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  1. I would agree with everyone... You're going to bump into that corner, especially in the dark! BTW... Are you trying to beat Gina's record of the longest build thread?
  2. You've probably thought of that already, but I'm glad I marked where the studding is on the top and bottom of the ply and where cables run inside the wall. It made attaching things to the walls much easier.
  3. But your warm room would be 6mm wider.
  4. There are many weird ways of opening the roof... ?
  5. Take it easy for a while... You can carry on next year.
  6. I did but never implemented it. I was worried bout the same thing but for some reason (not sure why) I don't get water in this way. (though it does blow in some fine snow when the weather is just "right"). I'm guessing my runners aren't perfectly straight and water runs off towards the outside. I do have 2 of these huge paint brushes lying around that you would normally use to apply adhesive to wallpaper. Those fit into the opening perfectly. I'll use them if it ever becomes a problem.
  7. Just in case, use a few different sized bolts
  8. At least now you can start work inside if the weather is not good.
  9. It's starting to look like an observatory! Interesting way to do the corners. I don't think I've seen this method before. But may I just don't remember.
  10. I would agree with Gina here. It sounds a lot of effort for potentially very little gain. Better spend the money on better cladding than on OSB and save yourself a lot of work.
  11. I put plastic foil under the cladding for that reason. Ply is of course a better but more expensive way.
  12. You're making very good progress! ? This reminds me of another little mistake I made... I forgot to seal the area I marked in your picture. Once the roof is fully built it is very hard to get there. I should have done that at the stage you are at now. But you probably thought of that... I ended up smearing some black silicone sealant there with my bare fingers but I couldn't really see any more if I covered everything.
  13. This looks great so far! ? Here is a photo of how I dealt with glueing the EPDM over that fixed beam. I only glued the bit upward where that piece of timber touches. The top and down on the scope room side I glued later when the first bit had set and the timber and clamps were removed. This made it easier to get it straight. This would probably be good to use the contact adhesive for.
  14. There is no noticeable deformation. Most of the weight of the roof isn't in the middle of that beam. It's more spread out. My beam is 100 x 50mm and the smaller sloping ones 50 x 50mm. There is 12mm OSB on top and then EPDM. No problems with deformation so far. I do notice a bit of give and take in the timber depending on the weather (humidity mostly, I think). When it's been dry for a while the doors close a bit easier, for example. But that's expected with timber. You just need to account for that and not make things fit too tightly. ? Doors for example but also that captive mechanism.
  15. I've not had anything fall in from the roof (maybe the odd tiny leaf that I didn't notice) and I don't open it when it rains or just after rain when it's still wet. I've not seen a problem with this yet. But it may be different in different surroundings. The alternative is to have the apex rotated 90 degrees, parallel to the roll-off direction. But in my case this would have made the building too high for the 2.5m limit. And I think the captive mechanism on the sides would look weirder ;-)
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