Author Topic: What is this metal thing?  (Read 1152 times)

Jaded

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What is this metal thing?
« on: 26 September, 2021, 06:22:49 pm »


it has been hit into tarmac belonging to a building nearby, they say that have no knowledge of it. Also that there are others about.
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Wombat

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #1 on: 26 September, 2021, 06:27:41 pm »
Looks like a survey point to me.  Used when either surveying a site, or setting out for construction.  Can't be 100% certain, but that's what it looks like to me.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #2 on: 26 September, 2021, 06:34:57 pm »
Yup, this.
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Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #3 on: 26 September, 2021, 07:04:48 pm »
Interesting, that has been a though, but couldn’t understand why they said that they didn’t know about it
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #4 on: 26 September, 2021, 07:38:50 pm »
The business doesn’t need to know anything about survey points. They just need somebody to build an extension or mark the boundaries or whatever. The actual process is irrelevant to them.
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Kim

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #5 on: 26 September, 2021, 09:48:02 pm »
<ob-facebook> It's a marker left by pedobears to denote children ripe for abusing nearby.  Pass it on or Bill Gates will fry your BRANES with 5G gene therapy. </ob-facebook>
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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #6 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:05:07 pm »
As Wombat and LWAB ( but not Kim!) say.
It's just a masonry nail and a washer to stop it being hit too far in. Also known as a mickey pin.
https://www.toolstation.com/mickey-pin/p28729

Ideal for using to hang pictures on plastered walls.

Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #7 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:22:38 pm »
The business doesn’t need to know anything about survey points. They just need somebody to build an extension or mark the boundaries or whatever. The actual process is irrelevant to them.

So someone can access private land (in this case over a fence) and place the points without the landowner knowing?
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #8 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:24:49 pm »
How would I know what happened with these?
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Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #9 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:36:52 pm »
I have no idea what you know, or don't know, but you said this:

“The business doesn’t need to know anything about survey points.”

Hence my question.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #10 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:46:21 pm »
A business can commission some work to be done on their property that requires a survey and yet they don’t know about the existence of survey points.
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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #11 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:50:02 pm »
Maybe it has been there for years, you've just not noticed it before.

And the business is not necessarily the same as the landowner.

Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #12 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:51:02 pm »
Maybe it has been there for years, you've just not noticed it before.

And the business is not necessarily the same as the landowner.

It’s not me that has noticed it, and in this case the business (and land) owners are one and the same.

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Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #13 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:52:05 pm »
A business can commission some work to be done on their property that requires a survey and yet they don’t know about the existence of survey points.

OK, so they would know about the survey. Thanks for clearing that up.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #14 on: 26 September, 2021, 10:54:18 pm »
Maybe, maybe not. Contractors may carry out a survey to do commissioned work without mentioning that a survey was needed.
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Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #15 on: 27 September, 2021, 07:31:23 am »
As Wombat and LWAB ( but not Kim!) say.
It's just a masonry nail and a washer to stop it being hit too far in. Also known as a mickey pin.
https://www.toolstation.com/mickey-pin/p28729

Ideal for using to hang pictures on plastered walls.

Thanks,

 ;D

I shall suggest they cover it with a picture!
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Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #16 on: 27 September, 2021, 07:32:56 am »
<ob-facebook> It's a marker left by pedobears to denote children ripe for abusing nearby.  Pass it on or Bill Gates will fry your BRANES with 5G gene therapy. </ob-facebook>

Given where it is, you are more accurate than you might hope for… I’ve had a 5G in LED lights conversation with someone only a few metres away from there!
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Paul

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #17 on: 27 September, 2021, 03:10:50 pm »
I’ve noticed these in various places. I decided they were something to do with space satellites!
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Jaded

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #18 on: 27 September, 2021, 03:15:03 pm »
Ah, thats a thought, they could be crashed MuskRat Starlink satellites!
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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #19 on: 27 September, 2021, 05:16:01 pm »
Huh!!!  Those insidious little things are in fact the compact and discreet antenna sections of small Gates microchip relay transmitters.  As you pass then they pick up the signals from the microchips swimming around in your post-covid vaccinated bodies and report to base.

Rover is on standby.  Beware!!!

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #20 on: 27 September, 2021, 05:31:09 pm »
You're all wrong.  It's a rivet that stops the ground moving.  Drill it out, and it'll be worse than Japan for earthquakes.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #21 on: 27 September, 2021, 07:40:38 pm »
So is it attached to a sky hook or a turtle?
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Kim

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #22 on: 27 September, 2021, 07:44:24 pm »
Neither.  If you pull it out, the earth deflates.
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Pingu

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Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #23 on: 27 September, 2021, 09:59:36 pm »
It's a Vl'Hurg spaceship.

Re: What is this metal thing?
« Reply #24 on: 28 September, 2021, 12:11:45 am »
Looks like a steel ruler to me next to a metal thing  :demon: ;)
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