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the yesyes observatory - the build

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You've missed the green/yellow earthing sleeve from your junction box.  :smiley:

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The ones on the ceiling will be 12V LED "lamps" without earth. I didn't want to mislead by putting a yellow/green sleeve on when it's not actually connected to earth on the other side.

All mains sockets and junction boxes have the sleeve after someone (I think it was you?) mentioned this.

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It was (hence the smiley).

What's the bare copper cable here?

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If it's nothing, perhaps you should connect it to earth?

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I want to put red and white LED clusters there, individually dimmable and switchable, so I thought of using 2 wires each. Though I will try to have one +12V feed and switch the GND individually. I want to try avoiding using that bare wire that might get mistaken for Earth. If I have to use it, I will put some different coloured sleeve over it.

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I had some rubber backed floor tiles in my obsy but took them up after either damp or water ingress maybe from boots and so on had found it's way underneath the tiles, only a small amount but once under the tiles it took ages to dry out, I did have a small amoujt of tiles with the felt backing on them which I used in my small warm room and so far hadn't had a problem with those.

great build by the way

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Today's progress

I finished laying the carpet in the warm room and finally assembled the corner desk that's been in my way for months.

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I had to cut the desktop a little. I only thought about width and length (1.60 x 1.60m) but apparently it also has a depth! ;)

It reached so far into the room that the corners of both desks almost met just were you come in through the door!

Slowly getting there...

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Just my opinion, but I would of placed those sockets so they were at desk height rather than a foot above...

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A foot above is where I put mine and they work well - easier to get to the plugs and switches :)

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Round the corner of the desk, or your be looking at a hip replacement, the plugs are about right i have them lower in my workshop and i'm forever moving something to use them........nearly there just a 100 or so odd jobs do one and another appears...:)

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Round the corner of the desk, or your be looking at a hip replacement....

Good idea.  I did that with the 2 desktops in my warm room - it's just a small thing but it does help make life more pleasant. :smile:

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That corner will get cut off roughly like this so I can easily walk through past the 2 desk corners into the room.

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I'm just looking for a suitable edging strip. It wouldn't look good with just the bare chip board. I wonder what wood that is an imitation of. Ash? Oak?

But good idea, I might round it off a bit.

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Just my opinion, but I would of placed those sockets so they were at desk height rather than a foot above...

As the others said, I wanted them a bit off the desktop. There'll be thousands of little bits lying on that desk in the not too far future. ;) And I don't want to knock half of them over when I unplug something.

Besides, they are attached to a piece of timber screwed to the bottom of the horizontals in the walls. That kind of determined the height. That's also why they are a bit lower on one wall.

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Cut it to your red line then I would take a 45 degree angle of the corner then smooth the 2 angles it makes round, doesn't need to much enough so you bounce off it in the dark and don't break any bones...:)

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I would continue the curve from the desk like this

That's what I had in mind.  Mine was a fairly small radius but it still makes a difference. You might just be able to make it out in the pic below.

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Mike,

Did you use hardboard to line the ceiling of your warm room ? - it looks a bit, droopy for want of a better word !

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Today I laid the floor in the scope room. I know most of you recommended these interlocking floor tiles but I didn't like that they are so thick. So I bought a roll of black rubber flooring that looks like chequer plate.

scope room cleared out

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this is the roll

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laying the rubber flooring

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the second length is not glued down yet as I ran out of adhesive.

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I've had a lot of timber left over that I needed out of the obsy. So yesterday I built a shelter for my fire wood. Slightly over-engineered but it does the job.

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The roof is made of that one OSB sheet from the warm room floor that I had to replace a few weeks ago.

Here is a view of the obsy from the patio just behind the house.

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I've had a lot of timber left over that I needed out of the obsy. So yesterday I built a shelter for my fire wood. Slightly over-engineered but it does the job.

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The roof is made of that one OSB sheet from the warm room floor that I had to replace a few weeks ago.

Here is a view of the obsy from the patio just behind the house.

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All looking very good Chris

You could start selling those Wood Stores, I'm sure there would be plenty of takers :-)

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Wow! Just spent a well worthwhile hour reading this topic from start to finish! Inspiring, educational and tense during the planning permission bit! Thanks for sharing Chris, congrats on a fantastic project and thanks for answering my questions via "messenger"!

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I've had a lot of timber left over that I needed out of the obsy. So yesterday I built a shelter for my fire wood. Slightly over-engineered but it does the job.

I did just the same with my offcuts and built a couple of log stores that are now sited behind my observatory at the end of the garden - waste not want not :smile:

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floor looks great! how much longer do you think before you are all set up?

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thanks!

I've stopped estimating how much longer it will take. every time I finish one job another 2 pop up. but shouldn't be long now.

This is taking waaaay longer than I had expected. I started on 25 May 2013! I thought 2 months, maybe 3. It's been 8 months now. But then, I only work on the obsy on weekends; a few hours on Saturdays and full day on Sundays.

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thanks!

I've stopped estimating how much longer it will take. every time I finish one job another 2 pop up. but shouldn't be long now.

This is taking waaaay longer than I had expected. I started on 25 May 2013! I thought 2 months, maybe 3. It's been 8 months now. But then, I only work on the obsy on weekends; a few hours on Saturdays and full day on Sundays.

Don't forget to spend some time with your wife & kids :)

Do you think about painting the walls?

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