štvrtok, 28. októbra 2010

Autum is approaching fast - you can see it on the colors. Today was the first day with temperatures below zero at night.

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Inside we have finished most of the window sills. First the wood fibre boards got "painted" with clay slick:

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then plastered:

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with a great result:

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We removed the "coffee" plaster, just to make it again - but this time without the bleeding of the coffee beans.... hopefully.

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Outside work is progressing as well. The metal covers are also nearly finished - but one day work for each vault...!

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And with a bit of bad luck we also broke a window - luckily on the only window that was not finished inside!

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The last window sills on the outside got mounted. The technique we used to glue them to the glass works fine, really strong bonding if you use special primers for glass and metal and use 3M acrylic tape. For straight sills the 1mm tape would be perfect, but because of the bent border a 2mm thick tape would have been a better choice.

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Some plants were moved from the field to the area around the entrance. A preliminary door opening has been made.

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As you can see the bags are slowly covering the whole dome. Exciting last few meters of the dome to be covered...

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Not enough bags!!! More filling to be done:

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and planting:

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The dome is holding up well - no cracks on the inside to be seen.

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Nice view of the entrance in the evening sun. Never thought the yellow and red bags would look that good, great autumn colors!

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A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers that have been helping us out the last few weeks!

More to come - the ventilation unit has arrived, and will be mounted the next few days...

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