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Re: My Shed

Postby Hiawatha » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:37 pm

It took almost a week of consistent work and now the deck at the farm is finally finished.

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I used a combination pilot and countersink bit along with stainless steel square drive screws to hold the timber down.

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Thank goodness for the 'Three Amigos' I bought from Aldi , brushless motor lithium battery drills and impact driver , they would last a whole day of work on a charge and fitted thousands of screws without a murmur.

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Typical Hiawatha weather served up over an inch of rain and howling gales on the last two days of work .

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Re: My Shed

Postby Grunt » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:35 am

Typical Hiawatha weather served up over an inch of rain
You’ll be glad of that in four months time.
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Re: My Shed

Postby Hiawatha » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:40 am

The deck after oiling , it does look as if I've used old Fergie transmission oil :smile:

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Re: My Shed

Postby stiv » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:12 pm

It's a fabulous 'shed', Hiawatha.

Having just come back from my 'shed', which is part of an old, stone built pig sty and chicken loft, (utterly charming from the outside but a bit of a mess on the inside), and with us having our sixth day of wet and windy weather (Hiawatha weather, the sort that you usually reserve for yourself!) and seeing as how the roof leaks in several places (and actually needs totally replacing to be honest), and as everytime I took a step back from the little vice that I was using to hold a bit of rusty metal that I was polishing, a cold drop of rain hit me on the head... Well, I could see myself achieving much better things in your shed than I do in mine...

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In a photo in your Sept 7 post, you seem to have handrails on the roof. They reminded me of the strung wire system that they use on the roofs just south of here in the Pyrenees, to stop mini avalanches of snow falling onto the street below, but I can't imagine that you get that much snow. Then again, perhaps your shed is going to be a ski lodge.

It's a lovely building.
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Re: My Shed

Postby Hiawatha » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:37 am

Thanks Stiv , a shed is always something to be proud of , a stone one must be especially so .

stiv wrote:In a photo in your Sept 7 post, you seem to have handrails on the roof.


Not so much snow at Hiawatha , a little every eight or ten years , the last time it snowed really heavily was in 1979 . I recall driving up to see it with a Canadian ex serviceman friend of mine , drifts four foot deep lined the roads and trees were down everywhere , it was on that trip that I really came to appreciate the district , it is probably why I came to buy my farm in the end .
The rails are the mounts for solar panels , I'm in the process of building a stand alone power system with a half dozen panels . I'm not that aufait with the whole business and so am progressing slowly , the panels are 36 volt ones and I have four 300 amp hour six volt batteries configured for a twelve volt system , all the wiring is in place but I need an appropriate voltage regulator/controller that will charge the bank successfully .
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Re: My Shed

Postby stiv » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:43 pm

Hiawatha wrote:The rails are the mounts for solar panels

Of course, I should have thought of that... It's a subject on which I know virtually nothing at all.

But when it's all finished (ha,ha,ha, is it ever?), a little dry slope down through the trees might be just the thing, with a chair lift run by a belt pulley on the Grey one.

Oh, la,la! I'm giving myself ideas now!

Bon continuation, monsieur.
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