Over the past few days I got two sessions in, each allowing a single rib install. Still going smooth, and not much to report. Definitely getting easier, but the time it takes is still pretty long. I’ve gotten a little better with the bucking bar, but with all the proseal acting as a liquid lubricant, it is difficult to keep it square. By using the rib webbing as a brace, I seem to be getting better square shop heads. I’m also getting the wounds to prove it. My thumb gets trapped under the bucking bar every so often and am forming a nice blood blister from the pinching. I’m sure it won’t be the last of the bodily sacrifices..:).
Below are a few images from the two ribs installed (total of 3 in the left tank so far). As I’ve mentioned before, there aren’t many in progress photos because as soon as I start, I have a set time before the sealant becomes unusable. Not to mention I am generally trying not to touch anything to avoid proseal everywhere. Tomorrow I start the long dedicated build day, and I’m hoping to get through all of the left tank intermediate ribs, and at least a couple of the right tanks. I’ll be glad to get this done, but I definitely feel like the anticipation of the work was much worse than the actual work. Until next time, Happy Building!
Seeing the solid structure !! So that is what it looks like inside !!!