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Honky
03-26-2012, 12:21 PM
I have been thinking of a way to cover the middle part of the hut where the fire pitt is. I first thought about using a camper awning but with the smoke, sparks and for the cost of the set up it was not the best idea. I then thought I would rig up a 18 x 8 metal cover and a little utility which that I could lower and raise when needed but the rigging would look fugly. Mr 4skin came over for a visit yesterday and after talking about some idea he said “ how about using a garage door”

What a freakin cool idea!!!!!!

It makes sense, it’s metal, has a remote control for the cool factor.

Now to give it more thought about the mounting.

The door by itself I don’t think will be water proof but I can’t see a problem with skinning it with thin sheet metal or tin. Of course it would all be painted to match the roof.

The door arm and it’s track could be mounted to one side of the roof and the motor be tucked under the edge of the roof.

Not sure what to do with the Torsion spring and bar.



http://www.diygaragerepair.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/garage%20door%20parts%20diagram.jpg



Any thoughts?

I can’t see why this wouldn’t work, I’m also surprised that no one has thought of doing this because for the cost of the shade awnings this is way cheaper!

Here is a pic of the fire pit area. The retractable roof would need to be 8 x18 giving an over hang above the roof line so the water runs off into the gutters.



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The downside of Bruce’s—aka 4skin’s idea is that if I put this idea in place we will all be under Bruce’s 4Skin

Punk in Drublic
03-26-2012, 12:32 PM
hmmm.

Apathy
03-26-2012, 01:18 PM
there are other more expensive options to the torsion spring.

not a horrible idea, something to give some thought too..
but i think your making this over complicated.. its BC for fucks sake.. it gets wet

procircuit
03-26-2012, 01:55 PM
i dunno if you know this but i happen to own one of the largest overhead door repair/install companys in the lower mainland :)

want to chat about it lemme know, ill give u my cost if anything comes of it

there are tons of options,rolling style.. steel/alum/insulated/noninsulated/ perforated areas/windows/anyting!.. skys the limit

Honky
03-26-2012, 02:50 PM
Defiantly an outside of the box idea. Pathy we use the fire area for cooking dinner and hangin out at least 3 days a week rain or shine….sometime more. Yeah we could just put up an old tarp but why when you can click a switch and a garage door slides off the roof and over your head :D

Honky
03-26-2012, 02:52 PM
i dunno if you know this but i happen to own one of the largest overhead door repair/install companys in the lower mainland :)

want to chat about it lemme know, ill give u my cost if anything comes of it

there are tons of options,rolling style.. steel/alum/insulated/noninsulated/ perforated areas/windows/anyting!.. skys the limit


have you see any doors that looks close to what the roof looks like?

Honky
03-26-2012, 02:57 PM
how about a door where the panels don't break apart...something like...

http://www.lngaragedoor.com/images/products/commercial_rolling_steel.jpghttp://www.janusintl.com/images/products/comm/3100_lg.jpg

procircuit
03-26-2012, 03:30 PM
i was thinking a rolling door as well.. slats all interlock which provides weather/waterproof seal.. and they have some pretty fancy ones out in the residential price range.. the one im thinking of has the motor built into the tube for ultra low profile.... im just wondering about the sag thats going to happen with an 18' span... hmmmmm

procircuit
03-26-2012, 03:31 PM
exact copy of the profile of your roof might be hard to match.. colour is no problem..

B
03-26-2012, 03:36 PM
whats the point of this again ? ...


so the fire dosent get wet ?

Honky
03-26-2012, 03:42 PM
it's a 8' span out from the roof to the fire....18' across

Happypants
03-26-2012, 05:33 PM
i just stay under the roof when it rains :D

Trailjunkie
03-26-2012, 06:01 PM
http://www.lngaragedoor.com/images/products/commercial_rolling_steel.jpghttp://www.janusintl.com/images/products/comm/3100_lg.jpg

that would be great kev

Moondog
03-26-2012, 07:07 PM
We sell and install roll up doors if you go that route let me know should be able to get you a good price [cheers]

SHITTY
03-26-2012, 07:25 PM
i use those roll up doors everyday on the job sites i service. many different types . but they are installed for a fire proofing. perfect for a fire overhead. i would go that route if it works. some are chain pully , motor , and pull up.

Honky
03-26-2012, 09:23 PM
I went out and checked a little closer. The size is 16' wide by 6' deep

with only being 6 feet would it be better to go with a roll up?

No motor with it being such a short span I don't think it would be worth it

Tinker Belle
03-26-2012, 09:41 PM
Kevin stop it IT'S BOATING SEASON. [drunk]

4skin
03-26-2012, 11:17 PM
the roll up style was what i was thinking of kev

Punk in Drublic
03-26-2012, 11:47 PM
have they invented force fields yet:dontknow:

Punk in Drublic
03-26-2012, 11:50 PM
somethin like this but logs instead of voyager and rain instead of lasers.


http://uploads.neatorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Voyager_shield.jpg