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Old 28-12-2018, 01:21 AM
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Hi guys just a quick update my upgraded motor is finally in woohoo (its been a very long wait) but she moves much easier now

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Old 04-02-2019, 11:10 AM
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Teething problems number two 😭😭😭
Another month in and the cog on the motor has totally stripped the teeth off the railings 😡😡 - feeling shattered

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Old 04-02-2019, 05:50 PM
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Hi Jen,

when ASSA built our the new turret at Stockport, we used a steel rack which is 7mm thick and mode 8 tooth spacing. Using plastic or cast racks will not survive if the load of the roof is too high. I suspect your roof is very heavy as the shutter on our roof is 400kg and it is flat, 5 metres long and only 2 metres wide. The rack we used was the minimum calculated by our engineer to bear that load.

I am sure you will get this sorted but thick steel is the way to go in this instance. You can get them cut via engineering firms which laser and computer cutting.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:03 PM
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Hi Jen,

when ASSA built our the new turret at Stockport, we used a steel rack which is 7mm thick and mode 8 tooth spacing. Using plastic or cast racks will not survive if the load of the roof is too high. I suspect your roof is very heavy as the shutter on our roof is 400kg and it is flat, 5 metres long and only 2 metres wide. The rack we used was the minimum calculated by our engineer to bear that load.

I am sure you will get this sorted but thick steel is the way to go in this instance. You can get them cut via engineering firms which laser and computer cutting.
thanks Paul hopefully the builder will get it right eventually
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Old 30-10-2019, 03:51 PM
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This has been a most informative thread. What an exciting build. I hope you got the gear rack sorted out.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:28 AM
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This has been a most informative thread. What an exciting build. I hope you got the gear rack sorted out.
Hey thanks Sean, yes i have finally got the roof sorted (three motors later)
I will post update pics soon
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:45 AM
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Gday everyone 🤗🤗 Warm room is now complete woohoo 💜💜 just gotta make my curtains and put a few pics on the walls 😍🤩
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:55 AM
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Love the warm room, really well set up
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:04 AM
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That looks terrific Jen. Love the purple carpet. You just need a prince poster for the wall.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:12 AM
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Great Build

Hello Jen

I'm really impressed with your Obs, great build.

I google map'd your location, how do you go with direct light from your neighbours and the town you are in? I have one neighbour who when I built my Obs thought it a good idea to install multiple flood lights.

A couple of general comments, great to see your builder / concretor knew how to place the plastic under the slab, most do it wrong and carry it up the inner side of the formwork.

The idea of it being " overbuilt " is often brought up, I don't want to live next to a structure that could blow away in a stiff breeze and I don't want to be in one when the thing is blown over nor do I want to be thing about repairs to the slab because it failed or the walls failed when the roof opened. Yours " looks " overbuilt but it looks right to me.

Also happy you got the roof sorted, I had a few early problems with mine and was always worried it would open then decide to stop when I was finished.

I hope you have many happy years in there.

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Old 08-03-2020, 06:38 PM
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Excellent!....and I see you have already had a shag in there

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Where's the ' PURPLE ' Curtains ....

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Old 08-03-2020, 11:06 PM
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:07 PM
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The purple curtains are measured up ready to go 🤪🤪💜
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:10 PM
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That looks terrific Jen. Love the purple carpet. You just need a prince poster for the wall.
Oh Marc I have already done up a collage of over 100 prince pics to go on the walls 🤣 but I think Im going to need a bigger obs 🤣🤣
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:58 PM
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Old 18-04-2020, 12:32 PM
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Hi Jen
Oh dear we can only dream of what you are doing .Can't wait to see the finish result ,and as far for the first engineer, lets hope the back wheels fall if his car one day
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Old 25-04-2020, 10:01 AM
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