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Petrol

Pier and roll off cover, mostly pics

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The wheels are from a second hand video dolly (tracking) system I bought some time ago but never used. Other than that, I know nothing about it. I do however have quite a bit of spare track if anyone wants it. I’m sure it would be fairly easy for someone with a lathe to make some nylon wheels.

Blank pier plate from Astrotec has arrived. Have to say I am very impressed

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Fitted the EQ6, this is better than my original plan of 2 plates and an adapter on the top plate

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Pete

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Very neat, very strong, very nice.

You know that there is absolutely no need to have a level mount? You'd actually have a stiffer system if you just bolted the mount to the steel plate on the pier top.

Those rollers are great.

Olly

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Very neat, very strong, very nice.

Olly

Hi Olly, coming from you that means an awful lot to me. I often look at your pics in awe :rolleyes: I did know there is no need to level the mount as I read it in one of your posts :icon_scratch: I can’t however fathom out how to use just one plate. The problem is that this tube would have to be inside the pier.

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Also the distance between the threaded bar inside the pier is less than the diameter of the EQ6 base.

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This would cause the bolts to foul. I did consider using only 1 plate but came to the conclusion that the diameter of the pier would have to be huge in order to accommodate this arrangement. I might be missing something simple though :clouds2:

The weak point as far as I can see are the 4 threaded bars that go into the pier. I am planning on spraying the plates then filling this void with resin and setting the bottom plate on it before it cures. I assume this will improve rigidity?

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I don’t intend leveling the mount properly, which is why I went for the 6 bolt mounting between the plates. Rigid over level.

As far as progress goes, I have cut the wooden blocks to go between the concrete pads and the main joists. I will fit a DPC (Damp proof course) to these but for added protection, I am soaking them in preservative

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My main concern is how to fit the door; no idea what to do :icon_scratch:Tomorrow is spraying day. I know how to do that so an easy day

Thanks for looking,

Pete

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Sprayed the metallic blue today

Plates

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Synscan bracket

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Damp proof course on base support

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Base trim sealed with silicon

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Fitting like this avoids unsightly end grain

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Test run

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Great progress !!

That's going to be a nice compact roll off.

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That is looking stunning Peter.

You have put in a lot of hard work there.

When it is finished it is going to be a first rate set up.

Well done you should be very proud.

Graham

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Thanks for the feedback :) More done today

Brackets to hold the base secure

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Fitted a foam collar around the pier base, this is more for insulation than movement isolation. Measured and cut to size

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Double sided tape on the back

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Fitted

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Underfloor insulation – I cut the polystyrene sheets slightly too big and used a board to fit them

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Cut them with this serrated knife

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Complete

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The foam around the pier base made the floor easier to cut

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Floor fitted

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Fitted the mount

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Trail fit with my biggest scope to check for clearance

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Rain is forecast so I used my trailer tent cover

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Thanks for looking

Pete

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That's looking really nice - very neat - great stuff :)

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most excellent series of pictures and posts [forum not wooden:)]

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Built the frames tonight using 60 X 30 PAR timber. Screwed it all together with 4 X 75mm Deck screws.

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3X 100mm solid brass hinges for the door. These are pretty big but there will be a fair bit of load on them

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Have to say these really are “silky smooth” probably due to the washered design. I got them from B&Q, they sell loads of hinges and it’s hard to sort the good from the bad but if anyone wants some the packet looks like this

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Screwed the frame on

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Wood frame screwed to top. I have something a bit special planned for the roof, I’m not sure exactly how it’s going to work out yet but I can always screw some blocks on to increase the overhang on the sides

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Then it jack-knifed

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Well it’s a bit tight to the fence so I tipped it on its side to get the visqueen vapor barrier on. No joins, one piece did 3 sides. Nailed on with galvanized clout nails

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Checked for clearance, 200p

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Megrez

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Waterproof for now. I don’t trust the met office with their forecast, it was suppose to rain all day today :)

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More soon,

Thanks for looking

Pete

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Looking very sturdy and the pair of WO's look very nice indeed:)

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The door is a bit tricky, the plan is to use tanalised shiplap over a frame. Long story but I had to laminate an edging for the door. As you can see the hinges are right on the edge of the join

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Used no nails to laminate it together

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Block of wood to ensure it’s square

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This is the main part, big block of wood screwed to the outside of the roll off. This offers a big offset to enable the door to clear the base

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All will be clear when I post up a vid of it :)

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Don't imagine you fancy popping round mine for the summer? :)

No seriously, that's a lovely looking job so far, can't wait to see the end result!

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Thanks for the comments, one obsy build is enough though :)

Got the tanalised cladding on. I went for the thinner 12mm stuff to save weight

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Roof braces at door end

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Hinges on

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Checking clearance for door

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Just a do

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Tracks come through side, rough cut the cladding

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High density foam pads

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Cut and fitted. This should stop water tracking inside

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Looking forward to the video.

Brilliant work !!

Was showing the other half, I still don't want to take over the garden & this is an idea compromise .........

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