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Topic: very quiet
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/08/2009 00:06:26   Subject: very quiet
BB09, BEC summer party, stuff..............evreybody's busy :thumbsup:
Topic: Bronze age mining in NW England
Wormster

Forum: North West England   Posted: 15/08/2009 08:49:59   Subject: Bronze age mining in NW England
Have a chat with the P.U.G. lot, in Parrys they're excavating a bell pit, that has all the evedence in situ, hammerstones teh lot - I've heard of reconstructive firesetting in limestone somewhewre, bu
Topic: Walking in water (just for fun)
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/08/2009 09:29:18   Subject: Walking in water (just for fun)
[quote="grover dave"]is this the same as walking in mud or more difficult and less fun :o [b][/quote]

Wading through mud/water, hmmmmmm...........here's 2 examples, both lead mines in Wales
Topic: Public Footpaths - Fancy a paddle
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/07/2009 21:05:07   Subject: Public Footpaths - Fancy a paddle
[quote="ditzy"]the ramblers assciation will know all the detail[/quote]

FEEEHHH! 'kin Chelsea nazi's - keep away!
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/07/2009 17:48:52   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - rumours
ah ok my wrong opps
Topic: Warmbac caving lamp - Viper
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/07/2009 16:56:52   Subject: Warmbac caving lamp - rumours
Have a word with cookie over on DP I think he's got a "scurry-off" which is similar to the warmbac light.
Topic: Chinese Lanterns - Underground UFOs
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 16/07/2009 00:17:28   Subject: Chinese (UFO) Lanterns - Underground
[quote="Gwyn"]You might consider making your own.[/quote]

hang on a mo..............................

........rummages in cupboboards 'n stuff.................

........
Topic: Chinese Lanterns - Underground UFOs
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 15/07/2009 17:52:42   Subject: Chinese (UFO) Lanterns - Underground
I would reckon so :o might have to bring sum up to BB, make for an interesting photo trip somewhere :tongue:
Topic: Oil Drums
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/07/2009 23:50:12   Subject: Oil Drums
[quote="Colonel Mustard"][quote="Vanoord"]

And how on earth do you replace an old and rusty oil drum?[/quote]

Hack one scraficial one down its length 'wif an angle grinder 'n pop
Topic: What Knot's This Then?
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 09/07/2009 10:40:25   Subject: What Knot's This Then?
[quote="Mr Mike"]Change over to prusikking, hand jammer above the abseil device, stand in foot loops, snap rope into your croll, remove abseil device, prusik up.[/quote]

MAKING SURE YOU DON
Topic: What Knot's This Then?
Wormster

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 08/07/2009 14:23:20   Subject: What Knot's This Then?
[quote="RJV"]Thanks for that.
I'd considered pull-throughs as the territory of the more able but that makes it seem quite a straightforward matter.

Rich[/quote]

Pull-troughs
Topic: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Wormster

Forum: Events   Posted: 16/06/2009 18:37:12   Subject: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
[quote="simonrl"]Have a good trip on Tuesday everybody who is going. In fact that doesn't really need to be said, it's Boulby, you [b]will [/b]have a good trip :)[/quote]

HO YUS, what a cra
Topic: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Wormster

Forum: Events   Posted: 14/06/2009 12:50:48   Subject: New event added 'Boulby Mine Visit June 2009' on 16/06/2009 at 10:00
Righto,

Just booked B'nB accom in Redcar. We're staying for 2 nights. Can't wait to meet old fiends and new faces on Tuesday
Topic: Disused Mine Ventilation natural and forced.
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/06/2009 00:10:35   Subject: Disused Mine Ventilation natural and forced.
You could use a low tech solution, used by the diggers in Caine Hill on Mendip:

Get a couple of vaccum cleaners and then use one to suck the bad air out (at the bottom of the shaft) and the
Topic: Any easy mines in the South Lakes??
Wormster

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/05/2009 18:02:18   Subject: Any easy mines in the South Lakes??
[quote="SciFiSi"]Thanks for that correction of Leather water... :)

Hehe... surely not..... Wormster getting something wrong!!
(smiles to himself and shares a chip with Wormster) :-[ [
Topic: Any easy mines in the South Lakes??
Wormster

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/05/2009 08:50:41   Subject: Any easy mines in the South Lakes??
Ok mebbe I was a bit harsh, apologies.

You could try the copper mines round Conniston, below Leathers water are plenty of levels: Hospital, Taylors and Flemmings spring to mind.
Topic: Any easy mines in the South Lakes??
Wormster

Forum: North West England   Posted: 20/05/2009 18:10:44   Subject: Any easy caves??
Google is your fiend!! try looking up UKcaving, loadsa info there.
Topic: favourite hard hat....
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/05/2009 11:45:50   Subject: favourite hard hat....
Used to use a pretzl spelios (the one with the large lump of polystyrerne in the void between head and shell + the duo factory fitted) - now number 1 son uses that as I've invested in a pretzl vertex
Topic: LED lamps
Wormster

Forum: South Wales   Posted: 09/05/2009 10:23:55   Subject: LED lamps
[quote="jagman"]

Me? I use a Rebel100 Sten and an Oldham DL16 combined ;) [/quote]

WHAT?? A sten I thought you were an Oldham man through and through!!!
Topic: New site navigation system - now live
Wormster

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 13/04/2009 11:57:36   Subject: New site navigation system - now live
Ah! now I get it!!!

likes it oi does
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2009 12:50:40   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book - BUY NOW!
YAY!!!!

Its just arrived, unpacking now for a daymm good look
Topic: Welsh Highland Railway
Wormster

Forum: Mine Tramways and Railways   Posted: 12/03/2009 20:13:02   Subject: one for the ffestinog people
Sounds like there's air getting into the injectors, the loco's motor is "hunting".
Topic: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2009 20:08:22   Subject: Underground Reflections: an AditNow book - BUY NOW!
Thanks Djib, I was going to post on here to find out what was going on, you've saved me a job there!!
Topic: Interesting Snipit
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/03/2009 16:10:26   Subject: Interesting Snipit
Well..................

Extracting the methane and using that sounds like a viable idea. However replacing the Ch4 with Co2 sounds like to me a bit of a nonsense idea.
Topic: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2009 16:13:29   Subject: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
Worst case secanario:

your cousin invites you to his dockyard to see his "boat" in refit.

we scramble all over the aforesaid "boat" inc 'sherwood forest' and the control room plu
Topic: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2009 15:01:35   Subject: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
[quote="christwigg"]
It all depends where you're taking the photos from, Terrorism Act 2006 does specifically quote trespassing on a nuclear site as an offence.

[/quote]

Yea
Topic: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 12/02/2009 00:17:40   Subject: Should I just give up mine exploring?!?
If you are on public ground tell 'em to naff ooff! and if you get hassled by the feds take down its number and ask for a "pink slip"* as to why they have wasted their time and yours!

* sory
Topic: Same Camera - different colour
Wormster

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 09/02/2009 20:39:43   Subject: Same Camera - different colour
Peter,

Are any of your M/E mates smokers?? if so find one who rolls his own and nick a few rizlas off him, bung one over the onboard flash - it'll act as a kind of diffuser giving a softer
Topic: CHALK PITS
Wormster

Forum: South East England   Posted: 05/02/2009 14:29:20   Subject: CHALK PITS
Hey NIKNAK, welcome fiend.
Topic: Boulby June 2009
Wormster

Forum: Events   Posted: 04/02/2009 08:36:13   Subject: Boulby June 2009
Dates depandant wormster + spindlewobbler please
Topic: A little snow-standstill
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 03/02/2009 22:44:19   Subject: A little snow-standstill
weeell wtf do you expect its the high tec 21st centuary..........SNOW don't 'appen lol..................

ducks behind coal fired rayburn and waits flames........
Topic: Hope Level - Radon gas...
Wormster

Forum: North East England   Posted: 02/02/2009 17:10:10   Subject: Hope Level - Radon gas...
The latest copy of DESCENT magaziene has a lot of info on Radon exposure.
Topic: Casting iron
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 24/01/2009 22:38:07   Subject: Casting iron
[quote="ICLOK"]Wouldn't mind seeing that when you do! Hint Hint ;) [/quote]

coff, coff me too
Topic: Casting iron
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 23/01/2009 23:08:58   Subject: Casting iron
[quote="JohnnearCfon"]The Welsh Slate Museum, Llanberis, have a film called "Craftsmen of Dinorwig" although I don't think they show it now. It goes into great detail about the pattern making, mould m
Topic: Casting iron
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 23/01/2009 12:29:42   Subject: Casting iron
Iclock,

Have you tried taking an impression in a cuttlefish bone? I know that some jwellers (the Great Frog in London) use this method.

Build up a model of your item to be cast i
Topic: Casting iron
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 23/01/2009 11:36:15   Subject: Casting iron
[quote="ICLOK"]I do casting of Railway bits and bobs and I hand mould stuff when I can so the first pic is excellent and shows the mould being made around a pattern, the pattern will probably made of
Topic: Casting iron
Wormster

Forum: Rest of World   Posted: 23/01/2009 00:16:18   Subject: Casting iron
OOOOHHH, tres interssant,

Lost wax or core and sand method?

discuss..............
Topic: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/01/2009 20:25:18   Subject: Crashed Airplane at Cwmorthin
snipped from another website:

[i] After having a mooch about in Rhosydd and a look around the buildings near 9 adit, it was time to return back to Cwmorthin Cottage were a few folk from N.W
Topic: Pen isa'r Nant, East. User Album (album)
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/01/2009 22:40:48   Subject: Pen isa'r Nant, East. User Album (album)
[quote="Dwr"]what if I get run over???[/quote]

DARWIN......................................... :oops:
Topic: Now On Sale! AditNow Tee-shirts & Mugs
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2009 00:04:20   Subject: AditNow Merchandise Now Available
Thank yew Sir,

they arrived earlier
Topic: Bolting Platforms
Wormster

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 24/11/2008 16:20:35   Subject: Bolting Platforms
Raumer Handy bar is what you need.

Its mentioned in "Alpine C*****ing Techniques" and if you do a search over on Ukc*****ing you will find info there.
Topic: Aerial tramways of the Hoover Dam
Wormster

Forum: North America   Posted: 23/11/2008 14:19:44   Subject: Aerial tramways of the Hoover Dam
As I recall from the documentary, the dam was poured in 6' cubes with cooling water pipes run through them (I *think* it was quoted that it would take 100 years or so for the whole lot to cure). Yes m
Topic: Light at Lidl- underground use??
Wormster

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/11/2008 22:35:36   Subject: Light at Lidl- underground use??
PHOOOO!!...........................whoops is that a QUANTAS flight I see beneath me :surrender:
Topic: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
Wormster

Forum: North East England   Posted: 17/11/2008 11:25:34   Subject: Rampgill-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-161 (photo)
Slightly off topic:

I was completley amazed by the desicration at Whisky Bottle Junction.

I decided that the only thing to do was to leave one of my empties behind, I know its n
Topic: mine visit
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/11/2008 13:44:43   Subject: mine visit
I know of a reeely good area to go gold panning:

Walhalla in the South Victorian Goldfields, however getting there might be a tad expensive for a weekend's fun tho. :oops:
Topic: Manod Archive Album (album)
Wormster

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 04/11/2008 11:12:11   Subject: Manod Archive Album (album)
[quote="simonrl"]I'd head up to Dinorwic...[/quote]

Go and see if "He's" in lol
Topic: Aluminium in Coal Mines
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/10/2008 20:37:59   Subject: Aluminium in Coal Mines
YUP!!

you're both right, aly and rusty steel do indeed make for dangerous bedfellows, what do you think thermite is made from???
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 16:39:08   Subject: Which wetsuit?
A "bib and braces" (canoest's) might be the way to go tho'.

As you say sometimes its a case of TMI.

But seriously "TRY BEFORE YOU BUY", there's no point in shelling out a handfu
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 24/10/2008 15:28:52   Subject: Which wetsuit?
I don't *think* you can buy direct, what you would have to do is send all your measurements to them and then order through your local kitshop.

It may be worth giving them a ring and find ou
Topic: Which wetsuit?
Wormster

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/10/2008 12:23:04   Subject: Which wetsuit?
No worries,

One tip though, TRY before you buy, there's no point in ordering a wetsuit/neoflece over t'internet because we're no all a standard size.

Unfortunatley I'm not sure
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