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How to Cut a Ceiling Opening for a Skylight

Step-by-step instructions for cutting an opening in the ceiling to install a skylight.

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Materials

  • drywall tape

Tools

  • reciprocating saw
  • keyhole saw
  • drill
  • 1/4" drill bit
  • stud finder
  • level
  • tape measure
  • chalk line
  • plastic sheeting

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Projects

Resources

  • Self-flashing venting skylight (model: 2852) from ODL Inc.