Week 77 (26th course all around)

The focus of the past week has been on building up the inner wythe, which now reaches the 26th course all the way around, one course shy of the top of the 2nd diffusor pattern.  Here’s what it looks like now:

innerwythecourse26.jpg

And here’s the side you won’t see:

innerwythecourse26backside.jpg

Construction progress takes a lot of material, and it’s clear that some material was depleted and had to be refilled, like our steel rebar:

newrebarcourse26.jpg

Others, like our mortar sand continues to dwindle:

mortarsandcourse26.jpg

And our ladder wire:

ladderwirecourse26.jpg

And especially our 12″ RPG blocks (which, with one course to go, will finish without being replenished):

rpg12incourse26.jpg

In the coming two weeks we should see the outer wythes catch up (lots of grouting), and the window frames put into place for the final bond beam at the top of the room.  That will be a great accomplishment!

1 thought on “Week 77 (26th course all around)”

  1. Looking good, Michael! Just dropped in to check on the progress. It was great meeting with you a couple of weeks ago; thanks for taking the time, and for doing what you’re doing. Everyone in pulsoptional is truly excited about your efforts and your ideas, and we look forward to working with you however we can.

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