Hi @Yojevol I believe I have made a similar error with my workshop, can I ask exactly which flashing you mean? E.g. is it this kind? Bostik Flashband Grey 10m x 150mmTaking an interest in your project, I'm reminded of a water/moisture ingress problem I had with my workshop. It is a log cabin style structure built up on a course of bricks on a concrete base, ie similar to yours. From your drawings I see that you are proposing to build your brickwork right on the edge of the concrete. If I had done that my problem would have been reduced but not eliminated so I'll tell the story:-
The brick course was built about 6" from the edge of the slab. The building timbers were laid directly on the bricks. After a year or so a few cracks developed in the brick mortar which allowed water ingress resulting in puddles on my workshop floor. This was a problem only on the SW facing wall subject to prevailing wind and rain. It was particularly alarming because I had put in a line of tool cupboards along that wall.
I tried various methods of sealing but to no avail. Eventually it was evident that the whole wall was suffering from the elements so drastic action was needed. This is the result:-View attachment 87591 Firstly I sealed the bricks to the slab with flexible plastic flashing. This was followed by cladding the entire wall with fibre shingles making sure they overlapped the flashing by a good margin. This system has been installed for about 4 years now and I've had no further problem.
With your design water falling off the walls will drain down the edge of the slab, but if cracks develop there may be a problem, although your 3 courses of bricks should be more stable than my single layer. It might be an idea to seal the brickwork to prevent moisture seeping through.
Yes that's the stuff although I think it may have been an Evostick brand. If you use the method be sure to coat everything with primer first.Hi @Yojevol I believe I have made a similar error with my workshop, can I ask exactly which flashing you mean? E.g. is it this kind? Bostik Flashband Grey 10m x 150mm
Did you consider modifying the slope of the concrete base away from the wall? I would think this is a better solution but obviously more effort...
Thanks, I will give that a try probably this weekend. Yes I did think adjusting the concrete would be less than straightfoward...!Yes that's the stuff although I think it may have been an Evostick brand. If you use the method be sure to coat everything with primer first.
No, I never considered grinding away 26m of concrete.
Yeah its just been put in at where ground level should be once its filled in so it'll be looked after. I'll maybe put something else around it too.Very nice.
I would suggest getting your earth grounding point protected. Easily hit with mowers etc and it is a key part of the electrical safety.
Yeah I'm really looking forward to moving away from the building part and onto the interior more. Having never had this kind of space I've no real idea of where I want to put anything yet. I'm fairly sure I'll have a bench along the entire window wall and probably inset my mitre saw into it but apart from that I have no idea. It's going to get a bit crowded at first until I start working out better homes for things.Looking real good. Nice to be able to do the work inside now without worrying about the weather. You can start to get the feel of the place and what is going to work.
All three phase is 415v. You can get an inverter to run one or more three phase machines off a 240v supply. So the fact it’s 415v shouldn’t put you off. The Startrite is only 240v if run through the VFD as three phase motor will be a 415v motor.I was close to picking up a Wadkin AGS10/12 and a Wadkin 9BGS in Leicester for £600, but despite both being 3 phase, both are also only 415 volt so I opted to pass as I don't have that option. There is a Startrite 275 going not far from here currently at £199 and it has the 3hp 240/415v 3 phase motor so I'm tempted. No side tables and its obviously showing its age. But since I could have it running for maybe under £300 it might just fall into the truck.
From my understandingAll three phase is 415v. You can get an inverter to run one or more three phase machines off a 240v supply. So the fact it’s 415v shouldn’t put you off. The Startrite is only 240v if run through the VFD as three phase motor will be a 415v motor.
edited to correct autocorrect.