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Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by The Hawk, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. The Hawk

    The Hawk Well-Known Forumite

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    Work continues after the latest flooding, with February 2020 looking like the earliest for a reopening.

    Flooded Wetherspoon pub will be closed for at least two more months
    They should have undertaken flood prevention works after the previous flooding event. Better late than never.
     
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    They need to change the wall overlooking the river from a fence to a physical wall , that'd be a start, and possibly replace the doors round the back.
     
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    I think Donald Trump has hacked your account.

    Strange as it may sound, they will first need to establish where the water is coming from and identify all the water ingress points. It could well be that they need more than just barriers, for example they may need to fit non-return valves to drains. Oh, and when you block water from one route, it has a nasty habit of finding new routes.

    And, as has been discussed elsewhere on this forum, there is always a price to pay. If Wetherspoons can put in effective flood defences, next time that water will go somewhere else; fortunately, in this case, it will be a relatively small scale adjustment.
     
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    Indeed it'll just flood into the rood , the flats and the little dessert shop, and that curry restaurant.
     
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    Horn End nursery seem to have put effective flood protection in place which just keeps their interior safe without preventing water flooding their car park. Seems like finding a way to allow the beer garden to flood but protecting the inside might be a balanced solution
     
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    I recall the cellar of the Tap & Spile flooding (in 2000?).

    Water was coming in through the cellar walls, via many small orifices - not a lot could be done about it.


    There can be many potential routes, including backflow up the drains, as above. Air-bricks and just the general porosity of the walls are often missed.

    Many flood defences seem to rely on just shoving it onwards to be someone else's problem elsewhere.

    Holding it upstream in suitable areas is often a better general solution than speeding its flow downstream.
     
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    Where will it all stop though ? … The weather geek mate I see in the pub now informs me that this Autumn has been the wettest he's ever recorded (the Met Autumn is September, October, November.) But if you mention 'climate change' you're instantly branded as some kind of conspiracy nut out to spoil everybody's fun !
    My thinking is by all means increase flood defences and prevention (prevention being pretty much overlooked these days anyway) but no defence system in the world is going to keep 20,000,0000 square miles of weather generating North Atlantic Ocean at bay if the climate starts stirring it up.
     
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    The swimming pool I 'look after' may be considered a giant rain gauge, being outdoors.

    The idea is to drop the level over the dormant, unheated, winter period, to avoid any freezing damage to the inlet and outlet pipework.

    Last winter, the level had risen, due to rain, almost back up to the ports by the time it came to refill and revitalise it..

    This winter, so far, I have had to pump about eight inches out just to keep it a little below the ports - it really needs another go now, to have some leeway for the future.

    One 'advantage' of the wet weather may be that there have been far fewer leaves blown onto the cover, and only about a quarter as many have found their way past into the water - a benefit of the permanent wetness reducing the ease with which they may be blown around?
     
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    What to do if you find a radio sonde, and how to deny responsibility if the parachute has failed.

    https://vlab.ncep.noaa.gov/web/nws-heritage/-/the-farmer-and-the-gadget
     
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