06:31AM | 04/23/99
i have a two story home that is 3 years old. at the top of our stairway, the area is very dark-no natural light anywhere. i'm tinking a skylight would br great, but the hassleof building a light shaft does not appeal to me.i have heard about "light tubes".
i'd like to hear from anyone that has installed one, any problems,etc. also, any advise on selecting a brand? thanks!


10:41PM | 04/23/99
I saw a program last weekend with JoJo from hometime. They installed one in a kitchen (in about 2 minutes TV time). It looked like it was about as easy as installing bathroom fan. The cool trick They did was to set a little flashlight in the attic pointing upward. This allowed them to easily locate where to center the roof cut. I suppose you could also use a plumb bob if you wanted to have a zen tool experience.

The thing got some light into the kitchen but looked about like a big can-light and was by no means as cool as a nice big sky-light. I can see trees, birds and a church steeple out of the skylight in my stairwell. If you have the money & time a skylight rocks.



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