Ok a few pics of the 3-days on the Hogsmill
First job was to fill many many sand bags to block off the flow and move them down to the weir along with all the other parts and tools
The area sand bagged
After plenty of measuring and using a template Neil set out drilling, and drilling, and drilling,
The bars down the side were set to increase the depth, the inner parts are the deflectors
This day 2 with the risers in place
Getting them all in place and fixed was tricky, they used a special fixing resin which does set underwater, the holes drilled out, then plugged with the resin and set in. They use the same stuff if you ever see bolts around lamp posts, that sort of thing, messy business.
Being put into an applicator
Being squirted in
Never get this stuff on your hands, really !
The template for the deflectors
More drilling and setting
The Crab Man
The next new one was using Underwater Mortar, yes it exists. It was used to plug the gaps underneath the deflectors, very effective
This is the finished job
Saturday we moved a ton of rocks just down from the tail to create a rock ramp, and moved most of the sandbags back up. All 3-days in extreme temperatures, felt lucky being in the water.
There is a further part of the project still to do as the drop at the tail was slightly more than expected and the water slightly fast, date to be confirmed for that but overall a cracking job by the TAC boys helping out the South East Rivers Trust on one of our significant local tribs.
I do have a short video that will be uploaded
A massive thanks again to Neil D, Keith Crab and Ian C for getting down and dirty on this one, really enjoyed and learnt a lot