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what are these?

Might just be a stupid question but just noticed these on the ceiling in my homebuyer report. Does anyone know what these are? lol

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  • bobster2
    bobster2 Posts: 442
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    I can never remember - is it stalagmites or stalagtites that hang down?   :)

    Seriously - I'm sure someone will be along soon with a proper idea.
  • Stalactites cling tight to the ceiling... ☺️

    We've just bought a cottage with beams and the beams have great big hooks in them, no idea what they were for.

    These look like they have rounded ends?
  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,032
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    Stalactites cling tight to the ceiling... ☺️

    We've just bought a cottage with beams and the beams have great big hooks in them, no idea what they were for.

    These look like they have rounded ends?
    I think those hooks were to hang up meat, ham and game 
  • [iD]
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    edited 1 December 2023 at 9:16AM
    Thanks all. Yeah these definitely are for gas lighting. 
    Just read from the report. 

    Furthermore, I note there was redundant gas lighting fittings to the ceilings at first and ground floor level. Thus, you may care to have any redundant gas lighting fittings removed.

  • frugalmacdugal
    frugalmacdugal Posts: 10,077
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    Hi,
    bobster2 said:
    I can never remember - is it stalagmites or stalagtites that hang down?   :)

    Seriously - I'm sure someone will be along soon with a proper idea.
    mites go up and tights come down.
  • bouicca21
    bouicca21 Posts: 6,492
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    Stalagmites - g for ground
    stalactites - c for ceiling
  • Stalac(tights) fall down
    "I can lead you to the money saving well but cannot make you drink from it"

    As mum always said "don't respond to imbeciles just ignore them" wise words mum 
  • Grumpy_chap
    Grumpy_chap Posts: 14,423
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    bouicca21 said:
    Stalagmites - g for ground
    stalactites - c for ceiling
    Little mites grow upwards so hold tight to the ceiling
  • It's pretty simple.

    Stalactite begins with an S - so Starts from the ceiling

    Whereas stalagmite begins with an S - so Starts from the floor.
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