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Old 02 December 2012, 08:28   #1
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Repairing manhole cover - German style!

Think our councils could learn something from this. Attention to detail is fantastic.

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Old 02 December 2012, 08:56   #2
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They're not that good as he scuffed the new Tarmac when he closed the lid at the end
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Old 02 December 2012, 09:13   #3
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A highway reinstatement in the uk would be to a higher spec. The courses would be stepped and the finished wearing course would have to be overbanded with hot pitch to prevent water/frost ingress. It's also questionable as to how much compaction the wearing course received with one end of the plate compactor bouncing off of the cover rim and the other end on the existing material. ;-). A round cut looks neat, but gains nothing over a square one as it would be in the Uk. The mini patch planer is cool, but slightly unnecessary.
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Old 02 December 2012, 12:36   #4
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A highway reinstatement in the uk would be to a higher spec. The courses would be stepped and the finished wearing course would have to be overbanded with hot pitch to prevent water/frost ingress. It's also questionable as to how much compaction the wearing course received with one end of the plate compactor bouncing off of the cover rim and the other end on the existing material. ;-). A round cut looks neat, but gains nothing over a square one as it would be in the Uk. The mini patch planer is cool, but slightly unnecessary.
Wow. Impressive stuff Mollers. Nearly as good as some of the 'ole drilling stuff
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Old 02 December 2012, 15:59   #5
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A highway reinstatement in the uk would be to a higher spec. .
Sadly there just isnt any of it getting done !!
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Sadly there just isnt any of it getting done !!
They will be when they start building 100,000 new homes on our countryside most of it in Cornwall I believe
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Bloody hell, the one they repaired would have been considered in excellent condition round here!
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Bloody hell, the one they repaired would have been considered in excellent condition round here!
Around here also!
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Notice the muck trap on the inside. I wonder if that's just a bit too expensive a good idea for the UK.
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