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#300058 - 12th Mar 2009 4:16pm what are the holes in dock walls for
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Are the to keep the water at the same level between the different docks


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#300109 - 12th Mar 2009 9:39pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: derekdwc]
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To let the water though and i think maybe a over flow for the LOCK system they've got wink
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#300149 - 12th Mar 2009 11:29pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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talking to an ex docker he reckoned that when a large ship came in the water it displaced was pushed into them
He said also if anyone fell in the water - drowned?
the first place they searched for a body was in them


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#305319 - 30th Mar 2009 10:53pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: derekdwc]
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I look at those "holes" everyday as I work in the building opposite -"Egerton House".

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#305321 - 30th Mar 2009 10:57pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
I look at those "holes" everyday as I work in the building opposite -"Egerton House".


oh yeah?

keep an eye on your new security guard, he won`t last long wink
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#305324 - 30th Mar 2009 11:02pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
I look at those "holes" everyday as I work in the building opposite -"Egerton House".


oh yeah?

keep an eye on your new security guard, he won`t last long wink


Didn't know we had one!

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#305346 - 30th Mar 2009 11:44pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: ]
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hmmm, interesting, i will pm you think
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#305347 - 30th Mar 2009 11:44pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
I look at those "holes" everyday as I work in the building opposite -"Egerton House".
Stop daydreaming and do some work!!!
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#305462 - 31st Mar 2009 4:54pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: MissGuided]
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Im sure there for Water Displacement.
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#305478 - 31st Mar 2009 5:50pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: _Ste_]
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hmmm, interesting, i will pm you think


All sorted now. Apparently, there are CPO Security people but being dim witted I never noticed them

To make matters worse, I've just changed floors and, as from Thursday, will only be a few doors down from their office on the 1st Floor.

Strange world.

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#305479 - 31st Mar 2009 5:51pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: MissGuided]
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Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
I look at those "holes" everyday as I work in the building opposite -"Egerton House".
Stop daydreaming and do some work!!!


Lowering the tone...again!!

A disgrace!! lol


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#305483 - 31st Mar 2009 6:53pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: ]
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I didn't even mean it in s gutter way Paul - I'm so misunderstood cry
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#305508 - 31st Mar 2009 8:26pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: MissGuided]
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#305579 - 31st Mar 2009 10:47pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: derekdwc]
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Originally Posted By: derekdwc
talking to an ex docker he reckoned that when a large ship came in the water it displaced was pushed into them
He said also if anyone fell in the water - drowned?
the first place they searched for a body was in them


There was a dock next door to Egreton dock so when a ship did enter egreton theres yer answer smile
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#324144 - 29th May 2009 10:13pm Re: what are the holes in dock walls for [Re: SoundLad]
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After a bit of research - why are some quay walls made of arches?

When the ground is soft, piles have to be driven in and then these are bridged using arches, sometimes they are subsequently filled in, sometimes they are not.

The Egerton Dock arches do have back walls and in the roof have a hole. The dock wall has a number of manhole covers and two larger plates (which are above the two arched section), indicating it is quite likely hollow. Pure speculation but the roof holes may just be to reduce the slap/splashback effect of waves in the confined environment.


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