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Topic: trip to rhosydd ?????
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/04/2014 22:10:21   Subject: trip to rhosydd ?????
[quote="Blober"]

I shall talk with the board of directors.....

[/quote]

Haha count me in :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 1st May
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/04/2014 11:42:07   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 1st May
That sounds good....

Llangwstennin or something similar I think?

@ nova_turbo: Are you out there? ;D

I should be ok for this Thursday but don't hold your breath just
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 27/04/2014 12:34:38   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
:lol: Agreed

[link]Cwmorthin-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-93943[linkphoto]Cwmorthin-Slate-Mine-User-Album-Image-93943[/linkphoto][/link]

This has to be the "Image of the day". Wel
Topic: Cambrian News: 19 lay-offs at Greaves, Maenofferen
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2014 19:47:52   Subject: Cambrian News: 19 lay-offs at Greaves, Maenofferen
@ Pingu: the picture is starting to come together now ;)
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/04/2014 15:28:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. Update by SINKER.
Guys, a zillion apologies but I'm not going to get there tonight....Malpas to Rhiw = 2hrs45 and I'm nowhere near ready to leave here yet.
I have a hundred things going on all at the same time an
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/04/2014 18:38:26   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 24th April.
We all need to start somewhere :tongue:
See you Thursday! :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/04/2014 16:09:41   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 24th April.
Haha :lol:
@ fjällvandring: nå har du et utvalg av reiser partnere!
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/04/2014 12:48:04   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 24th April.
Hi Dave. Would 15m be sufficient?
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/04/2014 12:16:16   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 24th April.
Just checked my route. I will be Malpas, Bangor on Dee, Ruabon, Corwen, Bala, Trawsfynydd, Maentwrog, Penrhyn, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Pwllheli, Llandyrnog, Mynytho, Botwnog, Rhiw. That's about 2hrs45m
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 21/04/2014 11:35:11   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 24th April.
I can bring a 15m static which should be just right.
On the boat subject, I think bearing in mind the cost of even the cheapest has gone through the roof and that they never last more than 5 min
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/04/2014 19:28:08   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 24th April. UPDATE!
A little off the beaten track this week, but by popular demand we are finally going to Nant Gadwen. A nice little mine with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and the opportunity to explore a flo
Topic: Last minute plans? North wales?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2014 22:33:09   Subject: Last minute plans? North wales?
Sorry mate we had kind of planned it but we were too busy to organize it and post it up. Too lazy and laid back partly....
Next time! :flowers:
Topic: Last minute plans? North wales?
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/04/2014 14:18:47   Subject: Last minute plans? North wales?
A few of us are going to Cwmorthin tomorrow afternoon for a wander around. Some old faces, some new.
A family friendly kind of trip, with a couple of optional SRT pitches for those who can be bo
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 17/04/2014 16:58:00   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
I have Mrs Sinker and Sinker Jnr coming along with me. :thumbup:
Topic: Wierd rack
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 16/04/2014 22:20:01   Subject: Wierd rack
:o
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2014 09:55:47   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 16th April.
Oh no! Sorry I had the incorrect date on the original thread.

CLARIFICATION: THURSDAY 17TH

Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2014 17:28:34   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
[quote="MHSaher"]

Hi all, I'm new in town...

I'm now trying to find my way around all the underground possibilities up here!
Thanks,
Margot

[/quote]
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 17th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2014 17:17:36   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 17th April.
Summer's here!
Need to cool down somewhere cold, muddy and wet?
Join us tomorrow evening for the opportunity to carry the world's heaviest drill up the world's steepest hill, abseil through
Topic: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/04/2014 14:09:30   Subject: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

Yes let's make it a Thursday evening trip....

Week after next?

[/quote]

Great plan, its in the diary. I will post it up in due co
Topic: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/04/2014 14:04:53   Subject: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
[quote="exspelio"]Wasn't there a bubble blower recently asking for dive sites?

Are you still there Paul????[/quote]

I ain't carrying diving kit all the way down there!!
Topic: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/04/2014 10:26:42   Subject: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
[quote="Willy Eckerslyke"]

There are a couple of things I have in mind for the place.

1. Drop a video camera down for a look underwater.

2. Cross the water to the lef
Topic: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2014 20:51:15   Subject: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
The size of pump you need to initiate the siphon will depend on the size of hose you are using and the head difference, as you need to initially "lift" that volume of water from the sump to the highes
Topic: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2014 19:23:32   Subject: Nant Gadwen Manganese Mine Manganese Mine
Actually you would be surprised how much water a siphon hose will move given sufficient head difference etc. Set it up, leave it alone for a few weeks and be pleasantly surprised.
They can be di
Topic: Change of username
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/04/2014 18:35:29   Subject: Change of username
[quote="Blober"]I went down a mine once! :lol:[/quote]

I hope you posted that message from your phone....?
You're meant to be in "**** **** m*n*" tonight!
Hope you made it. I d
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/04/2014 18:30:41   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
You're doing great ;) :flowers: Thanks for organising the trip :thumbsup:
I'm a little touchy today, pressure at work and have been so busy this afternoon that I have had to miss the Thursday N
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/04/2014 16:55:06   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
[quote="RockChick"][quote="sinker"]I shall be charging them £21 to appear in their photos :tongue:[/quote]

They're putting on the Victorian Carriage for us for free- I don't think it's an u
Topic: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 10/04/2014 14:45:17   Subject: Victorian Costume Trip - 26/04/2014
I shall be charging them £21 to appear in their photos :tongue:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/04/2014 09:14:07   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
Morning people. I may be running late tonight as I have a bit of running around to do this afternoon.
I will call you later on with progress :thumbup:
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/04/2014 21:12:43   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
[quote="iestyn999"]
I'm going to give it a miss again this week. I'm off to Yorkshire this weekend....
[/quote]

Iawn brawd, dim problem. Wythnos nesa'?
Topic: How big is yours ?
sinker

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 08/04/2014 21:09:48   Subject: How big is yours ?
[quote="Aditaddict"]

I know Maurice Dawson has an enormous one he calls big bertha , but it's not of these shores

[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 07/04/2014 22:36:03   Subject: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
[quote="Aditaddict"]Wasn't there a load of Chinese copys about a few years ago ?
I'm sure i read about them on here , and how Petzl issued a warning ?[/quote]

Jammers I think, more tha
Topic: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/04/2014 21:13:59   Subject: Thursday Nighters, 10th April.
Normal service has been resumed! Time to get cold, wet, down and dirty.
Magical Mystery Tour?
Meet at Ty Hyll, here:

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.100527&lon=-3.859172&z=19.4&
Topic: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 07/04/2014 21:05:38   Subject: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
[quote="Mr.C"][quote="royfellows"]
The metal gate catch has been replaced with a thicker one for good reason in that if you attach an old design Stop with a 10mm maillon because you dont trust cr
Topic: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 07/04/2014 20:59:31   Subject: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Tamarmole"]Plenty on fleabay including this one which doesn't look too bad at £25 on buy it now

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Petzl-Stop-Descender-/281302542617?pt=UK
Topic: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/04/2014 22:36:55   Subject: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
[quote="Tamarmole"][quote="Trewillan"]Don't want to re-start an old debate, but safety-critical kit second hand to save £3O. Oh dear.[/quote]

Whilst I wouldn't consider buying a used harne
Topic: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 06/04/2014 16:53:00   Subject: Cheap Petzl Stop wanted.
Following a recent "Figure of eight brown trousers moment", a mate of mine is looking for a cheap Petzl Stop. He is on a tight budget. Second hand is fine as long as it isn't too badly worn, he would
Topic: Boats
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2014 14:00:34   Subject: Boats
[quote="Peter Burgess"]

Sinker on an inflatable? Is that not rather tempting fate!?

[/quote]

Hmmm I know...the irony wasn't lost on me either! However, it was a hugely
Topic: Boats
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2014 12:55:39   Subject: Boats

Or crocodiles....

[link]Croesor-to-Rhosydd-Novelty-Inflatable-Trip-Image-85285[linkphoto]Croesor-to-Rhosydd-Novelty-Inflatable-Trip-Image-85285[/linkphoto][/link]
Topic: Boats
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/03/2014 12:54:11   Subject: Boats
[quote="Drillbilly."]

Foam surfboards and a wetsuit are the way to go.

[/quote]

[link]Croesor-to-Rhosydd-Novelty-Inflatable-Trip-Image-85286[linkphoto]Croesor-to-Rho
Topic: Vanoord's a Joke
sinker

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2014 13:47:51   Subject: Vanoord's a Joke
[quote="RJV"]

......I've never actually heard anybody actually use the words, 'ee bah gum'....

[/quote]

Hmmm odd. I have lived in North, Mid or South Wales most of my
Topic: Anyone used SAR kit?
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 25/03/2014 15:55:43   Subject: Anyone used SAR kit?
[quote="Drillbilly."]

Looks like a load of crap.

[/quote]

I'd have to agree. Designed for industrial rope access I would say, rigging on steelwork and in nice clean,
Topic: Anyone used SAR kit?
sinker

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 25/03/2014 14:36:00   Subject: Anyone used SAR kit?
Ok here goes....take it from someone who has found out the hard way....there is a reason that most folk use Petzl harnesses, Crolls, ascenders, racks, Stops etc and that is because they mostly work we
Topic: New event added 'Smallcleugh cleanup trip' on 23/03/2014 at 10:30
sinker

Forum: Events   Posted: 24/03/2014 13:13:18   Subject: New event added 'Smallcleugh cleanup trip' on 23/03/2014 at 10:30
[quote="christwigg"]

When does grafitti become history ?
(NOTE: Rhetorical question, not asking for a date :lol: )

[/quote]

That has always been a very interest
Topic: Help/advice....?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 23/03/2014 12:08:16   Subject: Help/advice....?
Cooked the camera on the rad overnight and it now seems to be behaving :thumbup:
Am using it today and then I shall pack it in a sealed bag with some Silica until I need it on Thursday.
As
Topic: Help/advice....?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 23/03/2014 09:29:25   Subject: Help/advice....?
[quote="Blober"]Have you thought about getting a box brownie? :thumbsup:[/quote]

....with an in-built mag strip to dry it out???!
Still haven't seen any of your photos from the famo
Topic: Help/advice....?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 23/03/2014 00:06:24   Subject: Help/advice....?
[quote="Roy Morton"]

.....I had inadvertently nudged the dioptre adjuster on the viewfinder. :-[ :stupid:

[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Topic: Help/advice....?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/03/2014 21:48:33   Subject: Help/advice....?
[quote="KernowRob"]

.....do you save up the little packs of silica beads that come with electricals?....

[/quote]

Great idea. I don't save them but I know someone who
Topic: Help/advice....?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/03/2014 18:43:43   Subject: Help/advice....?
[quote="Sweetie"]

...I shoved it on top of a radiator over night...

[/quote]

Thanks Sweetie ( :wub: :wub: :wub: ;D ).
Great minds think alike, guess where mine
Topic: Help/advice....?
sinker

Forum: Underground Photography & Video   Posted: 22/03/2014 18:19:39   Subject: Help/advice....?
My camera, a three year old Fuji S2960 has developed a fault. Basically it was ok on Thursday evening but today it refuses to "auto focus"! I turn it on and the image in the view finder or on the LCD
Topic: View of workings (photo)
sinker

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/03/2014 11:24:13   Subject: View of workings (photo)
Gilvin-Ddu....

Photograph:

[link]Gilvin-Ddu-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-93603[linkphoto]Gilvin-Ddu-Lead-Mine-User-Album-Image-93603[/linkphoto][/link]


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