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Old 05-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #15
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Our Holiday Rambler has the day/night shades and has one installed horizontally in a 12 x 20 skylight over the sink. We usually keep it in the 'night' position what pretty much keeps all the light/heat out of the kitchen area. I've never noticed any over heating and both the sky light and the shade still look good. Maybe one would work for yours as well. They are made by Ascot Enterprises, Inc. Bob

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #16
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Jan & Bob,

Thanks for the link to the Ascot day/night blinds. This is exactly what I had in mind.

The problem, however, is not with finding blinds. The problem is that, according to New Horizons, the skylight manufacturer doesn't recommend using blinds with their skylights.

While I appreciate the information on blinds, I am more interested in finding skylight manufacturers that support blinds.

I will keep those Ascot blinds in mind, though, because one way or another I'll need something like them.

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Old 05-20-2011, 10:31 AM   #17
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Has anyone painted the outside vent or skylight cover with white latex paint? If so, did it work? Were there any problems?
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:47 PM   #18
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Popcorn Man,

If I wind up painting my fan cover, it won't be with latex paint. Wal-mart carries a relatively new paint that is made for plastics. I have used that paint on PVC pipe and it works pretty well, certainly well enough to blacken a fan cover. The spray cans are in the paint section at our Wal-mart, and probably your Wal-mart as well. I think the paint's made by Krylon.

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