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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: Toml08]
      #6070493 - 09/09/13 12:07 AM

Thanks for the kind words, Tom.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6076607 - 09/12/13 09:32 AM Attachment (34 downloads)

Latest updates:
I hung the main door and started installing the siding. I began with the original boards that once were the wall that is now the connector to the dome room. Thanks for looking.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6076610 - 09/12/13 09:34 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

Pic #2:

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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6076614 - 09/12/13 09:36 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

Pic #3:
We had some severe storms last night, but nothing got into the building. Thanks for looking.
Michael


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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6076620 - 09/12/13 09:39 AM

That's definitely good news, that nothing got inside!

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Megabusa
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Reged: 05/28/12

Loc: Page ,AZ
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: csa/montana]
      #6076712 - 09/12/13 10:36 AM

Almost ready for the Stars , That came out real nice , You will enjoy the Nights with that.

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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins [Re: Megabusa]
      #6078371 - 09/13/13 09:06 AM

Thanks, everyone. More heavy rains last night and still no leaks. Today it's back to the siding.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6084417 - 09/16/13 05:49 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

First I'd like to congratulate all the members' on their new observatories. It's been inspiring to view their pics. Here are a few of my latest updates. (I truly forgot how bone-rattling construction is.)
Michael


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6084420 - 09/16/13 05:50 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

I need to let these air-dried boards shrink a bit before adding the battens and trim.

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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

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Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6084422 - 09/16/13 05:53 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

The following pics are a couple of the raw interior showing the connection between the warm room and the telescope room. I am constructing an insulated door with window between them.
Michael


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6084423 - 09/16/13 05:54 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Now from the other direction.
Michael


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roscoe
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Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6086615 - 09/17/13 07:15 PM

Nice work, Michael!!

How tall is that door between the obs and warm room?

Russ


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: roscoe]
      #6087550 - 09/18/13 09:16 AM

Russ,
All I can say is not tall enough! I was forced to limit its height so that the the lower part of the shutter rail clears the the warm room roof. That preserves the 360* rotation of the dome. Definitely bad for the back.
Michael


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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Reged: 05/14/05

Loc: montana
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6087574 - 09/18/13 09:27 AM

That is a great looking observatory! The low door is a very small price to pay for such a nice observatory!

The door to my observatory is also low, and I told Scott (BYO), that this is the only door I've ever had to duck under, being short!


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roscoe
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Reged: 02/04/09

Loc: NW Mass, inches from VT
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6087960 - 09/18/13 12:44 PM

Quote:

Russ,
All I can say is not tall enough! I was forced to limit its height so that the the lower part of the shutter rail clears the the warm room roof. That preserves the 360* rotation of the dome. Definitely bad for the back.
Michael




Well, you could get yourself a fancy rolling office chair, and just scoot back and forth..........


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: roscoe]
      #6088375 - 09/18/13 04:23 PM

Carol,
Thanks a bunch for the kind words.
Russ,
Truly you are a genius!
Michael


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astrodog73
super member


Reged: 02/22/13

Loc: Australia
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6095680 - 09/22/13 08:07 PM

A great job.... your backyard looks like a postcard!

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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: astrodog73]
      #6097269 - 09/23/13 06:38 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Thanks, Astrodog! Here is a shot of part of sky I can see.
Michael


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Toml08
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Reged: 01/08/11

Loc: Evergeen, CO
Re: Construction Begins new [Re: MHamburg]
      #6099483 - 09/24/13 10:55 PM

Michael thanks for the updated pictures, looks great.

CS,
Tom


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MHamburg
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Reged: 06/21/06

Loc: Brooklyn, NY/Berkshires, MA
Re: Construction Begins [Re: Toml08]
      #6099889 - 09/25/13 08:18 AM

Next is electrical and then some hefty insulating. I will continue posting pics whenever possible. Unfortunately, I am not in the Berkshires full-time.
Michael


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