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Making a tight 90 degree turn with 10" SolaTube "skylight"

Making a tight 90 degree turn with 10" SolaTube "skylight"

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Old 11-25-13, 05:20 PM
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Making a tight 90 degree turn with 10" SolaTube "skylight"

Hi,
I am not sure if this is the right forum to post, but thought roofers deal with skylights more than most everyone else. so hoping you guys may have an answer or suggestion for me. Please feel free to move into correct forum thread.

I have a 10" air duct and a 10" solar tube "skylight" sitting right next to each other dropping pretty much in parallel from my attic to the fist floor.
I would like to move the solar tube from one side of the air duct to the other. Called the solar tube manufacturer, unfortunately the 90 degree elbow they have is so massive, it would make it pretty much impossible to make that 90 degree turn in the space I have.
Is there any way around it? Is there maybe "generic" 90 degree light tunnel that has a square configuration rather than round one?

Thanks in advance,
 
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Old 11-25-13, 06:07 PM
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Solar tubes are so precisely made that any deviation from the manufacturer's recommendation will give less than stellar (no pun) performance.
 
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Old 11-25-13, 06:50 PM
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If you have to move it to the other side, relocating it so that it continues to go straight up (or whichever way it currently does) would be your best bet.
 
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thank you!

I think, my best bet would be to leave it where it is now and let it go
 
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LOL, didn't know that was an option. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
 
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