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Old 06-15-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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Sealing 4"x4" hole in roof?

My friend and I just cut a 4x4 hole in the roof of his bus in order to put a ladder onto the platform we built on top. The original way we tried would not work and I was hoping for some ideas. Our goal is to be able to have the cover removable but still weather proof. The ceiling is a double walled sheet metal. The hole is off set to the side of the roof where there is a slight curve. We were hoping to use wood and a sealer but maybe we just had the wrong technique. Most of the wet seasons it will be stored under a tarp but there is always the chance of rain where we live. (Portland, Or) We need the frame to be solid enough to accommodate many people going in and out. If needed, I have pictures.
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Post those pics so we can get a better idea of what you are dealing with.
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going to have to make some sort of a gutter around it so the water will stay out!
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...You talking a 4 FOOT X 4 FOOT opening? ...
I think he means a 4" by 4" hole.
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Thread title sez 4" x 4".
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Sorry, 4'x4' Here are the inside and outside pictures of the frame we used. The roof is a double wall and the edges are still raw sheet metal. Our worries are the proper way to seal the hole and the frame. Maybe post some pictures of how you did it. I am starting to get the feeling this conversion is becoming an obsession for us and will not stop here.
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