Stansbury Park Observatory Complex 2 (SPOC 2)
Harmons Observatory
Exterior Work
17 OCT 2001 to 25 FEB 2002
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Andy Bogdan uses "string theory" to be sure the patio forms are straight.  17 OCT 2001

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Patrick Wiggins pounds a stake to hold a portion of the patio forms in place.  17 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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"Farmer Bruce" and "Farmer Ron" prepare the ground for the gravel.  17 OCT 2001

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Patio forms ready for the gravel.  17 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Patrick Wiggins and Bruce Grim show that no day's work is done before the cleanup is done.  17 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Bruce Grim watches to be sure the gravel is poured properly.  18 OCT 2001

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Forms and gravel ready for the concrete pour.  18 OCT 2001

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Rob Robinson, Hank Williams, Siegfried Jachmann, Bruce Grim, Andy Bogdan and Steve Fisher waiting for the concrete truck to arrive.  22 OCT 2001

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Rob Robinson, Hank Williams, Siegfried Jachmann and Steve Fisher work the first part of the patio pour.  22 OCT 2001

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Andy Bogdan and Bruce Grim run the scree board as Ron Ford, Hank Williams and Rob Robinson push the concrete into place.  22 OCT 2001

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Steve Fisher cuts a line in the concrete.  22 OCT 2001

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Andy Bogdan and Steve Fisher put the finishing touches on the first half of the patio pour.  22 OCT 2001

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Siegfried Jachmann and Bruce Grim run the skree board as Boyd McNeil, Patrick Wiggins and Hank Williams man shovels and Larry Frisk runs for a shovel of his own .  25 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Siegfried Jachmann, Patrick Wiggins and Bruce Grim are relieved to pay for the final load of concrete.  25 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Siegfried Jachmann edges the patio.  25 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Hank Williams passes the tool to Patrick Wiggins as they etch a pressure relief gap in the concrete.  25 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Hank Williams uses a shovel to direct the first part of the final concrete pour.  25 OCT 2001

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Siegfried Jachmann makes sure Andy Bogdan works the concrete correctly.  25 OCT 2001

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Bruce Grim and Siegfried Jachmann run the skree board as Larry Frisk and Boyd McNeil use shovels to keep the concrete in the right place.  25 OCT 2001

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Ron Ford and Hank Williams watch as the last of the final pour is dumped near their waiting shovels.  25 OCT 2001

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Bruce Grim and Siegfried Jachmann skree the final section of the patio.  25 OCT 2001

022

Bruce Grim and Ron Ford etch a pressure relief gap in the concrete.  25 OCT 2001

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Larry Frisk touches up a portion of the patio.  25 OCT 2001

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Ron Ford jokes around by using a tooth pick to do some final finishing work.  25 OCT 2001

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The crew doing some final touch up work as the work day ends.  25 OCT 2001

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Only the forms remain to be removed.  25 OCT 2001

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Forms removed.  30 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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And patio swept clean.  30 OCT 2001  Ron Ford image

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Andy Bogdan and Ron Ford decide how to install the door locks and crash bars.  15 NOV 2001

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Ken Harris and Patrick Wiggins install a crash bar.  15 NOV 2001

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Bruce Grim and Ken Harris look on as Andy Bogdan drills a hole of the door lock.  15 NOV 2001

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The concrete caused the door frame to bend so the frame had to be "adjusted" with a grinder.  15 NOV 2001

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Ken Harris switches the hinges after finding the crash bar had been installed on the wrong side...  15 NOV 2001

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Bruce Grim drills a hole in the concrete floor for one of the thresholds.  17 NOV 2001

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Patrick Wiggins attaches the final threshold (now all he needs is someone to carry across it).  17 NOV 2001

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Bruce Grim noting that all doors, thresholds, crash bars and door handles are installed.  17 NOV 2001

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Robin Butz installs the newly fabricated (by Bruce Grim) security cap on the south "Henchy Hole". 13 JAN 2002

Ground heaving cracked a number of the slab sections necessitating their removal and reinstallation.

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Before the slab sections could be cut Bruce Grim, Roger Butz, Andy Bogdan and Patrick Wiggins remove the snow and ice.  22 FEB 2002  Ron Ford image

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Ron Ford, Andy Bogdan, Bruce Grim, Patrick Wiggins Boyd McNeil and Roger Butz take their turns running the concrete cutting saw. 22 FEB 2002

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Roger Butz and Ron Ford try a bit of "curling on concrete".  22 FEB 2002

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Roger Butz takes advantage of Patrick Wiggins being a vegetarian.  22 FEB 2002  Ron Ford image

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With the cuts finished Andy Bogdan and Roger Butz use pry bars to lift a section of concrete.  22 FEB 2002

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Stansbury Park Service Agency's Colton Park uses the back hoe to remove the buckled pieces of concrete.  25 FEB 2002  Ron Ford image

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