Hope Climbing Form Braces
The pillars for supporting the roof and dividing the areas of the greenhouse are about six feet tall on 18″ footers that we poured previously. We now have all the pillar forms up, square, vertical, level and even. They are bound with form wire and wooden braces as well as a spider web of heavy braces that keep them in place. The bracing is so strong that I can swing around like Hope’s doing (I weight five times as much) and the structure won’t even shake. Triangulation! It needs to be that strong because each pillar weighs about 2,000 lbs. I don’t want those shifting on us during or after the pour.
Pillar Braces in Places
Today we finished the last little details prepping for tomorrow’s pour. Some time I’ll write more about the pillar forms which have grooves to allow the spaces within the greenhouse to be flexibly divided for different functions according to our needs and the season.
Outdoors: 39°F/25°F Partially Sunny
Farm House: 62°F/49°F
Tiny Cottage: 68°F/62°F