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« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2015, 11:15:46 AM »

Just lost 3 bays of a 15 bay polytunnel. Was going to replace this year anyway so no real damage done.
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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2015, 02:21:52 PM »

Sorry to hear that R/J,
                     Very rough here as well.
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2015, 11:18:02 PM »

Very rough weather here at the moment.
                                      Heavy hail and very violent gusts that would knock you off your feet. Great lecky output though and lecky fires very welcome.
             Refurbished turbine cruising through it,without a bother. I hate the thought of that heavy hail ,pitting the leading edges of my nice new blades,, Roll Eyes
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« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2015, 09:05:37 PM »

This one didn't survive it...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-30667411
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« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2015, 09:13:28 PM »

Wow, What a mess,
                      It would be nearly impossible to tell what happened to that one.
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« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2015, 09:20:56 PM »

Looks like the tower tube has crumpled a few meters of the base?  1.39 in the vid.
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« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2015, 09:39:17 PM »

The neighbour describes a day of battering noise.  Could it have been bearing or brake failure causing oscillation which overwhelmed the strength of the tower?  It looks to have folded at the bottom rather than snapped...

Unlike this one, which was rattling in the morning but down by the afternoon: I guess it had work-hardened the pole/tube base as there was a bright snapped-off fracture visible all round.





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« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2015, 07:54:39 AM »

We are getting a fair old shot of wind this morning,
                               Two separate winds are coming together above our area,from the south and from the west so maybe this is why our turbine is running max. It is not a problem,
             Today I return to the stores by the sea,that sells everything from needles to an anchors, Where trawlers that fish the antarctic and the arctic come home to get their refits.
       Where the language can be anything from Russian to Korean and the feisty Grace lost her two uncles to multiple hangmen,
            MY humble needs are few,a special bearing and tight fitting cap for it.I have already sorted the method of restraint.
             I may take a pic or two. These are the kinds of stores that you dream about.
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« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2015, 10:25:31 PM »

I've just been looking at < xcweather.co.uk >, the forecast map shows some very tight isobars over Scotland tomorrow night; 60mbars difference from north to south of the British isles. Batten-down tight, and the best of luck to all up there!
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« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2015, 10:55:06 PM »

It will be very stormy around midnight,Tomorrow night,big wind this time.
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« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2015, 11:10:11 AM »

last night
out of the blue a gust of wind appeared with out any warning about 9 pm
it was calm before and after
the turbine noise brought it to my attention/ trying to yaw in each direction to catch up with the wind direction
this was a one off  power full gust ,and the tree tossed around in circles

first time I seen this, luckey had everything right
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« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2015, 12:01:51 PM »

  Strong wind here last night as well,
                                 It is kind of warming up for midnight tonight. Gusts of 80mph on the way, I lowered our turbine and its blades are tied now.
        Guys need to be reset and everything in general checked over. New guy set-up better to work with and new winch is good.
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« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2015, 12:18:06 PM »

I trust Paul will have his exterior WC Shed well secured this time around, it has a fantastic view, but needs some securing down......
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« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2015, 12:47:45 PM »

I think he has the pan strung to the sterling board floor with high tensile bull wire,
                  So if you see this tartan clad figure,surfing the north sea, sitting on a potty with his drawers down round his ankles,you will know who it is.
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« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2015, 01:50:53 PM »

We've just had a positively silly amount of rain down here in the soft south - drove up this lane, an hour later this is what I found when I returned (around 3' deep) - entailing a long detour...... facepalm


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