Elevated floors. Low-thermal mass
materials. Insulated walls.
The wheels of the roll-off roof are
contained within garage door rails that
run the length of the longest side walls.
See more pictures below.
Rolling roof built inside my garage.
Wheels are mounted under the treated
pine rails along each side.
sheets are high impact polycarbonate
exhibiting 50% solar heat rejection and
25% light transmission. Sheets
resist hail to 1 inch diameter. Metal
flashing is 0.35mm BMT steel.
||Inside the Observatory
Picture taken from the lower deck
showing the upper deck floor and the
An 8-inch Schmidt Newtonian reflector
rides on an EQ-6 mount attached to a 5
inch steel pipe that is bolted via a
welded footplate to a 500 kg concrete
footing that extends 1 metre into the
hard clay subsoil.
The pier does not touch the floor
in any place so you can walk around (or
jump) without causing any vibration in