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Posted: 01/11/2017 14:19:41
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Margot wrote:

Maybe post up when the work will be done? I'm currently a bit swamped in work but that should get better at some point. Would be fun to lend a hand.


Perhaps we should agree a date in the next couple of weeks? Are weekends generally better for people? or in the week?

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Posted: 01/11/2017 15:13:18
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An weekend, please.

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Posted: 01/11/2017 15:41:29
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Plus about 6m of black chain, something like 8mm.

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Posted: 01/11/2017 19:19:36
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Cool stuff Vanord.

Are you sure the cable is 12mm exactly?



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Posted: 01/11/2017 19:27:53
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Just let me know when your thinking of doing the job Miles.
Hope you have a decent drill for the job,like you say they can't handle my manliness ??

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Posted: 01/11/2017 21:44:56
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You could not handle our new drill mate. It's big and yellow with 54v on the side!

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Posted: 01/11/2017 22:53:12
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I'm not convinced that rope would do you much good if you where clipped to it and the cable failed. The weight of the cable fixed to you would be pretty grim. Having said that I always clipped to it for that reason!!

Happy to help out. I've mixed availability for weekends this month, but things calm right down next month. Also have some appropriate resin still in date suitable for slate which I'd be happy to donate providing appropriate anchors could be sourced (something along the Petal Batinox would be ideal)
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Posted: 03/11/2017 08:29:08
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54v is nothing compared to my manliness Pete.????

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Posted: 03/11/2017 08:32:24
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What about thread bar instead of petzl anchors?

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Posted: 03/11/2017 08:41:40
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I don't think the short Petzl anchors are being / should be considered. It's got to be the long resin studs really, something like a pair of M24 on each end will be easy to do and potentially outlast everyone who uses them.


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Posted: 03/11/2017 09:59:06
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I agree Pete.
Think everyone would sleep better with bomb proof anchors installed.Smile

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Posted: 03/11/2017 10:04:47
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Miles-M wrote:


Cool stuff Vanord.

Are you sure the cable is 12mm exactly?



Looks closer to 10mm.



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Posted: 03/11/2017 10:13:12
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Vanoord wrote:

Miles-M wrote:


Cool stuff Vanord.

Are you sure the cable is 12mm exactly?



Looks closer to 10mm.



Okay bud. Well, got lots of 12mm offcuts about so might as well go with the larger wire as it's no more or less work to install than 10mm.

It would be quite nice to know the length though roughly, so we don't need to carry way more than is needed.

I've got loads of massive resin studs here in M30, happy to use four of them on this zipline. They go in a lot deeper than sport anchors where the rock is better.

I'll have a think of a date one weekend coming up and hopefully we can get a small team together to go sort it.

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Posted: 03/11/2017 10:18:57
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Can you drive the track to the mine still??
Or is it blocked?

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Posted: 03/11/2017 10:20:52
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Meaty wrote:

Can you drive the track to the mine still??
Or is it blocked?


I'll ask the farmer. Or it might be possible to drive to the 9 adit from Cwm if I can get permission. Same difference.

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Posted: 04/11/2017 08:22:47
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Cool beans.
The only day not available is 18th of November.
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Posted: 15/11/2017 20:37:42
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I went through this mine with some friends last Saturday,
attached are some rubbish pictures of the temporary rigging to replace the first zipwire.

the old zipwire

https://i.imgur.com/JMknI8r.jpg

We retensioned it and were skimming the water at the lowest point.

https://i.imgur.com/XlBYT7G.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/eCALW5G.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Nhsbqdk.jpg

The current line is attached to a single bolt at the far side.
I am attempting to hold the chain and remains of the cable out of the way for the pictures. At the time re-tieing this end of the rope into the maillion and re-tensioning would have been a nightmare, and time we didnt have to spend.
So I tied a length of tat around the tensioned line, threaded as an american death triangle through all the available anchors then back around the main line. This isnt holding any weight, but was intended as a backup if the single bolt does fail.

Another points we noticed on out trip was that the 2nd abseil has a nick in the rope, it is about 4 meters from the floor and you can easily see the core.

I'd love to offer my help for re-equiping this, but I dont have any free weekends until the new year.
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