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mark99

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mark99 last won the day on September 19 2019

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    Technical Director, Chartered Engineer
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  1. Not new but lower price. https://www.fisheries4sale.com/property/treasure-island-hatfield-road-little-baddow-chelmsford-essex/?permalink=66692
  2. Ian Hendrys old gaff. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/76844956#/
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  5. This was the house with mooring we looked at 12 or 15 years ago in Jessamey Rd backing on the Wey entrance from Thames. IIRC 60 or even 70 foot mooring. The river is very high when photo taken. I reckon the best house in Jessamy Road - right at then end with good mooring. Direct access to the Thames.
  6. The access is from Jessamy Rd onto a private island which has a public park on it. Then, when there proceed from that first private island through a gated block of flats that takes you to and over a private bridge to Bulldogs or Bull Dog Island; the Island in question which has the small house which was a weir control house?. ETA - I can see it was perhaps a small mill site as it's called "small mill" The main mill for that area was an "oil mill" (Ham Oil Mills) and is located where the private bridge and gated block of flats is now next to Thames Lock. Ie first private island not
  7. The island is, in fact, 4.7 acres. I checked old field map and overlaid current streetview to ensure no land errosion as estate agents blurb is normally incorrect and lacking. So now we need a map from the sales blurb confirming property boundaries and whether riparian rights are in place. Guess what? No mention in the agents brochure of either. Shoddy work.
  8. The light blue Battersea Waterless (MAN) gasholder was dismantled efficiently a few years back. Bearing its close proximity to a main London rail line it was done very efficiently. Use of low pressure air pumping up and down the huge piston inside - the piston being used as the variable height working platform. Ie gas axing top downwards slowly descending over time by letting air out of the piston bore. Amazing really when the piston to gas holder wall seal is a crude engineered tar based and leather seal! Shame been inside and outside that one too.
  9. The image I put up does show the corrosion hole in the footplate but not the thin-ness of the plate and its general lack of integrity. Pointed out by another "erk" when he finished the photo!
  10. All gasholder sites and gasholders are quite old and used to manufacture gas from coal, coke, oil. It was a dirty disgusting process with so many noxious byproduct substances and those byproducts that they could not sell (liquid and solid waste) were left and spread all around the site over 50 to 100 years or so. The ground is typically a blue colour from the main useless byproduct known universally as "blue billy". I've had plenty of site samples analysed and the mix of chemicals was lethal. One of the experts used to do lectures. He went into detail about all the nasties and prod
  11. Me as a very young "erk" up a London Gasholder. Below is the Grand Union can't see it in image though.
  12. Been on a lot of roofs of London gasholders. A few had steel welded patches where ww2 bombs punctured. The issue with converting gasholders is the huge contamination they sit on. You have to demolish, excavate and remediate the whole land before you could build new or re-assemble gas holders as a frame and let anyone loose on there.
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