Welcome to the Meany Work Party Page

If you have been wondering what it takes to keep Meany going, come to one of the Work parties held in the Summer and Fall and see what it takes. Work parties are free and offer a great opportunity to enjoy the lodge in a different light. You can learn new skills or brush up on old ones that your 'real' job doesn't let you do anymore. There is also time to get to know folks over work and conversation.

Work Parties

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June Mid-Week Workparty Proposal

June mid-week work party is coming up soon. As a reminder the dates are June 11th (Tuesday) through June 13th (Thursday).

The following are expeted to be there:

  1. Doug Damm
  2. John Rice
  3. Bob Grass
  4. Dave Claar - ?
  5. Patti Polinsky - ?
  6. Don Finrow
  7. Phil Christy
  8. Tom VanDevanter
  9. Mike Lonergan
  10. Ray Nelson - (Tuesday - Wednesday)
  11. Tom Dunstan
  12. Monty Steere - ?
  13. Others?
If this is not right let me know for the food count. Also, if you are not listed and intend to come please, even if it is for just one day let me know.

following is what I expect that will be worked on:

  1. Begin work to change out the Mach Tow motor with an electric motor:
    • Mike to bring the new motor and associated electrical and other mechanical parts
    • It is expected that we will put a new floor just under the motor mounting frame with 3/8" or 1/2" treated plywood and not 1". Rational this is to limit the adjustments to the motor mounting frame securing attachments. It is believed that a 1" floor will require extensive modifications to the securing system. (Doug, can you get the plywood?)
    • On this work party we will attempt to remove the old motor, place the new floor and mount the new motor.
    • The electrical work will also be started
  2. Get the Ox out from under the Tow Hut. It will be needed to transport the old motor to its new location, most likely the Generator Hut.
  3. If talent is available, replace the Ox's brake lines and service the Ox. Bob to bring up the new brake lines and bleed pump
  4. Take the garbage to the dump
  5. Test run the generators under load<
  6. If talent available, service the kitchen stove and check out the gas hot water tank
  7. Clean up the outside of the Lodge and Tow Hut grounds
  8. Get the brushing machines and chipper out and serviced
  9. Check out the fire alarm systems and replace the smoke detectors batteries (I will bring the necessary batteries)
  10. Do the engineering for the Super Worm drive replacement so that a decision can be made which direction to go by the Committee
  11. Take a look at the Tom Cat spare differential and determine what will need to be done and get someone to take on the task of rebuilding it (Monty?)
  12. If time available to an inspection of the snow cats to determine what needs attention
  13. Other??
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June Mid-Week Workparty report

The June mid-week work party was held on June 11th (Tuesday) through June 13th (Thursday). The weather was cool and showery at times.

The following are expeted to be there:

  1. Bill Adcock
  2. Dave Claar
  3. Phil Christy
  4. Doug Damm
  5. Tom Dunstan
  6. Don Finrow
  7. Bob Grass
  8. Mike Lonergan
  9. Ray Nelson
  10. Cheryl Phillips
  11. Dan Solomonson
  12. Monty Steere
  13. Jerry Thompson
  14. Tom VanDevanter

following was accomplished

  1. Smoke detectors - Batteries were changed out with fresh ones and tested. All are OK.
  2. Fire Alarm - System was tested and found to be functioning properly.
  3. Kitchen Sink - A leaking drain from one of the sinks was repaired.
  4. Refrigerator - Cleaned out.
  5. Kitchen - Also cleaned including the grease filters over the stove.
  6. Mouse bait - All bowls and boxes were cleaned and refreshed with bait.
  7. Ox - Taken out from under the Tow Hut and placed on the cleaned concrete pad next to the Cat House. Work was started on replacing the brake lines but not completed.


    Bob Grass working on brake lines











  8. Mach Tow Hut - Work was started on the motor change out
    • The old gas engine was removed.
    • Ancillary parts were also removed including the gas line.
    • Reworked in the Gas Hut to continue to allow fueling from that point.
    • Tow differential oil drained and volume measured. Will be replaced with synthetic 75W/90 next WP. Also installed were the electric switch gear and the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). No wiring was accomplished on this WP but will be worked on at our next WP.
    • New electric motor was installed.


    Brand New Spanking Mach Engine

    Bob and Mike working


















  9. Turtle Tow - Determined that turtle Tow did not have a Power Factor Issue
  10. Cat House - The lower floor in the Cat House was cleaned up.
  11. Garbage - A dump run was made.
  12. Lodge Windows - Work was started on glazing and repairing.
  13. Lodge furnace- Chimney inspected, horizontal run cleaned, virtical will be cleaned next WP.
  14. Lodge - ADA handles replaced in the pantry entrance.
  15. Range - The kitchen range was serviced and adjusted as needed.
  16. Wood - Some wood was cut.
  17. Grounds - Trash was picked up and a lot of grass/bushed were mowed.
  18. Machines - The two mowers and the Chipper were serviced (new oil filters and oil plus sharpening as necessary).
  19. Generators - All generators were run under load and found to functioning properly.
  20. Cats - The Tom Cat and Mouse were moved from the Sons of Norway to the Lodge. The Tom Cat has a heating problem. The upper fan is not working. The Moose was started after charging the battery and moved to a clean concrete pad..
  21. Water Bars - The water bars on the road behind the Zoo were cleaned.
  22. Fuel - (Fuel on hand - approximate - 6/20/13)
    • Lodge Gas Hut - 125 gallons
    • Tow Hut Gas Hut - 250 gallons
    • Diesel Hut - 500 gallons
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July Mid-Week Workparty Proposal

July mid-week work party is coming up soon. As a reminder the dates are July 16th (Tuesday) through July 18th (Thursday).

The following are expeted to be there:

  1. Bill Adcock: Has a problem and will miss some of the WP
  2. Cheryl Adcock: Has a problem and will miss some of the WP
  3. Dave Claar
  4. Phil Christy: Arriving Tuesday Evening
  5. Doug Damm
  6. Tom Dunstan: Likely Through Wednesday
  7. Dunstan Friend ?
  8. Don Finrow: Leaving Thursday Morning
  9. Bob Grass: Leaving Thursday Morning
  10. Lee Helser
  11. Mike Lonergan
  12. Emilio Marasco & Family ?
  13. Ray Nelson: Tuesday - Wednesday
  14. Patti Polinsky ?
  15. John Rice: Tuesday - Wednesday
  16. Dan Solomonson
  17. Monte Steere ?
  18. Jerry Thompson: Tuesday - Wednesday
  19. Tom VanDevanter
  20. Others?
If this is not right let me know for the food count. Also, if you are not listed and intend to come please, even if it is for just one day let me know. Question marks indicate I do not know what you are doing.

following is what I expect that will be worked on:

  1. Work to continue on the Mach Tow motor change out.
    • At this point the old gas motor is removed plus all ancillary equipment.
    • New electric motor has been installed as well as the VFD and 400 amp switch and fuses.
    • Mike and Bob are bringing up all the wire, conduit plus the other necessary parts.
    • Monty to bring up the coupling to couple the motor to the drive line.
  2. Continue work on the Ox brakes
    • Dan to bring up the necessary brake parts.
    • Hopefully we can get the Ox off the concrete pad so the Hippo can be put on it
    .
  3. Move Tom Cat into the Zoo
    • Work to be preform by other committee members
    • TC will not move again until the Fall
  4. Septic tank inspection covers will be exposed to inspect the condition of the septic tank.
    • If tank needs pumping it will be arranged for the August Work Porty, if not it will be postponed until next year or later.
    • The concrete slabs will be installed next year. At that time a more detail inspection of septic tank will occur.
  5. The Committee has agreed to try to limit the electrical demand at the Lodge to under 50Kw with the installation of Mach's electric tow motor
    • Replace existing kitchen electric hot water with a second propane one in the pantry.
    • Pantry is to be prepared for installation of the new tank (parts are on hand for this step).
    • The new tank and other parts are to be brought up in August.
    • The plumbing is to be such that one tank will be the primary and the second will feed the first on demand.
    • This will require removal of existing shelving.
    • Once this work is done, new shelves need to be installed during the fall Work Parties.
  6. As part of the demand limiting effort, alternatives to electric heating of the Zoo will be explored,
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July Mid-Week Workparty report

A mid-week work party was held July 16th (Tuesday) through July 18th (Thursday). The weather was warm.

The following were in attendance:

  1. Dave Claar
  2. Phil Christy
  3. Doug Damm
  4. Tom Dunstan
  5. Tom Dunstan's friend
  6. Don Finrow
  7. Bob Grass
  8. Mike Lonergan
  9. Ray Nelson
  10. Patti Polinsky
  11. Dan Solomonson
  12. Jerry Thompson
  13. Tom VanDevanter

The following was accomplished:

  1. Ox - The Ox brakes were repaired and now work well.There is only one complaint and that involves the brake shoes drum interface need reseating. Ox will still move in second gear until the clutch is disengaged at which point you stop quickly.


    Bob Grass working on Ox - Again

















  2. Septic tank Inspection/cleanout hatches were uncovered and the tank was inspected for condition.


    Septic Tank

    Determining Septic levels

















    Below is a diagram of what was found:




















    1. It was decided that tank did not need pumping now and to wait until next year when new lids are installed
    2. Tank should not be delayed beyond next year because the condition of the bottom sludge (getting quite firm).
  3. Mach
    1. Work continued new motor installation but is not complete.
    2. Conduits and wiring partially completed. Work will continue on next Work Party.
    3. Differential oil was changed out.
    Webmaster note: Not only is the engine BIG, you should see the size of the panel box
  4. Cats - Hippo was moved out of the Zoo and the Tom Cat was moved in for maintenance work.
  5. Demanad Limiting Program
    1. Thermostat installed on the stair well heater.
    2. Switch serving the heater will be replaced at next Work Party.
    3. Two new HPS lights were installed on the Cat House replacing the Quartz lights.
    4. Remodel pantry shelves to accomodate new second propane hot water tank.
    5. New propane hot water tank will be installed at next work Party


    Doug doing his thing

















  6. Restroom area upgrade
    1. Women's Restroom remodel was completed.
    2. Work was started on the wall between the restrooms making it similar to the restroom remodel.


    Women's Restroom

    Restroom Hallway

















  7. Service Drop - Drop was drilled out to allow water accumulation to drain
  8. Misc
    1. Furnance Flue was cleaning was complete
    2. Grass and weeds around the Tow Hut were mowed,
    3. Water cartages were changed out .
    4. Empty propane tanks beside the Zoo were moved over to the Propane Hut for filling.
    5. Mouse bowls were refilled. >li>Brush was removed beside the power line in the vicinity of our attachment to PSE.
    6. Tested the small LED flood light and found it to be satisfactory.
    7. dump run was made.
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August Mid-Week Workparty Proposal

The August mid-week work party is coming up soon. As a reminder the dates are August 13th (Tuesday) through August 15th (Thursday).

The following are expeted to be there:

  1. Dave Claar ?
  2. Phil Christy
  3. Doug Damm
  4. Tom Dunstan
  5. Dunstan Friend ?
  6. Don Finrow
  7. Bob Grass
  8. Mike Lonergan
  9. Ray Nelson
  10. Patti Polinsky ?
  11. John Rice
  12. Dan Solomonson
  13. Monte Steere ?
  14. Jerry Thompson
  15. Tom VanDevanter ?
  16. Others?

If this is not right let me know for the food count. Also, if you are not listed and intend to come please, even if it is for just one day let me know. Question marks indicate I do not know what you are doing.

Please note: We are Not expecting Leann Arend. of the Mountaineers staff, and the insurance inspector during this WP. We are likely, however. to see them in August.

following is what I expect that will be worked on:

  1. Continue work on the Mach Tow motor installation. Bob and Mike to bring up the necessary parts
  2. Monty to bring up the coupler and cone with the installation parts.
  3. Install the new propane hot water tank. The order of work is:
    1. Place the tank in next to the existiong Propane tank, in Pantry;
    2. Determine if we can remove old electric one and get new tank fully operational before the end of the WP. Note there is a wedding in later July that will likely require two tanks in service.
    3. If it is determined that we cannot get both tanks in service then we will limit our effort in this area to installing the flue, pressure relief valve and drain and gas plumbing. Also, do whatever else we can but not remove the electric tank from service.
    4. Doug to bring up the HWT also a sheet of plywood if needed;
    5. John to bring up the flue parts;
    6. Who is getting the other necessary plumbing parts will be discussed at lunch next Tuesday.
  4. Drill the rocks in the turn below the RR tracks and fill with expanding grout. Mike is bringing the grout. We will likely have to go the Cle Elum to rent a large enough rotor hammer to drill the holes. This is somewhat an experiment.
  5. Takedown the trees near the power line in the vicinity of the power meter. This may require de-energizing the power line. Also, cut up the trees and clean up the mess.
  6. The Ox - It may turn out to be necessary to replace the Ox Battery (we will go to Cle Elum if necessary). If talent is available, grease the Ox and do other necessary Maintenance.
  7. Install new switch in the stairwell heater circuit. Ray has the switch.
  8. If time and talent available, replace the little hot water tank in the basement hand wash area.
  9. Replace the coupler in the water filter that is missing one. Ray has the couplers.
  10. Heating Zoo
    • Adjust the fans in the Zoo to a higher speed to see if they will be sufficient to move the gas generated heat to the floor level. Control in this case is simply on/off.
    • The alternative is to replace the fans with a variable speed/reverse commercial variety (controled from floor level). Cost is something in the order of $350 to $600 depending on how many fans are needed (one or two).
    • It is hoped that we can determine the necessity of new fans by adjusting the old ones.
  11. Determine what we are going to do about replacing the windows in the Lodge.
    • Mike to bring up three sheets of expanded metal for painting and later use over the new windows.
    • It is thought that two windows would be installed this year. The one that work has started on and the one in the Woman's dorm.
  12. Further cleaning up of the Cat House will hopefully be undertaken.
  13. Mow the grass and weeds around the Tow Hut and Lodge.
  14. If time available to, do an inspection of the snow cats to determine what needs attention.
  15. Cut wood?

  16. Retrieve the TC differential from the Generator Hut and bring back to town for maintenance? Monty
  17. Other??
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August Mid-Week Workparty report

A mid-week work party was held August 13th (Tuesday) through August 15th (Thursday). The weather was warm and dry.

The following were in attendance:

  1. Dave Claar
  2. Phil Christy
  3. Doug Damm
  4. Tom Dunstan
  5. Tom's friend Jean
  6. Don Finrow
  7. Bob Grass
  8. Mike Lonergan
  9. Ray Nelson
  10. Patti Polinsky
  11. John Rice
  12. Jerry Thompson

RR staff visit: The closure of the gate at Railroad curve was discussed. They stated that the gate must be kept closed and locked at all times and opened only when passing through to go to and from the Mountaineer property. The reason stated that there have (not all at Meany) been multiple incidences of unathorized persons tresspassing on RR property

The following was accomplished:

  1. Water bars: from Martin Creek to the Lodge were repaired and/or replaced. There were two thunder storms prior to our arrival which caused water to overflow the water bars (causing some minor damage to the road) and some bars had worn out with time.


    Jerry showing how to do it

    Jerry Supervising

















  2. Campus Entry Road: Found to be heavily washed. It was graded and now is smooth


    Road Wash Damage

    Grading out the Damage
















  3. Grass and weeds: Were mowed in the flat below the Lodge and above the coat rack next to the Lane.


    Phillip Mowing

















  4. New Kitchen Cabinets: Were assembled/installed. replacing the old bread/sugar/bread ones


    Assembling kitchen cabinets



















  5. Basement lighting and power circuit: Near sinks was repaired.
  6. Mach's Motor Installation work continues, was halted when a necessary tool could not be found. Hopefully to be completed next WP.


    Mike working others supervising





















  7. Tow Hut Floor under the entrance door was repaired.


    Damaged floor

    Repaired floor
    Shhh - don't tell Doug it doesn't follow existing pattern
















  8. Turtle Tow brake was heard trying to engage. When investigated, it was discovered that the VFD drive unit had failed that resulted in the brake trying to engage. IT was removed and brought back to town for repair or replacement.
    Failure could not be determined in the field but could have been one of the following:
    1. Moisture - the disconnect was found open on arrival at our June WP
    2. Electromagnetic pulse. There was lightning in the area recently. However no other failed electronics were discovered.
    3. Lightning strike on the drive pole; There was no evidence found
    4. Infant failure. The unit has now been in service for four years so this is not likely.
  9. Chipper battery was found to be in bad order. It can be started by jumping it to a good 12 volt battery but needs to be replaced. Bob will get a new battery and we will replace it at our next WP.
  10. Log splitter was being used to split wood rounds and failed. The cause was motor failure creating a major oil leak. The motor was removed and brought back to town for replacement. It is expected that the motor will be replaced at our next WP.
  11. Propane Hot Water Tank Installtion was started but not completed. It was determined that we Both the existing electric HWT and existing propane HWT were left in service. The installation will be completed at our next WP.
  12. Power Line Trees in the vicinity of the meter pole were removed as they presented a danger to the power line due to proximity to the hot conductor. The trash that resulted was chipped up but the logs remain to be cut up for fire wood.


    Falling trees near power line





















  13. Rock Splitting: Rocks in Railroad curve have been targeted for removal. This was accomplished using expanding grout. If further work is desirable, let the fossil know


    Drilling the rock

    Finished holes in rock

    Filling holes with expanding grout














    Drilling the rock

    Preparing to remove split rock













  14. Wood: Some was cut and split. More is needed to be done.
  15. Pantry Stairs between pantry and kitchen were repaired.
  16. Dump Run was made.
  17. Gas House by the lodge 2 issues
    1. The fuel filter has a leak and will be replaced with a new one from the Tow Hut next work party.
    2. It was also found that Sediment from this tank is plugging the filter. At nest work party, we will try to pumped out and filter the gas, prior to transferring it to the Tow Hut gas tank.
  18. Lodge Window replacements: Measurements were taken of the windows (40" wide X 37" high). I will get two windows for the next WP with sliders.
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September 7th>Weekend Workparty

Major tasks accomplished

  • TomCat's he old roof was removed on Friday night.
  • radiator is being looked at to see if it has a leak that leads to the perpetual lost of antifreeze that the driver notices each Friday night.
  • Painting of new plywood for roof replacement was started (Finished during the fossil work party).
  • Several hours of brush cutting completed.
  • Cut and delivered to the outside of the wood room several cords of wood in preparation for splitting.
  • Cut up two trees along the power line that were fell during the fossil work party in August.
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    September Mid-Week Workparty Proposal

    We primed the plywood for replacement of the roof (I finished during the fossil work party since we ran out of paint). There was several hours of brush cutting completed. The roof off the Tom Cat, cut and delivered to the outside of the wood room several cords of wood in preparation for splitting. Cut up two trees along the power line that were fell during the fossil work party in August. Did some general clean-up around the lodge after the wedding that was not completed before people left. I do not know what else was completed since I was not present for most of Saturday and there was only 2 adults and 2 kids on Sunday. The September mid-week work party is coming up soon. As a reminder the dates are September 10th (Tuesday) through September 12th (Thursday).

    The following are expeted to be there:

    1. Dave Claar ??
    2. Phil Christy
    3. Doug Damm
    4. Tom Dunstan
    5. Tom Dunstan's friend - ?
    6. Don Finrow
    7. Bob Grass
    8. Mike Lonergan
    9. Ray Nelson
    10. Patti Polinsky ??
    11. John Rice
    12. Dan Solomonson
    13. Jerry Thompson ??
    14. Others?

    If this is not right let me know for the food count. Also, if you are not listed and intend to come please, even if it is for just one day let me know. Question marks indicate I do not know what you are doing.

    Please note: We are expecting Leann Arend, time as yet unspecified, of the Mountaineers staff, and the insurance inspector during this time. We may also see the Health Inspector.

    The following is what I expect that will be worked on:

    1. Work continues on the installation of the new Mach Tow motor. Hopefully we will complete this task at least to the point of a test run. Tom has the necessary drill bit.
    2. Reinstall repaired Turtle Tow VFD and test the tow. Mike has the repaired VFD.
    3. Continue work on the replacement of the electric hot water tank and associated plumbing. Hopefully this task will near completion this time - John to bring up necessary parts.
    4. Collect surplus metal for a scrape run to the recycler.
    5. Replace the electric switches in the plate and bowl warmers - Ray has switches.
    6. Install the new motor on log splitter - Bob has the motor
    7. Install new battery on the chipper - Bob to bring the battery.
    8. Dispose of the electric HWT and trash compactor (Cle Elum dump?) if the compactor found un-repairable. If we go to the Cle Elum dump we will collect all other trash and take it also.
    9. Gas Issues
      1. Replace the fuel filter (new one on hand) at the Lodge gas dump.
      2. Empty the main gas tank to clear out the trash that somehow got into this tank. The removed gas to be taken the Tow Hut gas dump. Bob can you bring up the portable gas tank?
      3. Empty the generator gas cans to prepare for new gas expected to be delivered next WP.
      4. Phil to determine how much fuel we will need and get it ordered.
    10. Button up the Lodge window after inspection for how to replace it. Our current plan is to replace some windows next season. Note: we have no new windows this season due to long lead times.
    11. Clean up some more in the Cat House.
    12. Gravel
      1. Place two loads of gravel on the 420 access road if we can get the gravel.
      2. Scouting of the road for the best placement will need to be done.
    13. Replace the outside floods on the Lodge with HPS. Phil do we have the parts ?
    14. Cut the logs down near the meter pole, for fire wood, if not already done and cut other fire wood and chip the trash if time available
    15. Collect the fire extinguishers for annual inspection.
    16. Pick up trash around the property and prepare to burn when weather permits
    17. Other??
    Remember to keep the RR gate closed. We do not need more visits from the RR.

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    September Mid-Week Workparty report

    A mid-week work party was held September 10th (Tuesday) through August 12th (Thursday). The weather was clear and warm the entire work party.

    The following were in attendance:

    1. Dave Claar
    2. Phil Christy
    3. Doug Damm
    4. Tom Dunstan
    5. Tom Dunstan's friend Jean
    6. Don Finrow
    7. Bob Grass
    8. Mike Lonergan
    9. Ray Nelson
    10. Patti Polinsky
    11. John Rice
    12. Dan Solomonson
    13. Jerry Thompson

    Visitors: None

    1. Leann Arend and insurance inspector failed to make it. The inspector had some sort of medical problem.
    2. The Health Department did not make for inspection.

    The following was accomplished:

    1. Mach Tow motor installation Work continued but was not completed.
      1. Connections were made to the power transformer behind the Tow Hut.
      2. motor and associated equipment were heated up.
      3. The motor was run in both the disconnected mode and connected to the drive line mode.
      4. With the exception of the 12 volt power supply and electric braking all operated properly but still needs some adjustments.


        Mike making connection to the main power

















      5. Mechanical air break passed functional test but not yet adjusted to the proper stopping distance.
        Note: we did have to fix an air leak in the air brake system.
      6. Still need to do
        1. Installing of 12 volt power supply with a smart trickle charger will be accomplished next work party.
        2. Investigate possibility of adding a braking resistor to help stop the motor electrically in conjunction with the existing air brake (two braking systems on this tow).
      7. The following current draw observations were made:
          Disconnected (from the drive line):
        1. High speed mode, draw is 18.5 amps at 244 volts or 4.5 Kw.
        2. Middle speed mode, draw is 6.8 amps at 244 volts or 1.7 Kw.
        3. Low speed mode, draw is 3.2 amps at 244 volts or a little under 1 Kw.
          Connected to the drive line mode (running the rope):
        1. Reverse mode it draws 12 amps at 244 volts or 3.0 Kw;
        2. High speed mode it draws 49 amps, with a 4 amps swing, at 244 volts or 12 Kw.
        3. Middle speed mode it draws 22.4 amps, with a 3 amps swing, at 244 volts or 5.5 Kw.
        4. Low speed mode it draws 11.4 amp, with a 2 amps swing at 244 volts or 2.8Kw.

    2. Mach Tow Rope - has a tight strand and should be re-spliced prior to winter season.


      Mach Rope tight strand
















    3. Turtle Tow
      1. VFD was installed and the tow tested. All appeared in working order now.
      2. Safety gate still needs to be tested for proper function.
    4. Observed Tow speeds
      1. Mach - 1485/770/385 fpm
      2. Worm - 750 fpm
      3. Turtle - 475 fpm
    5. Kitchn Electric HWT replacement


      removing old plumbing !!

















      1. plumbing was completed and tested. We now have only 3 valves under kitchen sink and 2 at propane HWT
        1. The one just under the counter stays open all the time.
        2. Lower two valves (drains) to be closed during Lodge operations and opened when closing during freezing conditions.
        3. Valves on Propane HWTs (drains) to be closed for Lodge operations and opened when closing during freezing conditions.
      2. protective cage for propane HWT still needs to be completed, will be done at our next WP.
    6. Surplus metal was taken to recycler. 1042 pounds including the old hot water tank was collected.
    7. Ox now has a new 6 volt battery, and it truck bed had wood preventive placed on it.
    8. Cat House attic and second floor were cleaned up some (removed several squirrel nests which was quite a mess)
    9. Propane Hut was also cleaned.
    10. Dump run was made. We did dispose of the old engine oil and antifreeze. We had to deal with separating the oil from the antifreeze which is a pain. Please keep them separate.
    11. Log splitter had a new motor installed and is functioning better then in previous years
    12. Wood was split up and placed in the wood room - still more needs to be done here.


      Installing Motor
















    13. Lodge Window Replacement work continues in the Women's dorm. The window on the Lodge main floor was buttoned up for the winter, they will be tackled next year.


      Doug and Jean taking a break and talking about Mushrooms!
















    14. New battery was installed on the chipper. It now functions properly.
    15. Lodge gas tank
      1. Cleaned up and a new gas filter was installed.
      2. Fuel was transferred to the Tow Hut gas tank
      3. Still needs to be tested for leaks. We will do this at our next WP.
      4. The old volatiles in five gallon cans were removed to the burn pile for fire starter.
    16. Restroom area remodel was finished for this year.
    17. New Kitchen cabinets under the counter have been installed. - They are removable for any plumbing work needed.


      New food/knive cabinets

      New cooking utensil cabinet


















    18. Flood Lights One at the lodge and the generator hut were replaced with a new HPS flood.
    19. Trash Compactor was inspected as seems to be functional although I think the jury is still out on how satisfactory it really it is.
    20. Downed logs near the meter pole were cut up and stacked for next year's fire wood. Some minor chipping still needed.
    21. Diesel/Gas huts
      1. Area around the shed next to the diesel hut was cleaned up as well as the shed itself.
      2. Scrap wood was moved to the burn pile and the concrete framing material was stacked up next to shed.
      3. Roof of the gas house shed and diesel hut was cleaned of fir needles and small limbs.
    22. Two 18 inch culverts were installed in the 420 road.
      1. One by the big tree (the tree that is very tight to the road). This installation included digging\ a ditch on the north side of the road to collect the water and run it to the culvert.
      2. The second culvert was installed just beyond the PSE transmission line near Weasel Creek.
      3. The money for this work came from State Parks.
    23. Hippo's yearly maintainance was done by Contractor. Still needs a new water pump and some more wheel guides. This will be accomplished later.
    24. Trash was picked up around the property and taken either to the dump or to the burn pile, including material off of TomCat.
      Note: no material was removed, except the plywood for the roof, from the vicinity of the Tom Cat and its roof replacement project.
    25. New TomCat plywood roof was given a second coat of paint and stored in front of the Propane Hut.
    26. Mowing of the weeds and brush was accomplished in the vicinity of the swamp near the Tow Hut.
    27. Trees were limbed near the bottom right side, looking up, of the Lane. They need to be chipped.

    September 21thWeekend Workparty

    The 2nd weekeend work party was held September 21th and 22nd.

    The following were in attendance: (I have noted the Meany kids - they came out in force!

    1. Avner Ahroni (The Dad)
    2. Hadar Bar-Ahroni (Meany Kid)
    3. Shawn Bertagnole
    4. Elena Boyle (Meany Kid)
    5. Pat Boyle (the Dad)
    6. Ryan Boyle (Meany Kid)
    7. Dave Claar
    8. Phil Christy
    9. Deb Cole
    10. Alex de Klerk
    11. Jim Fahey
    12. Art Freeman
    13. James Kotlik
    14. Mitchell Kotlik
    15. Emilio Marasco
    16. Ray Nelson
    17. Phyllis Nelson
    18. Chuck Welther
    19. Nancy Puttkammer (The Mom)
    20. Elliot Saxen-Puttkammer (Meany Kid)
    21. Mitchell Saxen-Puttkammer (Meany Kid)
    22. Willie Saxen-Puttkammer (Meany Kid)
    23. Nancy Puttkammer
    24. Norm Vigus

    Major tasks accomplished

    1. Jim Fahey greased the rope tows
    2. Norm re-trued the grooves in Mach's main pully
    3. Art along with Phil, Elliot and Mitchell S-P handled the bush cutting on Henriettas and North.
    4. the Kotlik brothers brought down the rest of the wood that needed splitting
    5. Wood was split/stacked thanks to the help of all the Meany Kids and the Kotlik Brothers
    6. Dave, Avener, Pat Rayn and Elena dug ditches
    7. TomCat


      TomCat - NAKED!!



























      1. Tracks were removed
      2. Wheel bearing serviced
      3. New structural cage to replace existing one