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October 28, 2012 8:20 PM
I also insulated the ceiling with reflectix foil wrap insulation. This product is basically bubble wrap sandwiched between two sheets of aluminum foil. I stapled it to the underside of the rafters and then ripped 2 x 4's into lath which I tacked to the rafters for support. The roof now has great flow-through ventilation with no chance for moisture condensing on the metal roof and dripping into the observatory. I installed garage door seals along the top of my walls to seal the rolling roof.
October 28, 2012 8:22 PM
Furniture is in place including a desk chair, file cabinet, and a rolling mechanics tool stand that I use for holding my eyepiece case and observing guide next to the scope I'm using. The wireless signal from the house is strong so I have good internet access. With everything sealed and the ceiling insulated, I even put in a ceramic space heater to make things comfortable when I/m in there during the day.
October 28, 2012 8:24 PM
I put a few of my pebbles out front for landscaping (including the original "pier pebble") and hung the sign on the front door. The garden shed is even finished off. I know this project will never be done, but the big push is over and I can now concentrate on observing.
October 28, 2012 10:15 PM
Very nice. Now the enjoyment begins.
November 1, 2012 4:33 PM
Awsome job, thanks for putting the thread together.
I"m envious; I”d love to find some property like that to retire to and build something similar.
Zhumell 10" F4.9 Dob. Celestron Omni XLT 102ED (Thanks ASTRONOMICS!) CG-4 EQ mount Astro-Tech 6" RC astrograph (yet to be used) Various 1.25 & 2 in. eyepieces Nikon 7x50 Binocs.
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