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#176 ThomasT

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 01:37 PM

Beautiful workmanship and design, also love your location great views in all directions. Keep the photos coming.



#177 jblockyou

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:36 PM

Since it was raining all day I decided to build the waterproof generator box. This 2000 watt generator will power the electric heat, air conditioning and lights in the workroom/control room. I still have to build the hinged top before I can install it.

 

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#178 mfalzon

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 04:31 PM

Hi, first let me congratulate you on your build and design and thank you so much for sharing and the detailed hd photos of all the steps involved. All the data provided is invaluable for any future would-be builder.

 

 I'm building a miniature version of your splendid dome, can I ask you if the screws you used for fixing the panels to the ribs and to the central arch were of the type that carry a steel capped rubber gasket under the screw head or are you relying entirely on the silicone and paint for waterproofing?


Edited by mfalzon, Yesterday, 02:15 PM.


#179 jblockyou

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Posted Yesterday, 03:25 PM

I used just plain sheet metal screws with slightly oversized heads for assembly. The only sealant I used was caulk between the metal sheets when I installed them.



#180 jblockyou

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Posted Yesterday, 03:31 PM

I have finally finished the warm room / control room. Here are a few pictures of it outside and inside.

 

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#181 dmdouglass

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Posted Yesterday, 04:19 PM

Only one word comes to mind...

 

WOW !!!!!



#182 hbastro

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Posted Yesterday, 08:22 PM

Agreed, Wow!!! that is beautiful, enjoy...


Edited by hbastro, Yesterday, 08:24 PM.







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