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How to Install an Electric Skylight

Natural light from above is a beautiful enhancement to any home. This project will walk you through the complete process of installing your own electric skylight.

Materials

  • 2x10 board
  • 2x4 boards
  • caulk
  • electrical tape
  • long boards
  • paint
  • primer
  • wire nuts
  • wood filler
  • wood screws
  • drywall tape
  • roofing felt
  • 1-1/2" finish nails
  • 1-1/2" galvanized screws
  • roofing tar
  • step flashing
  • 16-penny nails
  • roofing cement
  • 1x trim stock
  • 1x4 clear pine boards
  • 1x12 clear pine boards
  • metal 4" x 4" junction box

Tools

  • chisel
  • paintbrush
  • chalk line
  • circular saw
  • drill
  • hammer
  • jigsaw
  • keyhole saw
  • level
  • reciprocating saw
  • stud finder
  • table saw
  • tape measure
  • utility knife
  • wire strippers
  • plastic sheeting
  • caulking gun
  • wire cutters
  • flat pry bar
  • work gloves
  • 4" knife
  • roof jacks
  • 1/4" drill bit
  • adjustable square

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