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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #90 on: December 11, 2019, 04:54:55 PM »
I think it's called heat of hydration, the cement reacting with the concrete's water,  useful when the air temp is a little low.
Just keep them thar anchor bases covered til they cure.
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« Reply #91 on: December 11, 2019, 05:08:15 PM »
Some plants shut down for the winter, but larger ones stay open. I talked to one of my friends that used to do concrete, he said not to worry unless below 20, and if covered was good for less than that. It is not ideal doing it in the winter, but it can be done.
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« Reply #92 on: December 11, 2019, 05:50:46 PM »
Hope you asked for a high-early mix as it does better in low temps.  That and insulation blankets......
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 12, 2019, 12:34:41 PM »
Yes, high early strength concrete.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2019, 06:28:59 PM »
Pump has been reserved to pump out most of the water in the holes. Temperatures are expected to rise during the day Friday, with rain expected Saturday, heavy at times, and temps above freezing thru Sunday evening.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 13, 2019, 09:04:51 PM »
Cement went about as well as can be expected. I pumped as much water out of the tubes as I could, and then put the cement to them.

It was just me and the mixer driver, so these are the during pictures I got. The mixer driver was very good.







I set the post brackets in before lunch







After letting the cement stiffen for almost 5 hours, I returned, wrote 2019 in the North East sonotube, and covered everything with plastic and hay.






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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 14, 2019, 12:52:35 AM »
A+, Mike. Glad you had just enough good help.
Now, when da wedder improves, on you go.  :)
Better watch those hay bundles, though. Local critters may mistake 'em for comfy, new condos.  ;D
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« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2019, 03:30:09 PM »
I have been saving images found on the internet to see how exactly everything was put together. I have figured out most of it. Here are a couple overall pictures.. The first one shows the arrangement of the clear panels. I think we will try to space them evenly, and install them on the south side to let in the most amount of light.



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #98 on: December 19, 2019, 04:35:14 PM »
Skylights help take away the dark, dreariness of a good-sized building, aids lighting, just like the car barn.
Great idea.
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« Reply #99 on: December 19, 2019, 05:13:24 PM »
I agree that the natural lighting in the car barn is wonderful. Maybe leave some space for solar panels to provide modest after-hours lighting? Not enough for rock concerts, however. >:(

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 19, 2019, 05:58:45 PM »
John's comment stirs a thought.  Is there a program either sponsored by Maine P&L, the state, or other entity that we could apply for a grant to put solar power into the pavilion project?  Being out of state I don't know what programs are available these days.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 19, 2019, 07:47:05 PM »
Solar power brings a whole new level of potential. The one thing I know about solar is there has to be a bank of batteries to be charged, to store the power. I am not sure of cost, or even any grants, but it does have potential.

I had been thinking about commercial power, and how we could do it underground, but would also be costly. We will need to do something, that is for sure.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #102 on: December 19, 2019, 08:15:37 PM »
Or the other alternative would be a generator but it would have to be in a "hush" house which in itself is additional cost.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #103 on: December 19, 2019, 09:53:09 PM »
A lot of the new generators are so quiet you don't need a "hush house" , at most just a screen like a fence panel. And the bigger they are the quieter they get.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #104 on: December 19, 2019, 10:44:28 PM »
I am thinking long term though. If the time comes for a bathroom, we would need power for that. A waterpump would be the biggest draw..
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