by Dave Nordling, President, RRS.ORG
The RRS spent some more time working on the restroom facility at the Mojave Test Area. This project will bring a much desired convenience to our me,bers and future guests. It was a continuation of prior work which completed the installation of the fixtures and began the shower stall and internal plumbing.
The new firehouse container was placed on the adjacent concrete pads creating a small space in-between which will be for a safety shower in subsequent work next year.
Stainless steel threaded plugs were bought, lubricated and installed into the available 3/4-10 female anchors in the pad. This will better preserve the threads and minimize the sand collected in the holes. It is important that users of our pad clean out the holes and reinstall the plugs after each use.
The society is grateful to Osvaldo and Dimitri Timohovich for their continued support and labor on this project. We will have another work event on December 17-18, 2022 to finish the supply plumbing and begin the outlet plumbing. Our goal to finish the restroom by year’s end has a slim chance of success but we will continue through the winter months until it is operational.
At the next work event, members are welcome to join us and launch any rpckets they have. Pyro-ops are already present. Contact the RRS president if you’d like to use the Mojave Test Area on what will likely be the last event of the year.