Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:31 AM
Gorgeous! Love the Cedar clapboard!
Thanks. It does look nice. I'll be applying a pigmented stain to protect the surface from weather and the Sun.
Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:28 PM
Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:50 PM
Your almost there John. Any plans for lightning protection? West Virginia is not nearly as bad as it is here in FL but it can get a little nasty.
The lightning incidence is much less than in FL, but I will take some steps towards protecting the equipment against such damage.
Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:12 AM
Congratulations on your new observatory. It looks very nice and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I too, have a 12x16 obs with two piers. I built it myself but got the plans and the rollers from BYO. I modified the plans a little bit but my obs is essentially like yours (except my roof is turned the other way).
From the pics you posted, you have a nice mountaintop location with good horizons. I had to compromise a little there. Where are you located? You can see where I am by clicking on the map in my CSC. Twin Sugars Observatory CSC
When winter gets here you'll want to keep covers on your rails. Otherwise the ice/frozen snow will prevent you from rolling your roof back. I took a 4 inch PVC pipe and split it lengthwise to make the covers. Got this idea right here in the observatory forum.
Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:48 AM
Not sure what anyone is talking about here,I see no pic's on the entire thread at all? Obviously they must not have carried over to the new and improved version. Oh well a few glitches must be expected.
Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:18 PM
They haven't imported pics that were embedded in threads yet but they are aware of the situation. Should be up by tomorrow according to GregK.
Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:01 AM
Interesting design! I have not seen a side slide off roof like that before. Nice solution.
(I am seeing the pictures OK.)