Episode 14 - Roof repair and
ceiling fan installation
My main goal in the last two weeks was to remove one of the
two overhead emergency escape hatches, shrink the resulting
hole to 14 inches square, and install a Maxxair ceiling fan, all
without introducing any leaks. I had never done work like this
before, and wanted to practice on a more modest project or
On the roof of the bus there was
a (now useless) strobe light near
Near the front was an air scoop (or perhaps an air extractor)
that let in lots of cold air in the winter.
I removed them both and patched the resulting holes
Encouraged by this, I removed the front escape hatch. It took
three tries, but I finally cut to the right size a patch for the
large hole, with a smaller square hole in it.
I got the Maxxair fan installed and running. Sealing it in place
was a challenge, because the metal roof has a bow at the
crest, but the flange around the fan does not. So far, there are
no puddles on the floor when it rains.
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