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Old 12th Sep 2021, 01:26
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I would say the bit pointed out in red is because it has a bayonet type lock and that is to show it is correctly engaged.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 02:31
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What is immediately below it? My first thought was an ultrasonic or radar water level detector, but I've never seen one exactly like that, and can't imagine why you'd have one on a building. I have installed similar on bridges, though.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 06:33
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Originally Posted by Loose rivets View Post
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.
And staying with the bracket for a moment; those two vertical rectangular cutouts each side suggest routing for a power cable - in this case the wall side upper one to hide the cabling behind the down-pipe. So we DO have something powered perhaps, which gives function to the third steel band below the down-pipe join.




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Old 12th Sep 2021, 06:57
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Shades of a competition run by a local radio station in Brisbane many years ago to find out what this was:
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 07:58
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Originally Posted by Hydromet View Post
What is immediately below it? My first thought was an ultrasonic or radar water level detector, but I've never seen one exactly like that, and can't imagine why you'd have one on a building. I have installed similar on bridges, though.
From memory, the pipe has an open end directly above a drain. Nothing different to the other downpipes. I could see no cables on the wall, or holes drilled through that pristine brickwork.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 08:13
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Has anyone tried to contact the Vicar of Dibley?
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 08:36
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Originally Posted by Auxtank View Post
And staying with the bracket for a moment; those two vertical rectangular cutouts each side suggest routing for a power cable - in this case the wall side upper one to hide the cabling behind the down-pipe. So we DO have something powered perhaps, which gives function to the third steel band below the down-pipe join.


That steel band is indeed interesting. But if it's to secure a cable wouldn't a plastic cable tie be more appropriate?
And where does the cable go to?
Is there a ppruner living near who could pop down there with a ladder?
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 08:50
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Is there a ppruner living near who could pop down there with a ladder?
"Well, it was like this Yer Honour, I'm on this forum called Prune and..."


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Old 12th Sep 2021, 08:55
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It wouldn't be some kind of moth trap would it with a battery powered lamp inside - the aperture at the top could house a light sensor perhaps?

If there are indeed bats in the belfry, upon what are they feeding?
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 09:06
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The device is visible in the Gallery for Buckfast Abbey in TripAdvisor
See the photo submitted by LouWood 88

3rd drainpipe to left of door
I came across another shot with a ladder up against the device

Another angle
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 10:05
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
That steel band is indeed interesting. But if it's to secure a cable wouldn't a plastic cable tie be more appropriate?
And where does the cable go to?
Is there a ppruner living near who could pop down there with a ladder?
It does actually look more like a plastic cable tie. The two steels bands above are wider and shinier.

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Old 12th Sep 2021, 10:56
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And not just any old cable tie, but a holy one, complete with halo .....
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 11:38
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I'm going for the brother's religion version of the Jewish mezuzah. Probably contains some parchment rolled up with sections of arcane scriptures written on it.

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Old 12th Sep 2021, 13:14
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Is there a ppruner living near who could pop down there with a ladder?
Could be too late!
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 17:36
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
Could be too late!
So did finding that pic lead you to the answer we seek?

(Excuse the pun but) Pray, tell all!

Wait! I see you are in Devon - is that YOU in the pic?

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Old 12th Sep 2021, 18:08
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Originally Posted by Auxtank View Post
So did finding that pic lead you to the answer we seek?

(Excuse the pun but) Pray, tell all!

Wait! I see you are in Devon - is that YOU in the pic?
Actually, the date of that picture, if anything, could be the installation!
You pay for my electric, I will run down and have look.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 18:16
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
Actually, the date of that picture, if anything, could be the installation!
You pay for my electric, I will run down and have look.
Are you electricly powered? A Cyborg of some kind?

I think it would be a wasted journey this time of night. You'll probably be hauled in to the abbey for Vespers and then shown off the premises by "Da' Bruvvers."
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 21:26
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I was thinking air pollution monitor - specifically a "shelter" for something called a diffusion tube.

Google "diffusion tube shelter" and you'll see stuff like this...



But one of these shelters should have a larger hole (or multiple holes) in the bottom.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 22:47
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Some similar looking devices on a Google image search for "HVAC humidity/temperature sensor" or "HVAC outdoor humidity sensor" or other close variations.
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Old 12th Sep 2021, 23:51
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Ambient light sensor to switch on lighting?
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