Saturday, August 5, 2017
Skudai BH: A Challenge Like No Other BHs !!!
I must say that the revamp of Skudai BH is one of the most challenging as compared to others.
Main obstacles are the water supply, electricity and the location deep inside agricultural land.
Every time you forgot something you need to take almost 20 minutes to reach the main road.
The red soil road are full of pits and alleys which will rock you left and right and you feel like riding those roller coasters.
The only way for my workers to use those electrical hand tool and brighten the BH while revamping is to operate a generator set.
As for the water supply I have been pushing the idea of pumping fresh water from a nearby stream using ramp pump.
The owner is away for a holiday and he expect to see birds inside his BH once he is back to Malaysia.
Well that was how easy his line of thought is.
Anyway we have been working very hard to complete the scope of works.
First was to close the old entrance hole and opened a new hole on the building's wall facing the virgin jungle.
The next was to hack the barrier on the roof deck so that the mounting of power tweeters, bazookas and the hexagonal tweeter can take place.
Once those tweeters are installed we need to erect a number of walls to prevent the light penetrating the nesting rooms.
Another wall was to create a VIP room.
The owner decided to upgrade only one floor so that his cost will not kill him. He chooses the middle floor.
While trying to install tweeters inside the VIP room my boys discovered that nearly 50% of the planks are too soft and no longer holding.
We decided to pull the old planks out and install with new planks.
This is where the big challenge starts.
Where to get a readily available stock.
How mush will the planks be and how long will it take to ship them over.
If they need 2-3 weeks my completion schedule will be dead.
Manage to get the lead and quickly drove almost 1.5 hours to a hardware shop at Kota Tinggi.
The shop owner knows me by name.
"I have heard about you from many BH owners and now lucky to meet you in person."
I am not sure if he likes me or hates me. He is also a BH consultant.
Anyway managed to gather some nesting planks and brought them back to Skudai.
The installation begins the moment the planks arrived.
I hope by Monday or Tuesday the wood are in place and at the same time they will start installing those internal and external sound tweeters.
If the installations are done can test the BH.
Perhaps I can move to another BH much earlier.