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paul j

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About paul j

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  • Interests
    Astronomy, motorbikes,women.
  • Location
    scunthorpe
  1. If u have room for a small warm room id highly recommend one its so much better im a toasty 24 degrees in there and everything is now controlled from the warm room. Obviously visual viewing its time to grab your coat and hat.
  2. Hi yeah never had problem with leaks also we had v high winds no problem. I use turnbuckles on the inside to hold the roof down just incase.i get some photos taken tomo and upload them for you. Alot of the inside is insulated so unfortunately won't be able show much detail on hingeffastening but I used 4 5 inch hinges each side that were welded and bolted to the frame as the roof is actually light 1 inch steel box framework. I use a pulley system on theinside to raise it although I can use a handle I also fitted but I thought I fit ppulley as I gonna get to old to be pulling the roof back over.it works well I have fit a weighted counterbalance to it after Christmas but its not really needed.
  3. Hi if you look at my astro shed in my gallery I had a slide of design I have now changed it to hinge design on both sides where one overlaps the other. I've never had any problems. If you need photos with more detail id gladly take some show you. I also added a warm room that was easily the best thing I ever did and strongly recommend iit.look forward to seeing your build.
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    My shed observatory

    My 8x6 shed observatory,roll off/ flip roof.fully insulated walls and floor,roof.ideally i need to paint the walls darker but that can wait till next year now.
  5. Well stop dreaming and set yourself a budget and few plans and get yourself one built. I estimate for the whole setup including insulation cladding inside and out carpets cost me a grand. Obviously I did it in stages I didn't have the warm room until this year so didn't hurt in pocket as much. Its worth it its permanently set up and if clouds roll over simply close roof.look forward to seeing yours night owl.
  6. Thanks. It comes in handy when me and Mrs barny lol. Cost approx grand for sheds. Insulation. And cladding. It was cheaper than a dome
  7. Thanks,i put up with winters for 3 years,i love the hobbie but i was constantly thinking surely theres gotta be a more enjoyable experience.so bit sweet talking to the mrs and moved the palm tree and the astro shed was born.
  8. I finally managed to build a warm room on the end of my astro shed, ive also changed the sliding roof design to flip (the old slide rail still in the photo,to be taken down) the whole building is very well insulated from floor to sealing it does have a air vent.ive also put a window in the scope room door (not in the photo) the inside and outside is also wrapped in foil insulation then completley covered in 300mm soffit board cost £100 for 30m.ive just got a bit of beading for the inside to finish and fit my heater when it comes and this winter should be alot warmer during imaging,
  9. yes sorry I should of explained better.yeah I bought both sets so I can use the guided too
  10. yep bought that extension piece too.its lovely bit kit but yeah don't come with instructions.
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