- Visiting bus damages gate post then denies culpability.
What about asking the Swiss people who came to visit if they witnessed anything?
Useless witnesses though, any good lawyer would just see loads of holes in their statements.
Seriously though, this is exactly the type of thing that puts me off from having coachloads of European visitors coming to view my gardens.Posted 3 years agoCountZeroMember
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I think it might be a bit early to build a gallows tbh… First you give them a trial, then you hang them.
“Do we find the accused guilty?”Posted 3 years ago
“You shall be taken from this place to a place of execution, and hung by the neck until you are dead. May God have mercy on your soul.
I’m sure mcm didn’t actually need to build a gallows, he must still have a tree standing with a branch you could throw a rope over, that hasn’t been cut up to feed the log burner… 😉
It’s hard to say what they weighed. There was only one stone that formed whole ‘storey’. That was the one made the gallows to support the endless chain from. The others were still a significant lift. The capping stone on top we used a system of scaffold boards and broom handle rollers to slide along the adjacent coping stones.Posted 3 years ago
I was just wondering that.. Hingeectomy in case of further visits by AAA? Or are you going to take it down to them and lob it through the windscreen..?
The hinge pin was in good shape but the bit that was recessed onto the stone had rusted just enough to expand and fracture some of the sandstone. It has done the same thing on the other side.
OMITN, the listing and regulations? We used a lime and sand mortar as per original, I don’t think there is much more we could have done to conform.
We did consider hanging the endless chain winch from the tree but the nearest branch looked barely strong enough to support just it’s weight.
The gallows allowed to lift and reposition the big stone with no drama.
We moved the capping stone along the coping stones on an ingenious broom handle roller system where the capping stone sat upon a short scaffold board, with the rollers running upon another board. It was frictionless and steerable.
It was great working with Ken and Friend, usually I do these projects on my own and have to find third, fourth, fifth and six hand solutions using G clamps and props. Working through the problems we found some very simple solutions which made the job a lot easier and all the more rewarding to share in the restored Karma at the end.Posted 3 years agobillyboySubscriber
Tesco did the same to me about four years ago. They were delivering to a neighbour. The driver reversed straight into my garden wall, dislodged it by about the same amount as your piccies show and knocked the gate clean off. The driver stopped, got out, dusted off his bumper, then drove off. Luckily another neighbour saw it. The local police officer who I seriously believe is corrupt did nothing, then lied to me and I had to politely threaten him to get any investigation done at all. In the event it was half hearted and there was no prosecution. Tesco were wholly hostile as were their insurers but they did eventually pay out.
It’s all bollocks nowadays. The sinned against are expected to absorb the impact and MTFU.Posted 3 years ago
None of us had done anything like it before. Though we all had complementary skilz. Ken is a civil engineer whose day job is earthquake proofing San Francisco, Friend is the resident timber restoration meister at St David’s Cathederal in Pembrokeshire.
Friend drove up from Wales by car that really needs a thread of it’s own.
Posted 3 years ago
I know the guys at the lime centre, years ago I went to a lime harling day at Brodie Castle they organized, it was fascinating.
Hora, those chips fractured when the pillar was tipped forward by the bus. The sandstone is really brittle. We have the shards, I’m going to try and refix them with some epoxy and stainless pins.Posted 3 years agoneilwheelMember
Polyester resin, for setting studs in masonry, should work to bond those chips back on. The one I use needs a special cartridge gun but I’m sure there are some that fit in a standard sealant gun.Posted 3 years ago
Usually dries to a grey concrete colour but you can dust some sand over while still tacky to blend it in.
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