3 places. And the damn screws are rusty. Got 1 out. Looks like I gotta extract the rest.
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Chboone, I tried to contact foxlite. I called them Thursday morning, the guy said hed call back in a couple hours, he didn't. I called again later Thursday afternoon he said Ill call ya later or Friday, he didn't. And no call on Monday. I don't think he wanted my business I guess.

A skylight the same size I cant find, but I found one 3 inches wider and ordered it from Amazon.

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Sorry to here the problem with Foxlite. I have never ordered from them, but have read where other's have, didn't seem they had any problems. I will be ordering from them in the next few months. They show they have the curb mount skylite that is shaped like an emerald cut gemstone,*which mine is.
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Why not cut it to the next bigger standard size?
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