Wednesday, May 13, 2015

1st 2" pipe installed, HEXs in L. Huryn, & Alex leaves us

We had another successful day working on the channel infrastructure. Philip got the HEXs in the 20˚C pond, Hood's Hole insulated, and the nutrient drip system built. Hood's Hole was in the 50's ˚C when we left today. You can see his exploits in this time lapse video:

While Philip was working, Tanner and I finished clearing the feeder stream. It wasn't the the last spike in the Intercontinental Railroad, but we felt pretty good about it.

Tanner spent the rest of the day building the dam at the top of the feeder stream. He named the reservoir Lake Allison. Tanner is a dam builder extraordinaire.

Philip and I laid out the 2-inch pipe that feeds water to the heat exchanger. Ultimately, we'll have two of these. Aside from the weight and the rigidity of the tubing, the trick is to remove all of the air dams from the tubing. Philip is an expert!

Tomorrow is a rain day. The forecast is for rain, which isn't that big of a deal, and 14 m/s winds, which is a big deal.


  1. Damn. If only we could work that fast in real time :) It's looking good, boys! Can't wait to get out there.

  2. Let's see some pics of the dripper set-up in the field!