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#26 Starman27

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

Class act! Is the roof metal over wood or metal to frame. Have you insulated the roof?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Herman,

The roof is smoked polycarbonate. I decided to use it to cut down the weight and because it lets light through. I can work in there during the day and get natural light. I haven't put any insulation in there yet. If dew becomes a problem I will insert some syrofoam boards in between the purlins. It will be held up by friction so if I want some light coming through, I can just pull it out. It will almost be like having a skylight.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:35 PM

Nice idea. I have to open one side of my roof to get light.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Finally finished my 8 x 10 roll off roof observatory. Everything came together pretty good. Just need to finish the inside and it should be good to go. Total cost was approx $1600, which I think is pretty good. Still working on the landscaping and just ignore the temporary fence to keep the dog off the new grass.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

Pretty excited to start using the Mach 1, but the weather forcast tells me I could be waiting a while. Still need to finish the inside of the observatory. The polycarbonate roof is great and makes working in the observatory during the day very enjoyable.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

Ready for a night of photography. :jump: :jump: :jump:

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

Looks great! best of luck... I've got the domes open and the cameras cooling as well...

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

Very nice!! :)

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:23 PM

Nice work! Looks very clean and finished.






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