Further work took place for the solar panel installation. I set up the scaffolding and roof ladder, and managed to install two brackets using lengths of builders’ band. This is a very versatile invention; and sees a multitude of uses. If you’ve never heard of builders’ band, it’s not a musical group. It’s a length of galvanized perforated steel tape, usually around 1mm thick: Builders’ Band

I had decided builders’ band would make better brackets than trying to fabricate something by using rusty bits of metal. And although I no longer have a tremendous fear of heights (this was cured by doing some skydiving during my university years!), I didn’t feel very comfortable on the steeply-pitched roof; and work was somewhat limited as one hand was occupied with clinging to the ladder! I need to devise some sort of safety harness.

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