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Bomb-shelter vents - how to open/close?

Postby JR8 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:27 pm

Our bomb shelter is situated on a corner with the apartment. On each of the two external sides is a c10" circular vent, with a seal-able cover mounted on four rods. One vent is open, the other closed.

I was in there this morning and it is smelling a bit musty (i.e. of mold), so I'd like to open the 2nd vent to allow through-flow of air. However, I can see no obvious means by which the vents open and close, and the open one does not appear to want to move at all, not even 0.1mm, if pushed.

Any clues would be appreciated!

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Postby PrimroseHill » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:25 am

Mine are 2 portholes with mesh over it.

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:40 am

Mine has one open hole (and I cannot move the cover also) and one which has been filled in on the living room wall side

I find myself leaving the door open for a while every now and again to stop the musty smell.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:05 pm

Oh gosh, none of this will help much when The Enemy invade.

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Re: Bomb-shelter vents - how to open/close?

Postby naanwar » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:06 pm

JR8 wrote:Our bomb shelter is situated on a corner with the apartment. On each of the two external sides is a c10" circular vent, with a seal-able cover mounted on four rods. One vent is open, the other closed.

I was in there this morning and it is smelling a bit musty (i.e. of mold), so I'd like to open the 2nd vent to allow through-flow of air. However, I can see no obvious means by which the vents open and close, and the open one does not appear to want to move at all, not even 0.1mm, if pushed.

Any clues would be appreciated!


I had a similar situation. on close inspection, I noticed that the metal plate was painted over. on close inspection found 4 screws. unscrewed them and the plate came off. my 2 cents.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:20 pm

Maybe I just take it apart eh?

Good job there no nuklear assarrr today ah?

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:25 pm

JR8 wrote:Maybe I just take it apart eh?

Good job there no nuklear assarrr today ah?


Think I will take my chances outside I don't want to sit in that concrete oven with the vents closed!

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:01 pm

But {Ting Tong} .... But misser Dudrey, the people might invade me. What do I do. I fee so hepress!!?

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 2:15 pm

Now there's a thought, being shut in that room with Ting Tong from Little Britain :shock:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 2:23 pm

Oh Misser Dudree you do understand, oh Mr. Dudree!!!!




[etc etc etc]

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Postby kookaburrah » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 3:19 pm

But she's from Tooting, not from Thailand. She'd be lost anywhere east of Dartford.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 3:33 pm

Cue:

Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1xvyTdBZI


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