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Topic: A Thank you to all especially Simon
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/01/2021 17:52:53   Subject: A Thank you to all especially Simon
Simon, can't believe it - is there no way to keep it up and running - subcriptions to bring some money in or something, so it's not so much a 'in your own free time' task?

This is the No 1
Topic: Trapped miners in China
Mr Mike

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 21/01/2021 12:24:09   Subject: Trapped miners in China
They have that 'Chinesey' flavour and some can be fatty. I use them in stir fries (fat renders out and you can pour it off), but also steamed with sticky rice - adds a nice flavor. Give them a go.
Topic: Trapped miners in China
Mr Mike

Forum: Australasia   Posted: 21/01/2021 10:43:27   Subject: Trapped miners in China
[quote="ttxela"]
I wasn't aware that sausages were a traditional chinese meal? I guess the pschological value of a familiar meal would be pretty high in those circumstances.[/quote]

Ch
Topic: Wapping Entrance
Mr Mike

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 05/01/2021 09:49:49   Subject: Wapping Entrance
They were a gang that hanged out in there, possibly even lived in there in the 60's I think. Sure someone with far more knowledge will provide more comprehensive details.
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2020 17:09:26   Subject: Merry Christmas 2020
Happy Christmas to everyone.
Topic: Torque Screwdriver Question
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 23/12/2020 15:28:06   Subject: Torque Screwdriver Question
[quote="legendrider"]Re-reading the OP I'd have thought that a solution might be to fasten the assembly Mike-tight, marking the fastener then loosening and re-tightening to the same degree using a to
Topic: Torque Screwdriver Question
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2020 17:14:55   Subject: Torque Screwdriver Question
[quote="Wormster"] More importantly get a calibrated torque analyzer, you can't trust the settings on the handle![/quote]

Even with a brand like Wera?
Topic: Torque Screwdriver Question
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2020 17:13:26   Subject: Torque Screwdriver Question
[quote="cantclimbtom"]If your concern is things not coming loose I'd think about nylock nuts or toothed lock washers or whatever as applicable to your application. But if you do, specify that the wash
Topic: Mine Anagrams - Alston Moor
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2020 17:08:30   Subject: Mine Anagrams - Alston Moor
Bingo. Must have made a mistake on 1. O go on then, swap.

Topic: Torque Screwdriver Question
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2020 16:14:31   Subject: Torque Screwdriver Question
Slightly off topic, but I know there are a few mech eng people on here. I've been subcontracting more and more work, and it's time to get involved in using torque screwdrivers so that others know how
Topic: Mine Anagrams - Alston Moor
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2020 15:59:49   Subject: Mine Anagrams - Alston Moor
Think more obscure levels for some of the ones left.
Topic: Mine Anagrams - Alston Moor
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2020 15:11:49   Subject: Mine Anagrams - Alston Moor
ukcaving are doing anagrams of pots and caves in certain regions, thought I would do one on here, for those that know me I’m sure you’ll guess even without the thread title that these will be from Als
Topic: Smallcleugh vandalism
Mr Mike

Forum: North East England   Posted: 11/12/2020 07:29:55   Subject: Smallcleugh vandalism
[quote="DaveM"]I've wirebrushed a fair bit of paint in the mine I visit most, paint on clean rock can be very tenacious and I wondered if burning it off with a blowtorch might be a quick way of removi
Topic: 2021 Calendar
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2020 08:57:20   Subject: 2021 Calendar
I saw it on UK Caving, there was a psot on it.
Topic: 2021 Calendar
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/11/2020 08:18:49   Subject: 2021 Calendar
I ended up ordering the DCRO Calendar.

But I really want an Aditnow one - best be one next year !
Topic: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 19:14:12   Subject: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
Wow, Cricklewood, a blast from the past name that. Memories of electronics mag adverts.

JLCPCB is awesome for service, been using them for all production pcbs for last 2 years. I regulary
Topic: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 27/11/2020 17:23:28   Subject: Q for geeks, delivery issues with RS
No issues with RS Roy, you haven't set up the easier checkout have you that it keeps punting during the checkout screens? Just a long shot.





Topic: Nenthead Mines Ownership
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/11/2020 11:31:08   Subject: Nenthead Mines Ownership
Thanks for the details Pete and well done for getting this put into the right hands.
Topic: Nenthead Mines Ownership
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/11/2020 18:51:33   Subject: Nenthead Mines Ownership
Hi Pete, are there any changes in access in the pipeline or will things carry on as it has been?

You haven't mentioned it but out of interest does the ownership also cover the smaller leve
Topic: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/10/2020 13:59:58   Subject: Most worrying place you've ever been in a mine...
First time I did Coniston Copper Mines through trips - Flemmings to Taylors and then the Paddy End one - made me think Nenthead was safe as houses.
Topic: Shaft Exploring
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/09/2020 15:19:57   Subject: Shaft Exploring
I've been following the development of this for a few years. Don't know if anyone knows but you need to be built like Popeye to fly one - its as if your on a set of gymnastic rings.
Topic: Mini Gear Carabiners
Mr Mike

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/07/2020 15:09:30   Subject: Mini Gear Carabiners
Thanks all for getting these - went far quicker than I thought!

I've got 3 more sets of 10 left and if anyone wants a colour change there is 1 set of 9 silver+1 black.
Topic: Mini Gear Carabiners
Mr Mike

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 21/07/2020 08:21:46   Subject: Mini Gear Carabiners
I've got a load of new Pelicase black gear carabiners, as shown below. If anyone is interested they are £4.00 all in for 10. There are around 150 altogether.

Payment via BACS transfer. PM m
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2020 18:58:43   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
[quote="gingerlycolors"]The Coach House at Nent Hall a couple of miles away is just about walkable if you are stopping overnight on the car park in Nenthead.[/quote]

Ah forgot about that, y
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2020 16:07:37   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
The Overwater Restaurant - they sell bottled beers, but not a pub and probably would not just do a few drink - need to check, however the new 'Hive', is probably more informal, serves drinks with meal
Topic: Nenthead Trip ?
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 19/07/2020 15:19:48   Subject: Nenthead Trip ?
Miners Arms is perminately shut now. They have been trying to sell it for retirement.
Topic: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Mr Mike

Forum: North America   Posted: 27/06/2020 13:11:14   Subject: Destruction of Ripple Rock, Canada west coast
Really good and interesting film.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/03/2020 10:04:24   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Not strange really, but on a Whiteheaps visit, bloated floating dead rabbit round the corner from the bottom of the access shaft. My friend in his wisdom booted it - can smell it now as I type.
Topic: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/03/2020 22:27:01   Subject: What’s the strangest thing you’ve found?
A vanity case in Jug Vein, Brownley Hill. Non of us wanted to open it, incase there was something bad inside, imagination going wild.....
Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2020 17:18:14   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
There are some other holes around Garrigill, but a bit obscure. Best bet would be to pop over to Nent over the hill and go down Smallcleugh if you have not done it before. Others will be over wellie d
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 14:51:11   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
Can't remember, will ask and see if he can.
Topic: PVC Oversuit Repair
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/12/2019 13:50:40   Subject: PVC Oversuit Repair
If you don't want to do it yourself, then:

http://www.jumpsuits.randomstuff.org.uk/repairs_alterations.html

did a fantastic job on my friends meander PVC suit. That was a groin s
Topic: Mine map drawing/cartography
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/12/2019 12:46:41   Subject: Mine map drawing/cartography
I’ve drawn my plans in photoshop, at the time (over 15 years ago) this was convenient for me as I knew the package very well.

Each level is a layer, and the drawing of the levels was carri
Topic: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/12/2019 09:37:23   Subject: Calendar 2020 - Beneficiaries
Great Simon, just ordered 2.
Topic: Epsomite at Nenthead?
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 01/12/2019 09:59:53   Subject: Epsomite at Nenthead?
There are plenty of examples of it around the Nent mines.

Smallcleugh seems to have a fair amount. In the grotto it has grown as if in on steroids. It seems to grow best where there is litt
Topic: Nent Force Level
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 21/11/2019 13:33:09   Subject: Nent Force Level
We cleared the bottom of Wellgill Shaft with a view to exposing the down stream continuation, dreaming of it being open... silted badly up with only a small crawl space.

[link]56028[linkpho
Topic: Route to Ballroom Flat
Mr Mike

Forum: North East England   Posted: 23/10/2019 08:21:57   Subject: Route to Ballroom Flat
Are you Chris that has emailed me? If so have sent a reply.
Topic: Website advice
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/10/2019 07:22:16   Subject: Website advice
For those in the know, you will think this archaic, but I still use Hotmetal Pro HTML editor that I got free with Zen Internet in 1997 - I do 3 simple sites with it.

However, there is a lea
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/10/2019 08:01:34   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
On a roll now...

Caplecleugh High Level, Archers Vein SE end.

Ramgill, Barneycraig Vein, some of the blind sumps in a few of the sublevels - very poor air.

Barnycraig
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 09/10/2019 07:31:46   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Brewery Shaft, that reminds me Wellgill shaft bottom upstream to deep water, about 650m 16.4% and often smelling hydrogen sulphide along the way.
Topic: Nenthead Bad Air.
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 13/08/2019 17:32:31   Subject: Nenthead Bad Air.
Back end of Nentsberry Haggs Horse Level.
Barneycraig Horse Level from adit side.
Topic: Backache
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/06/2019 16:00:05   Subject: Backache
I see a ostopath as well every 3 months, as a sort of maintance.

Massage, ultrasound (as in heating of tissues, not scan), electromuslce therapy and then the crunch click of bones.

Topic: Backache
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 16:44:42   Subject: Backache
No, as I only tend to do this once a month, 2 days on the trot, so not a on going medication.
Topic: Backache
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 16:34:49   Subject: Backache
I have 400mg tabs, so 2 of those = 800mg. NOT for long term, just every so often.
Topic: Backache
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 13:33:04   Subject: Backache
:thumbup::thumbup:
Topic: Backache
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/06/2019 13:19:33   Subject: Backache
You sound like Mr. Miyagi Roy.

Having lower back issues from bulging discs, exercise is key to strenghting that area.

I pretty much do religiouly twice a day a set of stretches a
Topic: Electronic Assembly and Repair / Test Technician Job
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/06/2019 19:30:43   Subject: Electronic Assembly and Repair / Test Technician Job
I have a job vacancy based in Manchester as in subject topic. Not sure if it is a long shot posting here, but you never know... if any one is interested and can do this then see:

https://ww
Topic: Cumbria
Mr Mike

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/06/2019 09:36:47   Subject: Cumbria
[quote="legendrider"]would recommend Force Crag. In the highest level, down the Laporte Incline and out by the mill. Loads and loads to see from old to modern, several hundred feet of vertical desce
Topic: Mapping
Mr Mike

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 09/06/2019 09:55:35   Subject: Mapping
[quote="SimonRL"]

Between server costs and, now, maps AditNow easily costs £1500 a year to run these days.
[/quote]

I've often wondered about this Simon, a token yearly smal
Topic: Admin help requested
Mr Mike

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 01/04/2019 07:14:24   Subject: Admin help requested
No trouble at all.
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