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#51 Astrola72

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Posted 05 November 2020 - 09:27 PM

waytogo.gif Looking good, Tom!

 

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Posted 06 November 2020 - 08:46 PM

The roof rolls!  It's doesn't have any actual roofing on it yet, but the gables and peak are in place, and it's rolls on the tracks!

 

Here's a video of it before we put the peak between the gables: https://photos.app.g...hX4KqoZBGTjqLA7


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Posted 07 November 2020 - 09:59 PM

I got the siding painted today. I am hoping to get the roof on tomorrow.

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 11:42 PM

A photo after the siding was painted:

 

And now it's grey

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 06:15 PM

We got as far as framing the roof and getting two sheets of roofing up today before it started getting dark.

 

Roof Framed
 
Roofing going on

 

 


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 05:34 PM

I got the rest of the roof up today.

 

However, I found out that the peak that came with the roofing is exactly 10 ft, which doesn't allow for a overhanging roof.  I'm debating whether to get an additional foot or so of peak and overlapping it with the existing peak or if I get a new peak to the exact length. 

 

I've also found that my fear of heights prevents me from getting up the peak of the roof, so there are a few more screws to go in the peak before it's truly done.

 

Otherwise, it's down to building a door and putting trim on.  Getting closer.

 

Roof on

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 06:16 PM

Tom

 

It’s looking good. You’re in home stretch now.

 

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 07:01 PM

I got the trim and door on today but not the door latch yet. I decided to get a coat of paint on the door after dark tonight as high winds and rain forecast for tomorrow.

 

Door on
 
I was also lucky enough to have a my neighbour who doesn't share my fear of heights get a few more screws in the peak of the roof as well.

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 02:59 PM

During a break of the torrential rain and high winds today, I managed to get some generic patio slabs moved so that there is path from the deck to the observatory that wouldn't involve tracking mud into the observatory.  I figured it would be easier to shovel when the snow comes this winter too.  The backyard is destroyed from grubs and lumber for the deck being stored on it while the deck was being built.  Getting grass in the backyard is our spring project.

 

The leftover pieces of trim at the corners are holding the door shut while I get the latches I need to lock it properly.

 

Temporary mud free path

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 10:45 AM

Just in time! Snow here (in Caledon) today. bawling.gif



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Posted 17 November 2020 - 03:17 PM

Just in time! Snow here (in Caledon) today. 

Snow out my way too!  However, the forecast is for it to be warmer Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so hopefully I can get the last few things done (a bit of painting, door latches, pier installed, wires pulled for power).  

 

I did check inside during the wind and rain that came through on Sunday (60+ mph winds and something like 3/4" of rain).  The roof isn't leaking, and neither is anything else smile.gif

 

I'm nearly there!  Just a few more things to do before I call it "done for now"


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Posted 21 November 2020 - 05:03 PM

I got the last of exterior work done today, and now I'm on the interior stuff.

 

The wiring for power and USB 3 have been pulled through the conduit, and the pier has been installed.  Working on the flooring now.  I'm just putting down some foam flooring in case I drop something, plus the floor got pretty dirty due the fact that my grass died from grubs this year.

 

Here's a pic of the pier inside, with some of the wiring around it.

 

Pier installed

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