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 Post subject: Re: Wind Farm.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:54 pm 
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Managed to snap some shots today as they finished number three. But sadly not as they made the initial lift to raise it from horizontal to vertical.

Just as the last blade was about to leave the floor.
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30 or 40 feet to go.
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10ft to go.
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Nearly line up.
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Just a few bolts to tighten now.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:07 pm 
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Raggy wrote:
Managed to snap some shots today as they finished number three. But sadly not as they made the initial lift to raise it from horizontal to vertical.

Just as the last blade was about to leave the floor.
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Nearly line up.
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Loud BANG & blade drops to the ground! :o

... Just before the blade hit the ground! :oops:
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:59 pm 
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'Kin hell! I wouldn't have wanted to be under that!

What snapped Raggy? Do you know?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Give them my number.
I know scrap is on it's arse currently but I'm paying £2 a ton above average at the minute. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:26 pm 
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Give them my number.
I know scrap is on it's arse currently but I'm paying £2 a ton above average at the minute. :)


Bring plenty of cutting discs. And you may need something bigger than a white Transit.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:57 pm 
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Raggy wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
Give them my number.
I know scrap is on it's arse currently but I'm paying £2 a ton above average at the minute. :)


Bring plenty of cutting discs. And you may need something bigger than a white Transit.

We'll go oxy-propane and bring a couple of artics.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:44 pm 
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Lord Muck wrote:
Raggy wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
Give them my number.
I know scrap is on it's arse currently but I'm paying £2 a ton above average at the minute. :)


Bring plenty of cutting discs. And you may need something bigger than a white Transit.

We'll go oxy-propane and bring a couple of artics.


A couple? You might be overloaded.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Raggy wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
Raggy wrote:
Lord Muck wrote:
Give them my number.
I know scrap is on it's arse currently but I'm paying £2 a ton above average at the minute. :)


Bring plenty of cutting discs. And you may need something bigger than a white Transit.

We'll go oxy-propane and bring a couple of artics.


A couple? You might be overloaded.

We'll be cutting up hundreds of thousands of pounds of scrap with some oxy-propane to get about 40 quid a ton for it and you think we'll be concerned about whether or not we'll be exceeding our axle limits ?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:24 pm 
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'Kin hell! I wouldn't have wanted to be under that!

What snapped Raggy? Do you know?


I thought you had hacked Squires account (you seem to have done NQIT a few times).


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:25 am 
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Where are the guys when they have to attach the blades ?
Are they inside near the hub or do they have to go outside ?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:51 am 
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Lord Muck wrote:
Where are the guys when they have to attach the blades ?
Are they inside near the hub or do they have to go outside ?


When they lift, the answer is both. There's a couple in the hub lining things up and waiting with the air guns. And a few on the ground guiding things too. If you look very closely you might be able to see guide ropes that are being held by men yesterday. But if slightly breezier might be held by a
Telehandler.

Attaching the blades to the hub at ground level is one man inside, one on the outside.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:38 am 
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Can they see your house from there ? :lol:

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Can they see your house from there ? :lol:

Can't quite see where I live. Too tucked away. But can clearly see the turbines when in a clear spot in my village.

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Raggy wrote:
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Can they see your house from there ? :lol:

Can't quite see where I live. Too tucked away. But can clearly see the turbines when in a clear spot in my village.

Do they pay per view?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:40 pm 
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Raggy wrote:
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Can they see your house from there ? :lol:

Can't quite see where I live. Too tucked away. But can clearly see the turbines when in a clear spot in my village.



Proper lord of the manor owning that too then :lol:

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