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Old 02-07-2011, 09:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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it is made out of a 3 lb coffee can with real wood banded on the outside. base is made real well out of real wood also. Got it as a part of "junk box" ebay sale. it is about 6" in diameter. panels that I have seen usually run from 8 to 12 from what I saw. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Are you going to shingle it?
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
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What material are you planning on using to make the roof panels out of?
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:09 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Hello Mike,
Sorry about the delay in replying to your question about the roof. My wife and I decided to find a warmer climate for a few weeks.
The roof on my tower is made from 1/4" mahogany plywood and the segments were just roughed to fit then finally sanded on a disc sander to get a tight fit. After I glued them to the top edge and the centre support I sanded a 1/4" wide flat area along the joint lines and installed a 1/4" x 1/4" square section to form the ridges you see in the photographs I posted. The whole roof was then primed with exterior grade paint and the shingled as described.
On the underside of the overhang, which is about 3/8" I sealed this with silicon as it can't be seen. At the top centre where the float shaft enters the roof I made a copper disc and sealed this in place, again with silicon. Both the float shaft and the chimney stack have a small 'O' ring installed to prevent any water penetration.
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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This is the same water tower they had on the Kettle Valley line in BC.
Can I buy one?
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:30 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hello Duncan, not sure if you could buy one, you could certainly do what I did and make one. The tower itself is pretty straight forward it was the water spout with the hinge that took some time. However, I think the spout assemblies are now commercially available.
Mine has two small roman pavers inside to hold it down during Alberta's sunny days. Its been outside during the summer months for the past six years and the old owl on top is starting to fade. I think I need to bring it in to the workshop one winter and do an overhaul.
If there is anything you think I can help you with just let me know. Also, the members on this site are extremely helpful so you may get a response from them as well.
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Nice work mate, looks a treat.
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