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Offline Judi Durber

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2021, 10:35:53 am »
Have you spoken to mrodoc yet about the pressure washer he uses.  Looks like a good bit of kit. 

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Well, I went out and bought the Workz model battery powered washer and as far as I know this is the first time it has been used for cleaning stal. For a start it i simpressively light and compact fitting in a medium sized pelibox (apart from the hose and optional head extender). We fed it from a 5 gallon can hauled up a steep slope to the entrance and manhandled through an awkward crawl and a steep slope to the site of action.This was a lovely stal boss covered in mud in an area where the tapes have been ignored. No problem with battery as I used the smaller one and still had plenty of power after the water had all gone. The jet width can be varied and the washer comes with a soft brush. I just used the jet on the second to narrowest settin gand it worked a treat virtually restoring most of the stal boss to its original state.  Obviously a convenient nearby source of water would be useful or the siting of several buckets under drips prior to the trip. No doubt if the Old Ruminator sees this post he will be able to post some before and after photos.

https://www.facebook.com/peter.glanvill1/posts/10156957753169811?notif_id=1573064370818256&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=24920.0

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2021, 10:37:06 pm »
Looks like there might be more visitors this weekend. Comments on the FB video sent to me by a friend.

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2021, 10:40:14 pm »


Probably illegal as a conservation ploy. Probably.

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2021, 09:44:25 pm »
MROdoc has done several posts on battery powered washers

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2021, 12:49:33 pm »

Just a thought...they probably think the route is marked for them

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2021, 01:07:29 pm »
Elsewhere on the forum there was a recent post about the availability of conservation focused grants, an example of permissible funding being education boards. When I read it I immediately wondered whether such a thing might help with the Giants Hole problem, if thoughtfully worded?

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2021, 02:04:57 pm »
Elsewhere on the forum there was a recent post about the availability of conservation focused grants, an example of permissible funding being education boards. When I read it I immediately wondered whether such a thing might help with the Giants Hole problem, if thoughtfully worded?
Yep. DCA Conservation Officer Victoria is already putting an application in to cover the cost of an interpretation board and one of those snazzy battery pressure washers.

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2021, 02:38:59 pm »
Elsewhere on the forum there was a recent post about the availability of conservation focused grants, an example of permissible funding being education boards. When I read it I immediately wondered whether such a thing might help with the Giants Hole problem, if thoughtfully worded?



If, however, they spray-paint all over the new sign, then can we invest in the portcullis? ;)

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2021, 03:36:18 pm »
Anyone heading there on Saturday??

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2021, 05:56:40 pm »
Take some club membership forms !

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2021, 08:43:59 pm »

Just a thought...they probably think the route is marked for them

I don't think that'll be a problem tbh, it's very hard to get lost in Giants. In any case, all of the arrows were on the main route from the entrance to garlands, most in the passage where there are literally no turn offs lol
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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2021, 09:19:25 pm »
It is funny. Daylight or fall to your death are the only options. How hard can it be? Actually, let's hope they don't look upwards near the entrance  :down:

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2021, 12:05:37 am »
Anyone heading there on Saturday??
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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2021, 12:37:25 pm »
The end is where we start....

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Re: Giant's Vandalism
« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2021, 02:49:47 pm »

 

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