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Online The Old Ruminator

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Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:09:02 am »
Some from yesterday. Mendip a tad wet at the moment.


The Mendip Ironmongery and scrap contingent in action.





Er perhaps we should have gone to the pub.






No moaning about anything please or I wont bother again.

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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 11:21:51 am »
Got to say I'm impressed with the way you chaps have managed to get that water to fall straight down the middle of the shaft. Bet it's refreshing to stand under it.
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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 11:30:12 am »
Got to say I'm impressed with the way you chaps have managed to get that water to fall straight down the middle of the shaft. Bet it's refreshing to stand under it.

Agree! - probably useful to clean off oversuits when exiting. Were it up to me I'd fix a long sheet of heavy duty polythene so it just runs down inbetween against the concrete liners.

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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 11:52:14 am »
A slight design and engineering oversight. :-\

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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 12:33:51 pm »
Not at all Nick, it cleans the cave.

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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 02:12:19 pm »
Above and beyond the call of duty.

or should that be 'below and beyond...?'
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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 06:24:27 pm »
Well the cave is cleaner now than it has ever been. I did not have to pressure wash my kit. Interesting as the cave ( if that is what it is ) was sealed with 7m of loess blown in to the closed basin 15,000 years ago. To help the farmer we have created a " French Drain " feeding flood water from the depression into the pipe. ( OK I admit it has been done on purpose ). Prior to that the depression would flood creating collapse into the loess. Now that the water has a conduit it flows through much of the excavated cave gradually washing out ancient sediments and gravels.The small streamways converge on the terminal scaffolded choke to sink down a hole in the floor following the bedding steeply down.

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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 07:02:52 pm »
So really, that water's doing the work for you, and after a while the cave will be open all the way to the Cheddar Master Cave. It might be a little bit of a wait though.
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Re: Bored With Politics. Let's Go Digging.
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 08:33:00 pm »
Well it has doubled the size of the entrance rift.