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Old 11th Sep 2021, 07:35
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How about asking the Church maintenance department.
They wouldn't tell you. Being a monastery that information would be on a kneel to know basis.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 08:56
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Originally Posted by Mike6567 View Post
How about asking the Church maintenance department.
We weren't there long enough to find a qualified person, and since PPRuNe has experts on every subject under the sun it seemed reasonable to bring the query here.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 09:50
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We're not religious enough.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 10:21
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Proper pointing is done at an angle.
Correct, that's a "weathered" joint, however it has fallen out of favour now as brickies, paid by the brick (or square metre) can do the "bucket handle" or "concave" joint much faster. Also the weathered joint is fine with straight-edged "stock" bricks but not so easy to get right on some of the modern rough-textured bricks.

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Old 11th Sep 2021, 10:23
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Run an image search for "passive air sampler" and you'll be presented with an array of different devics, some of which are a similar size and configuration to this one. By no means conclusive - there's no photo showing this particular model - but that's my latest best guess.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 12:09
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Run an image search for "passive air sampler" and you'll be presented with an array of different devics, some of which are a similar size and configuration to this one. By no means conclusive - there's no photo showing this particular model - but that's my latest best guess.
See my post #17 Something like this
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 12:24
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
See my post #17
Apologies! Think I read your post last night after several glasses of wine, forgot all about reading it, but remembered your idea...
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 14:28
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Thanks for the suggestion - that looks the nearest so far.
Two queries though - why the device is tucked against the wall rather than out in the air flow, and why the patch on the wall - clean? wet?
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 15:46
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Thanks for the suggestion - that looks the nearest so far.
Two queries though - why the device is tucked against the wall rather than out in the air flow, and why the patch on the wall - clean? wet?
It doesn't need to be out in the airflow, air is air. As to the wet patch, zoom your picture right in and there are water droplets hanging on bottom. Either it us under a drip or it just got washed
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 16:45
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It doesn't need to be out in the airflow, air is air. As to the wet patch, zoom your picture right in and there are water droplets hanging on bottom. Either it us under a drip or it just got washed
You're right. There are water drops on the main body and on the upper rim. But it would need a lot of those drips to wet so much wall, and above the unit as well. This was on a hot day, 26 degrees, so it would dry very quickly. And no recent rain. If it was washed down, a hose would have splashed more of the wall, otherwise a ladder to reach it. But why?

I did image searches on Google and Bing. Lots of images but nothing quite like this. Guess this will remain one of life's mysteries.

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Old 11th Sep 2021, 17:57
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
I did image searches on Google and Bing. Lots of images but nothing quite like this. Guess this will remain one of life's mysteries.

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No, No and thrice No.

We WILL solve it. I'm retracting my sacrificial beehive theory and going with CCTV. For now. . .
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 18:24
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If someone goes to Buckfast Abbey and asks - I bet it will be difficult to find anyone who knows the answer.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 18:51
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Sallyann - whereabouts is it on the building in relation to the main entrance?
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 19:58
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Ah! The psychic CCTV - no lens needed as it just senses your presence
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 20:09
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Sallyann - whereabouts is it on the building in relation to the main entrance?
Look at the picture of the Abbey, the entrance where people are standing. It was on the second downpipe to the left. Definitely not a camera as it was all translucent.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 20:43
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Ah! The psychic CCTV - no lens needed as it just senses your presence


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Old 11th Sep 2021, 21:16
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Ever seen CCTV camera with a large body and spyhole lens? What would be the point?
I bet that is the retaining screw to release the main body.
How would the power get to it and how would the picture get back?

I bet you a pint
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 22:29
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I spoke with the Archbishop of our Diocese today and showed him your photograph, Sallyann1234. He fell to his knees, immersed in deep prayer. When he regained some composure, he said: "This is a frommulator grammaflange with Johnson rod enhancement and cyclocentripetal hexadexaflexa couplings! If you approach the device, genuflect, speak a few words of Latin, and put $20 in the collection plate, your admission to Heav'n is assured; as you pass St. Peter on your way to the Pearly Gates, he'll refund your money and give you a winning lottery ticket!

Hope this is helpful.

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Old 11th Sep 2021, 22:31
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
Ever seen CCTV camera with a large body and spyhole lens? What would be the point?
I bet that is the retaining screw to release the main body.
How would the power get to it and how would the picture get back?

I bet you a pint
Yep, I know what you mean - the corrugated lower receptacle doesn't fit with CCTV.
And the fact it doesn't appear to have a power supply to it.

The mystery deepens . . .
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 00:24
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The bracket was made to go on a flat wall, the device sticking out at 90. Indeed, I think the top circle has be cut away at the back to allow this fixing.
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