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#101 AB9MS

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

4. Within my skill level.

#102 sslcm56

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

If wind is such a concern while building the OBS what is going to hold the roof on the tracks in the wind?? Did I miss something?

#103 tulit

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:22 PM

Just wanted to follow up on this build. It's been nearly 3 years and it's still standing strong.

One recommendation, I wish I had done a better job of sealing/staining the exposed wood as it's beginning to show age, but is still functional.
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#104 Lord Beowulf

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:48 PM

So is the total still $500?

Beo

#105 rjsc2000

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

Hi

I have done something similar but noticed that humidity appears and then it rains inside.

Have you insulated it somehow?

thanks

ricardo






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