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Comment: the dressed stone surround to the small window in the basement bedroom.
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,

The correct tank being lowered into the hole.

In place

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

He struck rock again there.

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Apr 16, 2008 - 06:12 PM
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.

First a huge sheet of geotextile was laid and then the hole filled with 70 cm deep sand.

The sand was levelled and then a layer of gravel was laid on it.

Francis and his assistant (another Mr Mazieres)

On Thursday it started to rain and didn't stop for a week. But they just carried on in the rain.

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