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Offline LarryFatcat

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2019, 11:28:38 pm »
One of the locals will have replaced it then. Code available via the DCA website.
https://peakdistrictcaving.info/home/the-caves/derwent-south/devonshire-cavern
yep the combo worked, I had forgotten to get it but phone reception near the entrance gave me internet access to the DCA registry and the 4 digit code

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2019, 06:36:53 pm »
 What's the state of the lower entrance at the moment?

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2019, 06:49:16 pm »
Unrepaired, so same as reported. Upper entrance fine.

Anyone fancy taking this job on? Some concreting and a bit of pointing up is all that is required.

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2019, 10:56:22 pm »
 I'd like to help but I don't have much to offer, I like the cave because we can get to it easily without a car. I'd offer a helping hand after christmas if anything happens!

 Aside from the entrance subsidence the lower series should be grand to look around right? Assuming we take care with the bits near the infill.

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2019, 11:13:24 pm »
From reports it seems there has been no movement in the mine itself, what we are looking at here seems only to be the collapse of the packwall built under the lower door frame, nothing more serious.

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2019, 08:49:06 pm »
Pete, I'm going to try and take a proper look over the Christmas break.
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2019, 08:54:29 pm »
Ace, meet too once I get quieter with work. Guess the ankle is better now then?
It's probably a bit cold for concreting now, but I don't think it is a big job once the people and weather are in place to do it.

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2019, 08:20:23 am »
Sorry! got reet busy Pete, has slacked off a little, phone or message if you set a time. Ric, 07790 694292  :thumbsup:
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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2019, 08:51:39 am »
The ankle's about 90% of the way back to being fully operational, just need to keep doing my physio exercises to stretch and flex it.

I'll let people know when I'm thinking of heading up there, I'm thinking it might be possible to dig out underneath and rebuild with drystone packwall for the time being, and then go back and mortar it up later in the spring?
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2019, 11:13:06 am »
From my building experience, the temp' will be fine for mortar or concrete. it's sheltered enough to not be a problem ,short of a really cold snap.  :thumbsup: If it does drop I will fetch mortar anti-freeze.
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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2019, 07:45:12 pm »
Ah great, that's handy to know.
I'm probably not going to personally get a chance to deal with this until at least mid Jan. I might be able to get over for a look before, but certainly not to organise the job. I'll let AR go take a look and once we are certain of the fix that needs doing, we can see about trying to find someone to coordinate the work. If you up for that OG, and want to pick a date that works for you, DCA will naturally cover all costs and I can find as many local helpers as you need. No probs if you're too busy, it can keep for a while as there is another way in after all.
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Re: Warning - Devonshire Mine entrance subsidance
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2019, 08:03:39 pm »
Two man job  easy. have a willing idiot in mind. :lol :Cheers Pete & Adam.
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