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Posts by AndyJ23Uk

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Topic: County Durham/Cumbria
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2020 17:16:18   Subject: County Durham/Cumbria
nent head mines ??

off top of my head :

cappelcleugh will be minging

haggs - minging

rampgill /scaleburn - may getabove welly for parts - but if you end
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 06/03/2020 12:01:09   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
[quote="Speedycaver"]I untie the stopper knots every time I an in there.[/quote]

so do i - after tieing one in once i has inspected teh rope and prepared to descend

you answer y
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/03/2020 11:41:23   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
[quote="royfellows"]I have just looked at their latest on YouTube.
[/quote]


FFS - the 2 vids are practically - a how not to do it tutorial

and i suspect they are lyi
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/03/2020 09:37:23   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
ok - i was on TSG // cave & crag club joint trip [ 29 FEBURARY 2020 ]

all ropes are " just " long enough - i had to remove the stoper knot on all to get off

pitch one - rope ne
Topic: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 30/01/2020 16:35:50   Subject: Exploring with Fighters - a warning to all mine explorers, cavers and URBEXers
as a staturory agency - tha CA response will be measured - but " behind teh scenes " they will be rounding up a JCB 4 cubic meters of concrete and crap to blitz the site .

PS - can somene
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/01/2020 11:35:41   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd TT - latest gear/boat situation?
the obvious reply - :

4 experienced exploreses - should have no problem making room in thier packs for :

25m SRT rope + sling and 2 mailions
25m SRT rope + sling and 2 mail
Topic: Digital Altimeters?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 11:11:16   Subject: Digital Altimeters?
i has attempted this using a garmin GPS that has an independant barometer chip and results are " mixed " mostly - a lot of faff [ calibration of local pressure > actual altitude ] .

the us
Topic: Golwern Quarry
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/05/2019 03:08:23   Subject: Golwern Quarry
my " grim prediction "

a certain segment of the caving , climbing , mine explore and urbex community will continure to visit the site - using SRT gear to get in // out

this will
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/04/2019 11:04:39   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Morlock"]I'm not really sure what repercussions an UG fatality could have on other areas of mine exploration, probably better if they had a sobering close call.[/quote]

i was told t
Topic: Pull-through cord
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/03/2019 15:49:45   Subject: Pull-through cord
when attempting to save weight and pack size on a pull down - i now use " cords coudant " 8mm " type L " cord .

its sold by tony seddon [ starless river ] note other retailers do exist :
Topic: nenthead collapses status ?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North West England   Posted: 16/10/2018 11:31:23   Subject: nenthead collapses status ?
hi - this year - there has beeen posts about 2 blockages // collapses - A cappelcleugh , B brownley

that would SEEM to prevent a safe attempt at the " great nent traverse " trip

Topic: Advice for newbies and beginners...
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 18/09/2018 12:30:35   Subject: Advice for newbies and beginners...
i suspect that 25% of world tee light use = british urban explorers :P
Topic: Snakes and Ladders
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/09/2018 12:20:33   Subject: Snakes and Ladders
ok - to attempt to clarify things - without adding to the drama :

the new hardware and reparis to existing items - is NOT the work of a commercial enterprise

things are tagged s
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 19:12:08   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
but on a serious note - i has done the trip previously - and didnt make it to what other people have reported us " up there " - so yes - i would be up for a return trip - and has at least one minion
Topic: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 09/05/2018 19:00:58   Subject: Western Cyffty via Parc. Anyone been lately?
is that 11 rungs above your feet or hands ?
Topic: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 27/04/2018 04:02:44   Subject: CROESOR To RHOSYDD- Aids Update.
[quote="danswift"]As part of the 'upgrade' it would be interesting to stick a logbook somewhere and try and gather info on how many and how often people are going through. Just a party size and date w
Topic: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: South West England   Posted: 16/02/2018 10:33:08   Subject: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
hey - thanks folks - i shal print with what i has .

i didnt reallise the MCA cave directory was so extensive -

as for sat nav - mine gives a 10 ~ 15m CEP in mixed woodland with
Topic: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: South West England   Posted: 13/02/2018 12:13:13   Subject: MF // BF adit / ent. locations
hi - as title :

monkton farley // browns folly quarry :

entrance locations ?

are my GPS fixes of :

MUDDY HOLE : ST 79652 66066
SHAKESPEARS : ST 79482
Topic: the "origional" name of the crimea pass ?
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 22/12/2017 11:20:09   Subject: the "origional" name of the crimea pass ?
its " obviosly " renamed in reaction to the mid 19th century war - but i cannot locate any sourse that says what it used to be called

no map i can find that has the detail - is old enough
Topic: Battery charging warning
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 22/12/2017 10:08:40   Subject: Battery charging warning
[quote="royfellows"]Genuine though?[/quote]

yup - all genuine - and 5 years later - still going strong
Topic: Battery charging warning
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/12/2017 21:06:57   Subject: Battery charging warning
roy - they were li-ion " nano tech "

like :

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DeWalt-DE9280-Technology-Battery-Version/dp/B0013LEESY

Topic: Battery charging warning
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/12/2017 17:15:07   Subject: Battery charging warning
hey - i can confirm that extreme low temps is very bad for discharge profiles too

annecdote - using 28v dewalt li-ion battery tools in sub-zero temperature all fully charged the night befo
Topic: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 24/11/2017 10:13:05   Subject: Croesor Rhosydd damaged aids
hi - while miles " launch platform " is a good idea - it involves a lot of work - and heavy material :

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_qc5AGOwKwO14SQ3jWJqnm__v8sJVJDO

the abov
Topic: exploring new mines
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 22/10/2017 19:47:42   Subject: exploring new mines
[quote="BertyBasset"]With the Nantlle one. I think there's also an adit under the road.
[/quote]

there MAY be an adit under the road at nantile - but when richard and i [ UCET ] went
Topic: Bad air - rampgil firestone level
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North West England   Posted: 31/07/2015 18:01:54   Subject: Bad air - rampgil firestone level
Hl -just had a recce up the Ramsgill firestone level and elevated CO2 // low oxygen encountered in the branch leading right from the first junction - both of us were short of breath and ' feeling it '
Topic: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/08/2014 11:17:08   Subject: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
[quote="Drillbilly."]For £25, I suspect they are compromised in some manner?.[/quote]

I cannot afford the Derbyshire disc yet - but the Lancashire 1893 25in sets from the same firm are cert
Topic: Rampgill Gate
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North West England   Posted: 22/07/2014 13:39:46   Subject: Rampgill Gate
good stuff - the previous gate was a bit of a fight to enter / exit

is the capelcluegh " manway " gate on the list to be modified too ??

appologies - that's not the correct name
Topic: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/07/2014 21:22:25   Subject: Cwmorthin vandalism AGAIN

WTF ?????????????

a sthil saw weighs about 11 kg - ready to cut

carrying the weight of one up to cwmorthin is NOT an issue

is wandering aroind with a fooking
Topic: nenthead issues
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North West England   Posted: 03/07/2014 12:36:52   Subject: nenthead issues
visited over the weekend of 21st / 22nd JUNE 2014

1 - scaleburn - the " oil drum crawl " is collapsing :( the second section has buckled and wobbles under the weight of rubble above it - so
Topic: Van's Fenix offers revisited
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 24/05/2014 08:14:51   Subject: Van's Fenix offers revisited
dam - I should log in more often - any of the tk35s left ???
Topic: Hendre spar calcite Mine, is flooding
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 20/02/2014 15:20:14   Subject: Hendre spar calcite Mine, is flooding
the water level in that mine rises and falls - IMHO at random

people cite " pumping " - but the level rose in early 2013 [ jan ] - and then fell back again [ November ] - with no evidence
Topic: peice of equipment found in Gwydir forrest
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 12/01/2014 02:45:39   Subject: peice of equipment found in Gwydir forrest

@ llion - hint the make and model is on the other unit from the set :P

@ sinker - err yeah - move along - nothing to see in the forrest :)
Topic: peice of equipment found in Gwydir forrest
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/01/2014 15:58:48   Subject: peice of equipment found in Gwydir forrest
ok - its a 2 way radio [ PMR ] handset - found in a location that screams " mine explorers " - how else would I have discovered it :P

to start its return journey to you - simply tell me t
Topic: CRTT : canoe return ropes snapped
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 30/09/2013 00:03:40   Subject: CRTT : canoe return ropes snapped
hi- just got in from a day at Croesor / rhosydd - and in the canoe chamber - the pulley system for moving the boat is defunct

the line to return it to the coesor end is joined / knoted / t
Topic: Bargain screwgates from Bernies
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: SRT Equipment & Training   Posted: 14/05/2013 08:58:34   Subject: Bargain screwgates from Bernies
the clog crabs are fine - i have several in my own rack - but if i was buying new - and spoending £45 quid - i would bite the bullet - and spend £50 on :

http://www.berniescafe.co.uk/index.
Topic: Drager X-Am 3000 4-gas monitor
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 15/01/2013 04:04:09   Subject: Drager X-Am 3000 4-gas monitor
[quote="christwigg"]No, I have a mate with the same model who can use the set of sensors for spares.[/quote]

dam - thats exactly why i wanted it :)
Topic: Drager X-Am 3000 4-gas monitor
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 14/01/2013 17:00:36   Subject: Drager X-Am 3000 4-gas monitor
[quote="christwigg"]I don't think its just the battery though, looks like something fried on the circuit board.

[/quote]

do you want to sell it " as dead " ?
Topic: Loose bolt , grand turk shaft , minera
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 18/06/2012 03:31:22   Subject: Loose bolt , grand turk shaft , minera
Hi – as the title says one anchor [ the far leg of the y-hang ] Was found to have movement when I de-rigged it – not excessive motion just a little wiggle , It was firm to touch when I rigged
Topic: Scout Sandstone Mine [ location error ]
AndyJ23Uk

Forum: North West England   Posted: 29/10/2009 17:43:47   Subject: Scout Sandstone Mine [ location error ]
hi - just to report , there is an error on the adit now map for this mine - scout mine is actually at

SD 83461 22895

[url=http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.702173&lon=-2.252178
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