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Bahi Hut Sign---Relighting the Torches!
robotiki
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 174
From: Florida
Posted: 2017-10-09 10:48 am   Permalink

So stoked, Just got the green light to restore the sign and get the gas torches re-piped to working order. We will have a relight the night event as other places have done when they've similarly restored these types of signs. Shown here in it's before state, rusting and festooned with rope lights.


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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-10-09 10:53 am   Permalink

Cool!!!!

 
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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 337
Posted: 2017-10-09 1:08 pm   Permalink

Hooray!!

Such a wonderful place. So glad the new owners are taking pride in its history. Anyone down for a TC meet up there next month?


 
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robotiki
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Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 174
From: Florida
Posted: 2017-10-09 4:03 pm   Permalink

To be clear, it's the same owner as always, but the recent interest in the place has been an eye opener for him and he wants it to be done right. Before November 11 when it will be part of the Sarasota Mod Weekend, we hope to make some progress rebuilding the front overhang to 1954 spec and install two new 8 foot tikis outside.
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stevekh
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
Posts: 154
From: broken arrow
Posted: 2017-10-09 4:31 pm   Permalink

this is so great! if he plans on re-doing the sign faces back to original, i'll donate my time to re-doing the artwork for the sign company - if there is any resource material to go off of

 
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GianFU
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Joined: Dec 02, 2008
Posts: 9
From: Fresno / Las Vegas
Posted: 2017-10-09 5:21 pm   Permalink

GREETINGS !!

Try the Subtle Improvements as well. See if you can't purchase and install a few colored flood lights (LEDs are costly, but Cost Nothing to Operate!) to restore that external feature. LEDs in the roof canisters will increase colors, and reduce heat and COST.

Also, take a little time and clear and clean under and around vegetation. Maybe Someone can offer to windex all windows to improve ambiance?? I wish I was close enough to help - - Volunteer Restorations are one of my favorite things. I wish you all the very best of luck.

May the Strength of TonRu-Tiki be with you all !!


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DixonAlibi
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Joined: Aug 01, 2015
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From: NYC from PDX
Posted: 2017-10-09 8:48 pm   Permalink

In Oregon, there are programs that will pay up to 50% of the cost to refit/install LED lighting for almost any commercial project. Im assuming there would be something similar in Florida.

 
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