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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2017, 08:16:30 pm »
Hi TOR. Conveyor belt is unbelievably heavy and bulky and a nightmare to move through a cave, so much so that it rarely gets taken back out again when it is no longer needed. Please do not take any CB into Reservoir Hole. It will rot there forever, most likely, if you do.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2017, 11:02:21 pm »
Yes conveyor belting, must be loads of thrown out :) stuff in your local quarries.
But the amount you want will be very heavy and difficult to transport to where you want it.
Please get some young fellows to help ,there comes a time when common sense has to be put before age !

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2018, 05:47:20 pm »
Went to JS Sunday 13th May.

No extra mud at the bottom,the mud pressed up on the  sides was very dry and it was breezy and cool at the sharp end.

There was a clear pool at the bottom which I sent forwards into the ongoing hole,this ran  several seconds then sounded as if it dropped into more water. Also the entrance to the dig has received some inlet water as the floor was washed clean and more manganese flowstone was on show.

The mud floor of the passage is no where near flat anymore.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2018, 05:54:02 pm »
Well done Mike. Peter still sorting the belt. They forgot to get back to him. Certainly on again when Vurley gets gassed out. However the political situation regarding caves on Longleat land is currently unclear and a bit worrying.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2018, 06:04:11 pm »
It is a little,it would be a shame also.

Conveyor would be needed to continue but only 10 metres at about 600mm wide. I will get this in and out if we still have access.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2018, 06:15:35 pm »
Yes re the other comments. We are talking about food factory belt not heavy industrial stuff. Oscar Meyer at Chard change the belts twice a month and said we can have some. Unfortunately they forgot to get back to us. That sort of belt would travel in and out fairly easily.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2018, 06:26:47 pm »
I will ring em again.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2018, 07:29:24 pm »
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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2018, 08:39:05 pm »
Effing Postimage changed the URL code resulting in the loss of millions of images worldwide. Effing Postmage and those Bast8rds at Photobox have put me off posting images anywhere now.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2018, 10:26:20 pm »
We used to roll the heavy matting up into a very tight roll, then used a couple of roof rack straps to hold it together. This could then be slung and with a bit of gaffa, to hold the sling in place, it could just be dragged, bit like a torpedo,worked well, or, it did fit nicely into the old Dragon 'darren' tackle sacks, (the thin silver one).  Yes its heavy, but it drags well, if you take so care to package it well.

As for it sitting and rotting.  I doubt very much it will rot at all, probably be there in tens of thousands of years!! But it doesn't half help when dragging kibbles down a tight passage.

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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2018, 09:08:54 pm »
 I did have a contact at a quarry on the edge of Mendip, had about 200m of belt off him in the past. Let me know if you are interested and I'll see if I can get hold of him, been a couple of years...
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Re: Return To Reservoir Hole
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2018, 08:43:30 am »
OK Pete. Thanks for that. Will see how Mr O'Doc gets on with Oscar Meyer.