Due to economic constraints, we're aiming to perform the renovation in multiple phases. After a long time of inactivity, Phase 1 was officially kicked off 25. January 2007.
It was agreed at the 2007-01-25_Jour_Fixe on a EUR 1000-1200 budget for phase one of the renovation.
- Phase 1: Do what is necessary to provide a room where a working lab can be set up
- Phase 2->: More specialized furniture, machine workshop, decoration & theming
- Repair and paint walls and ceiling
- Lay floor
- Wire electricity and mount ceiling lamps
Phase 1 Solution & Budget
Walls & Ceiling
The plan is very basic: Fill holes and cracks, scrape off areas of weak paint, paint all walls and the ceiling white.
We already have most of the equiment and material necessary, so only minor supplements are needed.
- Putz, Tiefengund and Spachtelmasse: FIXME
- Misc. tools: FIXME
We haven't decided on a solution yet, but we're currently investigating an epoxy-based coating solution.
Ideally, we should subdivide the lab into at least 3 indepentant circuits. The main reason for this is that short circuits are more likely to happen in an electronics lab than anywhere else. In addition, the future machine room will draw a lot of power, so it should have a dedicated circuit.
We might be able to reuse some cable canals inside the walls. If not, we'll wire the circuits externally.
A generous amount of outlets has to be provided for the work places due to the amount of electronic apparatus being used.
Lighting should be neutral and bright.
Phase 1 Tasks
Detailed task breakdown for the above solution
Walls & Ceiling
|Repair holes & cracks with Putz and Spachtelmasse||90%|
|Scrape off loose paint & prepare surface with Tiefengrund||75%|
|Paint all walls and ceiling||50%|
|Make a decision on the floor coating|
|Build the missing piece just after the doorstep|
|Fill all cracks|
|Sand down the floor to make it even|
Electricity & Lighting
|Evaluate the state of the current wiring|
|Decide on techincal solution wrt. circuits, fuses, earth leakage breaker etc.|
|Decide on lighting solution|
|Aquire the necessary equipment (lamps, cables, channels, outlets, switches etc.)|
Plans & Ideas for Further Phases