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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #270 on: April 01, 2020, 08:51:14 PM »
Agree with Bob;  think we're over thinking it.  Probably the biggest piece we'll see inside (possibly) is a stake body that could be used for a stage.  An 11'0" opening is plenty big enough.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #271 on: June 18, 2020, 12:40:04 PM »
Mike,
        do you have any idea when you will be able to re-start the construction on the
Pavilion? You were doing so well last year! I think modeling it after a historic Maine building is a great idea!  Ted Miles, WW&F Member

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #272 on: June 18, 2020, 02:44:13 PM »
Hi Ted. My plan is next month to dig the footings and get the concrete delivered. Also, I am hoping to board up the finished portion. We will most likely finish it over the winter again. But getting the footers in will be a big boost.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #273 on: June 21, 2020, 09:31:32 AM »
I thought the plan we to get the pavilion finished during FWW so that it could be used for VC, and other winter specials.  Has that plan changed?
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #274 on: June 21, 2020, 02:28:38 PM »
Any previous plan has been hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic. We will have the first half available atleast.

I moved the Kubota there Saturday. I have a Fire Department function then a family function on Saturday the 27th, so I had no other place I could use it prior to starting again on tha Pavilion.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #275 on: June 21, 2020, 04:45:24 PM »
Once again, in the immortal words of that Saturday Night Live philosopher Roseanne Rosannadana (played by the late genius commedienne Gilda Radner), ..."If it aint one thing, it's another!!"   ;D ;D ;) ::)
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #276 on: July 03, 2020, 08:32:22 PM »
Dwight and I were at it today. Laying out where the posts were going..



Then I started digging. Probably could have gotten them all in, but a reporter showed up so I stopped the machine so there was no noise until she was done with her interviews and note taking. And it was a nice enough day that I did not want to hurry. We will get the rest dug next weekend (unless it rains) and pour cement the following Saturday.





South posts all completed







And one for the books. I have never seen a hornet nest like this. I did finally see it was a white tailed hornet, just not sure what it is called.. Murder Hornets?? Just kidding..



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #277 on: July 03, 2020, 08:59:21 PM »
Mike did find a second hornet nest, shaped like they should be built.
 We found no birds nests.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 04, 2020, 10:51:24 AM »
What is the black "thing" under the concrete tube?  Is it metal or plastic?  I am assuming it is to spread the weight from the column.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #279 on: July 04, 2020, 11:23:14 AM »

More info on those post base forms here:

https://www.sonotube.com/sonotubeconcreteforms/tubebase.aspx
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #280 on: July 04, 2020, 04:00:07 PM »
Mike, digs a lot easier when it's not frozen, doesn't it?

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 04, 2020, 04:07:33 PM »
Graham has provided a good link. My thoughts for these were because of the clay base, I wanted something stable. As it was, there was only one or 2 posts that we put in back November/December that really needed them. But all of the south and a couple of the north are dome with these. Those posts will not move..

And yes James. Much easier when we are not prying frost out first.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #282 on: July 04, 2020, 08:15:46 PM »
And one for the books. I have never seen a hornet nest like this. I did finally see it was a white tailed hornet, just not sure what it is called.. Murder Hornets?? Just kidding..



Apparent this is a bald-faced hornet nest in its early stage, if this web site is to be believed.  https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2015/06/07/newly-constructed-bald-faced-hornets-nest/  and  https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2008/06/11/bald-faced-hornet-queen-and-nest-eliminated/

And I was going to ask if this is where black flies live.
What–me worry?

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #283 on: July 04, 2020, 08:53:25 PM »
If its bald-faced hornets, kill and destroy nests ASAP.  These hornets are known to attack honey bee colonies as raiders and will destroy a hive in less than a day.  They are no friend of the farmers/orchards.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #284 on: July 04, 2020, 10:34:29 PM »
If its bald-faced hornets, kill and destroy nests ASAP.  These hornets are known to attack honey bee colonies as raiders and will destroy a hive in less than a day.  They are no friend of the farmers/orchards.

You've got your hornets mixed up.
The ones you are thinking of are the ones now typically known as "Murder Hornets," an invasive species not-native to these parts.
There have been a few sightings of this type and the damage you describe in the Pacific Northwest, and while it's not "impossible" for them to appear in New England, they as yet have not.
The hornets in the above pictures are the perfectly normal and native to this area variety.
I'm not a FAN of them, but they're not a reason for panic.

That being said, I'm not opposed to all-out chemical warfare on them,... but I'm biased.  ;)