7 June 2008

Excavating drill trench and building dome

The dome structure

The dome structure grows

We mounted new levels on the dome structure today. Weather was o.k. albeit a little windy. The crane came in extremely handy and was used most of the day until close to dinner time, when the Pistenbully developed a fuel problem. This problem was solved Sunday morning.

The excavators in the drill trench discovered another problem, at 4.5 m they encountered a hard layer which required manual labor to break. We believe this is a melt layer from 2002.

Then it was Saturday, and several took the opportunity to take a shower in a tent inside the garage. Saturday night was celebrated in a pleasant atmosphere.

What we have done today:

  1. Mounted new levels on main dome structure. 39 struts were mounted.
  2. Excavating drill trench in two shifts. Depth is now 4.5 m.

Weather: Blue sky, -14 to -10 C, 15 knots from S.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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