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Canal Navvy

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About Canal Navvy

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    Senior member, Raffle Sponsor 2008, 2009

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  • Location:
    South West
  • Interests
    Canal restoration,old land rovers,books & pubs
  • Occupation
    sole trader,groundworks,steel fabricator,ex.agricultural tyre fitter
  • City
    City of Nailsworth

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  1. Have you tried a hot pressure washer/steam cleaner ? , they usually seem pretty efficient at taking paint off machines πŸ€”
  2. Seen it this year in a still establishing mixed species farm hedge, be very surprised if the bird cherries survive 😐
  3. Fascinating observation Wondering if the white combusts with less knock than the red and the drivers are subconsciously using more of the right foot πŸ€”
  4. Canal Navvy

    Defender 130

    Worth being aware that the standard snap in rubber tubeless valve is only rated to 65 psi πŸ˜‰
  5. Canal Navvy

    Defender 130

    I'm on the same tyre but 255/85 r16 and on a 110 hi-cap. I run 35psi front, 50 psi rear. I started with getting the front tyres to a pressure that they looked and steered nicely then upped the rear pressures until the rolling radius was the same.
  6. When she's finished you off ................................................................... ................. any plans for Daisy's future ? 😁
  7. Generic 1600 kg tirfor, ifor tipper behind land rover with mini-digger aboard, cut stems to five foot , track up ramps with stem πŸ˜€ Distance is always the killer with bulk on haulage πŸ˜”
  8. I wish somebody would offer me free standing firewood for the pleasure of felling it πŸ™‚
  9. If you remove it now pre-planning you'll remember it with a gentle regret πŸ₯² If you leave it and try to work round it you will certainly grow to hate it with a passion πŸ‘Ή
  10. I used to think that the Duddon Valley was where I ought to be, trouble is all of the other visitors thought the same and now it's dead. Twenty five years ago there were two school minibuses and the pub had local accents in. Virtually any property that comes on the market gets snapped up by those who visited for all night drinking sessions and a good campsite when university students πŸ˜’
  11. I was not totally convinced of the test, petrol car filled and returned to the same spot for refill (pretty standard practice), EV have a squint at what it's showing and take it back for another squint. Would have been much happier if the producers had used a site where both vehicles could have had consumption measured to weights and measures standards πŸ€”
  12. In the past I've had some very nice brushed stainless steel thin sheet recovered from old redundant farm bulk milk tank πŸ˜€
  13. They always used to be November the 5th specials ........ and when you see how quickly and how hot they burn you'd never want to live in one. The axle and wheels are worth saving if it's been boxed in out of the elements πŸ˜‰
  14. That is just trawling for a bite ....
  15. Overcampacted clays are pretty resistant to water being able to get through. Plant roots (not just trees) can desicate clay to the point that rehydration is into years or decades. I have worked on structures that have sunk on desicated clays and are still supported on boulders of dry clay with cracks that water and the odd root use as a passage to the moister clay below. Old houses would have a well in the cellar so the water level would have been artificially lowered. Rain water butts and watered gardens were fairly normal. Old houses get bought by a different sort of people and adapted, ground water level rises and the building experiences changes that it hasn't seen in a a couple of centuries and people are alarmed to see a few cracks. Generally the problem is in the building industry particularly since it's been possible to get ground works signed off by an independent surveyor with no local knowledge of the local pockets of soil types, rather than the good old local building control. On puddle clay liners of canals it takes water something like six years to get from the top of a two foot layer to the bottom! Different types of clay have very different behaviours, some are good engineering materials, some are unreliable and some are destructive. It is quite easy to get a bit obsessed by clays πŸ™„


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