Friday, January 27, 2012


Massive thanks to Richard for agreeing to come up and help today.  Wiring steel sheets together isn’t a fun job at the best of times, let alone in the baking heat on top of a black heat sink.  Without his help, we’d be stuffed - he helped us break the back of the job and now we’re almost done.

All that’s left to do is wire up the rebars for the retaining wall, and install a few more bar chairs.  That’s a fun job all by itself - because the mesh is so heavy at 100mm squares, we can’t get our boots underneath it and lift it up.  So, Peter’s knocked together some “stilts” - 90mm square wooden blocks upon which we balance, then with the pinch bar and a load spreader, lift the mesh up high enough to get a chair under. It’s a bit comical to watch, but we’re getting it done.

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