Tuesday, January 18, 2005

South Wall Hoppers


The south wall hoppers are the breathers for the shed. When the air inside is getting to hot these hoppers will let air in from the wet garden that is planned for the south side of the shed.

The other walls will also have their openable doors but this will help guarantee a cross flow of air during that iron roasting summer days.

I still haven't figured out how to make them easy to open and close. Currently I lift one end and prop a piece of offcut timber there. But some sort of pulleys with hinged legs that lock into place would be good.

Aaa another of many chores.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

A Bed is Made



So when I started out I moved some bunks up to the shed. By putting them together and lashing a tarp around them I made a high and dry spot for myself. Lucky I did so coz the ground was awash this Xmas as the wind pushed gallons of water inside the shed.
Then the winds came on Boxing day and dried out the swamp but nearly took the bed and me with 'em.
I had to hang a carpet over a steel gate and then prop that with steel posts to keep the wind at bay, but eventually I got the caravan out of the bush hole it was in, emptied a wheelbarrow of rat dung out of it and "home sweet home" The bed looks a bit different here, moved from it's original central location once the West wall was finished, but you get the idea.