Work Party Report 11th & 12th February 2017

Work Party Report 11th & 12th February 2017

During the weekend of 11/12 February Trust volunteers continued work at Sellet Hall Bridge (B173) on our First Furlong project. After finding that the transition walls were probably a main cause of leakage the object of the work was to fill in the gaps with clay (and stones where necessary). 

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But before starting, the gaps were examined by our wildlife expert using an endoscope to check that there was nothing living in them.

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 After starting work with trowels and mortar tools it was found that the best technique was to take a handful of clay, squeeze it into a gap and smooth it off (child's play!).

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 We then ran our pump for a couple of hours to fill up with water. Having marked the water level it is now a matter of monitoring the level to see if we have fixed the leak.

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 When we took our stuff back to Millness we were able to christen our new petrol powered washer which made short work of the sticky clay. Watch this space.....