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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2021, 07:48:09 pm »
I think we've got someone popping by now but I'm not sure exactly when they are going over. Feel free to go for a walk past anyway but I'll shout if it does not get sorted.

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2021, 08:04:50 pm »
Me and Roy are popping over on Weds morning to do it if it hasn't been done by then :)

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2021, 10:14:27 pm »
Door secured again thanks to meanderthal today. Much appreciated.
pwhole - washers needed for both bolts by the sound of it. I guess the friction of the nut against the inner door surface is slowly unscrewing them. I blame my shoddy design! I can't tell you what sized bolts they are for sure, but M16 keeps popping into my head. Now it is secured again, don't head over unless you want to or are passing, but 30 mins with the spanners and some washers should fix the issue and stop it reoccurring with any luck.

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2021, 12:46:46 am »
I never want to, but we are kind of passing, and we do now have some M16 washers apparently. I guess we should wear overalls and a flat cap for this too :)

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2021, 08:26:45 am »
Noting this thread has been going a couple of years.
Can that be retrofitted with a thin castle nut and split pin? Drilling in situ would be a pain in the proverbial (and you might snap a drill bit in the process. Cue: colourful language) but washer+castle+pin is bombproof for a long term fix
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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2021, 05:47:07 pm »
Noting this thread has been going a couple of years.
Can that be retrofitted with a thin castle nut and split pin? Drilling in situ would be a pain in the proverbial (and you might snap a drill bit in the process. Cue: colourful language) but washer+castle+pin is bombproof for a long term fix
That might work. My fabrication skills were basic back then so I'm sure there are quite a few ways it could be better! Hopefully the extra washers fix the issue but if not I'll definitely come back here seeking support and ideas.
I never want to, but we are kind of passing, and we do now have some M16 washers apparently. I guess we should wear overalls and a flat cap for this too :)
I'm pretty sure that should sort it Phil and it saves me a job if you do head out, so cheers to you and Roy.

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2021, 10:21:40 pm »
We're on it. A little van, washers, nuts and a toolbag should suffice. Got to check out some shafts first though!  :halo:

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2021, 02:08:27 pm »
Me and Roy did go out on Weds to have another look at the lid - basically the tension between the two nuts wasn't sufficient to maintain the latching process without something or other coming undone, or being too tight. Ideally a spring washer in the system would help. As we brought kit for a M16 problem and then found we had a M10 problem (!), we were somewhat ill-equipped to do the dream job we planned. However, Roy's magic toolbox came to the rescue, and so we drilled through the two captive nuts and the bolts, and inserted tiny roll pins, locking the nuts at the appropriate tension. These were then snapped off. After some tweaking with me inside the lid and Roy outside, we managed to bend and bang away at everything until I could easily latch and unlatch it with my fingers from inside, but it definitely needs a spanner to open it or properly lock it up from outside.

At some later date, now he's got all the bits, I'm certain Roy will probably want to go back and redo all this at M16, and who am I to stop him? I may go along for the ride if I'm free - but for now, it's secure  :thumbsup:

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #58 on: October 30, 2021, 02:17:46 pm »
Talk about going the extra mile to sort it !   Respect.

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Re: Wardlow Sough Reopening - DCA Project
« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2021, 02:39:52 pm »
We did some other miles before this that were much more interesting, and we made sure it was sort of on the way home, so no biggie. Roy drives, and I'm driven :)

 

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