Stansbury Park Observatory Complex 2 (SPOC 2)
Harmon's Observatory
Putting Up the Walls
27 MAR 2001 to 27 AUG 2001
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001

BMC West's Tom Zaelit and SLAS's Siegfried Jachmann and Bruce Grim go over the 3 page list of doors and door hardware destined for SPOC 2.  Siegfried convinced BMC to sell SLAS the nearly $6,000 worth of equipment for $1,700.  27 MAR 2001

002

President Jachmann supervises the loading of SPOC 2's steel doors.  27 MAR 2001

003

Siegfried Jachmann and BMC's Tom Zaelit load the double wide door frame to be used as the main access to the Big Scope at SPOC 2.  27 MAR 2001

004

Bruce Grim, Roger Butz and Patrick Wiggins cut door supports for the walls.  22 AUG 2001

005

Inner set wall forms going up.  23 AUG 2001

006

Inner part of the wall forms nearly encase the Big Scope room.  23 AUG 2001

007

Steve Bonnette begins tying rebar on the Big Scope room east wall.  23 AUG 2001

008

Ken Harris, Roger Butz & Bruce Grim prepare a window frame.  Mont Nielson in background.  23 AUG 2001

009

Rebar on the south side of the Big Scope room tied and ready.  23 AUG 2001

010

Steve Bonnette & Erich Christley install window frame in the wall between the Big Scope room and the control room.  23 AUG 2001

011

Erick Christley & Roger Butz install the double wide exterior door frame in the Big Scope room wall.  22 AUG 2001

012

Bruce Grim, Erick Christley and Ken Harris install the double wide exterior door frame in the Big Scope room wall.  Roger Butz looks on.  23 AUG 2001

013

Erick Christley & Steve Bonnette finish the outer wall forms on the Big Scope room's west wall.  23 AUG 2001

014

Erick Christley prepares a door frame for mounting.  23 AUG 2001  McNeil photo

015

"Spider Man" Erick Christley installs the single wide exterior door frame on the Big Scope room.  23 AUG 2001

016

Steve Bonnette looks on as Erick Christley & Patrick Wiggins attach one of the control room door frames to the forms.  23 AUG 2001  McNeil photo

017

Erick Christley & Mont Nielson install the interior door frame between the Big Scope room and the control room.  23 AUG 2001

018

Inner and outer wall forms complete on the Big Scope, control and Ealing room south walls.  23 AUG 2001

019

Christley Concrete Construction crew, Mont Nielson, Steve Bonnette & Erick Christley.  23 AUG 2001  McNeil photo

020

Patrick Wiggins helps Erich Christley install the Ealing room east exterior door.  24 AUG 2001

021

Mont Nielson & Steve Bonnette have the Ealing room nearly closed in.  24 AUG 2001

022

Erich Christley & Bruce Grim install the control room to Ealing room interior door.  24 AUG 2001

023

Patrick Wiggins gets some bird's eye view images.  24 AUG 2001

024

Bruce Grim and Roger Butz check the wall joining the control and Big Scope rooms.  24 AUG 2001

025

Erich Christley & Bruce Grim install the door frame for the Ealing room east exterior door.  24 AUG 2001

026

Boyd McNeil photo-documents the project.  24 AUG 2001

027

Patrick Wiggins tries his hand (and fails) at cutting rebar as Steve Bonnette (who knows how it's done) looks on in amusement.  24 AUG 2001

028

Steve Bonnette & Erich Christley install the door frame for the Ealing room north exterior door.  24 AUG 2001

029

Mont Nielson braces the control room to Ealing room window frame while Steve Bonnette & Erich Christley install the control room to Ealing room interior door frame.  24 AUG 2001

030

Looking into the south wall frames as Roger Butz looks on.  24 AUG 2001

031

Mont Nielson braces the Ealing room north exterior door frame.  24 AUG 2001

032

Using the crane to put forms into place.  24 AUG 2001

033

Using the crane to put Bruce Grim and Roger Butz into place.  24 AUG 2001

034

Patrick Wiggins rode the crane to get this view of the Big Scope room.  Filled in electrical power trench is seen in the background.  24 AUG 2001

035

Roger Butz, Erich Christley & Bruce Grim look on as Steve Bonnette works on the wall & Mont Nielson moves a piece of frame into position.  24 AUG 2001

036

Steve Bonnette works on the top of the Big Scope room wall.  24 AUG 2001

037

Bruce Grim, roger Butz & Eric Christley inspect the forms.  24 AUG 2001  McNeil photo

038

Looking west across SPOC 2.  Steve Bonnette works in the background.  24 AUG 2001

039

Patricia McWhorter inspects the south wall.  24 AUG 2001

040

Looking east along the south wall as Erich Christley uses a laser receiver to check the height of the wall.  24 AUG 2001

041

Steve Bonnette operates the laser transmitter.  24 AUG 2001

042

Bruce Grim drills the north cable access port as Siegfried Jachmann looks on.  27 AUG 2001

043

Siegfried Jachmann drills the south cable access port.  He reported he enjoyed the experience.  27 AUG 2001

044

Patrick Wiggins punches out the north cable access port.  27 AUG 2001

045

Bruce Grim peers through the north cable access port.  27 AUG 2001

046

Siegfried Jachmann consults with Tooele County building inspector Jim Richards.  27 AUG 2001

047

Bruce Grim receives the ok from building inspector Jim Richards to proceed with the pour.  27 AUG 2001

048

CPC concrete truck #1 arrives, closely followed by Dudley Concrete's concrete pumper.  27 AUG 2001

049

Siegfried Jachmann and Bruce Grim confer with Gary Christley.  27 AUG 2001

050

Team Christley prepare for the pour.  27 AUG 2001

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