We had another great work party at the MTA this weekend. Primary focus was getting the fixtures attached to the walls and start attaching plumbing to them. A HUGE thank you to Osvaldo Tarditti, Waldo Stakes, and Joe Dominguez for taking time on Saturday to help out.
Dave Nordling met with representatives from Arbor Energy for potential use of the MTA at a later date. He was also joined by his wife Kathleen, who came out for the quick day trip.
Waldo brought hot dogs, drinks, and chips; and I brought burger fixings. We had a nice BBQ lunch and the folks from Arbor Energy also partook.
We enjoyed calm weather till about 3pm when the winds kicked in, so we finished up what we could and most headed home. I spent the night and took care of a few more things Sunday morning, but the winds were not letting up. I was able to add more water to the storage tanks on top of the bathroom, and we have about 1400 gallons stored so far.
Look forward to seeing more members coming out to help next month.
Fixtures hung and mostly plumbed in the big bathroom.
Fixtures being worked on in the smaller bathroom.
New “Fire House” container for the MTA. This will house the Kawasaki Mule and trailer with an IBC and water pump.
Roughly 700 gallons of water in each storage tank.
In the cooler temperatures of October, the society restarted our build efforts on the restroom container. It was great to have the support of several members including Dimitri Timohovich, Waldo Stakes and former president, Osvaldo Tarditti. We were able to make significant gains on the exterior plumbing connecting the water tanks and begin the heavier aspects of the interior plumbing for the toilets.
We charged the water tanks with just a few hundred gallons in each to verify no leaks in the new header plumbing. We’ll bring more in later trips. We will need to meet at least a couple more times. Next build event is planned for November 6th. Our goal is to get an operational toilet, urinal and sink by year’s end. This much desired improvement remains our top priority.