Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kleiner Park-Installation Day 2


Yep; I am way up there in the bucket, lol: not quite as scary the 2nd time...

We started out the morning putting the wind turbine on the lake sculpture, then it was onto #3...
Getting lost whilst trying to find a place to access the spot without destroying curbs should have been the first clue that this one was not going to be easy....
The two base pieces slipped over the bolts on the base just fine, but gave Jeff a bit of a hard time when it came to joining them together at the top: there were hammers involved...
and big wrenches, & impact drivers....
Sometime in the afternoon, it was time to lift the top section into place...
The first few bolts went in ok...
But the rest (like 30 of them) were difficult....
The torch came out to help...

Eventually, it was time to add the wind turbine; of course one of the bolts that holds it down had a major issue too; that only took about and hour & a half to fix...lol
But, in the end, it all went together & looks great... We finished around 4:30 (thought we would be done by noon)  I celebrated across the street at Texas Roadhouse with a toast with friends--in my dirty carharts & hardhat hair, lol :) 

 Today, I drove by the park & all three turbines were spinning in the breeze:  they look great--soooo happy :)

Thanks so much to Montry & Jeff at Blake Trailers; it would not have happened without you! Also a big thank you to all the guys (& Tana) at Blake Trailers; you did an amazing fab job: I could not have asked for a better team!

And big thanks to Hugh & Steve & Kenny at ISE Cranes: you guys are the best: there is no one I would I would rather have lift me into the sky while I hold on for dear life, lol :) 

I will have video of the install soon; stay tuned...   

Amber