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Old 29-05-2018, 08:21 PM
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Thanks everyone it's getting pretty exciting now 😜😜 bring it on woohooo 🤗

Jon what mechanism did you use to open your roof ? I haven't decided which way to go with that yet, but I better make up my mind real soon hahaha 😬
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Thanks everyone it's getting pretty exciting now 😜😜 bring it on woohooo 🤗

Jon what mechanism did you use to open your roof ? I haven't decided which way to go with that yet, but I better make up my mind real soon hahaha 😬
I didnít build it Jen but I sure am using it!!!
My obs is the old Macedon Ranges Observatory site....closed down a few years ago after the lost an overseas contract apparently.

The opening mechanism is basically a 1/4hp motor, wire rope and pulleys. Very simple but bloody hard to explain! Iíll try and get some pics tomorrow which should give some ideas.
Basically motor turns on, rolls roof until it hits a stop switch. All done via a relay setup so it can easily be controlled remotely if needed.

Hereís a link to it operating for the first time in a few years......much quieter now itís all greased up! https://youtu.be/IfTshNIecfI
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Looks fabulous Jen! Bet you can't wait to move in!
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Thanks everyone Iím getting pretty excited now 👌
just a quick update for any of you that would like to see a video of the roof sliding 😍😍 thereís a video on my Facebook page 👍👍🤪🤪 Cheers
https://www.facebook.com/jenny.bryent
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