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I have decided to alter the roof of my shedatory. I have a blind spot which of coarse is exactly where the best targets always end up!!

So I'm going to alter it so the roof can be opened if I need it, nothing special just a hinged roof (hopefully!).

Started today measuring up and removing some nails and screws ready..

 

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To be continued......

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Well got cracking on it today. A nice sunny day, chilly but bright. Removed the old roof and tided the top up. Made up the frame and tried it out with the hinges, all OK. Secured the fr

Good luck. I doubt it will snow yet lol.

Is that bar some form of locking clamp to keep the roof open? When I first build my observatory I didn't have one and one night when I went to close up the wind beat me to it and I remember waking up

Well got cracking on it today. A nice sunny day, chilly but bright.

Removed the old roof and tided the top up.

Made up the frame and tried it out with the hinges, all OK.

Secured the frame to the roof (11mm OBD) and again tested it on the shed.

Added clips inside to secure it shut and a long handle to help open it up.

Photo's below, just the roofing felt tomorrow but a test tonight, a Southern view at last!!

 

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Got to have a think about that bar across the front, keep banging my head on it!! 

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Is that bar some form of locking clamp to keep the roof open? When I first build my observatory I didn't have one and one night when I went to close up the wind beat me to it and I remember waking up on the floor (never been the same since 😁)

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I suppose it is Clive, I've added a wedge to keep it open.. I've thought of a way to remove the bar across the front for imaging and  locked in the rest of the time.

Another job for tomorrow! 

Ron

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Nice day for it Ron.

My obsy initially had hinged roof, I altered it after 2 years to roll off. The reason was tge roof panels were a bit of a liability in high winds, this was a bit limiting. My roof panels were counterweighted so easy to open on a calm day/night but were a problem in winds over about 10mph.

Also, winds affected them when they were fully open so they had to be firmly latched down.

There werent many nights where it was bad but the few I experienced made me rethink to something safer.

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Latest instalment, added a wheel to the antenna pole that the roof leans on when its open so that if I move the shedatory the roof will move easily without tearing the felt.

Tested today and it worked a treat!! 

 

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