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Like Painting the Forth Bridge

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Like Painting the Forth Bridge

Contractors are currently repairing the curbing on our road prior to resurfacing the road and footpath.
Over the past few days the curbing stones have been put in place and are awaiting backfilling.
The contractors have put coloured plastic fencing around the many holes on the road.
It's been windy for a few days and every day a man in a hi-vis suit patrols the road standing back up all the fencing which has blown down.
It's a never ending task as fencing is blown down behind him as he deals with another section.
It blows into the road and vehicles drive over it. I've cleared a section near my house a couple of times but it's a waste of time.
What happened to those sand bags they used to use in such circumstances.
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Re: Like Painting the Forth Bridge

We need a video edited to benny hill theme! Crazy
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Health and  Safety...... they don`t use them to hold things down any more, in case the public trip over them and sue the council for leaving them lying about, when the fencing they were supporting has blown away !  Cheesy
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The guy's just appeared at the end of the road, thrown his arms up and walked off....every piece of fencing is down again Grin
Well it is gusting to 18mph here
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Are you watching through the net curtains ?  Cool
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Are you spying on me Huh
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Re: Like Painting the Forth Bridge

I was going to point out that they finished painting the Forth Road Bridge in 2010 with a new kind of paint and that was said to be good for 25-40 years.
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/paint-dries-forth-road-bridge-1068456
However, I see that they plan to start again in 2017-2018! "The entire length of the suspended span truss will be painted – a job last carried out between 1980 and 1993." Huh?!!!!
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/forth-road-bridge-set-for-65m-paint-job-1-33403...
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I was speaking metaphysically Huh
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Forensic Painters would probably do the job faster.
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Nah.... they would take longer, because they would be doing the fine detail work...  Cheesy
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Yeah you need a specialist painter instead  Cheesy
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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A forensic specialist would be better. Tongue
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Sometimes merging topics seems a little Pointless Wink
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Turning into a Performance. Smiley
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A right Royal performance if you ask me.....
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