CGEM 800 Meade SN6/LXD55 Antares 8" Newtonian f4.9 WO ZenithStar 66 SD f5.9 Celestron/Vixen Firstscope 80 Meade 4500 4.5" Newtonian (my first)
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Quote:The less you say the bettrer....storage shed. Mike
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Scopes - 10" Meade LX200, Coronado 90mm, Vixen ED103, Orion 80mm Guide Mount - AP1600GTO Std (Encoders.... someday) Cameras - Atik 320E, Atik 314L+, Atik Titan, Mallincam Xtreme X2, Skyris 274M, Orion StarShooter, Canon 7D Instruments - L200 Spectrometer (300,600,1200 gratings), SA100 Diffraction Filters - LRGB,OIII,SII,Ha; J/C UV,B,V,Ic,Rc Way too many computers....
Quote:I put up a "permitted shed" and then did the necessary adjustments. Nobody is the wiser. I feel your pain but the extension chord seems like the fix until the pool.
Quote:What about going back to the original plan of running off an extension cord? Sounds like if you get rid of the permanent power connection the issue is moot.
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
Quote:So, now my $100 electrical permit is going to cost another $100 for the building plus the fee of a structural engineer. And my first response from the engineer is "the design is very convoluted and how much money did I have in it for an engineering fee?" He's estimating the engineering is going to cost $1000.
Calypte Anza, California
Quote:If the AC power blips or blacks out, which happens quite a bit in rural USA.
Quote: Each inspector is a law unto himself, answerable to nobody.
10"f5.3 Newt (homemade) 8"f6 (hm)8"f7.5 (M Harry mirror) 6" f8 Newt (hm) 2 4.25"f11 Edmund newts. 4.25" Schief (hm) 5" D&G Refractor 5"Celestron MakCass, 6" MakNewt Intes optics,6" f10 MakCass Intes optics several small refractors 90mm, 80mm, 60mm
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AP 130EDF-GT & AP Mach1
C14-XLT & AP 900GTO
Quote: Each inspector is a law unto himself, answerable to nobody. Now that was a stupid statement. He has to answer to Public Safty, Local codes, State codes, and the National Building Code. A good inspector knows the laws extremely well and alot more than mister homeowner who slips it in on weekends burns his dam house down then wonders why?
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
Quote:So run the electrical to a pole beside the observatory and use a short RV cord to power it. Makes a nice lightning protection disconnect also.
Quote: Anyways, they did some napkin calculations and couldn't find anything that was a concern to them. They are going to run some more serious numbers to be sure. They also wanted to see a positive hold-down mechanism in both the open and closed positions (had planned for the closed, but not the open). So, I'm on my way to getting the engineering done and then I can head back to the county to pay their shakedown fee
AT65EDQ ES127ED AT106LE Orion XT12g MI-250 Vixen 80EDsf SBIG ST-2000XM/CFW-9