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Comment: The correct tank being lowered into the hole.
Over the years I had been collecting old dressed limestone blocks from demolition of various walls, and Francis came to Beleterie to collect them to use n the new wall.

He struck solid rock digging the hole for the tank and had to bring in his Komatsu with pneumatic drill to break it up. Time spent breaking rock about an hour at 85 Euros an hour.

A truckload of rough stone was dumped and the rustic stone facing begun.

Mr Frédérick Maziere, Mr Faye's son-in-law and manager of the firm, came to help with the stone wall,

I had worked out how the old dressed stones were to be laid, and numbered them, and spent the day cleaning them up and supervising,

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Apr 16, 2008 - 04:22 PM
In place

Francis started to dig the 25 square metre hole for the sand filter.

He struck rock again there.

the dressed stone surround to the small window in the basement bedroom.

Francis using the Komatsu pneumatic drill to break up the rock in the sand filter. This time it took about 45 minutes with the pneumatic drill on the Komatsu machine.

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