Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wiring starts

The solar power huts are now ready to except the components. It´s only taken 8 months to get things to this point after the make shift set up was washed out in the storm. The first parts to go in are the new (we have had it for 3 years) charge controller with the panel isolating switch and fuse box (see image below).

I will admit that as it is a 45 Amp controller and we only have 2 60W panels at the moment it is a bit like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but once we have some more spare cash we can get a few more panels and not have to worry about the controller.

DSCF3445 The solar charge controller finally in its hut.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Rock & Hole

With the supply of available rocks diminishing rapidly work has slowed on the wall and ramp at the front of the house.DSCF3438

Tabby inspects the wall for quality control

We have robbed all the stones from the floor of what was the pig pen and will some day be the observatory.


No more rocks!!!

We should just have enough stones around to just about finish this some time but that may not be for a while as other things are beginning to take precedence.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Higher, and higher

As previously explained in  Raising Ground and The walls are rising we are levelling the ground at the front of the house. The photos bellow show how this is moving along

DSCF3417 As you can see here most of the ramp is complete

DSCF3419 More cement on the ramp as the new back all starts to take shape

DSCF3429 Digging away the existing edge for the new wall

DSCF3432 A few rocks in

DSCF3439 Almost there.

DSCF3443 And that will do for now. Just need to top off and tidy up a few bits.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

On the floor in the pig pen

In order to build the ramp and the walls out the front of the house we needed to find some extra rocks from somewhere, and one thing we wanted to do was look under the floor in the pig pen to see what was there as someday this will become the observatory and will need a very solid pier constructing to take the telescope. DSCF3434

Half the floor gone

As the floor of the pig pen was made of rocks  it made sense to pull them up so that they could be used in the wall and then we could look underneath.

DSCF3436All gone