This morning Jim Juczak (Woodhenge) and I mowed the wind tower site (blackberry bushes, saplings, hay and rocks), and staked out the locations for the pilings for the guy wires. We couldn’t get the auger functioning, so we started digging the holes by hand. Numerous rocks later, it was decided to call for a backhoe, which we hope to have next week. We will insert rebar for the guy wire connections (6 guy wires per “corner”), and fill with cement. The pilings are 40′ from the center at the four points of the compass, and 56′ diagonally from each other. The 70′ tower will be guyed every 10′.
About 11am we headed over to Luray Martin’s for a “barn” raising. Spent the rest of the dail installing metal roofing on his new shop.
Posted by Steve Spence to Green-Trust Off Grid at 9/30/2006 05:33:00 PM