Thursday, 1 October 2015

Rainwire Prototype [Wire Span Construction Nov 2014]

Some assorted pictures of the Rainwire Prototype construction back in November 2014 by David Burraston and local fencing contractor John Fitzgerald. This stage of construction was after the reclaimed electricity poles had been sawn to height and sunk into concrete in their chosen locations.

The pictures show the construction and tensioning of the fencing wire that forms Rainwire Prototype's 180 metre span. The wire span is tensioned by a fence strainer at the Woolshed pole and out on a hill in the paddock is the 'fixed end'.

For an introduction to the Rainwire Project and to hear sound recordings please visit this page.

Pole in paddock that will form the 'fixed end'

Pole in paddock that will form the 'fixed end' + fencing wire on spinner



Terminating the wire

Woolshed Pole

Woolshed Pole

Pulling up wire slack at Woolshed Pole

Pulling up wire slack at Woolshed Pole

Tension gauge on wire at Woolshed Pole

Final Straining up the wire at Woolshed Pole

Final termination of wire to ratchet strainer at Woolshed Pole

Checking final tension

View from Woolshed of completed span

Some pictures taken later in January 2015 from the 'fixed end'.








Acknowledgements: Construction of Rainwire Prototype is supported by Australia Council for the Arts and The Wired Lab