Saturday, May 12, 2012

OK, no I'm not

I’d be lying if I said I was surprised, but I’m not - the compressor has stopped and locked up hard again. It doesn’t feel like it’s overheating - the compressor stage is hot, but not too hot to touch and it has a fan built into the drive pulley anyway. The engine doesn’t smell hot either so I don’t know what’s going on, but I suspect it’s heat related as it seems to go again once it cools. It’s not like it’s hot here either, it can’t be more than 10ºC.

John has just arrived and is hell bent on lending a hand, and even though I told him in no uncertain terms that I couldn’t ask him to help ram by hand that’s exactly what he’s doing. This man is a bloody legend!

We’re going to drag King Kompressor out of the container and see if it runs more reliably outdoors. It’s currently in the doorway and it’s very slightly warmer in there than outside, but I will admit to a small margin of desperation at this point so I’ll try anything.

We’re reaching the top of the third course of forms, probably 1600mm in height so far of the 2520mm total. Time to reset the forms and let the compressor cool, then I’ll try again.

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