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Offline SamT

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Sash weights
« on: November 18, 2021, 08:36:22 am »

Rescued a couple of sash weights from the side of the pavement .. anyone want them for silty sump tie offs?

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2021, 09:12:51 am »
Yeah, I'll take them!

Where you based? Sheff? Could I either get somebody to come grab them for me, or could you leave at the TSG if you're passing?

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 09:40:31 am »


 :thumbsup:


I've yet to actually collect them.. (hid them behind a wheelie bin as I was walking into work. should have carried them for some training!!).  Will get them on my way home later.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2021, 11:59:39 am »
Benfool - I dropped off about 4 sash weights in the N S compressor building a while ago. They were left in the right had corner as you go in the outer door (i.e. in the corner betwen the R H door and the right wall). Help yourself if they're still there.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2021, 07:38:16 pm »
Thank Sam, I'll arrange how to get them to me once you've got them.

Thanks for the heads up pitlamp, I'll have a use for those too. The line at the top of the shaft in Keld are a complete mess and could do with some weights to pull it out of a horrid line trap. Just gotta get some vis to get there and sort it!

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2021, 07:53:00 pm »
Yes - it's a proper rat's nest in that area. Take care . . .

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 08:06:23 pm »
Sash weights secured and in my back garden.  I can probably easily get them to the tsg or if you want to send a friendly caver courier round .. that's no bother too.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2021, 08:16:18 pm »
I can give you the visitor code anytime you want to drop them off. I'm not going in the next few days, otherwise I'd take them on the bus! But you can leave them in the garage in an obvious place  and they'll be put somewhere safe I'm sure ;)

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2021, 08:21:27 pm »
Yep if you can leave them at the tsg, ill get Gottzone to grab them for me .

Thanks Sam!

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2021, 09:40:59 pm »
TSG are in the dales next weekend i can get them to the NPC or CHECC if that helps as ill be picking up ropes from the chapel anyway

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2021, 09:51:27 pm »
If Phil can txt me a code and I'll post on here when I've dropped them off.  Hopefully this weekend.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2021, 10:02:53 pm »
Sent Sam a code that will get him into garage only. I'll see what I can do about dropping them off in Manchester, might be a quick lunchtime drop and run next week if they're at tsg this weekend.


Let me know how many you need Ben, I think we've got some others hanging around too. If i can round it up to an amount that's ≥ the amount you need then you're all

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2021, 08:04:27 am »
TSG are in the dales next weekend i can get them to the NPC or CHECC if that helps as ill be picking up ropes from the chapel anyway

I'm expecting to see Tseralo next weekend so if they are got from The Chapel to Greenclose I could then easily transfer them to the NS compressor soon after, for Benfool to collect at his leisure.

Isn't caver post wonderful? (Hermes & DPD aren't anywhere near as efficient!)

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2021, 02:31:20 pm »
Isn't caver post wonderful? (Hermes & DPD aren't anywhere near as efficient!)

And quite a lot cheaper...   ;D
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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2021, 05:46:38 pm »
Benfool, I filled a tank this morning and looked for those sash weights; looks like someone has already had them away I'm afraid. Sorry.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2021, 06:58:52 pm »
What mass are sash weights? and what makes them good, is it a convenient something to tie a line on?

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2021, 08:56:22 pm »
They're usually a couple of kilos in weight, and have an eye cast in at one end, so a ready-made attachment point.
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2021, 10:41:35 pm »
And a convenient shape to carry. Plus can be pushed into a silty muddy passage bed as a good anchor to tie the line to where there is often little to tie the line to.

I've been told that plastic waste pipe with holes drilled in is also good for this application and lighter to carry in.. but divers love carrying loads of cumbersome heavy things through caves, so I guess they never notice.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2021, 09:02:51 am »
Don't forget the main thing; they're free!   ;)

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2021, 09:26:22 am »


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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2021, 09:26:59 pm »
All things being equal.. should be dropping the weights at the tsg early doors tomorrow morning - before 9 hopefully.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2021, 08:23:26 pm »
Oh bother! I forgot these when I left tonight. Will sort a solution which might involve tseralo.

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Re: Sash weights
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2021, 07:49:56 am »
If Tseralo can get them to Greenclose this weekend, I'll complete the transfer from there.

 

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