Wednesday, February 15, 2017

First Cut

A week after purchase, Cujo decides where to place the fan. Honestly, I was a little worried about cutting a hole in the roof of the van.  Luckily, Cujo did his research and knows how to follow the lines.   

Measuring and drawing the lines to cut.
In order to keep the inside of the van cool and dry we chose to install a Fantastic brand vent fan, Model 2250. Installation is relatively simple with the Impact3D roof adapter, just trace the inside of the adapter onto the roof with a sharpie, mask off the edges and cut with a jig saw.

Cujo is making the cut!
Success! Bugger has a hole in the roof. 

 Next step, is to install the fan into the whole and test:
  1. Adhere the Impact3D roof adapter to the roof of the van with 3M Window Weld and let cure for 12 hours
  2. Set the fan body into the hole and drill pilot holes through the adapter and roof for the screws 
  3. Add a layer of butyl tape around the perimeter of the fan body
  4. Screw the body into the adapter and roof. 
  5. Cover the adapter and lip of fan body with Dicor Self Leveling Sealant. 
    Dicor Self Leveling Sealant applied
  6. Test the van!

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