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  1. @Rustybullethole sorry to hear about the problems with your drains, hope you manage to get them sorted soon. I can only echo what @Remspoor said in his post above. Confined spaces like that are dangerous, 80% of fatalities in such environments are due to toxic gases, fumes and vapours or lack of oxygen - you won't be aware anything's wrong with out proper detection instruments - losing consciousness and drowning in sewage is a god awful way to go. If you feel ill in the next few days, especially flu like symptoms - shivers, aches, fever - do get yourself medically checked out as you could have contracted weil's disease. All this no doubt seems rather alarmist but my thinking is probably coloured by the fact part of my job is rescuing people from confined spaces when things go wrong.
  2. Listen up shiters, what do you want for breakfast? My celtic brother @davidfowler2000 is bringing Scottish delights for the Saturday morning, otherwise there's cafes in Cwm Y Glo (2 mins walk) or Llanberis (half hour walk along the lake) that will be open. On the Sunday morning Tom the owner of the on site bakehouse is willing to open to provide breakfast for us. Egg or bacon roll for £2 and £1 for a brew. It would be useful for him to have an idea of numbers in advance so if you could let me know asap please. I'll update the list below as replies come in. 1. @davidfowler2000davidfowler2000 - both nights trailer - Sunday breakfast2. @brownnovaBrownnova - both nights tent or car - Sunday breakfast3. @beko1987Beko - both nights tent (might be added mum and stepdad in the same tent)4. @SupernautSupernaut - both nights tent - Sunday breakfast5. @juular Juular - both nights car6. @catsintheweldercatsinthewelder +kids both nights tent - Sunday breakfast x 37. @FumblerFumbler- both nights car - Sunday breakfast8. @chaseracerchaseracer - both nights tent or car - Sunday breakfast9. @EightMegsEightMegs - Both nights, tent10. @batterypoweredbatterypowered - Both nights, tent11. @twosmoke300Twosmoke300 plus 2 or 3 guests (awaiting confirmation) - both nights van and tent - Sunday breakfast12. @cms206cms206 - both nights, camper - Sunday breakfast13. @Ghostyghosty - both nights, car14. @captain_70sCaptain_70s - (Maybe) both nights, car or tent.15. @fatharrisFatharris - both nights - tent16. @3VOM3VOM - both nights - car, tent, something - Sunday breakfast17. @320touring320touring - both nights tent or car (TBC) - Sunday breakfast18. @horriblemercedeshorriblemercedes both nights, tent19. @HillmanImpHillmanimp - both night, tent or camper - Sunday breakfast20. @kirtonKirton - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights camper - Sunday breakfast21. @Dave_QDave_Q - Saturday only, maybe van, maybe moped + smol tent22. @Cord FourteenerCord Fourteener - maybe Friday night, definitely Saturday night - two kids - tent or tarpaulin and hammock - Sunday breakfast23. @taxi paultaxi paul - Saturday day visitor + (possibly) some family24. @dozeydustmandozeydustman - now unable to come25. @rebreb- now unable to make it26 - @AnthonyGAnthony G, Friday & Saturday night, staying off site.27. @Six-cylinderSix-cylinder - b&b booked locally Friday & Saturday nights 28. @maxxomaxxo - both nights tent - Sunday breakfast29. @jaypeeJaypee - both nights, car #galaxy - Sunday breakfast30. LightBulbFun - unfortunately now unlikely to make it but he can keep his number just in case31. @BL BlokeBL Bloke - both nights, staying off site - Sunday breakfast 32. @MondeoBluesMondeoBlues - both nights, tent 33. @hairnethairnet - Fri maybe, Sat deffo, staying local (bring plenty of cake) - Sunday breakfast 34. @bezzabsabezzabsa - both nights, van (maybe with mattress) 35. @aldo135Aldo135 - plus 3 kids, both nights in tent - Sunday breakfast x 4 36. @MattJY MattJY - both nights, tent 37. @stripped fredstripped fred - Saturday night - camping - Sunday breakfast 38. @ZelandethZelandeth - Saturday night - camper van 39. @Jim BellJim Bell - day visitor Saturday - Sunday breakfast 40. @Conrad D. ConelradConrad D. Conelrad - day visitor Saturday 41. @binhoker668binhokker668 - both nights - car/tent - Sunday breakfast 42. @VolksyVolksy - both nights - car/tent 43. @SaabnutSaabnut - hoping to make both nights staying off-site - Sunday breakfast 44. @Lacquer PeelLacquer Peel - both nights - van 45. @sdkrcsdkrc - Saturday - car suppose I should put myself on the list 46. Sunny Jim - both nights, own bed 10 mins away - egg roll & coffee Tom (obviously a good bloke, dailies a K11 Micra) has kindly offered us use of the bakehouse on the Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm so we've got some indoor space to gather in in case of inclement weather. Not long now, really looking forward to welcoming you all (fingers crossed the weather will be better than it has been here this weekend). Jim
  3. It's classified as a Confined Space so by law before maintenance teams can go in rescue plans have to be devised so that workers can be extracted in case of emergency. Only once my colleagues and I had worked out how we would rescue them were the maintenance team allowed in. Fortunately nobody required rescuing today which is how I like it. 🙂
  4. The view from my office today. I was Entry Control Officer for a team entering the dam's hydroelectric plant to devise rescue plans for maintenance workers. Slightly concerned to be stood in the middle of a dam next to a metal access davit with lightning forecast but fortunately it didn't materialise!
  5. @bezzabsasorry to hear about the van - hope you manage to sort it with your kidneys intact. 1. davidfowler2000 - both nights trailer2. Brownnova - both nights tent or car3. Beko - both nights tent (might be added mum and stepdad in the same tent)4. Supernaut - both nights tent5. Juular - both nights car6. catsinthewelder +kids both nights tent7. Fumbler- both nights car8. chaseracer - both nights tent or car9. EightMegs - Both nights, tent10. batterypowered - Both nights, tent11. Twosmoke300 plus 2 or 3 guests (awaiting confirmation) - both nights van and tent12. cms206 - both nights, camper13. ghosty - both nights, car14. Captain_70s - (Maybe) both nights, car or tent.15. Fatharris - both nights - tent16. 3VOM - both nights - car, tent, something17. 320touring - both nights tent or car (TBC)18. horriblemercedes both nights, tent19. Hillmanimp - both night, tent or camper.20. Kirton - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights camper21. LiteAce Owner (EightMegs) - both nights, van22. Dave_Q - Saturday only, maybe van, maybe moped + smol tent23. Cord Fourteener - maybe Friday night, definitely Saturday night - two kids - tent or tarpaulin and hammock.24. taxi paul - Saturday day visitor + (possibly) some family25. dozeydustman - (if can get cover) Saturday - car26. reb- (if the time-off gods allow) both nights - car27 - Anthony G, Friday & Saturday night, staying off site.28. Six-cylinder - b&b booked locally Friday & Saturday nights 29. maxxo - both nights ten30. Jaypee - both nights, car #galaxy31. LightBulbFun - unfortunately now unlikely to make it but he can keep his number just in case32. BL Bloke - both nights, staying off site 33. MondeoBlues - both nights, tent 34. hairnet - Fri maybe, Sat deffo, staying local (bring plenty of cake) 35. bezzabsa - both nights, van (maybe with mattress) 36. Aldo135 - plus 3 kids, both nights in tent 37. MattJY - both nights, tent 38. stripped fred - Saturday night - camping 39. Zelandeth - Saturday night - camper van 40. Jim Bell - day visitor Saturday 41. Conrad D. Conelrad - day visitor Saturday 42. binhokker668 - both nights - car/tent 43. Volksy - both nights - car/tent 44. Saabnut - hoping to make both nights staying off-site 45. Lacquer Peel - both nights - van 46. sdkrc - Saturday - car
  6. Here's the updated list, it continues to swell. 1. davidfowler2000 - both nights trailer2. Brownnova - both nights tent or car3. Beko - both nights tent (might be added mum and stepdad in the same tent)4. Supernaut - both nights tent5. Juular - both nights car6. catsinthewelder +kids both nights tent7. Fumbler- both nights car8. chaseracer - both nights tent or car9. EightMegs - Both nights, tent10. batterypowered - Both nights, tent11. Twosmoke300 plus 2 or 3 guests (awaiting confirmation) - both nights van and tent12. cms206 - both nights, camper13. ghosty - both nights, car14. Captain_70s - (Maybe) both nights, car or tent.15. Fatharris - both nights - tent16. 3VOM - both nights - car, tent, something17. 320touring - both nights tent or car (TBC)18. horriblemercedes both nights, tent19. Hillmanimp - both night, tent or camper.20. Kirton - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights camper21. LiteAce Owner (EightMegs) - both nights, van22. Dave_Q - Saturday only, maybe van, maybe moped + smol tent23. Cord Fourteener - maybe Friday night, definitely Saturday night - two kids - tent or tarpaulin and hammock.24. taxi paul - Saturday day visitor + (possibly) some family25. dozeydustman - (if can get cover) Saturday - car26. reb- (if the time-off gods allow) both nights - car27 - Anthony G, Friday & Saturday night, staying off site.28. Six-cylinder - b&b booked locally Friday & Saturday nights 29. maxxo - both nights ten30. Jaypee - both nights, car #galaxy31. LightBulbFun - unfortunately now unlikely to make it but he can keep his number just in case32. BL Bloke - both nights, staying off site 33. MondeoBlues - both nights, tent 34. hairnet - Fri maybe, Sat deffo, staying local (bring plenty of cake) 35. bezzabsa - both nights, van (maybe with mattress) 36. Aldo135 - plus 3 kids, both nights in tent 37. MattJY - both nights, tent 38. stripped fred - Saturday night - camping 39. Zelandeth - Saturday night - camper van 40. Jim Bell - day visitor Saturday 41. Conrad D. Conelrad - day visitor Saturday 42. binhokker668 - both nights - car/tent 43. Volksy - both nights - car/tent
  7. @Supernautand anyone else who might be interested in off-site accommodation. The accommodation is 20 minutes drive from the site at my place of work. It's a three bed cottage and now that Lightbulbfun has had to drop out there are two ensuite rooms available with @BL Blokein the third. The cost is £25 for the two nights. If we give Supernaut dibs on a room there's one still up from grabs; first come, first served.
  8. You need to perform a "foamectomy"! You take the cover off the seat and then cut away foam from the base so you sit lower in it. I'm 6'1" and it did the trick for me (but only 11 stone so don't sink that low in a seat!). https://www.miata.net/garage/foamectomy/index.html
  9. Looks like Jackson Pollack has been turning round outside my house. Discovered where the leak is coming from - just got to work out where the other end of the pipe goes! Fairly certain it goes to the the OSF strut return but there's a bundle of pipes behind a clip which I'll need to remove first to be sure. Fastener for the clip currently soaking in penetrative oil before I attempt to remove it.
  10. That's a shame @LightBulbFun I was looking forward to meeting you. Don't worry you won't have to pay for any accommodation you don't use and if anything changes at your end it sounds as though @beko1987 would pick you up and there'll still be a bed for you. Looks like @BL Bloke might have the accommodation to himself but that's not a problem either.
  11. 1. davidfowler2000 - both nights trailer2. Brownnova - both nights tent or car3. Beko - both nights tent (might be added mum and stepdad in the same tent)4. Supernaut - both nights tent5. Juular - both nights car6. catsinthewelder +kids both nights tent7. Fumbler- both nights car8. chaseracer - both nights tent or car9. EightMegs - Both nights, tent10. batterypowered - Both nights, tent11. Twosmoke300 plus 2 or 3 guests (awaiting confirmation) - both nights van and tent12. cms206 - both nights, camper13. ghosty - both nights, car14. Captain_70s - (Maybe) both nights, car or tent.15. Fatharris - both nights - tent16. 3VOM - both nights - car, tent, something17. 320touring - both nights tent or car (TBC)18. horriblemercedes both nights, tent19. Hillmanimp - both night, tent or camper.20. Kirton - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights camper21. LiteAce Owner (EightMegs) - both nights, van22. Dave_Q - Saturday only, maybe van, maybe moped + smol tent23. Cord Fourteener - maybe Friday night, definitely Saturday night - two kids - tent or tarpaulin and hammock.24. taxi paul - Saturday day visitor + (possibly) some family25. dozeydustman - (if can get cover) Saturday - car26. reb- (if the time-off gods allow) both nights - car27 - Anthony G, Friday & Saturday night, staying off site.28. Six-cylinder - b&b booked locally Friday & Saturday nights 29. maxxo - both nights ten30. Jaypee - both nights, car #galaxy31. LightBulbFun - both nights, staying off site32. BL Bloke - both nights, staying off site 33. MondeoBlues - both nights, tent 34. hairnet - Fri maybe, Sat deffo, staying local (bring plenty of cake) 35. bezzabsa - both nights, van (maybe with mattress) 36. Aldo135 - plus 3 kids, both nights in tent 37. MattJY - both nights, tent 38. stripped fred - Saturday night - camping 39. Zelandeth - Saturday night - camper van 40. Jim Bell - day visitor Saturday 41. Conrad D. Conelrad - day visitor Saturday Who'll be the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything?
  12. What would you prefer to spend your time and money on? Preserving and driving the Puma or restoring the Metro? Reading your thread I got the impression (quite possibly wrongly?) that you were in to the Puma for the long term. If the appeal of the Metro is to scratch a Leyland itch could you keep the Puma and buyer a cheaper Leyland product? (The Autoshite answer is always to buy more cars!) And as long as you've got the Puma the rest of your life won't be miserable - well the time you spend driving the Puma won't be!
  13. The young prince saying what we all think...
  14. @Flat4aye, camping Fri & Sat nights, depart Sunday. Checking the list @kirtonhas said he wants to stay Sunday night too, can't see that being a problem but I'll check with Ted, the owner of the campsite - anyone else want to stay Sunday night too?
  15. 1. davidfowler2000 - both nights trailer2. Brownnova - both nights tent or car3. Beko - both nights tent (might be added mum and stepdad in the same tent)4. Supernaut - both nights tent5. Juular - both nights car6. catsinthewelder +kids both nights tent7. Fumbler- both nights car8. chaseracer - both nights tent or car9. EightMegs - Both nights, tent10. batterypowered - Both nights, tent11. Twosmoke300 plus 2 or 3 guests (awaiting confirmation) - both nights van and tent12. cms206 - both nights, camper13. ghosty - both nights, car14. Captain_70s - (Maybe) both nights, car or tent.15. Fatharris - both nights - tent16. 3VOM - both nights - car, tent, something17. 320touring - both nights tent or car (TBC)18. horriblemercedes both nights, tent19. Hillmanimp - both night, tent or camper.20. Kirton - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights camper21. LiteAce Owner (EightMegs) - both nights, van22. Dave_Q - Saturday only, maybe van, maybe moped + smol tent23. Cord Fourteener - maybe Friday night, definitely Saturday night - two kids - tent or tarpaulin and hammock.24. taxi paul - Saturday day visitor + (possibly) some family25. dozeydustman - (if can get cover) Saturday - car26. reb- (if the time-off gods allow) both nights - car27 - Anthony G, Friday & Saturday night, staying off site.28. Six-cylinder - b&b booked locally Friday & Saturday nights 29. maxxo - both nights ten30. Jaypee - both nights, car #galaxy31. LightBulbFun - both nights, staying off site32. BL Bloke - both nights, staying off site 33. MondeoBlues - both nights, tent 34. hairnet - Fri maybe, Sat deffo, staying local (bring plenty of cake) 35. bezzabsa - both nights, van (maybe with mattress) 36. Aldo135 - plus 3 kids, both nights in tent 37. MattJY - both nights, tent 38. stripped fred - Saturday night - camping 39. Zelandeth - Saturday night - camper van
  16. @bezzabsa - you pay on arrival, £10 per person per night.
  17. It wasn't the incident that made me grin but the first response.
  18. 1. davidfowler2000 - both nights trailer2. Brownnova - both nights tent or car3. Beko - both nights tent (might be added mum and stepdad in the same tent)4. Supernaut - both nights tent5. Juular - both nights car6. catsinthewelder +kids both nights tent7. Fumbler- both nights car8. chaseracer - both nights tent or car9. EightMegs - Both nights, tent10. batterypowered - Both nights, tent11. Twosmoke300 plus 2 or 3 guests (awaiting confirmation) - both nights van and tent12. cms206 - both nights, camper13. ghosty - both nights, car14. Captain_70s - (Maybe) both nights, car or tent.15. Fatharris - both nights - tent16. 3VOM - both nights - car, tent, something17. 320touring - both nights tent or car (TBC)18. horriblemercedes both nights, tent19. Hillmanimp - both night, tent or camper.20. Kirton - Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights camper21. LiteAce Owner (EightMegs) - both nights, van22. Dave_Q - Saturday only, maybe van, maybe moped + smol tent23. Cord Fourteener - maybe Friday night, definitely Saturday night - two kids - tent or tarpaulin and hammock.24. taxi paul - Saturday day visitor + (possibly) some family25. dozeydustman - (if can get cover) Saturday - car26. reb- (if the time-off gods allow) both nights - car27 - Anthony G, Friday & Saturday night, staying off site.28. Six-cylinder - b&b booked locally Friday & Saturday nights 29. maxxo - both nights ten30. Jaypee - both nights, car #galaxy31. LightBulbFun - both nights, staying off site32. BL Bloke - both nights, staying off site 33. MondeoBlues - both nights, tent 34. hairnet - Fri maybe, Sat deffo, staying local (bring plenty of cake) 35. bezzabsa - both nights, van (maybe with mattress) 36. Aldo135 - plus 3 kids, both nights in tent 37. MattJY - both nights, tent 38. stripped fred - Saturday night - camping
  19. @bezzabsasure it wasn't Ben Nevis you were thinking of? https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/may-1996/74/to-the-top-of-ben-nevis The guy in the Frontera drove up the railway track and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.
  20. That event (or more accurately series of events) is still fondly* remembered around these parts as you can imagine. Silly fucker got 22 months inside for his exploits. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-21087633
  21. Not from me but it would be good to have an idea of numbers in advance please.
  22. @puddlethumper Don't have any pictures of the trucks on this PC but here's one of me from my circus days.
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