instructions for a typical Roof

  1. Your installation package should include 4 -2” roof screws, 6 – ¾” self drilling mount screws, 4” of sealing tape, 3 Ty-raps and the panel mount.

  2. Locate the 6 – ¾”. Notice the adjustable 9” leg holes are offset. Attach the 9” leg to the bottom mount with the offset closest to the inside of the angle (Depending on your roof pitch, this may have to be moved for best adjustment later).

  3. Attach the roof mount to the solar panel. The 5” leg mounts at the single hole.

  4. Existing Attic Vent.

  5. Gently pry up existing vent approximately 4" at the bottom using a flat bar.

  6. Lift up vent and insert fan and check for fit.

  7. Carefully cut scored lines if necessary to fit and insert fan. Full size is for 75sqin vents.

  8. Ensure bottom flange seats in existing roof vent hole.

  9. Feed fan cable through the vent near the bottom, up and out, (not between the vent and shingles) then replace the vent to its original location. If you have a vent with a screen, cut a 1/2” slit in the screen and feed the cable through the slit.

  10. Mount solar panel to roof with 4 screws using the included sealing tape cut into 4 equal pieces at each screw location.

  11. Connect the fan cable to the solar panel and adjust solar panel.*

  12. CAPTURE MAXIMUM SUN! After connecting the fan cable to the solar panel, adjust solar panel to approximately 10 degrees from horizontal towards the south or southwest if possible.*

  13. After securing the panel to its most efficient adjustment, Ty-rap the cable to the adjustment leg to secure the cable.

  14. Finished unit.

* The mid summer is typically the hottest days. If possible, point the solar panel, flat to the sun, (the most exposure possible for maximum power) at approximately 3 o’clock sun. Peak heat and sun times may vary in your location.

WARNING: To protect yourself and others from injury, always exercise caution and use appropriate safety gear (restraints, safety glasses, gloves, etc.) when using a ladder, working on a rooftop, using power tools or handling a vent unit. Installation work and electrical wiring must be completed in accordance with all applicable building codes and standards, including fire requirements.

 

instructions for Soffit installation

Suggested steps for installation of a soffit vent (you may have other options). Works best with the Duraflo 8x8, 21 sq. in. Standard Gable Vent model # 620808

  1. Determine best location for fan installation. (Recommend using a feeler wire to determine if there are any obstacles which may inhibit installation).

    • Drill 1/8" hole in the middle of the proposed installation location.

    • Sing a wire (such as a coat hanger) bend it about 9" and insert it into the hole, spin it 360 degrees.

    • If nothing is in the way proceed to the next step.

    • If something is in the way, move either to another location or over a few inches from obstacle.

  2. Mark the outline of the vent.

  3. Use a Drill to make holes in the 4 corners of the outline.

  4. Recommend the use of a jig or reciprocating saw to cut outline.

  5. Drill ½" hole in location where the wire to the solar panel is to be located.

  6. Carefully cut inner scored line required to mount fan into vent and secure. Recommend 4 3/4” #6 screws.

  7. Route wire through hole and mount vent (be sure to mount vent as recommended by manufacturer).

  8. Mount and adjust solar panel on roof where best exposed sun will be located.

  9. Connect and secure wiring as needed.

 

Gable End installation instructions

Suggested steps for installation of a gable end vent (you may have other options). Works best with the Duraflo 8x8, 21 sq. in. Standard Gable Vent model # 620808.

  1. Determine best location for fan installation.

  2. Best to ensure there is no rafter support in middle of gabled end, or electrical wiring (A look in the attic is recommended prior to installation).

  3. Mark the outline of the vent.

  4. Use a Drill to make holes in the 4 corners of the outline.

  5. Recommend the use of a jig or reciprocating saw to cut outline.

  6. Drill ½" hole in location where the wire to the solar panel is to be located.

  7. Carefully cut the inner scored line required to mount fan into vent and secure. Recommend 4 3/4” #6 screws.

  8. Route wire through hole and mount vent (be sure to mount vent as recommended by manufacturer).

  9. Mount and adjust solar panel on roof where best exposed sun will be located.

  10. Connect and secure wiring as needed.

WARNING: To protect yourself and others from injury, always exercise caution and use appropriate safety gear (restraints, safety glasses, gloves, etc.) when using a ladder, working on a rooftop, using power tools or handling a vent unit. Installation work and electrical wiring must be completed in accordance with all applicable building codes and standards, including fire requirements.