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Old 10-03-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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polycarbonate sheets

Hi all,

I'm planning to put a roof over my deck, this will consist of five sheets of 8ml polycarbonate. Each sheet is 4'x18'.

My Question is, the only connector the distributor could get me is the "H" profile not the base and cap system.(the base and cap is just like the H except you can put down the bottom half, then your sheet, then snap the top half on)

My question is, anyone know how tough it will be to join these sized sheets with the H profile? Can you tap in the sheet from the side or do you need to slide it on from one end? Any recommended lubricant?

I would accept any and all practical advice. Thanks


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Old 10-03-2008, 11:38 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like your talking to the wrong folks. Get in touch with the manufacturer and buy the proper parts as the original design calls for.


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Old 10-05-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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You're talking about 8 mil thick double wall polycarbonate panels - PalRam SunLite or similar product.

You WILL NEED the Snap H channel to successfully install those panels. The reg. H channel is too tight to slide up 18' and you'll damage the panels trying to beat it in from the side.

Find another distributor.

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