Stansbury Park Observatory Complex 2 (SPOC 2)
Harmons Observatory
Building the Roof
12 OCT 2001 to 22 NOV 2001
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Trolley for the Ealing room roof in place.  12 OCT 2001

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Close up showing how the grooved wheels fit the track.  12 OCT 2001

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Ealing room Trolley in place and ground cleared for the patio.  12 OCT 2001

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Bruce Grim, Andy Bogdan, Siegfried Jachmann Patrick Wiggins and Ron Ford lift a portion of the Big Scope room's roof trolley into place.  McNeil image  13 OCT 2001

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Bruce Grim, Andy Bogdan, Siegfried Jachmann and Ron Ford lift the north most part of the Big Scope room roof trolley into place.  13 OCT 2001

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Siegfried Jachmann, Andy Bogdan, Ron Ford and Bruce Grim use tape measures to ensure the Big Scope room's roof trolley is square before welding.  13 OCT 2001

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Siegfried Jachmann uses a grinder to prepare for welding (and to attempt to set his shirt on fire).  13 OCT 2001

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Bruce Grim welds the Big Scope room roof trolley.  13 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Bruce Grim makes sure that Patrick Wiggins and Siegfried Jachmann get the Big Scope room's trolley winch I-beam placed properly.  13 OCT 2001

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Two of the Big Scope room's roof trolley wheels in place.  13 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Both roof trolleys ready for roofing.  13 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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The Big Scope room's trolley winch I-beam and support frame.  When completed the winch will be used for lifting, moving and positioning heavy objects in the Big Scope room.  A similar, but smaller, apparatus will be used in the Ealing room.  14 OCT 2001

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Bruce Grim paints the Ealing room roof trolley.  22 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Patrick Wiggins paints one of the Ealing room roof rails.  22 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Bruce Grim and Patrick Wiggins finish applying the 2nd of three coats of paint to the roof support structure.  26 OCT 2001

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First roof truss up on the Ealing Room.  03 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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All of the trusses up on the Ealing Room.  03 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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Roger Butz and Bruce Grim lower the first Big Scope Room truss into position.  03 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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John Moreton checks to see that all of the SPOC 2 roof trusses are properly placed.  03 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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Roof work from on high.  Kathleen McCarthy (now Warner) shot the image as Ken Warner flew the plane.  03 NOV 2001

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Ken Harris and Roger Butz fit the first piece of roofing for the Big Scope Room into place.  05 NOV 2001

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Roger Butz trims the edge of the Big Scope Room roof.  05 NOV 2001

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Andy Bogdan and Ron Ford determine how many SLAS members it takes to change a saw blade.  05 NOV 2001

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Roger Butz, Patrick Wiggins, Ken Harris and Siegfried Jachmann nail down sections of the Big Scope Room roof.  05 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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Ken Harris tries not to remove his foot.  05 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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All SPOC 2 upper roof sections in place.  05 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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Roger Butz and Bruce Grim witness "1st Slide" of the Ealing Room roof.  05 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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SLAS member and Deseret News reporter Joe Bauman interviews Roger Butz about SPOC 2.  08 NOV 2001

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Ron Ford is interviewed by SLAS member and Deseret News reporter Joe Bauman about SPOC 2.  08 NOV 2001

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Patrick Wiggins and Bruce Grim are interviewed by SLAS member and Deseret News reporter Joe Bauman about SPOC 2.  08 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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Ron Ford looks on as Roger Butz and Andy Bogdan measure the south end of the Ealing Room roof for sheeting.  08 NOV 2001

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Roger Butz, Ron Ford and Patrick Wiggins apply sheeting to the Ealing Room roof.  08 NOV 2001  McNeil image

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Andy Bogdan and Patrick Wiggins finish applying sheeting to the south end of the Ealing Room roof.  08 NOV 2001

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Patrick Wiggins, Roger Butz and Andy Bogdan finish applying sheeting to the south end of the Big Scope Room roof.  08 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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Boyd McNeil and Ron Ford add sheeting to the Big Scope Room roof.  08 NOV 2001

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South ends of scope room roofs with all sheeting in place.  08 NOV 2001

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Roger Butz, Patrick Wiggins and Andy Bogdan position the final piece of roof sheeting.  08 NOV 2001  McNeil image

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Bruce Grim makes final adjustments to the Big Scope Room roof.  08 NOV 2001

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First time both roofs are off at the same time.  08 NOV 2001

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Patrick Wiggins tries closing the Big Scope Room roof the hard way as Boyd McNeil catches his antics on film.  08 NOV 2001  Ron Ford image

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Bruce Grim, Andy Bogdan and Roger Butz have better luck at closing the Big Scope Room roof.  Both roofs will eventually be motorized.  08 NOV 2001

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Both roofs safely closed.  08 NOV 2001

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This is why SPOC 1 has been closed.  But it might make a good storage room for the restaurant.  08 NOV 2001

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On 20 NOV 2001 Bruce Grim and Roger Butz installed tar paper on the roofs, here seen from the southeast on 22 NOV 2001.

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And here as seen from the northwest.  22 NOV 2001

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