Posted by: DHE Rwanda | August 20, 2012

Back to the Metals Market

I went back to the metals market last week to commission a trash rack.  This time I went to the metals market in Butare, which is smaller and has fewer materials than the one in Kigali.  The trash rack is a triangular prism that fits over the water intake in the weir.  It will hopefully keep floating junk out of the settling tank and headrace (the pipe that leads to the settling tank).  I should have brought rebar that was already bent into the shape that I wanted because they don’t have rebar benders here, and the guys working in the metal market use a hammer and an anvil to bend the rebar, which takes forever. 

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The welder building our trash rack

 

 

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