castle stone upgrades v.003

so the naked girls in the hot tub kinda calls for a privacy screen…

traditionally i’ve always used prefab fencing for it, just because it’s nice looking and much easier than anything else i cared to use…

but the deck roof supports didn’t match up with the fencing seams at all, and looked like crap.

as i had to move one post, and re engineer the roof supports for the right hand corner, i figured i should probably do them all. i also had to replace one of the horizontal beams, as it had issues.

so here we have the temporary support that is holding up the roof, and the new post going in between the buildings where it will be out of the way (and the backside will support the rain gutter)

the problem here is that if this post was in it’s natural spot, i can’t open the doors on the second building…

so i moved it to the other side of the roof beam, and closer to the house.

then i put a crossbeam on the top of that post, so it supports the last 3 roof beams…

… which allows them to support the end of the main support beam…

then i had to reposition the other 2 roof supports so they didn’t look like they were built by romper room decks, llc…

note the fencing is sitting on the ground in this picture.

here’s another one of those pretentious light pictures…

the roof is tinted polycarbonate plastic. think “sunglasses”.

part of the goal of all of this is that i’m going to be mortgaging this place and buying a big chunk of land i can build a shop and a gigantic geodesic butterfly atrium on…

which means i’ll be moving out of my room.
as my room is stacked to the top with gear, and it’s not cool to have all the network stuff in one person’s room, i’m moving it, and rewiring as i go (right now i have bundles of cables the size of your arm strung from the ceiling into almost every room in the place)

so that means i need a shelf…

and i need to drill some holes…

and i need to put in some conduit and brackets…

(and of course my workbench)

and then i grab the patch panels and one of the network switches…

3000 va apc battery backup, and yes, that is an ibm as/400…

and those of you who understand geometry instinctively are probably asking how i put the roof on the second building…

the answer is we slid the panels in from the top.
and yes, it was a pain in the butt.

now i’m off to move 3.2 miles of cat 5 cable, and my washer and dryer.
-stone

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