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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #120 on: December 21, 2019, 08:26:34 PM »
We moved some material to the Pavilion site today, what was left anyway.

We started with boards and other lumber, waiting on the big forklift to warm up enough to use.



We got the big forklift running properly and loaded a stack of timbers, planks and the long steel for the roof, as well as the forks for the loader.





And while we were at it, we even moved the Poo-Poo Palace, to get it out of winter photography.



Dwight remarked that the Pavilion site is now an official work site. The Outhouse has landed.

We then returned to Sheepscot and went after the long planks. Not an easy task. Lots of items had been stored in front of them. Tight getting them out. James was guiding me.





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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #121 on: December 21, 2019, 10:01:31 PM »
That was a tight squeeze, Mike.

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« Reply #122 on: December 21, 2019, 10:06:19 PM »
That was a tight squeeze, Mike.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #123 on: December 22, 2019, 11:17:46 AM »
That was a tight squeeze, Mike.

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He just commands the tree,"Hey there, tree, move aside an inch or I'll call Fred."

Was there a chainsaw buzzing in the background? ::)

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #124 on: December 22, 2019, 12:23:45 PM »
Going back to the toilets at Alna Center issue, from looking at the forklift/porta-potty photo in a Mike Fox post above, I see that the WW&F is using porta-potties from Ideal Portable Toilets in Wiscasset.   They do not seem to have a standalone website, but they do have a Facebook presence. While I have no Facebook account, I can see enough to recognize that Ideal does have "wedding" units available, and: "Wedding Units have a sink, shelf, and flush!!"  8)

Here is a photo posted there:

I do see a sink, and a flush handle.  :)

If anyone on Facebook would like to see more details, their page is https://www.facebook.com/Ideal-Portable-Toilets-226480740874967/ and the post is dated: July 18, 2018
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #125 on: December 24, 2019, 06:10:59 PM »
I got the long lumber up to AC today, as well as the short steel roofing and 2x6s for bracing.

The crane truck has also been moved to AC to be ready for use putting up the pieces..
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #126 on: December 28, 2019, 08:05:04 PM »
What a day! The weather cooperated and we got way more done than I had expected. We got so much done, Fred was even happy.

Here is how it looked at just about 3:15..





Now, lets look at how we got there.

First thing this morning, we uncovered all the bases.





We then measured each base, determining the height so I knew what length every post had to be.

First one going up with James on the step ladder, Fred and Dwight holding the post.



THAT'S LUNCH!



After lunch, we assembled the beams on the saw horses, then lifted into place with Clancy.



Dwight poses to give size to the building.



Braces on too



Fred said we could keep working, so we did. About an hour later, I took this photo. Fred is all smiles.



From over at the Station, the size is showing.. Sorry the image is dark.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #127 on: December 29, 2019, 09:09:57 AM »
Thanks Mike for the report. With the carbarn extension  and the pavillon reassembly it looks like the WW&F has  turn into a booming building company with skillful and efficient workers. Take a rest guys for the Newyear you deserve it.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #128 on: December 29, 2019, 09:50:15 AM »
Backlit photos can difficult at times.

Here I adjusted the color a bit:




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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #129 on: December 29, 2019, 10:35:19 AM »
Looks like you've got a good start on things.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #130 on: December 29, 2019, 12:49:42 PM »
Outstanding!
There's lots of headroom.
I'll guess, wx cooperating, trusses start going up in a week.

Or less.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #131 on: December 29, 2019, 02:07:52 PM »
Jason and I discussed transporting the trusses. I hope to load them Thursday and take north on a flat car. How mant will depend on the weight, because they will be end loading the car. Hoping to take all we need, but if we can only take half, we will make 2 trips.

I am not planning to put any up on Saturday. Instead, I want to build them in sections on the ground. The first section will be the east end, consisting of 3 trusses. The outside truss will be framed on the ground, and attach the flying rafter. It is much easier to do that from the ground. Also, we will start strapping that portion. That will make everything go better after the trusses go up.
Then if the end goes good, we may build sections of 4 trusses, and lift and place those. Otherwise, it will be one truss at a time.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #132 on: December 29, 2019, 03:30:31 PM »
This photo from the Pavilion  disassembly thread showing the last 4 trusses on the ground -as a unit- is similar to Mike's plan above:


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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #133 on: January 02, 2020, 07:53:16 PM »
16 Trusses, loaded and ready for a trip North Saturday.



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #134 on: January 02, 2020, 08:28:54 PM »
Wow! Color me impressed!