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Using Conveyor Belt.

Graigwen

Active member
Conveyor belt is invaluable for reducing friction under drag trays and can increase productivity many times over. It is available in greater widths than that used here.

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mrodoc

Well-known member
I originally got some 20 metre rolls from Oscar Mayer a food processing firm in Chard as they had to be discarded if even slightly damaged (at a cost of £900 a roll). They have left Chard but worth considering such locations for reject belt. A lot lighter than quarry belts.
 

A_Northerner

Active member
I pulled enough of that stuff out of P8 a few years ago to know that "Ben" Bentham was big on it back in the '80s as well, though his stuff was a lot thicker than yours! There's a couple of sites in the Peak that I reckon could use it, so the food processing tip is a good idea - might have to get in contact with Swizzels Matlow in the High Peak. It's good that the stuff is thin enough to be rolled back up nice and easy afterwards, saves you having to leave it in there to permanently become part of the cave, as Ben's had until I cut it free.
 

pwhole

Well-known member
I've made a capping mat out of some (with hole reinforcement) and hope to try that out soon. It's flexible enough to fit into a bag, but a lot less floppy than a footwell mat from a car. Ahem.
 

shotlighter

Active member
The stuff that Ben used was almost certainly the once ubiquitous NCB conveyer belt. I bet there wasn't many sheds or garages in the coalfield areas that didn't have some. It was used for everything, from re-soleing shoes, to making mud flaps for cars & hinges for shed doors. My "best" platform sole boots were re-soled & heeled with it!
 

Relict

New member
Hello, Hanson's Quarry at Greenhow, Pateley Bridge, York's, are demolishing their old plant soon, moving the processing plant across to the far side of the quarry. They have kindly agreed to set aside some conveyer belt for our CPC dig team at Stump Cross. Would any of you like some? It might mean coming up on a particular day to collect, as we might not be able to transport and store much of it. I don't have a date yet, but they have been super helpful already so I guess it's on the cards.
Tom
 

Pony

Active member
Hello, Hanson's Quarry at Greenhow, Pateley Bridge, York's, are demolishing their old plant soon, moving the processing plant across to the far side of the quarry. They have kindly agreed to set aside some conveyer belt for our CPC dig team at Stump Cross. Would any of you like some? It might mean coming up on a particular day to collect, as we might not be able to transport and store much of it. I don't have a date yet, but they have been super helpful already so I guess it's on the cards.
Tom
I'll ask around. Cheers for the heads up.
 

Goydenman

Well-known member
Hello, Hanson's Quarry at Greenhow, Pateley Bridge, York's, are demolishing their old plant soon, moving the processing plant across to the far side of the quarry. They have kindly agreed to set aside some conveyer belt for our CPC dig team at Stump Cross. Would any of you like some? It might mean coming up on a particular day to collect, as we might not be able to transport and store much of it. I don't have a date yet, but they have been super helpful already so I guess it's on the cards.
Tom
Yes please.....happy to liaise re date
 

Relict

New member
Hi everyone,
I was invited to Hansons' quarry today and met a super helpful guy called Asif. The Man! So here is the plan.
1. There's a mountain of belting.
2. They are paranoid of H&S etc with understandable reason.
3. We have a collection date for you explorers, Saturday 18th May this year. Ok seems a bit far fetched but that's the day I've organised a tour of the quarry for the CPC. Unfortunately the tour is full but the date means there's no quarry operations, their guy will be there and so will I gw. Hence you will be able to arrive and collect your belting. No H&S except you should wear a hi Vis and helmet.
4.you need to specify the length of belt, it's about a meter wide, that you require. Judging by today I'd say keep to 4 m max per piece but you can ask for several pieces. They don't want anyone cutting it up there, I'll do that with them before the day. Therefore the goodies will be ready to collect. I picked up 4m rolled to about a 2 ft diameter roll today, it's a tug to lift for two folk.
5 I'm going to suggest 0900 on the day cos the tour guy wants to minimise his or her loss of weekend.
6 entrance is on the Greenhow to Blubber houses road called Duck Street.
///solving.become.trickster is the what three words. Not the old entrance near the Coldstones Cut!!!! Follow the road and take the first right. Into the visitor car park and reverse park. Bring some rope to tie up your goodies when rolled.
You will clearly need to let me have your requirements in good time and I'll do my best. They are super helpful but the constraints will be clear to anyone I guess.
Valor amigos.
Tom
 
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