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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 19/12/2014 18:58:21
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Attention Willy Eckerslyke!



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Do you recognise the airbox??! Remember the discussion that we had at the time? Its still there but unfortunately in a thousand pieces... Sad

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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 19/12/2014 18:59:25
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Good lord so it is!

We had a discussion about whether it was an airbox or a toilet box IIRC - it's that badly broken now.

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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 19/12/2014 19:18:00
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SimonRL wrote:



Good lord so it is!

.....an airbox or a toilet box.....



We concluded that if it was a khazi, then it would be suitable for two very close friends, or two extremely desperate strangers! Shocked Laugh Surrender

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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 19/12/2014 19:58:30
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Yes indeed. How nice to see what it really looked like. Mr Bird scores again! Thumbs Up IP: 31.185.159.241
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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 22/12/2014 10:43:09
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So if it was an airbox what was its purpose? IP: 194.176.105.141
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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 22/12/2014 11:10:02
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Forced ventilation system?

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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 22/12/2014 13:18:24
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Maybe, was the airbox a pump or a divertor, junction box or something? Just curious, as I've never seen one. IP: 194.176.105.141
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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 22/12/2014 13:31:05
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This is my guess, and if I'm talking ball cocks, then sorry.

My fancy is that it does the same kind of job as an air tank in a compressed air system, compensates for loss in the pipes. Of course forced ventilation is very low pressure, more volume of air. So no need for steel pressure containers, wooden box reinforced do fine.
Alterntively, it could act as a manifold.
Possibly both jobs?

I am sure there is an expert out there somewhere.

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Posted: 22/12/2014 18:17:50
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Description here does not seem to fit, is it correctly named?

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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 22/12/2014 18:54:52
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It looks a bit like a simpler version of the well-known device at Rampgill Shaft. Having never been entirely sure about how it works I can't really expand upon that however! Blush



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(Apologies for crappy picture, but it shows the connections better than anyI could find taken specifically of it...)
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Airbox and ore pass June 1977 (photo)
Posted: 22/12/2014 19:35:59
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RJV wrote:





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(Apologies for crappy picture, but it shows the connections better than anyI could find taken specifically of it...)



It may not shed any more light on the airbox but at least we have a winner in the "Comedy Abseil Take-off Stance" competition....! Laugh

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Posted: 22/12/2014 21:37:44
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Ministry of silly walks.
For anyone who cant see the jole, look it up.

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