Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Broadrake Bunkbarn Week 46 7th-11th Sept 2015

Plastering continues this week - main entrance ceiling all done
 and another bedroom wall drying out

wires brought forward for the lights in the cubicles

 apex ceiling bays now have 2 coats of white

a gloomy pic of the plastered big bedroom - with 6 pots of Leyland Trade Brilliant White with Latex....to be going on with....sure we will need more

the barn doors going back in.....although this pic makes it look like it's floating! see Toddy's hands holding onto....nothing....!
it is in fact VERY heavy but Toddy and Brian didn't have any problems getting them in since they'd measured it all very carefully before setting the base stones in place

 hmmm, not quite fitting flush....some trimming will be required, as well as the left door upper socket needing a metal plate reinstating to set it a little nearer to the wall.
 some refurbishment is required to the doors...the sign has been removed
the braces will need trimming back a little to allow the door to shut without pushing inside to lock the doors together, new lower braces are needed on both doors

Toddy requested a template for the date numbers which will be set in the cobbles to the front of the doors

which Brian then transferred onto cardboard for Toddy to use 
black limestone cobbles form the numbers, but it is VERY subtle  - as it was in the original
it's just possible to make out the tops of the numbers below the wood....

and round the back corner, Brian builds a small set of steps against the exposed bedrock
from left over stone to get up onto the bottom of the bank safely

and the date numbers are revealed more clearly out the front
The sunshine for most of the week made this task a talking point for the passing walkers

other tasks this week included the concrete base for the hopper
 ...plumbing gets underway in the boiler house

it's a real challenge working in the tight space - good job we've got slimline plumbers

a new outside tap tidies up the old pipework that originally fed the old bath drinking trough

the flue pipe goes in and isn't so tall after all..hardly visible from the front
the holes are set ready for the suction pipes to feed in from the hopper
can you spot the flue?

I've mislaid my pics of the finished date stones.....watch this space and come back again for next week's blog

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