2012-Nov-24 - Wooroloo - Steelworks #59
We left at 7.00 am and were home by 7.00 pm.

Dalia and Gianluca did a lot of really useful work painting last week's steel cleaning with rust converter and then Mission Brown Kill Rust.

After that they painted all the short columns with a black waterproof membrane.

Next I had them remove the wooden bridge - this was a lot of work in the heat of the day.

Last thing, near the end of the day, after a downpour of rain and a thunderstorm, I had them washing down purlins.

So many thanks for some really helpful work.

I don't know what I did with the day.

I inserted another purlin at the other end of the 8m beam and then two more at either end of the U beam (plus more flashing).

Somehow this took all day - I really am going to have to find a way to speed this up as I have 160 purlins to install all up.

I had almost finalised the welds from the 8m beam on to its columns but a heavy downpour made me abandon this until next week.

The beam is straight to within 3 mm and I think I can improve this next week.


Water proof membrane around the columns


Dalia and Gianluca taking down the wooden bridge


Washing tannin stains off the purlins


Finishing touches now that temp braces removed


8m beam after wooden bridge removed


Purlins nice and parallel on the side veranda