Tower Project MK II
Here where it gets interesting, the tower is taking shape, ever so slowly though - May through Dec 2004
|Tower section sitting in its proposed location!
|Time to bore the holes for the legs of the tower! Go BobCat Go
|Holes are bored and time to fence it off from the animals
|Vista to the South East from where the tower will be.
|Wider view, more to the SSE.
|New bottom legs, just home from being galvanised
|Thrust bearing and rotator plates, fresh from Galvaniser
|Mock up of the modified top section. Two thrust bearings to take the weight.
|Peter and the 'helper' fitting a dummy rotator to check the alighment.
|Legs are on and tower and standing in the holes
|Resting after a spell of trying to level the bottom section.
|This is how the footing look after some heavy shovel work to dig it out.
|Form work and reinforcing place, now all we need is concrete!
|Cement truck has arrived... I am very nervous
|Pouring the brew into place.3 cubic metres of 28 MPA concrete.
|Time to let it set and hope there are noc cracks
|Ahhh its still level, Whew!