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#1 Perseus_m45

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

Hey guys built this 4 years ago. never a problem..
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:10 PM

and chicken :)

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:14 PM

That's pretty cool. I don't have room for a roll-off-roof and your setup is a very interesting alternative.

The material looks like it's more than just tarps. What kind of material is the roll-up top and the sides?

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

The tarps came from home depot they are all double thickness heavy duty with built-in UV protection . The tighter you can make them the better. And double tape all seams. The roof is held up by 5 poles with covered ends. Very taunt. and a lot of Bungee straps. Not hard to do.
I figure if the US army can do it I can to.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

Nice. I build this 13 years ago and it keeps out the bears.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

The tarps came from home depot they are all double thickness heavy duty with built-in UV protection.


Cool! Thanks! :jump: :jump:

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

now that's a freakin scope man.where are you located?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:08 AM

now that's a freakin scope man.where are you located?


That is my too tall 16" f/7 located in central Florida, USA. Out in the boon docks. Rarely used now days due to getting older.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:16 AM

Thats a pretty good solution!

Just a dog kennel and a tarp?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

If ever there was a situation that fit "where there's a will, there's a way", here it is! Terrific solution.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:46 PM

Thats a pretty good solution!

Just a dog kennel and a tarp?

Well its just abit more then tarps and dog kennel. its how well do you put these things together that really means a lot here.When hurricane sandy came through this dog shed observatory withstood 55 mph winds. Like the fencing itself I bolted to r/r ties using http://www.homedepot...le-Pipe-Stra...
And I used all stainless hardware for everything..
I will post a pic of the beginning of the dog house.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:15 PM

here ya go

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

I'm impressed by the simplicity and utility of your solution.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:36 AM

Why have one when you can have two? Plus a beautiful woman! Nice buddy!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:19 AM

I love it Mike! And the rooster is a great addition. A natural alarm to tell you when the night is thru. I also have an 'open air' observatory in the back yard. Just not as complete. I gotta get a chicken! ;)

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

I LOVE CHICKENS!!! If you you ever wanted comic relief get a chicken.
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:31 PM

maybe we will start a trend here? where is your chicken tho?

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:43 PM

Oh thats funny :D

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:06 AM

Fractured another vertebrate just loading Meade lxd75 into my truck :-( Could not get help tearing down at night so this is my short term redneck solution. San Diego gets no weather except heat.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

Of course it's not real redneck until you use "the handyman's secret weapon--duct tape!" :grin:

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

Duct tape is on the underside. The brown side. I have a new HUGE heavy duty tarp for when my back heals and I can try something better.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

My back is why i built mine .
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