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Carpenters and Builders Layout, Foundation and Framing (Audels) 7th Ed - M. Miller, R. Miller (Wiley, 2005) WW

Carpenters and Builders Layout, Foundation and Framing (Audels) 7th Ed - M. Miller, R. Miller (Wiley, 2005) WW

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The skylight shown in Figure 12-5 is positioned in this home to
provide an openness and free-space look for the entrance, foyer,
and family room. As can be seen, the makeshift ladder placed on

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Figure 12-5 Skylight viewed from inside during house con-
struction.

top of the scaffolding makes for a dangerous working condition
when it is located over 25 feet off the floor. The octagonal design is
incorporating (from a design standpoint) a square-domed skylight.
This type of skylight does have the disadvantage of providing extra
heatinthehouseduringsummerdays.Theyarealsonoisy.Thenoise

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from traffic nearby can be both annoying and tiring. The skylight
pictured does not open. The area from the roof to the ceiling, by
way of the attic, must be finished off with drywall and painted.
The skylight shown in Figure 12-6 is a smaller type that serves
well in a kitchen to make it a lighter and roomier place for cooking
and serving food. This one is fixed. It requires a large light tunnel
to be framed in and drywalled through the attic.

Figure 12-6 Smaller skylight used to brighten up a kitchen
area.

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