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Posts by mistericeman

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Topic: Nant Peris
mistericeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 14/01/2018 11:25:57   Subject: Nant Peris
The one up at gwynfynydd is complete now.... Looks like they have made a nice job.
Topic: Repurposing
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 15:22:46   Subject: Repurposing
Hydro electric pumped storage power station
Topic: Repurposing
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 13/01/2018 12:18:42   Subject: Repurposing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgWF5fN3FnE
Topic: Super torches, whats out there?
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/12/2017 18:37:06   Subject: Super torches, whats out there?
In fairness ....i have several of that ilk for walking the dogs and use at work ....

At the price they are fair game IMHO ...for walking the dog etc

YES there claims of brightne
Topic: Event reminder: Alderley Edge
mistericeman

Forum: Events   Posted: 08/09/2017 21:32:06   Subject: Event reminder: Alderley Edge
Sadly booked elsewhere....
BUT for those enjoying a day underground at Alderley...
You will not be disappointed I promise....
fantastic trips (whichever one) guided by some great know
Topic: Advice on mine on my land
mistericeman

Forum: South West England   Posted: 24/08/2017 13:11:40   Subject: Advice on mine on my land
[quote="J25GTi"]:-[[quote="AR"]There's nothing in law [i]per se[/i] that says you can't open an adit on your land unless there are specific covenants/reservations on your deeds that say you can't inte
Topic: Mine acoustics
mistericeman

Forum: New recruits!   Posted: 17/07/2017 15:34:38   Subject: Mine acoustics
Passage to the right of the water wheel in Ystrad Einion near to Machynlleth has some fantastic acoustics if you hum a low note.....
Watch the floors in there as there are some silt covered fals
Topic: The Bridge of Peril
mistericeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/07/2017 12:29:31   Subject: The Bridge of Peril
[quote="royfellows"]Miles, you and your team are doing some absolutely Stirling work in there which I applaud.

It has been a few years since I was last in there, but look forward to seeing
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 06/07/2017 16:45:28   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
Regarding wire rope ....

(Apologies IF i'm getting boring with the "We use at work" )

A system called Gripple

http://www.steelwirerope.com/GalvanisedFittings/Gripple
Topic: The Fellows Ladder
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 05/07/2017 20:37:24   Subject: The Fellows Ladder
As a slight aside....

has anyone considered the use of 41x41 slotted Unistrut for ladder use....

Just curious as I use it almost daily and in its h/d form is pretty robust, gal
Topic: Dewalt dch363d2 36v sds+ drill and two batteries
mistericeman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 03/07/2017 22:05:18   Subject: Dewalt dch363d2 36v sds+ drill and two batteries
Going to a good home with Ed and The DCC.....

Cheers all for interest and advice
Topic: Dewalt dch363d2 36v sds+ drill and two batteries
mistericeman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/06/2017 20:23:13   Subject: Dewalt dch363d2 36v sds+ drill and two batteries
Not gone yet Miles.....
I'm going to give it a couple of days to see IF anyone that is doing work towards keeping the places I love open is in a genuine need of it shouts up.
If that makes
Topic: Dewalt dch363d2 36v sds+ drill and two batteries
mistericeman

Forum: For Sale! (and wanted / for swap)   Posted: 25/06/2017 15:46:26   Subject: Dewalt dch363d2 36v sds+ drill and two batteries
For sale as above....

Dewalt cordless
Well used (was my work drill but now retired due to purchase of a 56v version)
Batteries are both good,
drill has a few 'character m
Topic: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 18:33:44   Subject: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
Mainly about the treatment of the heavy metals pollution with the planting of Miscanthus to absorb it ....

Topic: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/06/2017 16:48:14   Subject: Cwmystwyth/Fron Goch on countryfile
Don't know if anyone caught countryfile on Sunday ....

link below to BBC Iplayer if you didnt


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08tndcs/countryfile-essex
Topic: Penrhyn Quarry Flooding
mistericeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 07/06/2017 20:07:46   Subject: Penrhyn Quarry Flooding
[quote="sinker"]We did a load of shot hole deviation surveying there in 1989 and 1990 and that was around the time that it was worked out.
I remember it well as I dropped a Husky Hunter (remembe
Topic: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
mistericeman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/04/2017 15:20:56   Subject: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
Ahhh Just wondered as it used to be a nice way to exit on a cold evening as the warm (er) air from inside used to condense in the cold air in a massive plume in certain conditions.
Topic: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
mistericeman

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 20/04/2017 14:53:23   Subject: Holme Bank problems - please stay away
I wonder if that is linked to the blocking of the top entrance in the old quarry (Was a section of boiler/iron tube )that is now covered by a new section of drystone wall and earth .
Topic: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
mistericeman

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/04/2017 20:47:21   Subject: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
[quote="Morlock"]Can you relate the adit in question to any map feature?

http://maps.nls.uk/view/102187502[/quote]

I'd reckon this, is about as close as I'd manage....

Topic: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
mistericeman

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/04/2017 19:44:44   Subject: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
I know..... kicking myself....

[URL=http://s93.photobucket.com/user/spellcaster69/media/Elan%20Valley%20April%202017/20170416_185343.jpg.html][img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/spe
Topic: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
mistericeman

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/04/2017 19:29:26   Subject: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
Interesting thanks....
I was intrigued by Eaglebrook as it looked like someone had been clearing stuff of a level/sough/adit out in the base of the fine tailings tips.
Topic: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
mistericeman

Forum: Mid Wales   Posted: 18/04/2017 17:49:08   Subject: Nant Y Cagl/Eaglebrook (Nant Y Moch reservoir area area)
We were doing a spot of wild camping in the camper van at the weekend (Avoiding the bank holiday sheeple) and ended up on the shore of the Nant Y Moch reservoir ...

Delighted to be able to
Topic: 72000 lumen water-cooled Light....
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 26/02/2017 11:28:55   Subject: 72000 lumen water-cooled Light....
[quote="crickleymal"][quote="ChrisJC"]Impressive! (and totally impractical).

Not sure on it's application for mine exploring.

I also observe that in spite of all the fancy coolin
Topic: 72000 lumen water-cooled Light....
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 25/02/2017 12:23:02   Subject: 72000 lumen water-cooled Light....
OR slightly less bright but fan cooled lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaJQ2fo4poU
Topic: 72000 lumen water-cooled Light....
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 24/02/2017 12:54:06   Subject: 72000 lumen water-cooled Light....
Bit chunky and the beam is a tad wide..... but..

[https://youtu.be/-vgNh3fLxJc]

https://youtu.be/-vgNh3fLxJc
Topic: Slate mine reopening
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/01/2017 13:10:36   Subject: Slate mine reopening
Local news report .....

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-01-12/historic-slate-mine-to-re-open-in-northamptonshire/
Topic: Penrhyn water balances
mistericeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2016 14:22:58   Subject: Penrhyn water balances
I honestly couldn't tell you.... it was my old man's mate that took the picture (Dad is the chap with the beard in the middle of the picture) and he's sketchy on the details.... worst part is the phot
Topic: Penrhyn water balances
mistericeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/09/2016 13:39:15   Subject: Penrhyn water balances
Picture from when my old man visited Penrhyn back in the 70/80s

[url=http://s93.photobucket.com/user/spellcaster69/media/Old%20mining%20piccies/Penrynwaterbalance.jpg.html][img]http://i93.
Topic: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
mistericeman

Forum: North East England   Posted: 10/06/2016 20:09:02   Subject: Clarghyll or Ayle coal mine
No help with the pictures sadly ....
BUT I was lucky enough to buy the stamped Ayle colliery mine deputies manuals from the old book shop in Alston a couple of years back .
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 06/06/2016 21:47:00   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Still itching to test the SAR underground....
Ankle injury is preventing any action at the moment sadly Grrrrr.
Topic: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/05/2016 22:42:10   Subject: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/spellcaster69/Rude%20foods/CL4Nwg0WgAAOSn4.jpg[/img][/URL]
Topic: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2016 21:21:50   Subject: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
How about some shrimp paste?

[img]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/spellcaster69/Rude%20foods/IDShot_540x540.jpg[/img][/URL]
Topic: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/05/2016 08:42:36   Subject: PUB - Morning coffee and WHAT!
Could be worse ....My local Asian wholesalers has a fascinating line in fodstuffs ....

[URL=http://s93.photobucket.com/user/spellcaster69/media/Rude%20foods/ts-cocksoup.jpg.html][img]http:/
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/05/2016 13:22:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Ahhh ...don't know why that happens ...must be a glitch in the matrix ehh ;-)

Thanks for the fix
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/05/2016 12:57:49   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
[quote="B Clarke"]Roy

is there some were i can view your range of lamps and prices ?[/quote]

http://www.ledcaplamps.com/:thumbsup:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 21/05/2016 12:13:42   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
SAR arrived exactly as promised Roy ....Nicely packed (The Mrs was very happy with the years supply of carrier bags too )

It's errr BRIGHT ...epically so AND very nicely made to boot .
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 20/05/2016 18:15:03   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
[quote="SimonRL"][quote="exspelio"]Interesting question about the level of moderation, - Simon -- ?

My opinion is if it keeps the debate sane, carry on ;D;D[/quote]

I haven't mod
Topic: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 16/05/2016 20:06:47   Subject: Interesting thread on UKC, Cave Access Ltd.
Speaking as someone with no personal axe to grind beyond a huge interest in exploring as many places underground as I possibly can before my knees give up completely ....
AND having a personal ha
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 07/05/2016 13:46:52   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Looks very nice ....
I'm looking forward to news on the Lynx SAR I've some bats that need cooking ;-)
Topic: Rhiw Fachno Slate Quarry (mine)
mistericeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 02/05/2016 11:09:40   Subject: Rhiw Fachno Slate Quarry (mine)
Can I just add ...

As a recent visitor to Parc mine through the CAL agreement,I found it an extremely painless process .
The contact and information provided was most excellent AND res
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/04/2016 11:54:27   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Many thanks Roy....

Email sent :thumbup:
Topic: Fellows lamps forum.
mistericeman

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 13/04/2016 11:17:16   Subject: Fellows lamps forum.
Any news on the Lynx SAR yet Roy.. Price availability etc.....
It's time I treated myself to a new lamp and waiting with baited breath.
Topic: BCA insurance ....
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/04/2016 18:48:11   Subject: BCA insurance ....
I think to be honest after weighing up the pros and cons.... I'll be recommending that we join individually through Adit now.

Cheers for all the, advice though folks... Much appreciated.
Topic: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
mistericeman

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 03/04/2016 14:37:59   Subject: Big tunnel entrance in Dinorwic...
One of my great regrets is losing the Zenith-e camera AND the full roll of film it had in it after the last tour round the place before they let the water in.
It had been organised by a friend o
Topic: BCA insurance ....
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 31/03/2016 10:32:42   Subject: BCA insurance ....
I meant that the BCA fee was very beneficial in terms of value for money compared to getting sued to death if there was ever any incident....

Never intended to imply anything else....
Topic: BCA insurance ....
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 29/03/2016 23:04:04   Subject: BCA insurance ....
Thanks Roy....
It's actually see of the stuff like Parc/Rhiwbach etc that we are interested In visiting,
hence wishing to comply with the CAL Guidelines....

Though to be hones
Topic: BCA insurance ....
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2016 19:05:00   Subject: BCA insurance ....
Sounds ace folks thanks for all your help I'll get in touch with the relevant folks via the links above...

I guess in the end it will sadly come down to the cost involved (for the record I
Topic: BCA insurance ....
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2016 15:20:12   Subject: BCA insurance ....
[quote="simonrail"]I am secretary of Cleveland Mining Heritage Society and we pay for BCA insurance at about £20 per person per year which covers individuals and also the club itself. We have the insu
Topic: BCA insurance ....
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2016 13:18:31   Subject: BCA insurance ....
Indeed ...we are used to abiding by access rules/requirements etc ...
though most of the places we have visited so far have no statuary requirement for insurance (As generally advisable as it ma
Topic: BCA insurance ....
mistericeman

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 28/03/2016 12:50:29   Subject: BCA insurance ....
Just a though ...

I run a classic landrover forum/club with a small number of members (between 10/20) who have a great interest in exploring old mines and industrial archeology as a whole .
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