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Old 08-07-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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A few more mods

Just a couple more mods since 06
1, shower skylight cover useing snaps and original holes (stopping the heat)
2, carring firewood so it does'nt interfer with the slider



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Old 08-08-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
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where did you get the shower cover?
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:23 PM   #3
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bwssr, it's from a local rv dealer . I'ts acually called SOLAR ENTRY DOOR WINDOW COVER, campingworld sells them for around $12. if you go online to campingworld type in the name and comes up .
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Interesting! Does the shower cover really make a difference?

Covering the shower skylight is an interesting idea. Does it really make that much of a difference?

I can't exactly see from the photo - but it looks like you used a screw in snap to hold it in place?

I'm thinking this could be an easy DIY project - snaps on fabric tabs on the corners of a fabric bag with the bottom layer a piece of foam core - on top thick batting. Just a little bit of sewing and only the bottom has to look pretty.
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cool! Thanks!
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2Susan, it makes a world of difference, when it's hot outside that is where the majority of the heat comes in from, the shade works great to stop it. You are right i used a screw in snap in the original holes that hold the frame work up so i didnt have to drill any new holes at all. Here is a picture taken looking straight up, it does'nt block all the light but the light was never the issue it was the heat.

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I take it you had to add the snaps to the cover? The description on the CW site says velcro is used to attach the cover.
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revrnd, you are right , the cover came with velcro and lasted about 2 hrs The glue let go from the heat and it was on the shower floor. I stared at it for awhile and decided on snaps. Snap on Snap off , been on for a month now, on days that it's really hot, i unsnap 1 corner to let some heat out. On another site some one posted that after covering there skylight completly, the heat cracked his skylight. so hopefully unsnapping 1 corner will let enough heat out.
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Did you use snaps that were attached to screws, or just used plain snaps w/ the original screws? I have some domes (snaps) somewhere around the house. I should've lightened the inventory @ work when I left (plant was closing in 5 months). I imagine most of our shop supplies were scrapped.

I checked @ Lowe's & Canadian Tire here in Ontario & nothing. I'll check w/ my supplier from my working days if they have stock to sell over the counter or do I have to buy a hundred.

I'll remove 1 of the screws to check the threaded length.

Just an idea. I wonder if you had access to your roof, if you could just put the solar blanket on the top of the skylight? Take the reflective mat'l & make it larger than the skylight & add some weight to the outer edge.
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Fabric stores carry the snaps, and most boat supply places as well. Look for the stainless steel ones.
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