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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #57
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Nice job Steve but really Nice Bronco!
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #58
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Thank You I did the Bronco Last year.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #59
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The mod Donna referred to is pretty cool. I wonder if one could tuck one of those led light cords in behind the flange and achieve the same results. I'm talking about using the clear plastic flexible tubes with leds in them. One might use a little glue to hold them in place. It should give similar results with less work.

The fan install photos look great so far. Thanks for those.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #60
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This idea for an exterior build up is just what I needed. Plan on installing a FF in our new to us Trillium 45oo. I wanted to compensate for the thickness on the outside to keep interior height and wanted not to have to do fiberglass work on the top and wanted a build up that wouldn't rot or swell like wood would- You have clearly illustrated the perfect solution-Thank you!!! Great job w/ the photos.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #61
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Thanks for mentioning that one Donna.
If the electricity is "right there" why not have some ambient light?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #62
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Steve you did a Great Job! Little scary Im sure making that first cut into the roof, but well worth it for that fan!

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #63
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Nice job steve and a great way to skin the cat.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:00 PM   #64
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Final follow-up,
Today I finished my Fantastic Fan installation. The crank up knob to raise the hatch ended up almost flush with the ceiling. the face of the fan screen sits up in the inside trim ring about an inch. Nothing to bump your head on. Before installing the fan I installed the 10 ohm 10 watt resistor mod as recomended by Fantastic fan. I installed it on the white wire where it plugs into the fan reversal switch. I also installed a push on, push off switch routed to bypass this resistor. Switch on, the ground runs straight to the reversal switch. Push off, and the ground runs through the resistor to the reversal switch thus slowing the fan speed. This will give you six possible fan speeds in both forward and reverse. There are write-ups on this site where I got the origional information. Credit goes to those authors who blazed the trail before me. This mod works extremely well and should have been standard on these fans.
Thank you for all the kind words you have given me and the contributions of this forum members who set me on the right path.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:13 PM   #65
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I now have a new plan.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #66
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I love it when a plan comes together! Congrats Steve on the great job and innovative thinking. I went to Tap Plastics today since there's one in my town. I'm having them fabricate a spacer out of the Starboard product Derek recommended. It'll be ready on Thurs. I'm going to use about 80 lb of butyl tape just be on the safe side. It won't leak, but it may cave in the roof. Yikes!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:17 AM   #67
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Since you will have to pay for the large piece of plastic make sure you get the center cutouts they make a great cuting board.
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Since you will have to pay for the large piece of plastic make sure you get the center cutouts they make a great cuting board.
Good suggestion. I'll be sure to do that.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:59 AM   #69
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Really nice install!!!! If I had to do mine over, fiberglass tube would definitely be my choice over polyethylene. I'm still unclear exactly how you placed the cloth when bonding the tubes. Probably need to check it out again when I haven't been staring at a computer all day.

I love the led strip on in fan idea. I've been using a strip in the sleeping area and I love the colors brightness adjustment. Eventually I'll probably upgrade to a multi channel controller and install various strips, now I think a strip inside the lifted area above my wood trim would be a great spot for one.
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