No rain to speak of yesterday so popped down to T-A just to see if everything was OK. All fine and the dehumidifier seems to be doing its job, pleased at how little water had got into the wheelhouse despite not yet having a proper cover, still waiting for more predictable weather so we can arrange to have the sheets off and get the new canopy measured up.
In the afternoon it was cutting the last of the hinge rebates and doing a bit of sanding on the wheelhouse parts.
Another dry day today so all the bits came out into the yard and were put together to check for fit --- and they do. Blimey it even looks straight.
It is quite a bit heavier than the original being some 20Kg more due to the double glazing units which are 3.5Kg each and even though they are toughened safety glass I thought it wise to add bars just in case anyone were to fall.
The bars fold back for cleaning and glass removal if required with 6mm thick rubber pads at the base so that water will not be held under the arms to cause problems.
The only problem today has been that the glue under the pads has not gone off due to the cold so they’ll need to be re-stuck.
The shuts themselves fit cleanly over the frame lip so fingers crossed everything will be watertight when it comes to testing. Karen is insisting that it is me that sits under there when the hose is turned on.
The only woodwork left to do is fit the ash lining on the inside and the window furniture..
It’s good when a plan comes together, especially when it is a make it up as you go along job like this one and it all started out as this.
The whole lot has now been disassembled ready for varnishing, two coats before and two coats after the rebuild.
On the gardening front the ground is still too wet to do anything and we are now over a month behind. In frustration Karen is experimenting with onion sets planted in trays in the hope that it will give them a head start. Last year was a poor crop and this one isn’t off to a good start.
The next person to do a rain dance gets shot! J