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PostSubject: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:08 pm

Thought i would do a step by step build of my fish room/shed.
Started just before xmas 2011

Started with this



I then removed the old shed



I then started digging removing the soil



Once the soil was removed down to hard ground i had to make the levels up so the shed sat above soil level.
This involved moving 3Tons of hardcore and plate compacting it in every 2" of depth.



Next part was making the shuttering.
This was made using proper Aluminium shuttering board,bolted in the corners.
I added 50mm of polystyrene floor insulation,then a plastic dampcourse layer,and then reinforcing bar spaced 50mm from the plastic.
I also added a shower waste unit and pipe.



I then made the shuttering for the path.
I then brought 1 CuM of concrete,this weighed over 2.25 Tons.
This did the base and some of the path



All shuttering removed and concrete edges painted with Bitumen paint to stop damp ingress.
Can also see the waste water pipe exiting the slab.





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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:20 pm

Path finished and all backfilled,Slate was cut and added around the base before backfilling to protect the polystyrene



Shed has arrived.
8ftx7ft,3"x"2 timber,16mm shiplap,nailed with stainless nails.
6ft5 inside at lowest point
6ft4 door for me.



4 walls up



Roof panels fitted and painted with bitumen



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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Felt and cover trims fitted



Insulation has arrived.

10 sheets of 25mm polystyrene
10 sheets of 50mm polystyrene
10 sheets of 25mm kingspan

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:26 pm

Started fitting 25mm polystyrene



75 mm of polystyrene fitted



25mm of kingspan covering it all



Correx liner fitted and seems taped






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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:30 pm

sponge outer door seal fitted.
door shut seal added,its a lip seal that is fitted to extra wood that i brought,i then cut a 3mm wide x 5mm deep slot into it and added a rubber/sponge lip seal



Also added a seal to the door so has 2 lip seals and a sponge seal



75mm of kingspan on door,taped edges



8mm plywood added to door,was painted gloss black to protect the wood


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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:35 pm

First fit of electrics

weather proof consumer box and 2 waterproof 6 way switches.
5ft weatherproof light,plastic ducting for wires to tanks



emegency,battery backed up light and weatherproof switch for 5ft light
Plastic ducting for electrics to tanks



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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:36 pm

switches and ducting

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:55 pm

Good Job looks amazing.

I'm not jealous No lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:02 pm

Wow i am amazed at the work that has gone into this.It is absolutley fabulous,well done you.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:17 pm

Just incredible! Thank you for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:35 pm

Solid effort! Love all the insulation. going to save you heaps in the long run!

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:46 am

Amazing!! Congratulations! I think you spent a lot of time for the fish room! Everything looks very proffesional!! I'm thinking to make one same as yours in a few years!! Cheers and congrats againg!!!
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:11 am

If i was a handy man i would probably understand what you wrote. But in the end even tho i read it all i just enjoyed the pretty pictures Very Happy Cracker of a job mate Good Job Now if only i could have my own house and get somebody to build me one of my own Smile

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:33 am

Wow! Keep us updated with your amazing project!

Do you take orders for such sheds?
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:35 pm

What an awesome project,,,I agree, keep us posted won't you...
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:47 pm

Nice to see you sharing your project on this forum Sam, keep the pix coming.
Roger.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:55 pm

Steel has arrived for the racking.
Hopefully try and get the electrics wired this weekend

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Good luck! Pls keep sharing pics. Are you going to wire it yourself? I fear wiring *shiver*
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:33 pm

nicolaisam wrote:
Steel has arrived for the racking.
Hopefully try and get the electrics wired this weekend

What steel are you using Sam? is it already cut to size and ready to assemble or are you going to
construct to your own design.?
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:51 pm

ziggee wrote:
nicolaisam wrote:
Steel has arrived for the racking.
Hopefully try and get the electrics wired this weekend

What steel are you using Sam? is it already cut to size and ready to assemble or are you going to
construct to your own design.?

Racks were designed by me and will be made by me,I used to be a welder fabricator and have a rack in my garage that i made. Laughing

i am using 50x25mm x3mm RHS and 40x40x4mm angle for the main frame

I cut most of the steel to length today,It is now in my workshop ready to tack and weld.


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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:52 pm

Jeff wrote:
Good luck! Pls keep sharing pics. Are you going to wire it yourself? I fear wiring *shiver*

I will be wiring most of it,my brother is also helping.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:03 am

Started the wiring yesterday.
hopefully get the main power cable in today Very Happy
Seemed to work hard yesterday and not get much done.
need to drill 2x30mm holes through the garage to get the cable ducting and water pipe through.
Main cable is a 6mm cable, twin and earth(3 core)

water supply is a 15mm speedfit plastic pipe.

All pipes and supply cable will be underground.



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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:43 pm

Quick update.

2x30mm holes turned into 4.
the ones in the garage were through 14" of solid concrete,2 in the shed were through the 6" slab.took 5 hrs to drill the 4 holes Shocked

I also dug the trench and fitted the ducting for the cable and 15mm water pipe,the same trench will also have the waste water pipe in aswell,Trench is 600mm deep












My brother wiring the consumer unit



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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:40 am

Wont be long now Sam. Well done 0n your project so far.
By the way, are you getting tanks custom made, or are you buying off the shelf?
Roger.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:51 am

ziggee wrote:
Wont be long now Sam. Well done 0n your project so far.
By the way, are you getting tanks custom made, or are you buying off the shelf?
Roger.

Thanks for the comments Roger. Laughing

One rack is for plecs and cory,i am having all custom sized tanks for that side.
each rack will have 1 x 36x18x10" tall,1 x 2ftx18x10 and 2 x 18x12x10 and there are 4 shelves that side so a total of 16 tanks.

Other side has only 3 shelves and will have 2x48x15x15,2x24x15x15,1x24x18x18 and 3x18x12x12 and 2x24x12x12, this rack will also be able to take 18" tall tanks on the top shelf.and all shelves will accept 18" width tanks.This side will give 9 or 10 tanks depending what i decide to use.I have all the tanks for this rack,and extras.lol

Custom tanls are being made by DC aquariums,and are an excellent price,I have ordered 19 tanks from them Laughing
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