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Old 01-03-2020, 06:42 PM
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Good new all round. I have door side and bottom seals on my garage a door and they work very well.
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:41 PM
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How was the first day back?
I hope you can put aside at least 30 minutes to edge forward. Just think of the time you spent helping me..I want you to give that sort of time to you and the project.
It's such a great time to get this done, little opportunity of astronomy so get the building finished asap. It's a wonderful opportunity..and with this virus this cut out going anywhere...you know also you must set a completion date..you would on any other project.
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:49 PM
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How was the first day back?...
Same... remains to be seen how long it will last
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:21 PM
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Same... remains to be seen how long it will last
One day at a time, going in or not you have plenty of thi.ngs to do.
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:27 AM
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Well, after 4 months, the work can continue
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Old 08-11-2020, 01:56 PM
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It must have been very taxing for you ... I have been lucky here in the bush able to get stuff done.
I wish I was closer I would come and give you a hand.
Good luck with the restart.
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Alex, thanks for the offer, for me it's the same as you were really here :-)
Yes, it was challenging time, but this hobby made a very patient person out of me.
First I have to inspect the damage (roof was leaking.. ), then plan how to progress from there.
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The suspense has been killing me...was there any roof damage?

I hope you have been able to break the habit formed due to the virus of not doing anything on your observatory each day back to at least doing one small thing...even sitting with a cuppa looking and thinking can be productive.

I just want to encourage you is all.

I already know from personal experience you are a good person happy to help others but I fear that you do not set aside enough time for you.

With respect, having thought about this type of thing, you really don't have all that much time left in life to enjoy the things you will put off to that magic day when you do all these things you put off...and being a fit and capable man you no doubt proceed in the belief that these qualities will always be with you and sadly I think you will find that may not be the case..my point is you really should put the observatory on the top of your to do list and rush to make it happen.

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Old 24-11-2020, 11:21 AM
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Alex,

Thank you :-)
Well, I was in situ on the first day the travel from Melbourne was allowed and everything survived.. actually, the leak I was afraid of did not do any real damage.
This weekend I took some measurements of the roof support and started to plan where to do a first cut, without introducing new problems :-)
Next weekend (if weather permits) I will go to Bunnings to get some beams and provide support for existing structure, then I will cut out the corrugated sheets to make the 1.6x1.6 metres opening.. then... whatever will come next. I already figured I could have done couple of things differently (like roll off sheet, it could have been smaller.. the original plan was 2.2 meter hole, but in the meantime I decided to put C11 there instead of 10" Newt which will remain on Dob as it was all those years)

And the most of last Sunday I spend doing grass in the backyard, it looked pretty wild.. but not too much, even some garlic managed to grow out of it in the back :-)
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Old 28-12-2020, 03:15 PM
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First light...

First light.. well not quite yet, but getting there
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Looking good. Nothing says progress like a gaping hole in the roof.
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Old 28-12-2020, 04:05 PM
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Good on you Bojan. It makes me very happy to see that you are making real progress...just keep at it daily and it will be finished in no time at all...I have probably mentioned this before but I keep a book and list jobs showing the time of day it can be done, the time it will take, what is needed and cost..that way if I have 20 minutes to spare I look to see if I have a job 20 minutes or under if it can be done at night and if I have the bits or enough money handy to buy what is needed.
Only this morning I organised what I have to do on separate large sheets of paper as I have run out of small notes books..current projects..rebuild jetty...have beams need planks..determine cost, calculate number of screws, put boat in dam as work platform..I now have the boat here and purchased bungs..have life jacket in car now.. it's the little things that hold you up eh,......set up new electric system..make pad, erect shed, order batteries etc, bring solar panels from house erect same, reference to cost spread sheet in the paper work, build car port..it has plans and reference to spread sheet, connect water tank...list of fittings, filters, in line pump, battery, charger for same, ....ride on mower, need its dimentions before purchase for a shed, erect shed before purchase, fire pumps make pad, ( the pad I made only weeks ago got destroyed cause I had the earth mover back and had him level a picnic area..had him back to fix the main drive destroyed by the rain...connect fire hose and 19 mm Polly pipe for sprinkler system...I would not get anything done without this paper work to remind me of little things like getting fitting to connect the tank..or start digging for a pad for the shed...so now I have had a rest I will put a couple of minutes into sorting the pad area for the mower shed...the pad region for the electricals got done by the earth mover..buy cement get sand..I have already built the form work ..only when he was gone did it jerry I needed a mower shed...so by hand unfortunately.

I look forward to another post from you updating progress real soon.
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Getting there, slowly but surely.
Last night rain was was a good test, passed with flying colors.. and not a drop of water inside.

What's left to do is just a bit of cosmetics and touch of paint.

Then the next step is relocation of pier from Mount Waverley to Mount Pleasant....
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Good job Bojan, keeping out the water is always tricky.

Can't you make a new pier?
Might be easier.
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Old 04-01-2021, 05:33 AM
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..Can't you make a new pier?
Might be easier.
It's possible to make another one.. but I already have it, and it is not used much recently (LP in Melbourne is terrible and getting worse with each year) so I was thinking it may be more useful in Ballarat, at least for a while.
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Excellent Bojan I have a similar, skylight opening upstairs that I was thinking of converting to observatory use. Your project is a good reminder to me to get on with it.

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Old 07-01-2021, 08:45 PM
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Excellent Bojan. Good to see the work come together successfully.

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Getting there, slowly but surely.
Last night rain was was a good test, passed with flying colors.. and not a drop of water inside.

What's left to do is just a bit of cosmetics and touch of paint.

Then the next step is relocation of pier from Mount Waverley to Mount Pleasant....
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Hey Bojan, It's looking great. Seeing and transparency were also great last night.. (M1 and M78 in 81mm scope) and looking the same for tonight. You had better get on and finish it!

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Ready for transport to Mount Pleasant over long weekend...
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