Storm Rainbow

DSC01550Storm Rainbow

Caught the Rainbow this morning. Hove beach, looking West, this is the direction the looming storm is coming from.

Spout it out…

Plugs eye view of a Tap spout…

Chrome and Porcelain

Nothing like shiny new Virgin, un-touched, un-used, Chrome Taps…

Taps eye view of Click – Clack waste fitting…

Click – Clack waste view of Tap spout…

This is to be, the start of my Chrome and Porcelain project, more will come…

Wood Slick

This is by far my earliest and largest photographic project.  Most times, its better to show one or two pictures.  I am taking a chance and showing 20 pictures.  The photographs really tell the story and I hope they hold your interest.  I managed to capture these pictures early one morning going along the coast road to work.

The Cargo Ship,  “The Ice Prince” carrying Timber, ran into trouble in rough sea’s near Portland Bill, England in January 2008.  The crew where all rescued by helicopter and lifeboat, before she sank.   Timber, 33ft long planks where washed off the Ship causing a Wood Slick running from West (Portland Bill) to East (Beachy Head and beyond) of the English Channel.  “This is what I saw that morning”.

These shots taken, were on a beach stretch in Worthing a few odd miles West of Brighton & Hove, England.  2000 tonnes, washed up along the coast causing hazards on the beaches and to the shipping lanes.  Anybody lifting timber away were threatened with arrest…

Meet the new kid on the block

Got in Last Saturday evening, after watching Brighton vs Birmingham at the Amex.  Just started doing a bit of cooking, when I spotted the new kid on the block.  It is said that there is a decline in the population of Sparrows, we appear to have a pretty good local population, well in our local gardens anyway.  Didn’t take this little one to long to locate the feeder and water station.

Parent, with youngster…

Needing a drink…

First of many.  Nice little chap…

 

Lets make Tracks

I like heavy plant, this was begging to be snapped…

Machine used for Groyne repairs and maintenance, Hove seafront, England.

France and Europe on the other side of the water.

 

 

Hole in the Tank

What are you going to do, with a large hot water Tank/Calorifier that has sprung a hole in it.  You just can’t get one of the shelf to fit exactly to existing pipework and the Tank  is over 29 yr’s old.  The logistics of a new installation and cost have to be considered and the residents and staff of this of this care home, rely on masses of hot water every day.

 

Pictures Courtesy:  UrbanPlumber

There are several short-term answers:  1 – weld a patch over the hole, “this may cause more problems if the wall thickness is badly corroded”.  2 – Try to bung the hole with a wooden plug, “If you manage this, the head pressure may blow it out”.

Our solution and quick fix to this problem, came in the shape of:  Silicon, a large Jubilee clip, small metal disk, and two-part slow set araldite, as shown in the pictures below.

 

Picture Courtesy:  UrbanPlumber

That little finger sized hole was the problem.  Hot water shooting out at pressure and flooding the plantroom.  The answer and short-term fix/long-term fix, isolate supplies, drain calorifier, fill the hole with Silicon and leave over night to set, to assist with the plugging of the hole.  Next morning, clean surfaces apply araldite press on metal disc and tighten very large jubilee clip.  Allow to set for about an hour, gently fill tank and test, re-instate supplies and hot test.  “JOB’S A GOOD ONE” Every body is happy…

They won’t teach you that on a 6 week Plumbing course!    “MORE TO COME”.