Today my dad and I contined with the construction of the rack system for the photovoltaic panels. Dad had constructed the first of the templates, which will be used to place the L bolts into the concrete piers. Once the concrete has set up, we will be fastening the racks to the bolts. Here is a picture of one of templates which will be used to hold the L bolts in the concrete.
You can see two of the stainless steel L bolts attached on the left. The template is sitting upside down on the floor. It will be flipped over to set the L bolts down into the concrete.
We now have the left and right base pieces drilled for setting on the L bolts. Here they are.
Dad got a drill press last year. It has come in very handy. We built a jigg to hold the pieces of aluminum in just the right place to drill them.
Dad bought this drill press from a friend of ours. It is going to get quite a bit of use for drilling all the holes we need to make in the aluminum yet.