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Old 12-11-17, 03:44 PM   #371
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I realise this isn't very interesting, but this thread is somewhere for me to record my progress for my own reference...



The south-side ceiling is filled, 1st coat of paint, and the lights are back in place. I've also added a couple of bits of wall around the big window.

I'm stuck now until I have more of the 9mm ply to finish the walls - hopefully get that done over Christmas.

I'm hoping that this thread will get a little more interesting in the spring; by then I should be ready to cast a couple of engine blocks, and get the Shanks and the R&H 10IP onto their bases.

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Is it worth fitting a non-maintained emergency light unit above the door in case the supply to the shed trips while you're in there?.

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Old 12-11-17, 06:02 PM   #373
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Hi to all,

There's a big change since last year Martin, congratulations for the job done,
It is certainly the most comfortable workshop that I have ever seen
Good luck for the continuation

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Old 12-11-17, 07:26 PM   #374
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Thanks Pascal; you are welcome to visit again any time!

Thank you for the thought Stuart, but there's no need. The various buildings all have independent supplies and outside lights, so the only way it would be dark is a complete power cut. If that's the case then I'll cope...

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Thanks Pascal; you are welcome to visit again any time!

Thank you for the thought Stuart, but there's no need. The various buildings all have independent supplies and outside lights, so the only way it would be dark is a complete power cut. If that's the case then I'll cope...

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Surely the shed will be off-grid with a 110v DC system powered by the IP or the Shanks with fuel piped in from the central heating oil tank? Enough fuel there for a winters running...

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Old 12-11-17, 09:05 PM   #376
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Surely the shed will be off-grid with a 110v DC system powered by the IP ... snip

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Now that would be interesting, you’d need some accumulators (batteries) as they did in the 1920s and a way of charging them with the IP/dynamo. That way you only need to run the engine for a few hours a week. That is how mine worked, I believe. I would like to see that.
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Old 13-11-17, 03:05 AM   #377
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When wiring my new workshop a few years ago it was easy at the time to pull the wires in for a separate emergency circuit via a small sub board which supplied several lights at key points and some power points alongside critical mains outlets such as fridge, air conditioner and work bench. Have a caravan inlet socket on the outer wall next to my Lister VA Start-O-Matic (now hand start) under cover nearby. Was very handy when wet season storms knocked out power supplies.
Have sometimes obtained surplus jet fuel when airport installations are being maintained, and with some added lube, have kept my cool at small cost during the worst weather.
Perhaps in a British climate a water cooled power plant would allow you to harvest some radiator heat if cheap fuel (veg oil?) could be found. Regards,
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