Doing this now while the ground is dry will ensure that the cement in five holes we made – one for the mast and four for the guy ropes – has a chance to dry out before we put up the mast.
Each one of these three sections of the tower is too heavy for one person to lift. When you see them laid out like this it’s a bit scary.
This is us working out where to put the holes for the 8 guy ropes and have a clear passage for the tractor so that we can erect the mast and let it down again for maintenance.
The 9 metre mast will sit on this base and the steel ropes
We still have a lot of building work to do including installing our hot water system (which we’ll use as a dump load for excess electricity) before we put the generator up but the cement bases should be dry and completely solid by then.