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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #285 on: July 04, 2020, 10:45:52 PM »
For those of us who are also quite allergic to bee stings - removal would be a blessing.  Also keep in mind the general public when we have events in the pavilion in the future.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 05, 2020, 08:04:00 AM »
I was not prepared for war on hornets, but will be next trip. Just thought it was an interesting nest.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #287 on: July 05, 2020, 02:13:12 PM »
Make sure to check the time before approaching the nest.

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« Reply #288 on: July 11, 2020, 09:34:10 PM »
Rough day today. The 5 inches of rain we got filled some of the forms up about hald way and the water wicked up through the cardboard. Quickly made a plan and started fixing. I carefully dig to the footing base and replaced the failing cardboard with PVC culvert. No more worries. Until I got to the 5th one. While backfilling, the Kubota died. It has been starting hard this year, and today was no different. Even when it was warmed up. So there we sit. I have never been happy with the injection pump since I got it back from rebuild, and suspect it needs it again. I want to do some checking before I just send it to Portland.

Anyhow, this means a delay in pouring the cement. I reached out to our local contractor, and he is not available next weekend. So the week after we will dig the remaining footers then have cement delivered after, which is August 1st..which is a conflict with the training but can't be helped. I don't want to pour cement on opening day. I'd like to fill what we have ready, but it would only take about 2 yards, and would rather not waste any. But that may be what I do, just to ensure the work done does not go to waste.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #289 on: July 18, 2020, 08:06:00 PM »
Contractor Jeff was available today, so he dug some holes for me..





Then this afternoon I hauled some staging up and set it up. Then decided to put up a few boards to see what it will look like.. These were left over from the Sheepscot Car Barn extension.



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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #290 on: July 18, 2020, 09:53:00 PM »
Looks nice Mike.  I'll suggest finishing/frame the openings so that in the future some type of lightweight "plug" wall could be installed for cold weather operations (V.C.) so that the pavilion could be minimally heated for gatherings and special events.
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« Reply #291 on: July 19, 2020, 07:22:27 AM »
That is a huge space to try and heat. I have thought that roll up tent sides could be hung inside the frame, though they would have to be custom made because of the height.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #292 on: July 19, 2020, 10:07:31 AM »
I second the roll up curtains inside. They won't detract from the outside appearance of the pavilion but would provide shelter from wind and blowing rain and snow. Blocking the wind is the most important thing as most of our visitors will be dressed for the weather.
All that being said we can wait until the finances improve to plan the details of the curtains.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #293 on: July 19, 2020, 10:56:11 PM »
That is a huge space to try and heat. I have thought that roll up tent sides could be hung inside the frame, though they would have to be custom made because of the height.
Remember, we don't have to heat the entire space, just a smaller space like a warming hut.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #294 on: July 19, 2020, 11:08:25 PM »
When we are back to "normal" (whenever that may be), once you close up the pavilion with as something as simple as canvas flaps, then put Santa and all the other event stuff inside and then 50-100 people, it will start getting warm in there even if it's zero outside.  Now it may only get to 45F - but that is nice and warm when its zero outside.  It's all relative.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #295 on: July 20, 2020, 12:28:36 PM »
You are correct John. Just blocking from the outside temp would be a help.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #296 on: August 08, 2020, 05:48:54 PM »
Here's where we were at 3:30 this afternoon:

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #297 on: August 08, 2020, 08:48:32 PM »
Contractor Jeff was available this morning, so we set the 2 remaining post bases. Then we decided that it was time to build. We cut and stood all usable posts. We need 2 more, but they were not in stock when I checked this morning.









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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #298 on: August 09, 2020, 06:07:30 AM »
Thanks for the report and pics. To think  it's hardly 10 months since you started clearing the location you've been  doing a good job of work despite winter and C-19 and very quickly at that.Well done you all.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #299 on: August 09, 2020, 10:08:41 AM »
I see you had a decent sized crew, Dwight, Zach, and is that Bob Cavanaugh?


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