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Miguel1983

Obsy building started ! (and now complete!)

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hi,

today i started moving ground for my home observatory.

The idea is to combine a carport, garden shed, obsy and bicycle storage, the structure will be 15 meter long and 4 meter wide.

Here's a plan and time-lapse of today's progress. (hope this works .mov file)

 

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Time lapse worked perfectly Miguel :)

Looking forward to the build. You will not regret building it.

Steve

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Good to see another one starting :)

What sort of roof are you going to have on it?

James

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Well done, looks intriguing, is it for visual or imaging ?  and is everything Astro, going to be in the Obsy section ? 

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Fabulous, looking forward to seeing this progress. Good luck Miguel ?

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32 minutes ago, JamesF said:

Good to see another one starting :)

What sort of roof are you going to have on it?

James

Thanks !

I'm going for a flat roof, over the "OBSY" section there will be a sliding roof section of 2,5 by 2,5 meters.

The Obsy-section is in essence the cold part, it will be closed with a wall, my desk will be against this wall en there wil be a large window in it so i can see the "action".

The cold-room will be 3,6 by 2,5 meters.

On the left side there will be a door, leading to the ramp to get to the raised floor of the observation dek.

There will be a concrete pier base about 40by40 cm and a height-adjustable pier on top of the concrete pier.

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The obsy will be mostly for imaging.

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This is looking very interesting, now I have finished my own build it will be nice to sit back and watch your dream unfold Miguel, plenty of pics between jobs pal ? you can't have too many pics ?

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2 hours ago, Miguel1983 said:

hi,

today i started moving ground for my home observatory.

The idea is to combine a carport, garden shed, obsy and bicycle storage, the structure will be 15 meter long and 4 meter wide.

Here's a plan and time-lapse of today's progress. (hope this works .mov file)

 

Carport-observatory.thumb.jpg.0a40ef0b6ff25fc16c4588efaef4bf09.jpg

 

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Might be best if you save it as an .mp4 or .wmv file

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This looks quite a project!

Really looking forward to seeing it develop. As Lee says- please post lots of pictures!

Good luck ?

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Some people live in houses smaller than that! :D

James

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That's the fun bit done then :grin:

Dave

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Update,

excavating the foundations is done, formwork is in place, concrete rubble is placed as foundation of the carport section and steel reinforcement also placed.

today we poured the concrete !

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This is the base of the concrete pier for the telescope mount 80x80x50cm

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The time-lapse is also updated

Next i will build the wall sections in the workshop, when timing permits the work will continue on site , will post foto's of the wall-sections build, stay tuned...

 

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Probably won't be a problem with that much concrete, but normally the pier foundation is isolated from the main floor to stop vibrations as you walk around.

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15 minutes ago, Stargazer33 said:

Probably won't be a problem with that much concrete, but normally the pier foundation is isolated from the main floor to stop vibrations as you walk around.

it won't be a problem, as you mentioned, the weight of all that concrete...

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That's an enormous concrete pump :)  Looks as though  the weather wasn't very kind to you either.

James

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I didn't have all that equipment when I built my observatory.  And apart from a day's help with the cladding, did it all on my own.  That looks like a fully fledged building site!  ?

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27 minutes ago, Gina said:

I didn't have all that equipment when I built my observatory.  And apart from a day's help with the cladding, did it all on my own.  That looks like a fully fledged building site!  ?

Yes, this may redefine the forum DIY title ?

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9 hours ago, JamesF said:

That's an enormous concrete pump :)  Looks as though  the weather wasn't very kind to you either.

James

I'm afraid we had 3 days of British weather ?

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7 hours ago, Astrokev said:

Yes, this may redefine the forum DIY title ?

It is my day-job, contractor that is, very handy for DIY projects at home ?

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14 hours ago, Miguel1983 said:

It is my day-job

Like a busmans holiday lol but with more pride, I too do a similar job so building mine was a privilege ??

Enjoy.

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