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Stew57
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Sliding window/skylight
      #5720163 - 03/08/13 09:54 AM

I have emailed about this set of windows but got no reply.
http://urlm.in/qyie

Does anyone where I could get info on something like this?

Thanks


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Midnight Dan
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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: Stew57]
      #5720179 - 03/08/13 10:05 AM

Unfortunately, your link goes to a sign-in page for yahoo.
-Dan


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Stew57
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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5720298 - 03/08/13 11:08 AM

Sorry try

Closed http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac263/mstew57/IMG_0079_zps02dd0c05.jpg

Open http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac263/mstew57/IMG_0082_zps66dd8327.jpg


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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: Stew57]
      #5721364 - 03/08/13 11:09 PM

Mark, are you considering them for an observatory?

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1965healy
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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5721401 - 03/08/13 11:53 PM

Try this link
http://www.dfwsunrooms.com/


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Stew57
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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5721449 - 03/09/13 12:30 AM

Contemplating using them for an obs but wife wants something a little more refined

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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: Stew57]
      #5721661 - 03/09/13 05:55 AM

Mark - you can view and image through closed modern double-glazing from indoors in comfort but the scope aperture must be small eg ~3" or preferably less with lowish power and the view angle through the glass is not too extreme. I regularly use my Coronado PST this way

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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: Stew57]
      #5721843 - 03/09/13 09:14 AM

If used in an Observatory, I would think you would need some type of inside shade, as that glass would allow heat to build up.

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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5721867 - 03/09/13 09:34 AM

Who is going to clean all that glass, especially the outside roof portion/inside ceiling. The outsides get very dirty/dusty, we have a glass atrium at work that if not cleaned monthly looks terrible.

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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: nytecam]
      #5722032 - 03/09/13 10:59 AM

The assembly of window/skylight slides open to 8'. I figured sliding them open and using a pier tech pier to lift the scope up. My view would be directly south. I was thinking of a low E ti23 to reduce solar heat gain but some type of blind would probably be needed. Cleaning would be a regular chore but it would be worth it.

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Re: Sliding window/skylight new [Re: Stew57]
      #5722508 - 03/09/13 03:43 PM


maybe you could rain-x them good before final installation
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The assembly of window/skylight slides open to 8'. I figured sliding them open and using a pier tech pier to lift the scope up. My view would be directly south. I was thinking of a low E ti23 to reduce solar heat gain but some type of blind would probably be needed. Cleaning would be a regular chore but it would be worth it.




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