Issuu on Google+

CI/SfB|

|(52.5)|

January 2004 Uniclass L7315 + L2123

ACO LightShaft Daylight and fresh air. Naturally.

|


ACO LightShaft OVERVIEW

Why choose ACO LightShaft?

Strong



Maximum daylight transmission thanks to bright white polypropylene body



Tough, tear-proof glass-fibre reinforced body





Allows natural airflow to basement

Will not crack if distorted by excessive loading or abuse



Strong galvanized steel gratings, safe for pedestrians or car parking



All versions suitable for pedestrian or vehicle traffic, depending on choice of grating



Watertight design eliminates damp problems



Can be fitted to walls with exterior insulation



Simple, rapid installation saves time and money



Versatile thanks to wide range of accessories

The LightShaft System: The beauty of the ACO Allround LightShaft is in the detail: every model has a drain point and sealant groove around the mating surface with the basement wall, making watertight installation straight forward. For standard applications four wall anchors (supplied) hold the shaft securely, and each unit is supplied with full installation instructions. A choice of gratings are available; whether heavy load capacity or optimum light transmission is your priority.

Versatile

The accessories supplied with the LightShaft are tailored to each and every application to ensure the best fit and greatest strength.



Watertight, even in areas with a high water table



Choice of four gratings



Suitable for all wall types



Suitable for bituminous or white tanked walls



Drainage connection for watertight installations

If appearances are important, clip-on stainless steel trims are also available, as well as safety glass raincovers. For externally tanked walls in areas with a high water table, an additional kit is available to ensure LightShaft sealing, as well as a choice of drainage options to deal with rainwater.

2

Secure 

Safety glass raincovers available for all installations



Anti-vandal grating securing clips


ACO LightShaft ACO 400mm ALLROUND LIGHTSHAFT - SPECIFICATION

Material

Easy to fit

The robust main body is manufactured from bright white glass-reinforced polypropylene, giving an ideal mix of elasticity, stability and watertightness, while maximising natural light transmission.

All LightShafts come with a set of assembly instructions and fitting kits. Please see pages 11-15 for installation details. Drilling locations for the four standard mounting points are clearly marked on the mounting face. Further blind mounting points for watertight installations are clearly marked.

Easy to specify All LightShaft bodies are supplied with the relevant grating and fitting kits to fulfil your requirements exactly.

W

H

D

LightShaft Size

100mm

Y

Window Width (mm)

Grating Size (mm)

H (mm)

D (mm)

W (mm)

Y (mm)

Pressurised Watertight Applications

800 x 600 x 400

800

840 x 400

666

429

920

809

Yes

1000 x 600 x 400

1000

1040 x 400

666

429

1120

1008

Yes

1000 x 1000 x 400

1000

1040 x 400

1073

429

1120

1008

Yes

1000 x 1300 x 400

1000

1040 x 400

1373

429

1120

1008

Yes

3


ACO LightShaft ACO 400mm ALLROUND LIGHTSHAFT - EXTENSION PIECES



Extension pieces are available for both 800 and 1000mm wide LightShafts, and up to three may be used per LightShaft



Safe for pedestrian passage



No cutting necessary to fit extension pieces



Extension pieces are not watertight or suitable for vehicle passage



Fitting kit included

Removable grating with anti-vandal securing clips Reinforcement pieces

Backfilled soil, compacted in layers

No additional reinforcement pieces are required where only one extension piece is used. Where LightShafts are fitted with more than one extension piece, the first and second extension piece must be fitted with a reinforcement piece.

Homogenous backfill, ideally gravel and sand

150mm min.

Optional drainage

D

H

W

Extension Piece

4

Height Range (stepless adjustment) (mm) 1 Ext. Piece 2 Ext. Piece 3 Ext. Piece

H (mm)

D (mm)

W (mm)

800 x 400

90-300

300-580

580-860

320

431

1040

1000 x 400

90-300

300-580

580-860

320

431

1240


ACO LightShaft ACO 400mm ALLROUND LIGHTSHAFT - ACCESSORIES

Grating options

Drainage

Expanded mesh grating, pedestrian loadings up to 1.5kN

Standard outlet, with foul air trap and standard 100mm pipe attachment Mesh grating, mesh size 30 x 30mm, pedestrian loadings up to 1.5kN

Mesh grating, mesh size 30 x 10mm, pedestrian loadings up to 1.5kN, vehicle wheel loadings up to 9.0kN

Fitting Kits

A fitting kit for pedestrian-trafficked LightShafts is included in standard LightShaft assemblies.

For thoroughfares or terraces the 30 x 10mm mesh grating is recommended. All LightShaft assemblies come equipped with a grating to match your requirements. Expanded mesh, 30mm x 30mm or 30mm x 10mm mesh are all available, the latter suitable for light vehicle passage. The grating anti-vandal attachments simply screw into pre-formed points in the LightShaft body, further speeding installation.

Fitting kit for vehicle-trafficked LightShafts is included in LightShaft assemblies with vehicle - suitable 30/10mm gratings.

5 Fitting kit included with all extension pieces.


ACO LightShaft ACO 500 AND 600mm LIGHTSHAFT SPECIFICATION

Large ACO LightShafts in detail

ACO LightShaft is available for watertight installations in 1000 x 1300 x 500 and 1250 x 1200 x 600mm sizes. ACO LightShaft has been independently tested and certified for watertightness.

Easy to fit Standard and pressurised watertight fitting instructions are similar to ACO Allround LightShafts. Please see Page 12.

D

W

H

100mm

Y

LightShaft Size

6

Window Width (mm)

Grating Size (mm)

H (mm)

D (mm)

W (mm)

Y (mm)

Pressurised Watertight Applications

800 x 800 x 500

800

910 x 505

850

530

970

870

No

1000 x 800 x 500

1000

1110 x 505

850

530

1170

1060

No

1000 x 1000 x 500

1000

1110 x 505

1050

530

1170

1060

No

1000 x 1300 x 500

1000

1110 x 505

1350

530

1170

1060

Yes

1250 x 1300 x 600

1250

1360 x 605

1350

630

1420

1320

Yes


ACO LightShaft ACO 500 AND 600mm LIGHTSHAFT - EXTENSION PIECES



Extension pieces are available for both 800 and 1000mm wide LightShafts, and up to three may be used per LightShaft



Safe for pedestrian passage



Each extension piece must be fitted with a reinforcement piece



The 1250 x 1300 x 600mm LightShaft should not be used with more than two extension pieces



Extension pieces are not watertight or suitable for vehicle passage

Removable grating with anti-vandal securing clips Reinforcement pieces

Backfilled soil, compacted in layers Homogenous backfill, ideally gravel and sand

150mm min.

Optional drainage

D

H

W

Extension Piece

Height Range (stepless adjustment) (mm) 1 Ext. Piece 2 Ext. Piece 3 Ext. Piece

H (mm)

D (mm)

W (mm)

800 x 500

90-300

300-580

580-860

320

550

1090

1000 x 500

90-300

300-580

580-860

320

550

1260

1250 x 600

90-300

300-580

N/A

320

650

1520

7


ACO LightShaft THE ACO 500 AND 600mm LIGHTSHAFT RANGE

Making the most of natural light. 

Greater light transmission thanks to greater depth from wall



High reflectivity thanks to smooth, bright white surface



Larger version suitable for standard or pressurised watertight installations



No flooding risk thanks to drainage outlet at lowest point



Easily fitted to externally insulated walls

Grating options

Expanded mesh grating, pedestrian loadings up to 1.5kN

Drainage

Mesh grating, mesh size 30 x 30mm, pedestrian loadings up to 1.5kN

Pressurised watertight drainage outlet.

Mesh grating, mesh size 30 x 10mm, pedestrian loadings up to 1.5kN, vehicle wheel loadings up to 9.0kN

For thoroughfares or terraces the 30 x 10mm mesh grating is recommended.

Standard outlet, with foul air trap and standard 100mm pipe attachment.

8

All LightShaft assemblies come equipped with a grating to match your requirements. Expanded mesh, 30mm x 30mm or 30mm x 10mm mesh are all available, the latter suitable for light vehicle passage. The anti-vandal grating attachments simply screw into pre-formed points in the LightShaft body, further speeding installation.


ACO LightShaft ACCESSORIES - FOR ALL ACO LIGHTSHAFTS

ACO LightShaft Raincovers

Stainless Steel Trim

ACO LightShafts raincovers are made from tempered safety glass and include a full fitting kit. The wall-facing edge has a flexible seal to ensure watertightness.

The aesthetic appeal of the ACO LightShaft can be further enhanced with a stainless steel trim, available for all sizes of LightShaft. The simple clip on edging also protects the top edges from vehicle tyre marks.



Protects against dirt, leaves and rain



Ensures the LightShaft stays clean for maximum light transmission



Does not reduce light transmission or airflow



A grating must be fitted to raincoverequipped LightShafts for safety

ACO LightShaft with clip-on stainless steel trim and 30 x 30mm mesh grating

Speed up installation Drilling holes for each LightShaft size on the ACO Spirit Level body gives the best possible start to each installation.

9


a a

ACO LightShaft

INSTALLATION - NON-WATERTIGHT

ACO LightShaft installation for pedestrian and light vehicle traffic 1. Insert the grating into the LightShaft body and secure using the chain and clip assembly. Secure the grating fastener in the lateral slots when using an expanded metal grating, and in the mesh when using a mesh grating.

6. Backfill in layers with excavated material and compact down.

7. Ensure heavy plant is kept at a safe distance from the LightShaft installation to prevent damage.

a a

2. Mark the level of the upper edge of the light shaft at ground level. If using the ACO Spirit Level, the upper edge of the assembly aid represents the upper edge of the LightShaft. The distance from the lower edge of the window to the base of the light shaft should be at least 150mm.

5. Position the plugs, then install and tighten screws.

4. Drill out and clean fixing holes.

Extension Piece Installation 1. First install LightShaft main body.

2. Insert the LightShaft grating into the extension piece.

90-300mm installed height

3. Mark the 4 holes against the wall. The upper holes will lie 60mm below the upper edge of the light shaft.

3. Place the required number of extension pieces onto the LightShaft.

4. Drill out attachment holes.

5. Insert securing screws and tighten.

6. Backfill in layers with excavated material and compact down.

10

7. Ensure heavy plant is kept at a distance from the LightShaft installation to prevent damage.


ACO LightShaft INSTALLATION - WATERTIGHT, WHITE WALLS

Overview Thanks to its extremely strong design, regularly spaced securing points, robust polypropylene body and integral sealant groove, it is simple to have a watertight connection to externally tanked basement walls.

In addition, a heavy-duty stainless steel clamping set is available to spread the bolting pressure across the entire facing edge of the LightShaft, making it essential for watertight installations. ACO also supplies Profix, the ideal sealant for this type of installation, guaranteeing the watertightness of

your LightShaft installation.

ACO Profix: Single-pack sealant This should be applied to the sealant groove in the LightShaft edges to give a watertight seal on externally tanked walls. Approximately 2 tubes will be required for an average LightShaft.

Bitumen-sealed wall installations Where an ACO LightShaft is installed on an externally bituminous-sealed wall, a compatible sealing compound must be used, as ACO Profix is not suitable. For an installation to this kind of wall, please refer to the instructions on page 14.

11


ACO LightShaft INSTALLATION - WATERTIGHT, WHITE WALLS

Preparation

Tools required



17mm ring spanner



Slot and Philips screwdrivers



Pliers



Tape measure



ACO Spirit Level



Hammer Drill with depth stop



Masonry drill bits



Hammer



Sanding block



Lint-free cloth



Acetone or similar solvent



Stiff brush



Skeleton gun and ACO Profix



Torque wrench and 17mm socket

Preparation Conditions

12



Ensure the outer wall surface is clean and dry



Ensure all traces of grease or oil are removed from the LightShaft mating face



Only install ACO LightShafts between +5 and +40째C to eliminate thermal stresses



Ensure the LightShaft is located centrally in relation to the basement window



Clean loose debris from the wall with a stiff brush



Remove traces of oil with a steam cleaner or solvent



If the wall surface is porous, apply an epoxy primer to the area where the LightShaft mating surface will touch



Remove any loose pieces of wall surface, and repair defects or pitting with an epoxy repair kit and allow to cure.


ACO LightShaft INSTALLATION - WATERTIGHT, WHITE WALLS

Procedure 1. Attach the grating to the LightShaft body using the clips and chains provided. 2. Mark the two upper securing holes of the light shaft at ground level. If using the ACO Spirit Level, the upper edge of the assembly aid represents the upper edge of the light shaft. The distance from the lower edge of the window to the base of the light shaft should be at least 150 mm. 3. Drill out the top two holes to a depth of 70mm. Take care not to drill further. 4. Blow out dust from holes. 5. Knock in the top two expanding anchor bolt. 6. Temporarily hang the LightShaft from the top two anchor bolts and mark out the other drilling points. Remove the LightShaft and drill out the marked holes to a depth of 70mm, as close to 90째 to the wall as possible. Clean the holes out and knock in the expanding anchor bolts. Clean the wall with a stiff brush. 7. Key the mating surface of the LightShaft flange with a sanding block or wire brush. 8. Clean the mating surface of the LightShaft flange with a cloth and acetone or similar solvent.

11. Fit the two lower clamping rails and screw securing nuts on finger-tight. Then evenly tighten down all nuts so that the sealant is forced out of the joint. If possible, use a torque wrench and tighten to 30Nm (23 lb.ft.). 12. Leave the sealant to cure for 72 hours. ACO Profix cures on contact with oxygen and is accelerated by high humidity. If required, attach the drainage pipework to the water outlet. Backfill the pit around the LightShaft and compact down in stages.

Auxiliary Clamping System (Optional) If bolting through preformed holes in the LightShaft body is not possible, due to weak masonry or to avoid cabling, you can use an auxiliary clamp up to 55mm from the original hole. Fill the failed hole with ACO Profix to prevent seepage, and drill a new hole alongside the LightShaft body to attach the auxiliary clamp, ideally at the same height. Ensure that bolts are used at every bolting point, whether through a fixing hole or alongside. NB: Extension pieces are not watertight, so where possible, use a taller LightShaft assembly.

9. Apply a thick bead of ACO Profix to the flange groove, ensuring it adheres cleanly. 10. Lower the LightShaft assembly onto the bottom right anchor bolt, and then press into the wall ensuring all bolts pass through the holes. Attach the two vertical clamping rails and hold in place by screwing the nuts down finger-tight.

13


ACO LightShaft INSTALLATION - WATERTIGHT BITUMINOUS WALLS

Procedure Installation is similar to that for white walls, but with the following differences: 1. Ensure the black coating on the basement wall is sufficiently thick and in good order, and sufficiently flat. 2. Do not use ACO Profix for sealing the LightShaft body to the wall. Choose a sealant compatible with the wall coating and coat the mating surface of the LightShaft thickly. NB: When attaching ACO Allround 400mm LightShafts to externally-tanked bituminous walls, use fixing kit 35599.

Drainage connection - black or white walls If using a drain in this application, use part number 00331, as this is fitted with a watertight seal to prevent leakage into the LightShaft from surrounding groundwater. This should be hand tightened (1Nm). If drainage is not necessary, two types of stainless steel stopper are available: 1. First-Fit stopper (35583), which can be fitted before or during installation.

2. Retrofit stopper (35665), suitable for fitting after installation or to replace an existing outlet.

NB. Plugs or Drains for watertight installations must be tightened from the inside of the LightShaft to eliminate the risk of damage to the seal.

14


ACO LightShaft ACO VENTILATION SHAFTS

The ACO Ventilation Shaft is ideal for rooms where constant airflow is required (e.g. washrooms with tumble dryers and heating boilers).



Quick and easy to install



Can be stacked to any height, with infinitely variable adjustment



Available with expanded or welded mesh galvanised steel gratings



Only 400 x 400 x 200mm in size



Internal aperture is 170 x 337mm for maximum airflow



Fits wall apertures up to 300mm - ideal for most domestic applications

Expanded mesh grating

30 x 30mm mesh grating

30 x 10mm mesh grating

Securing lugs



Before fitting, assemble and secure the Ventilation Shaft and grating together



Position and mark the shaft upper edge against the wall



Mark out securing points



Drill out and clean holes



Insert and screw shaft to wall



Backfill excavated area with mixed material and compact



Ensure heavy plant is kept away from the installation

If two complete Ventilation Shafts are assembled vertically, a height range of 700-780mm is possible. If the two lower securing lugs are removed, the height range can be reduced to 600-700mm.

700 - 780mm

600 - 700mm

Installation

Securing lugs

15


ACO Technologies plc

ACO Worldwide

ACO Business Park, Hitchin Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5TE

Australia Austria Belgium Bulgaria Canada China Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Italy Latvia Lithuania Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Ukraine USA Yugoslavia

Tel: 01462 816666 Fax: 01462 815895 e-mail Sales: acobuild@aco.co.uk e-mail Technical: buildtechnical@aco.co.uk website: www.aco.co.uk

International Enquiries Tel: +44 (0)1462 816666 Fax: +44 (0)1462 850957 e-mail: international@aco.co.uk website: www.aco.co.uk

Š January 2004 ACO Technologies plc. All reasonable care has been taken in compiling the information in this document. All recommendations and suggestions on the use of ACO products are made without guarantee since the conditions of use are beyond the control of the Company. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that each product is fit for its intended purpose, and that the actual conditions of use are suitable. This brochure and any advice is provided by ACO Technologies plc (the Company) free of charge and accordingly on terms that no liability including liability for negligence will attach to the Company or its servants or agents arising out of or in connection with or in relation to this brochure or any such advice. Any goods supplied by the Company will be supplied solely upon its standard conditions of sale, copies of which are available on request. The Company's policy of continuous product development and improvement renders specifications liable to modification. Information provided in this brochure is therefore subject to change without prior notification.


ACO Technologies - ACO LightShaft Brochure