Obviously we needed to upgrade our rodding system. Victor undertook the job of making two new ends - here are pictures:
The large one. This is a good strong construction.
Here you see Victor feeding rods to Errol who is in the "tank".Inside the mountain.
I have ordered 48 new rods so we will be able to replace and upgrade all the substandard fittings and rods. With luck they will arrive in the next few days.