Chimney Swift tower base installation
Lake County Forest Preserve District workers installed the bottom section of the tower (made by Jack Nowak) in a concrete base.
Chimney Swift tower installation
The base was cemented into place by Lake County Forest Preserve District prior to the installation day.
The team of volunteers consisted of Board members Jack Nowak who constructed the tower, Don Wilson, Vic Taylor and Glen Moss, and members Steve England, Gerry Twomey and Jim Rieter.
The second section if put in place.
Don Wilson, Glen Moss and Jack Nowak fix the outer boards in place.
Steve England looks inside the tower to check that no nails are protruding through.
A high five for the tower!
Glen Moss and Steve England
The outer sections of the third part of the tower are put in place.
Jim Rieter and Jack Nowak lift the third section of the tower
Up goes the third section
Everybody lends a hand.
Phew it made it into place!
Glen, Jack and Steve add the last outer sections.
Glen and Steve put in the last few screws.
The insulation is now added onto the sides of the tower.
Steve adds the cap to close the tower for the winter
Glen poses as Mrs Bonner!
Steve adds the last of the insulation
Way to go team! A huge thanks to everyone pictured here that helped and also Gerry Twomey who assisted in a number of ways on the day.
Chimney Swift tower installed
The tower is now installed. The final stage will be to add vinyl siding onto the tower which will be completed on another workday in the near future.
Chimney Swift tower siding installation
Glen Moss and Jack Nowak cut the vinyl siding into pieces that will be fitted onto the sides of the tower.
The corner pieces of the siding are attached. The team was Board members Diane Rosenberg, Barb Thompson, Don Wilson, Jack Nowak and Glen Moss.
One side of the panels is almost complete
Everyone lends a hand to get the pieces of siding in place
Jack Nowak and Diane Rosenberg
Don Wilson adds sections to the second side, while Barb and Jack work on the other sides.
Work is almost complete.
The tower is now complete. From the left: Don Wilson, Glen Moss, Barb Thompson and Jack Nowak.
The tower is now complete. From the left: Don Wilson, Glen Moss, Emma England and Barb Thompson.
The tower is now complete. From the left: Don Wilson, Emma England, Glen Moss and Jack Nowak.