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Posted: 09/02/2018 09:50:02
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Pete K wrote:

Hoping to do some work up there tomorrow afternoon.


You're a self-propelled mass of pure legend.

Can't join you today I'm afraid, I'm deep into a financial projection document for the Welsh Government and they want it by the end of the day Confused



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Posted: 09/02/2018 21:04:01
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Lucky you. I ended up on the steelwork team as they were short handed. 8 hours later the job is nearly done. No digging until next week sadly but Steve may go tomorrow on his own.

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Posted: 10/02/2018 21:12:39
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With me out of action yesterday with other tasks, regular masochist Steve stepped up today and spent some time at the dig. What follows is quoted from an update he sent me on Facebook.

10/02/2018
Steve (penyolewen)

I managed to spend about 3 1/2hrs on the incline today before I called it a day. I started at the top of the constriction, my thinking being that there was a great flow of water and if I could channel it into a concentrated area then nature would do its job, time will tell! I then moved to the bottom because the flow of water had increased to such an extent I thought that I would be needing a air supply if I went in further and it rose more. So at the bottom I spent some time shifting the big stuff from the middle where the brow is at its lowest, didn't get as much done there as I hoped for, time and being soaked a factor.
The flow of water was good but it had found its way into the right hand side channel again but not into the flooded chamber (after Beth finally managed to divert it).

Flowing into the top of the blockage at end of session:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/G6EiHs]">[web link]

Flowing out the bottom of main blockage at end of session:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/239FtLQ]">[web link]


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IP: 90.195.45.76 Edited: 16/02/2018 19:40:26 by Pete K
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Posted: 10/02/2018 21:14:59
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Speeding up the flow of water into the top of the constricted section should really help blow the debris out the bottom, especially on days like this where it has chucked it down for 10 hours straight. I will be passing tomorrow with a group so I'll be able to check out the progress myself. Cheers Steve!

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IP: 90.195.45.76 Edited: 10/02/2018 21:15:44 by Pete K
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Posted: 16/02/2018 10:59:23
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Yesterday I spent a couple or so hours on the dig. The recent rain and flow of water has really made a significant impact to work already done so I concentrated on the debris at the foot of the incline just past the ‘Pool Chamber’.
“It’s time to start digging and help Mother Nature help us”.


https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNs8UqJNGuyl05oQDMHnWPq6RABlsu-516W4oxBLhaRoFbnWNY2cxsVQUSkXxKf8Q/photo/AF1QipP44NeIr9k-R5nrFBhnz4yNDSb2P3kaXcbYA8V_?key=X3FXcnVwVFJXVlk5UFZJV0lXa1U0dkloTklnYXR3

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IP: 213.120.36.217 Edited: 16/02/2018 11:04:45 by penyolewen
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Posted: 16/02/2018 11:05:02
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Great work! Really brilliant to see it happening Thumbs UpThumb UpThumb Up

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Posted: 16/02/2018 11:19:36
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Great how much this is opening up, we always new it would be a slow process but I am amazed how much has happened in the matter of weeks!

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Posted: 17/02/2018 22:17:15
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17/02/2018
Pete K & Meaty

I was working in Cwmorthin all day to but really fancied a couple of hours on the project, if only to feel less guilty about Steve's 2 solo sessions to my 1. Luckily Mr Meaty was up for some exercise and popped over to meet me at 6pm. Half hour later we were digging rocks.
We shifted 30 very full barrows out of the low passage between the 2 chambers, steadily widening and lowering the watercourse. The aim is to make it a comfortable height to take a wheelbarrow in and out of for when we really start getting stuck into the main blockage and we need more stacking room.
We gained about 6 inches of height and a foot or so of extra width over the 2 hour session. Rough estimate puts us at shifting 1.5 tonnes tonight. Easy digging still.
Back at van for 8:36pm.

Downstream after last week's rain:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/GiAxV1]">[web link][url=https://flic.kr/p/GiAxV1]Project Incline 17-2-18 (4)">[web link] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/peakinstruction/]Pete Knight">[web link], on Flickr

Upstream at the end of this session:

[url=https://flic.kr/p/GiAzJb]">[web link][url=https://flic.kr/p/GiAzJb]Project Incline 17-2-18 (3)">[web link] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/peakinstruction/]Pete Knight">[web link], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/GiABV5]">[web link][url=https://flic.kr/p/GiABV5]Project Incline 17-2-18 (5)">[web link] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/peakinstruction/]Pete Knight">[web link], on Flickr



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