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JoeT6571
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Reged: 03/11/12

Re: Pebble Hill Observatory new [Re: JoeT6571]
      #5493647 - 10/28/12 08:20 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

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.

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JoeT6571
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Re: Pebble Hill Observatory new [Re: JoeT6571]
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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.

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JoeT6571
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Re: Pebble Hill Observatory [Re: JoeT6571]
      #5493656 - 10/28/12 08:24 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

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.

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CMacD
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Reged: 01/23/12

Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Pebble Hill Observatory new [Re: JoeT6571]
      #5493805 - 10/28/12 10:15 PM

Very nice. Now the enjoyment begins.

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bob irvin
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Reged: 03/22/11

Loc: Greater Los Angeles, CA
Re: Pebble Hill Observatory new [Re: JoeT6571]
      #5499602 - 11/01/12 04:33 PM

Awsome job, thanks for putting the thread together.

I"m envious; Id love to find some property like that to retire to and build something similar.

bob


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