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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

East Tanfield Jobs

Steve, Dave & Kyle loading a T-section beam
Steve, Kevin, Kyle & Dave removing protruding mortar ......
..... before Ian welds a T- section beam to support the wall onto which earth will be back-filled
Dave, Kevin, Steve, Rob & Kyle packing the sleeper wall
Kyle notices part of a curved coke oven
brick base in a foundation hole
Dave taking delivery of concrete .....
.... which Ian scoops into a hole for Kyle, Steve & Kevin to spread
Rob de-aerating the concrete
Bill waiting to place reinforcement mesh
Topping up
The foundations are for pillars which will hold up the platform running the full length of the shed
Some packing being done, although awkward by shovel with heavy ballast & small gaps
Dave using the dumpy level .....
.... to enable Steve .....
..... to mark the height of the platform, getting it level

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