Almost Last Full Day of Tank Construction

The tank installation crew could not have picked warmer weather for working in pretty much full sun for twelve hours per day while installing our new water tank.  Fortunately they’re drinking copious amounts of water throughout the day.  Parenthetically, they’re putting their empty water bottles in a tub for ‘me’ to collect every few days for the fire department’s recycle program.  More about that in another post–but……..save your CRV labeled plastic bottles and soda/beer cans for the MWSP fire fighters recycle program.  They will thank you.

Progress photos from July 19th:

Finishing up ‘row’ 4 of the 5 ‘rows’ of tank wall.
The seven hydraulic jacks have lifted rounds 1-4 plus the roof up from the ground level, getting ready for the fifth and final round of the wall.
The seven hydraulic jacks have lifted rounds 1-4 plus the roof up from the ground level, getting ready for the fifth and final round of the wall.
Isn’t is amazing to see this tank lifted up, ready for the next panels?
Hmmmm…..what’s next guys?
Inside tank–one of the seven jacks extended and “doing it’s job”.
View from the inside out.
Alex is feeding and securing bolts from the inside to Larry who’s tightening them on the outside. Noisy job inside and outside!

 

Turn your head sideways since you should be looking up to the roof.
Ahhh, this is better. Pretty amazing seeing the inside of this structure isn’t it?
Name this part! It floats on the water.

 

This is not an ‘underground’ sign for a “Tube” station in London! It’s the indicator for the water level inside the tank. I’ll add another photo when it’s placed in position on the outside of the tank.

That’s it for Thursday.  Hubby (Russ) is on photo duty today (Saturday) while I’m visiting my girlfriend Linda, in Lincoln.  AND……we’ll be having a reunion lunch with two gals from my Castlemont High School (Oakland) Class of ’62 today.

The crew should be finishing up work on the tank today.  I’m sorry to be missing the action!

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