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    • January 10, 2019 9:47 AM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      You guys are insane. 

       

      Jon, please don't tell me that you are just now realizing this.....     

       

      Of course, we are all insane...  Wouldn't be fun any other way....    

    • January 10, 2019 8:27 PM EST
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      Andy Clarke said:
      Jon Radder said:

      You guys are insane. 

       

      Jon, please don't tell me that you are just now realizing this.....     

       

      Of course, we are all insane...  Wouldn't be fun any other way....    

      Dad,

      Are you saying that using LSC as a calming place with life coaches is not a good idea?

       

    • January 10, 2019 10:05 PM EST
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      Ended up working outdoors today until after dark, so no project work tonight.  Taking it to work to spray paint the inside black, then it gets buttoned up and installed.

       

      About this corner thing; If you are saying to reduce the area of the box by sliding the angled piece left, then the answer is no. Clearance is as tight as I am willing to go as shown. Changing which way the miter joints are done alone will not change anything.

       

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    • January 10, 2019 10:27 PM EST
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      " Rooster " said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      Jon Radder said:

      You guys are insane. 

       

      Jon, please don't tell me that you are just now realizing this.....     

       

      Of course, we are all insane...  Wouldn't be fun any other way....    

      Dad,

      Are you saying that using LSC as a calming place with life coaches is not a good idea?

       

      Son, you know that every thing is a good idea, except for what hurts anyone....             

    • January 11, 2019 7:10 AM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      Ended up working outdoors today until after dark, so no project work tonight.  Taking it to work to spray paint the inside black, then it gets buttoned up and installed.

      About this corner thing; If you are saying to reduce the area of the box by sliding the angled piece left, then the answer is no. Clearance is as tight as I am willing to go as shown. Changing which way the miter joints are done alone will not change anything.

      Jon

      Just take a minute and reread this post.

      Jon  , last ditch effort  to help you see what I think will work for you.

      Place a new top piece , on top of the piece standing upright (far left against the wall), and place the other end (with an angle cut ) on top of the angle cut piece (new piece just added) touching the stair stringer

       Now remove the old piece ( it has some pencil marking) original roof, that is above the brake wheel..

      This is driving me crazy as well ...

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    • January 11, 2019 7:20 AM EST
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      Jon,

      If you move it up to the top of the plywood on the left of the picture, won't that take care of the cut needed?  Or at least most of it.

    • January 12, 2019 12:06 AM EST
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      Alright - I finally get it.  I can be pretty dense when it comes to spatial things. You are increasing the volume of the box by the 13/32  thickness. That wouldn't help the grade unless the floor were also moved up.  I'm not going to rebuild it at this point. It's all assembled with brads and glue and painted inside.

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at January 12, 2019 3:08 PM EST
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    • January 12, 2019 6:30 AM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      Alright - I finally get it.  I can be pretty dense when it comes to spatial things.

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    • January 12, 2019 10:48 AM EST
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      Too soon old, too late smart   Painting & final assembly done. Today it gets stilts and the balance of the opening sealed up. This is a huge draft source on a cold night!

       

      Latest pic...

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at January 12, 2019 10:49 AM EST
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    • January 12, 2019 11:38 AM EST
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      I kinda like all that blocking and bracing, Jon...   Stilts will probably make it trip and fall...   hehehe      

       

      Oh, did I forget to say ""nice progress""...

    • January 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST
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      Not exactly stilts - more like big honkin' legs!!!

       

      And wobbly it might have been, but I prepared for the uneven concrete by cutting the legs just a little short so I could shim to perfect height...

       

      Once leg adjustments were complete, I added some 2x3 framing as a place to attach to the stairs...

       

      And done...

       

       

      I'm now ready to switch to the finish face for this spot - my Mik Challenge build.

       

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    • January 12, 2019 7:59 PM EST
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      If I can make the video work, here is a test run.  No need for padding etc at the end of the box. It is just enough up grade inside the box to stop a car rolling from a few feet away...

      West Willow Hill Test Run from Jon Radder on Vimeo.

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at January 12, 2019 8:33 PM EST
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    • January 12, 2019 8:04 PM EST
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      Cool......    

    • January 12, 2019 8:18 PM EST
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      Well, that looks like it should keep you occupied for a few minutes. Simple, but effective.

      Now watch the car go back and forth, back and forth, back..................

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    • January 12, 2019 8:21 PM EST
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      You done good Jon

    • January 12, 2019 9:11 PM EST
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      And playing around with track I came up with this...

        Now I need  brass or stainless Code 332 19.5 degree crossing. That will be fun to find.

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    • January 12, 2019 10:19 PM EST
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      Nice work, Jon.  I truly admire your use of the space you have.

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    • January 12, 2019 10:24 PM EST
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      Jon,

       

      looking good. before you go to much further did you think to stuff some insulation in that draft?

       

      Al P

      for some reason I am not seeing you last picture with track diagram, will look again tomorrow.

    • January 13, 2019 9:21 AM EST
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      Good work, Jon. You have reclaimed what was useless space. Well done.

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    • January 13, 2019 11:14 AM EST
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      Al Pomeroy said:

      Jon,

      looking good. before you go to much further did you think to stuff some insulation in that draft?

       

      Think about it; yes. Actually do something; no. The flat plywood face is all screwed on to allow opening and access to the space if needed.  There is a lot of volume back there, so filling it would not be an economical option and may not even help much since the wall to the right is just a single layer of paneling with no insulation behind. I think the best plan is to squirt some great stuff in the cracks to close it off completely.

       

      Al P

      for some reason I am not seeing you last picture with track diagram, will look again tomorrow.

      Not sure why that is. None of my pictures are hosted on a secure (https) site, but I haven't had any problems. My host might have had a hiccup when you tried to view.

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