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  Extra beam to support the bellframe (August 2004)

The new beam (silver) runs North-South underneath the existing (blue) beams running East-West. It is made in three pieces so the centre portion can be removed to pass the bells through. First the pockets were cut in the walls, then the beam was bolted to the existing beams, finally the concrete pad was cast around the beam ends in situ. The blue line around the pad is a plastic membrane to stop the modern concrete coming into contact with the lime mortar used when the tower was built.

 Pictures

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1BeamLift.jpg
Lifting the beam
2BeamInHole.jpg
Beam in the wall pocket
3BeamFit.jpg
Fitting bolts
4BoltTightA.jpg
Tightening bolts
5BoltTightB.jpg
Tightening bolts
6ConcretePad.jpg
The concrete pad
7BeamFixed.jpg
The beam fixed

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