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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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Old 29-05-2018, 09:43 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 😬
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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Old 30-05-2018, 02:18 AM
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Looks fabulous Jen! Bet you can't wait to move in!
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Old 03-06-2018, 01:57 PM
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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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Old 23-06-2018, 06:50 PM
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I now have a roof woohoo 🤩🤩


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Old 24-06-2018, 01:13 PM
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Looking good Jen .... you putting up curtains at all ... ... purple ones of course.

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Old 24-06-2018, 08:06 PM
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Absolutely Col hehehe yes a few windows need to be put in, so purple curtains sound pretty good to me lol 😈😈😈
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Old 28-06-2018, 10:56 PM
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Woowhoo, That is totally awesome, Congrats and very much the Envy of most about the astro-community, Jen, Well done

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Old 26-07-2018, 08:34 PM
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G'day everyone ���� It's been a long slow process but there's not much left to do now woohoo (I'm so fricken excited right now - you couldn't wipe the grin off my face if you tried) ��the plumber has completed his job, the insulation and the plaster is nearly complete in the warm room/office and my windows have arrived ��
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...sooooo close now Jen - am absolutely green with envy here!

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Old 27-07-2018, 02:07 PM
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Coming along nicely! I'm thinking I should have made mine a bit bigger so I could put a 12" in it. Although there are ways of getting one in there.
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Old 28-07-2018, 02:44 PM
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Looking awesome Jen

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Old 31-07-2018, 10:58 AM
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hehe thanks guys I can't wait to move in 😈😈💜💜🔭🔭👽👽
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:35 PM
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The windows are in woohoo 🤗🤗🤗💜💜

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:45 PM
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Man, that is looking soooo goood!

I'm really jelly, even though I have my own and operate it remotely, mine is like the poor cousin!

Can I come over your house?
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Really niiiice Jen.....

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Old 03-08-2018, 04:27 PM
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Man, that is looking soooo goood!

I'm really jelly, even though I have my own and operate it remotely, mine is like the poor cousin!

Can I come over your house?
🤣🤣🤣 lol Bart your welcome anytime, there will be prince pics everywhere hehehe 💜💜😈😈
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Old 03-08-2018, 04:28 PM
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Jen you are making me sick with envy, you are so lucky, and girl I know you will enjoy every moment, bugger hubby.

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