|First rise finished
|Hemping done up to noggins, outer form work moved up for next rise
We had no problems hemping around the water pipes and electricity wiring. The decision by Paul, the electrician, and I to mount the boxes for the electrical sockets so that they would be flush with the inside of the form work, meant that the only extra work was ensuring that the hemp was well tamped under the plastic boxes and around the conduit. Friday we set a new record, for two workers, getting 20 mixes done.
Saturday we only got 13 mixes done, deeper rises, window sills and more noggins were what slowed us up. We had moved the form work up to level with the window sill on the inside and just below the window sill on the outside, so that we could finish flush with the window sill on the inside and have a downward slope to shed rain on the outside. This made it very difficult to get the hemp in and even it out as the window sills were wider than the noggins. We learnt our lesson - in future we will raise the form work (or at least one side of it) up to about 12 - 15 mm below the sill or noggin, fill that section then raise the form work up and finish under the noggin where it is only about at hand's depth to make it easier to spread out the hemp mix.
|Hemping under window sill
|Hemping under noggin
|Good join - diagonal
|Bad join - vertical
|Second rise done and form work ready for third
|Warrain Beach and Lake Woolumboola from the lookout
|Seal swimming below Penguin Head