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The Garden Dig
« on: April 17, 2020, 09:27:51 pm »
There are probably very few of us who have the privilege to go caving during the current lockdown.

This has been pending for a while, work commitments, house renovations got in the way.

Now I have the opportunity to spend a little time in the cave in the garden, (found when building the extension)

With a bit of luck there may be a crap video showing the cave thus far below

"https://www.youtube.com/embed/1VSKtfNxpco"



Watch this space
« Last Edit: April 18, 2020, 10:52:10 am by MarkS, Reason: embedded video in post »

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 10:10:07 pm »
Did you have to give yourself planning permission Mark  ;D

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 10:15:44 pm »
Nice one Mark. How far down are you now?

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 12:53:57 am »
Did you have to give yourself planning permission Mark  ;D

It's Wendy you need to speak to for the surface spoil heap permission.  ;D

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 10:57:47 am »
Looks fascinating - but not one for the self-isolating digger.  How many do you need to dig it?

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2020, 12:18:56 pm »
Any draft?

It looks like it would be possible but tiring to dig alone, bringing the dig tray out each time. About 5 - 10 mins per trip with the tray? In the vid you took under 4 mins, but that was while trying to film at the same time.

 It's a pity for you you don't have a nice bit of walking passage in there to play in.

I am still jealous though, I live on sandstone here, though there are underground quarries within walking distance of here, but not yet, because they are more dangerous than most caves!
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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 01:13:39 pm »
I loved the impressive arched entrance.

Did I also spot a wee bit of flowstone on the ceiling somewhere?  Have to watch it again.

Nice one Mark!

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 08:33:37 pm »
Got a bit side tracked by this



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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 08:45:47 pm »
That's not in your garden as well is it Mark?  :o
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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 08:48:33 pm »
The Rumble in the Jungle! ;)

How far will it blow a carrier bag? I managed about six metres up in the air once at a certain dig not too far away.

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 08:59:09 pm »
That's not in your garden as well is it Mark?  :o

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2020, 01:19:23 pm »
Is that really the draft coming out of that hole!  If it is, there should be a massive system under there somewhere.

Here's hoping.

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2020, 02:01:58 pm »
Is that really the draft coming out of that hole!  If it is, there should be a massive system under there somewhere.

Here's hoping.

Either that, or someone running a big vent fan  ;) Or both.

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2020, 04:27:56 pm »
Perhaps it is that hole in Peak Dale with a fan in it - or am imagining it.

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2020, 04:29:51 pm »
I think I should have been referring to Cave Dale. :-\

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2020, 04:34:58 pm »
I was as I discovered my post in 2009 under the topic Fan question. Put it down to age!

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2020, 03:37:33 pm »
Me and Domee found a draught two years ago that was capable of blowing vegetation about from 8 metres distance. It was in midsummer and the draught was very cold indeed. It never stops blowing. Sadly the 'cave' it's in is a total death-trap, but with a lot of engineering I reckon it could be dug out - though it would take some brave cavers to install it. But it's as loud as this one here. All the boulders in the roof are hanging death the size of fridges.

Apparently Buster and Alan Medhurst checked it out in the 80s and also declared it a total death-trap - so I'm in good company ;)

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2020, 04:22:51 pm »
Grid ref?   :ang:

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 05:12:35 pm »
Only a death trap if you die🤔

When digging its always a good day to die🙄

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2020, 06:25:39 pm »
Tchoh - it was only an example!

All in good time. As in, when the buses start up again. This car-only prejudice is frankly outrageous - and divisive  :halo:

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2020, 06:32:00 pm »
You sure it can't be tackled safely, with enough steel?

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2020, 06:46:35 pm »
Oh I'm sure it can be tackled safely with steel, but it would have to be done pretty much from the entrance to the draughting hole, in a framework braced in many directions, so it would need a lot. That's not really a problem though, and access is good.

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 11:04:03 pm »
Call in the OR ;D

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Re: The Garden Dig
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2020, 12:07:10 pm »
Call in the OR ;D
Didn't pwhole say "Tackled Safely".
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