New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by Jam Jar Lurker, Mar 27, 2020, 07:18 am
Quote from: Jam Jar Lurker on Aug 10, 2020, 08:56 amThe Adventure of the Ventilation Shaft
Quote from: Volpone on Aug 11, 2020, 01:37 pm[One of the last things I had to do was fix a leak for the bathtub...*****The thing that worries me is having 1 vent, down low, there's really not much to create circulation. I guess we'll see. Or was your floor vented too? I forget.
Quote from: Jam Jar Lurker on Sep 04, 2020, 10:54 pmThe Rain of TerrorI've held off updating as there is an issue I was hoping to resolve first, but here goes...I brought my TARDIS home in the middle of a three day torrential storm. And bar the three or four weeks of beautuful weather around Easter during which I installed and (attempted to) weatherproof the old girl, the rain has been more persistent and vicious than I have ever seen in all my fifty years. That poor box has been assailed and assaulted every couple of days.There is a regular small puddle on the inside of the left hand door. I think this is probably unavoidable (and aided by the slabs I laid being ever so slighly off the level).About two months ago I noticed that the puddle was becoming significantly larger. You may remember that I had added some rubber weather stripping at the foot of the doors. Moonbeam and Dave advised that I looked beyond the immediate area. I discovered that the front sign box had moved a little (on the TPE it's a stand alone piece which forms part of the door frame). I resealed it and also added some weather stripping where the doors met the posts to close off gaps (the picture shows the strip unpainted, but it's very convincing when painted). I briefly added some stripping to the inside foot of the doors; this was effective but trapped water underneath the doors so I removed it.These amendments significantly reduced the puddles.The lamp leaked so I added some sealant to where the bottom of the fresnel met the metal of the base, which worked a treat.I then discovered that water had started to go gather in the inside of the right hand sign box (and occasionally the left). So far I've not been able to determine where it's entering the sign; the area above and to the sides remains dry.I added sealant to the outside of the sign boxes and where the wood meets the perspex. This hasn't helped. I've covered the whole of the stacks with sealant. This hasn't helped. I've poured water onto the stacks section by section to locate the source of entry... And nothing comes through until it rains heavily. So I'm a bit stumped at the moment.
Quote from: Volpone on Sep 05, 2020, 06:33 amI remember a bit with M, briefing Bond and saying that by the time someone is 40, life has knocked them around enough, they've had enough failures and unexpected disappointments and they have enough things they care about that they are no longer as bold and decisive as they used to be. I live in that place these days...
Quote from: russellsuthern on Sep 05, 2020, 07:08 amTB is often not just a "TARDIS Builders information group" but an "Outside TARDIS owners support group."Keep fighting - It's worth it!
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Sep 05, 2020, 08:14 amOver the years the best I've come to hope for has been to minimise the amount of water that gets in with the acceptance that it will happen. I'm not doing too bad now; however it took me a long time to get to the point where i'm just finding small puddles.Or maybe even fibreglass with a steel frame?
Quote from: moonbeam on Sep 05, 2020, 09:47 amThe only thing I can think of is are you pouring water on the roof? It's just you mention it only does it in heavy rain. I'm just thinking of trying a hose pipe where you could vary the pressure and spray you Tardis at different angles?
Quote from: Jam Jar Lurker on Sep 05, 2020, 01:41 pmQuote from: moonbeam on Sep 05, 2020, 09:47 amThe only thing I can think of is are you pouring water on the roof? It's just you mention it only does it in heavy rain. I'm just thinking of trying a hose pipe where you could vary the pressure and spray you Tardis at different angles?I have poured a fair bit of water, but not with a hose and not on the slope of the roof. I concentrated on the stacks, posts and sign boxes, figuring it was just running off the slopes onto them.