Stansbury Park Observatory Complex 2 (SPOC 2)
Harmons Observatory
Building the Roof
03 SEP 2001 to 11 OCT 2001
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001

Ken Harris, John Moreton, Siegfried Jachmann and Bruce Grim review plans for the roof.  03 SEP 2001

002

Model showing how the newly redesigned roofs will appear when complete.  03 SEP 2001

003

Ken Harris demonstrates a good use for the old roof design.  03 SEP 2001

004

Bruce Grim, Andy Bogdan and John Moreton discuss the plans.  03 SEP 2001

005

Siegfried Jachmann supervises as John Moreton, Bruce Grim and Ken Harris take measurements for the roof.  Boyd McNeil in the background keeps an eye on the sky.  03 SEP 2001

006

Patrick Wiggins drills holes in the control room ceiling support I-beams.  07 SEP 2001

007

Bruce Grim looks on as Andy Bogdan drills holes for the control room ceiling.  07 SEP 2001

008

Andy Bogdan watches as Patrick Wiggins drills holes for the control room ceiling.  07 SEP 2001

009

Bruce Grim eyeballs the position of the drill as Roger Butz drills a hole for one of the control room ceiling support I-beams.  07 SEP 2001

010

Bruce Grim uses a power grinder to prepare the wall for installation of the control room's 3rd ceiling support I-beam.  08 SEP 2001

011

Bruce Grim and Roger Butz move the control room's 3rd ceiling support I-beam into place.  08 SEP 2001

012

Patrick Wiggins uses a sledge hammer to "adjust" one of the I-beam mounting bolts.  08 SEP 2001

013

All 3 control room roof support I-beams in place.  08 SEP 2001

014

Bruce Grim points out features of the control room's ceiling to Andy Bogdan and SPOC 2 engineer Reinhart Bsumek. 08 SEP 2001

015

Bruce Grim welds on of the roof tracks for the Big Scope room.  Siegfried Jachmann in background. 19 SEP 2001  McNeil photo

016

Andy Bogdan assembling one of the A (as in "Andy"?) frames upon which the roof rails temporarily sit until permanent piers are in place.  A finished frame shows in the background. 20 SEP 2001

017

Bruce Grim and Roger Butz position one of the roof retaining rails. 20 SEP 2001

018

Bruce Grim and Roger Butz grind weld points on one of the roof retaining rails. 20 SEP 2001

019

Bruce Grim welds one of the roof retaining rails to a roof support rail. 20 SEP 2001

020

Forms in place and ready to pour the piers for the roof supports. 27 SEP 2001

021

Close up of one of the Big Scope room support pier forms. 27 SEP 2001

022

Andy Bogdan and Bruce Grim prepare for the first of the concrete to go into one of the pier's below ground foundation. 27 SEP 2001

023

Bruce Grim and Andy Bogdan guide the concrete into a roof support pier. 27 SEP 2001

024

Patrick Wiggins ensures the concrete surrounds each of the roof support pier support mount bolts. 27 SEP 2001

025

Andy Bogdan and Bruce Grim do some finishing work on one of the roof support piers. 27 SEP 2001

026

Bruce Grim uses a router to cut the sonotube away from one of the roof support piers. 01 OCT 2001

027

Bruce Grim removes the last of the sonotube from one of the roof support piers. 01 OCT 2001

028

Patrick Wiggins, Ron Ford, Andy Bogdan and Bruce Grim try using Bruce's truck mounted crane to raise one of the roof supports.  It didn't work. 01 OCT 2001

029

Using a back hoe the work went smoothly.  Stansbury Park Improvement District's Bob Shields (standing at right) and Colton Park (back hoe operator) supplied the back hoe. 01 OCT 2001

030

SPID's Bob Shields and SLAS's Ron Ford position one of the roof supports. 01 OCT 2001

031

Andy Bogdan and Ron Ford prepare one of the control room roof planks. 01 OCT 2001

032

Andy Bogdan and Siegfried Jachmann screw the first control room roof planks. 01 OCT 2001

033

Andy Bogdan, Patrick Wiggins and Siegfried Jachmann with 2/3 of the control room roof planks in place. 01 OCT 2001

034

Andy Bogdan, Siegfried Jachmann and Patrick Wiggins work on the roof as overseer Bruce Grim makes sure the job gets done right. 01 OCT 2001

035

Andy Bogdan and Bruce Grim look on as Siegfried Jachmann nearly screws Patrick Wiggins' hat to the roof. 01 OCT 2001

036

Control room roof planks in place. 01 OCT 2001

037

Control room tongue and groove ceiling. 01 OCT 2001

038

"Steelhenge"
Another day's work is done. 01 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

039

Roll off roof rails up and ready for aligning. 03 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

040

Bruce Grim starts the day by welding one of the SPOC 2 roof rails as a future SPOC 2 target hangs high in the sky behind him. 05 OCT 2001

041

Boyd McNeil does a mid air balancing act to get the shot. 05 OCT 2001

042

Bruce Grim welds a roof rail as Andy Bogdan hold the rail in position. 05 OCT 2001

043

Ron Ford, Siegfried Jachmann and Andy Bogdan work together to make certain the roof rails are level. 05 OCT 2001

044

Bruce Grim, Patrick Wiggins and Siegfried Jachmann work to get the first roof rail cross member in place. 05 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

045

Andy Bogdan and Bruce Grim use a hydraulic jack to align the roof rails.  08 OCT 2001

046

Bruce Grim uses a come-a-long to align the roof rails.  08 OCT 2001

047

Patrick Wiggins adjusts the elevation of the roof rails.  08 OCT 2001

048

Patrick Wiggins drill holes in a section of one of the roof dollies.  08 OCT 2001

049

Patrick Wiggins and Bruce Grim raise the final roof track into place.  08 OCT 2001

050

Bruce Grim uses his truck mounted crane to lift a portion of the Ealing room's roof trolley into place.  McNeil image  11 OCT 2001

051

The crew uses the Stansbury Park Improvement District's back hoe to move the Ealing room's roof trolley into place.  McNeil image  11 OCT 2001

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