Saturday, June 9, 2012

Nearly there!!

4:15pm and I’m at the top of the fourth course. Time to lift the final course into place, and ram the last 200mm or so of wall!

Thankfully I’ve figured out a safe method of lifting the formwork by myself without risking an injury.  Since each course is bolted to eachother through the “flange” formed by the steel angle, I can safely remove the clamping bolts from the lower course of forms and it will be suspended by the bolts to the course above it. I can then hold them together using a quick-release hand clamp, undo the bolts and taking a firm grip of the “flange”, release the clamp, take the weight of the form panel and slide it away from the wall.

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