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tubular skylight installed with dome in fake dormer?

tubular skylight installed with dome in fake dormer?

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Old 01-17-18, 11:22 AM
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tubular skylight installed with dome in fake dormer?

Hello
my first post. Anyone have any reasons why I shouldn't install a tubular skylight with outside portion located in a fake dormer (a dormer only exposed to unoccupied attic space)? Right now the dormer is covered with shutters. Picture attached (sorry about the quality). I'd like to install a real window in it to allow light to reach the dome of the skylight within the dormer. The other end will provide natural light to a bathroom. Why?
It should be easier to prevent leaks/moisture issues since I am not penetrating the roofing envelope.
It seems easy to install that way.
I appreciate any wisdom you care to share!
Dave
 
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Old 01-18-18, 07:29 AM
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There will not be near enough light doing it that way.
Needs to be mounted on the roof.
 
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Old 01-18-18, 04:23 PM
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From the ones I've seen in operation.... direct sunlight on the dome gives the best light. You wouldn't get too much direct sun on that dormer window.
 
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