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Old 18-01-2015, 12:20 AM
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did a little prep work this afternoon
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Old 18-01-2015, 09:15 AM
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Can you send some of your rain down here, David...
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Old 18-01-2015, 09:22 AM
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Can you send some of your rain down here, David...
the reason it is a clear as this is that i have abstained from anything astronomical while my daughter has been away - call it a peace keeping mission - so of course it looks clear
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Old 18-01-2015, 11:54 AM
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It's too funny..... besides, I would've put a Masters there instead.



Looking forward to seeing the DHO2 up and running soon, Dave!

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Old 18-01-2015, 12:08 PM
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Looking forward to seeing the DHO2 up and running soon, Dave!

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ta Al - getting ready to concrete in the clothes line
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Old 18-01-2015, 07:52 PM
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another hot day - managed to get the clothes line done and started on the drainage. need to go an get some conduits and cables.
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Old 19-01-2015, 06:59 AM
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Do i see a "Bunnings" hat in one of those piccies???

Andrew
PS If you hire some of their floodlights,
you could work at night too
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Old 19-01-2015, 10:39 AM
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Do i see a "Bunnings" hat in one of those piccies???

Andrew
PS If you hire some of their floodlights,
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yeah they are good for hardware - just not near me
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Old 19-01-2015, 12:45 PM
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Rod.... I am lost in space.
Better to be lost in space than stuck on terra firma.

Be patient HOughy, better days will come. The universe ain't going nowhere.
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Old 19-01-2015, 04:58 PM
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Better to be lost in space than stuck on terra firma.

Be patient HOughy, better days will come. The universe ain't going nowhere.
Aah...but apparently it is..

According to that classic work of science, "Death from the Skies" by Philip Plait Ph.D. which found its way into my stocking this Christmas, as the universe is expanding and galaxies et al (ie, its contents) are moving away from us at an ever increasing rate, in the very distant future we wont be seeing much outside of our own galaxy (if you ignore our impending doom from our own Sun which will scupper any observing plans we might have quite some time before we lose sight of the other galaxies )



I suggest David puts his doghouse up PDQ before he misses something.

Good luck with the build
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Old 19-01-2015, 07:47 PM
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Run some induction coupling cable around your yard and take advantage of the high voltage power lines to power the observatory for free.

Anyway looks like astronomy heaven there. Ham radio nightmare though.
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Old 19-01-2015, 08:37 PM
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chalk and cheese days added link to youtube of the rain
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Old 26-01-2015, 08:12 AM
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I have just found out that the drainage isn't plastic pipe as i hoped. It is vc pipe and it has collapsed right under the concrete. Have now changed most of what i will be doing for new pipes and pits next weekend. Will have to run entirely under house and outlet onto a new line. Will have another line to stop surface water near the doghouse and run subsoil lines as well. Will be getting a small digger to dig out the pier and drainage. For a small job initially i have now opened a can of worms! Will have to run power and data now in anticipation because of concreting and drainage.

I don't see much change out of 5k, that's going to be eaten up in all the prep work and the base. I did see merbau for $4.50 a lm at bunnings there is another grand? Might need to have a clean out to pay for rest?

And as usual its now raining. I have run a temporary pipe that just outlets on the grass for now. The existing drainage isn't worth a pinch of ......
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Old 26-01-2015, 09:11 AM
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Today's rain can't be helping. Sorry to hear it will not be straight forward. I have given up counting up the cost of my litte RORO. I am on watch for some cheaper external wall cladding.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:47 PM
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it pays to talk to people - even those you work with. A work colleague had a secret - they owned and ran a digger! Couldn't pass this one up i asked and for a few dollars more I have him and his little beast to do a lot of digging later this week and hopefully get me on track, drained and platform ready

oh and why he owned a digger - long story but suffice t osay he had a little sewer problem that made it cheaper for him to dig and lay sewer pipe himself. what can i say he is a can do Guy

oh and he hasn't an astronomical bone in his body
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:27 PM
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well it always rains when you dig - we had to bath the dog after we let her out afterwards - she found every bit of turned up ground. half the job done but it rained....... typical
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progress to the end game - lots of digging - two tree stumps
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Tania must be lovin this
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:38 AM
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Tania must be lovin this
oh yeah she is absolutely loving it - NOT
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Massive operation. Mate, I envy your civil engineering skills. I'm at the shovel mark II level only.
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