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Calypte Anza, California
Quote:BYO built an observatory for me two months ago. In addition to the listed price, I was charged "mileage," which was split with another project they were doing in NM. Of course, all of this is agreed upon ahead of time. Scott & Don showed up on a Sunday afternoon, unloaded some materials, and they went to work the following morning. In 2-1/2 days my observatory was finished. A friend who knows construction looked at it, and he thinks BYO did a great job. However, you're on your own for permits. I intentionally kept my project smaller than 120 sq ft, so that it could be just a "storage shed." Also, since they are unlicensed in my state (Calif.), I would be potentially liable if one of them were injured on the job. Individual homeowners are usually protected if the contractor is licensed, at least in Calif. The situation may be different in your state.Edited to add: I sent Scott photos of the concrete slab well before they came out. When the slab was installed, I got Scott on the phone with my cement guy to be sure there was a mutual understanding about what was needed.
Quote:But I also know that If I pay someone to do it, it will get done quickly. If I do it myself, it could take forever.
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Quote:I'd like the roof to roll south, but I also want maximum southern view.
Quote:Is there attic/finished space in the part of the structure to the right of the propane tank? If so you could use it as your warm room and a way to access the Obs which could be built on a deck above where the propane tank is.