Skylight Solatube Diffuser Cracked

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Old 05-01-15, 03:02 PM
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Skylight Solatube Diffuser Cracked

Hi, We just purchased a home with a Solatube 10 inch skylight where the diffuser is cracked. The home was built in 1995. When I called the manufacturer they said they don't make that model anymore and said you have to buy the whole bottom, diffuser, and lens affect.

Do you know of a cheaper way to fix without buying the whole unit. Places where older skylight parts are sold, generic diffusers that would work, any advice?
 
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Old 05-03-15, 09:53 AM
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You could try a home parts recycler, like Bring in Lane County, or even a Habitat Restore--the one in Eugene has lots of older odds and ends like that.
 
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Old 05-03-15, 11:41 AM
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You are talking of the diffuser on the ceiling of the room, right? I know they are usually opaque. Could you not cut a 2' x 4' fluorescent diffuser into the required circle size and set it in the metal rim? 24 in. x 48 in. Clear Prismatic Styrene Lighting Panel (5-Pack)-LP2448SCP-5 - The Home Depot
 
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Old 05-03-15, 12:49 PM
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Or a glass company could cut a piece of privacy glass to fit. A large glass company will have a variety of stiles to choose from. Larry's way though will be much cheaper.
 
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I know they are usually opaque.
Opaque means that no light would come through, they are translucent, which means they do not allow you to see through them but they do pass diffused light.
 
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Old 05-03-15, 04:01 PM
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Caught by the grammar cops again Up against the wall!!!! I was showing my opaqueness, I guess.
 
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