I was up very early and headed out to site to perform a test fitting of the column.
At this stage all the welds were just tacked.
All worked out well and I was able to mark up the exact plate positions for securing the base of the column.
By 9.30 am I was finished and headed back to Mundaring to meet Ian for a coffee and then to help him offload a matress.
Once back home I worked my way through all the welds making them more permanent.
I clamped all the bottom plates in to the marked up position and then drilled 12 mm holes through.
Monday thru Friday
I gradually applied two coats of cold galvanising to all the welds and raw steel surfaces.