The Pinawa Heritage Sundial

Pinawa Heritage Sundial Conceptual Design
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Our sign! Our sign stood in the corner of the little park for quite a while before any visible activity took place. A lot was happening though.  There was design work and fundraising to do, materials to purchase and numerous other activities in preparation for construction.

Barrie Burnett and I spent many hours surveying the site. There were many parameters that had to be established. Where was true north? The exact position of all the sundial components had to be established and marked as the project progressed. Surveying was a huge undertaking and we we extremely fortunate to have Barrie helping with the project. Barrie Burnett and Carl Sabanski

The sundial site. The first job was to remove all the organic material from the sundial site to expose the clay beneath.

Batter boards were set to position the four piles at the correct locations and elevations.


Each pile would be 16 in. in diameter and 16 ft. deep. Cages were constructed that would support the gnomon. A cage consists of 4-1 in. threaded rods 10 ft. long welded to 20M rebar for a minimum distance of 36 inches. The rebar extends down the length of the pile. 10-10 in. diameter 10M rebar rings are spaced along the length of each cage. The cages.

 

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