Beautiful workmanship and design, also love your location great views in all directions. Keep the photos coming.
New Dome Observatory Build
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.
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, 19 October 2014 - 02:15 PM.
Posted 19 October 2014 - 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.
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 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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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:22 PM
Agreed, Wow!!! that is beautiful, enjoy...
Edited by hbastro, 19 October 2014 - 08:24 PM.
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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:21 AM
Looks great! That horizon just kills me. I envy that, lots of trees around here.
Posted 21 October 2014 - 07:42 AM
Very, very professional build. My goodness that is just awsome. You will have many enjoyable nights there. Kudos to you!!!
Posted 21 October 2014 - 04:09 PM
Congratulations! It is indeed exceptional! A result richly deserved for all the time, effort and attention to detail you obviously lavished on the project. Your contribution to others wanting to follow your design is noteworthy. Well done and dark nights to you !
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:49 AM
My Hats off to you Sir ; The way you build that " Top Notch " , The Photos you posted " Top Notch " ; even gave thought to where to put it with no light pollution , and a perfect open field with nothing obstructing the view . . and Clear Skies
Edited by Megabusa, 04 August 2015 - 12:51 AM.