(these instructions can be modified for Insulated Roof Panels)
1. Pick Your Location – Stop roof pan installation at the fan beam location. Cut the fan beam to length and place the fan beam in the roof pan. For engineering details see sheet S4.6 in the Duralum engineering found at: https://www.alumashade.com/diy-patio-cover-engineering/
2. Wiring – Drill a ⅝” hole in the pan & the fan beam from underneath at your fan location. Drill a hole that fits your conduit in the hanger & the fan beam at the house. You can use the same spade bit you used for the side plates on the posts. Pull wire through the fan beam, leave 12” hanging out the center ⅝” hole for wiring the fan later and enough wire at the house to reach your service connection. The wiring and ⅝” hole can be placed next to the fan beam with the non-insulated roof if you prefer. You will still need to anchor the lightbox to the fan beam. We usually use outdoor rolmex or direct burial wire.
*** as with all electrical work, we recommend you consult a licensed electrician.
3. Anchor the Fan Beam (House) – Use 4 screws through the wall hanger into the fan beam, 2 top, 2 bottom as per sheet S4.6. Be careful to protect the wiring and do not touch the wiring with your screws.
4. Anchor the Fan Beam (Header) – Anchor a #10 screw through the fan beam into the top of the header. If you are pulling power from the header be careful to protect the wiring and do not touch the wiring with your screws. Your wiring should also be protected where it goes through the ⅝” holes, we use rubber grommets to cover any sharp edges in the aluminum.
5. Install Fan Beam Cap (non-insulated only) – Install the next roof pan. Place fan beam cap over the pan that contains the fan beam and wiring, slide the fan beam cap under the flashing at the house. Screw the cap down to pans at the interlock. This will keep all water out of the roof pan that contains the wiring
6. Attaching Fan – Be careful not to damage the wires inside the fan beam. Consult the instructions that come with your fan to complete the installation.
***improper installation can cause injury or death, consult a licensed electrician***