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Offline Tribal Chestnut

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KMC Valley Entrance?
« on: July 18, 2019, 11:18:25 am »
Hi folks

Does anyone know what the diameter of the entrance tube is to the above?

Thanks

Offline Ian Ball

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 12:35:19 pm »
How accurate do you need to be?

The lid on it is about 500mm

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 03:41:50 pm »
Exactly what dimension do you need - internal diameter of the pipe?

I may be in Kingsdale in the next day or two; if so I can call in with a tape measure.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 06:11:18 pm »
Exactly what dimension do you need - internal diameter of the pipe?

I may be in Kingsdale in the next day or two; if so I can call in with a tape measure.

Internal please, if possible, not the end of the world if you don’t get a chance to check. I won’t be using the info for a little while, just planning ahead.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 06:42:09 pm »
OK, I'll try and grab the chance at some stage. But if anyone else gets chance to stick a tape measure across it meanwhile, please can you post here?

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 07:26:16 pm »
My estimate is 61cm diameter, I know this because the lower part of my leg (knee to heal) fits in perfectly when sliding in feet first but is difficult to extract at anything other than the exact angle it went in at

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 07:43:56 pm »
Is this a silly question, Tribal Chestnut? – Why do you want to know how big it is?

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 08:16:02 pm »
Diving kit related I imagine, it way bigger than any single cylinder or scooter so can only guess it's back mounted rebreather or twin set he's thinking of taking in

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2019, 08:46:08 pm »
Thanks – sounds perfectly reasonable.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 10:19:21 am »
Wont get far with either of those though!

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2019, 01:22:05 pm »
Internal diameter 610 mm.

I'll send you a PM Tribal Chestnut, with further info.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2019, 01:33:32 pm »
PS - well done maxf; your estimate was bang on.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2019, 05:19:04 pm »
If this is what I think it is about, I already have a new disc of plywood cut, and the cross timbers ready to fix.

I noticed the lid had worn too small on my last visit!

Andy

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2019, 10:18:59 pm »
Thanks all, very helpful responses.

Just for carting some kit in - I’m old and lazy I want to do it as easily as possible. No CCR or stonking great twinset though, just my SM 12s or 15s - big enough to be a right nuisance for me to transport.

Offline Pitlamp

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2019, 06:19:37 am »
Have sent you an email with some images - with thanks to the chap from the Lincoln Scouts caving group, who kindly posed in the entrance for me.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2019, 06:21:16 am »
If this is what I think it is about, I already have a new disc of plywood cut, and the cross timbers ready to fix.

I noticed the lid had worn too small on my last visit!

Andy

Andrew - this isn't what you had in mind after all. So go for it with the new lid and thanks, on behalf of your fellow cavers, for taking the initiative.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2019, 09:06:51 am »
If this is what I think it is about, I already have a new disc of plywood cut, and the cross timbers ready to fix.

I noticed the lid had worn too small on my last visit!

Andy

Andrew - this isn't what you had in mind after all. So go for it with the new lid and thanks, on behalf of your fellow cavers, for taking the initiative.

Thanks, i’ll have to get my finger out now that I have said this. I will not say how long I have had the parts ready to assemble sat in the garage!

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2019, 10:24:17 am »
 :lol:

Sounds like any number of my own projects!

Offline Tribal Chestnut

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2020, 12:50:02 am »
Easily big enough. Thanks all.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2020, 08:02:11 am »
If this is what I think it is about, I already have a new disc of plywood cut, and the cross timbers ready to fix.

I noticed the lid had worn too small on my last visit!

Andy

Andy, I think a certain adequate member is coming up with a more than an adequate solution to this  ;)

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2020, 10:59:38 am »
If this is what I think it is about, I already have a new disc of plywood cut, and the cross timbers ready to fix.

I noticed the lid had worn too small on my last visit!

Andy

It is going on next Saturday.  First attempt didn’t fit too well. (30 years in the Joinery trade, Shocking  :wall:)

Ian

Andy, I think a certain adequate member is coming up with a more than an adequate solution to this  ;)

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2020, 04:06:22 pm »
New lid fitted today by our newest caving team member.
Fully checked over to make sure Gramps work was up to standard.
Thanks to Lily aged 9mths for her help.

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2020, 04:44:19 pm »
Luv the pics, start em young 😉

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2020, 04:49:29 pm »
great pics, and great handiwork! Thank you

Offline Ian Ball

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Re: KMC Valley Entrance?
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2020, 07:28:29 pm »
Good effort!

 

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