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News Lost Huts / Historic Buildings

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Total Whiteout, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    That was the skills workshop she put on with M, I think she got the funding through a grant.

    I was there cutting slabs with One of the older rangers H for Old Currango

    +1 was at the Vic workshop as well, plus the ones in Hume, act. I agree all the huts should be built on the metal sub structures as seen in Brooks photos above. I think it protects as much from rot as anything.

    Broken dam’s issue is it was built too quickly and the timber didn’t get a chance to season so as it has dried cracks have opened. A few spots (floor) weren’t cut great I.e not square and the finishes on the windows in spaces is also short cut (trim would have fixed this). The fire is fine, actually really good but the door is hung the wrong way so every time you open it, cold air rushes in and pushes the heat from the fire to the back of the hut which is cold.
     
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  2. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good to see the Mexicans applying themselves to hut rebuilding programs.

    ;)
     
  3. Nicko4334

    Nicko4334 Hard Yards

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    I'd be keen as mustard to get involved with a rebuild! Four Mile particulary! I'm watching my inbox for messages from KHA :)
     
  4. zapruda

    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Msg incoming
     
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  5. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Boobee had Forest right up to the back of hut and generous tree outcrops close by.....it was a tricky hut to find first time.....but...a very good place to relax after a long ski.....well protected by Far Bald Mt above it and forest to the west and east.Hooefully some of its wombat population survived the inferno in there burrows!
     
  6. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I reckon four mile will be the most subscribed to rebuilt and also the hardest. How you replicate collective of materials is beyond me, it will take a very special eye.
     
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    zapruda One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Right down to the leather washers I hope!
     
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  8. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I agree,

    I kind of hope they have collected all the iron and bits from the burnt huts and work out how they can use this to replicate the eclectic fabric of the old hut.
     
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  9. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Lime makes Mortar harder and helps it withstand more heat. We put more lime in when constructing brick fireplaces and flues.
     
  10. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    i was waiting for you to chime in,
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    My dad did quite a number of brick fireplaces/ fireplace alterations at Hotham and Falls. Common problem was some existing ones didnt have a nice curved smoke shelf-essential to stop downdraft ( smokey chimney)
     
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  12. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I also understand that their is some science to the roof height, chimney height and opening as @Newsteve said, this also effects the drawing of the chimney.
     
  13. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Yes. More height = stronger draw. Higher wind areas also require more curve in the flu ( goose neck)
     
  14. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What’s wrong with ATCO?
     
  15. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Good smoko shed for Canberra Winters but a bit ugly.
     
  16. art

    art One of Us

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    In another thread it was posted that the Nordic shelter at dry dam near cabramurra was burnt.
    I've not seen that reported elsewhere.

    Can it be added to the list in the opening post.
     
  17. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dry, clean, insulated, customisable with double glazed windows, additional insulation, 0000 rated products for fire resistance, vermin proof, air liftable out of harms way when required or for big maintenance.

    You could have it any colour your want out of the colorbond range.

    What more do you want for a remote refuge?
     
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  18. Myazma

    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Would love to do detect these hut sites before rebuilding - see what history is hidden in the soil.
     
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  19. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    How many bottle tops and sardine tins do you need?;)
     
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    Myazma One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't forget nails. All trash/treasure tells a story, even rusty nails, bottle tops and tins.
     
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  21. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cattle dogs were too cheap to have nails, timber pins were whittled in lieu.