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Old 05-26-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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Bubble window skylight in place of Windows??

So while browsing Pinterest I got this idea and I'm sure something like it has been done before but I'm not sure how or if they used the same materials I'm thinking of using.

Wanting to replace 3 Windows per section. Cutting out the frames in the middle to make one big window. Thinking of using a bubble skylight window. If it's possible, how would I do it?

I'm assuming you could get away with removing just one to join two windows but would need extra support if you did more than that?
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:06 PM   #2
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It certainly compromises the overall integrity of the safety cage.
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It certainly compromises the overall integrity of the safety cage.
Ok, that was my number one concern and I figured that was the case. Wonder if you could do steel re-enforcement beams before putting insulation and walls in?
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My Blue Bird was built similarly from the factory. Every other rib is cut so that pairs of rib-spaces are joined to enable larger windows. There are photos of it there. They've put a header over the top of the window space. The ribs between the windows also are reinforced with a U-shaped piece inserted inside the hat channel (shown there).
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #5
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Of course we cut the ribs when we do a roof raise but at least we put something back into place it's not just a giant void with no support.
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Of course we cut the ribs when we do a roof raise but at least we put something back into place it's not just a giant void with no support.
Absolutely.
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