Author Topic: Making Digging Safer  (Read 519 times)

Offline The Old Ruminator

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Making Digging Safer
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:35:35 pm »
We have been working on this for a while. It works like a car air bag. In this case there is a trembler device which activates the inflation cylinder and saves you from injury in a collapse. Mr O' Doc manfully agreed to test it out whilst I collapsed the choke. Luckily it all worked well and he escaped injury. We need more volunteers for testing as Mr O'Doc said now way was he doing that again.



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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 08:42:19 pm »
 :o

Had to double check the date, it's not April yet is it?
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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 08:54:15 pm »
Safer.....?

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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 09:10:10 pm »
As the boulder moves it could trigger a fuse and blow it up into small harmless pieces

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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 09:44:15 pm »
:o

Had to double check the date, it's not April yet is it?

Can i refer you to your caption thing on each of your comments?

Offline The Old Ruminator

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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 09:21:06 am »
Yes clearly at the experimental stage hence the need for more volunteers to move this exciting development forward. ;)

Offline Roger W

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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 09:41:24 am »
I'm glad to read that you've managed to incorporate an inflation cylinder into the device, OR.

At first I thought the caver at risk had to inflate the airbag himself by mouth when the trembler alerted him to the possibility of an imminent collapse.



(And yes - I've used the masculine pronoun throughout, but I'm not being sexist.  I'm just sure that no lass would be daft enough to try that thing out!)
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 12:30:32 pm »
Is it a knee trembler??

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Re: Making Digging Safer
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 01:53:00 pm »
I like this idea, instead of an air bag thought, you could have a doodah that fills the chamber with rapidly setting expanding foam. Obviously the digger would need to keep a snorkel at all times.