On-going Projects at the Temple

1: Efforts to improve the telephone and data line was undertaken by Steve Balke and his daughter, Tom Goodgame, and Roy McConkey. They completed the routing of new wires from the phone access point above the kitchen to the office. This was not any easy task. The new phone set in the office now has much improved performance. A great deal of effort and donated material went into this project.

2: The boilers received a preliminary inspection, headed up by Brian Ostrom. The three master plumbers who reviewed the system were very impressed by the good condition of the equipment and the boiler room, but they identified several things that will have to be corrected before we can pass a real inspection.

3: Proper floor drains were installed at the three sinks in the kitchen. The drains were placed in the floor after some major concrete removal. The new drains provide the required “air gap” between the drain and sink drain pipe.

4: New speakers have been procured for the theater. They will be installed in time for the Reunion.

5: A stand was made to support the large photograph of the main curtain and picture. It can be place anywhere in the building we like.

6: Luke Jacobs has been our main Docent, and always comes when called on to help. His untiring commitment to the Temple and to Scottish Rite is very much appreciated.

7: Light bulbs in the theater are being replaced as needed. The bulbs have a 70-hour life and, with the usage they are getting, they tend to burn out often. Replacement bulbs have been obtained and are available when needed.

8: A defective relay in the stage light panel cabinet in the boiler room was troubleshooted by James and Dan Irick. The relay had some damage to it, and the contacts were not making contact. A copper connecting wire was broken. The relay arm was removed and repaired; it will be re-installed soon. There was a work-around method utilized that allowed full use of the lighting while repairs are being made. The experience earned by this work will allow future relay failures to be prevented.