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Report - A little bit of Lock Stock - Manchester - Sept 09

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by toothdoctor, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. toothdoctor

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    After a few hints, and a lot of pouring over maps, myself and ConcreteJungle set out to find our way into this beast

    Popping some very dodgy lids around Manchester on a saturday afternoon and pretending to mark things off on the "clipboard" was fun.

    Alas, we didn't make it into what is traditionally known as lock stock but we did find another part of it- A walkway chamber with 2 HUGE penstocks

    It's an absolute beast of a sewer with 2x 10ft brick pipes running in parallel packed with some of Manchester's finest rapid flowing nuggets.

    You will have to excuse the quality of the pictures!

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    Now to find the other section...!
     

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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Pictures are good mate, looks like a perfect day out.
     
  3. Brick_Man

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    very nice, will have to get down there sometime.

    Pics look fine, not many of them, but better to have a few quality shots than thousands of pants shots
     
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    You've captured it really well mate, good work! The water in the first pic looks quite serene, in contrast to the reality which was mega flowage! Those penstocks and running gear were something else, everything was so rusted I do wonder if they still work. You've certainly got the pics covered, heres a couple of mine:

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    Great day, comedy lid poppin and all!
     
  5. LittleMike

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    Wow, what a corker! Looks sort of like Packin' Heat 2, another point at which they can control the flow between the 2 outfall sewers? Wonder if there are any more.

    Edit: btw did you notice if any of the penstocks have marker numbers? Packin' Heat has p6-9, it seems the numbers get lower the closer you get to the treatment works. Would be nice to find p1!
     
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    Thanks for the comments! Yeah we figured the setup was to divert the flow down one sewer or the other. I don't remember seeing any marker numbers, but have seen in other drains so good to know what it means. If p1 is where I imagine it to be its pretty much got its own guard!
     
  7. LittleMike

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    Looking at photos I've come up with this. Seems Manchester might still have a few tricks up her sleeve ;)

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  8. toothdoctor

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    This is interesting! (does that mean it needs a name?)

    I didn't take note of any numbers but I can tell you it wasn't far from the treatment works (which smells worse than any sewer I've been in.... if you have driven into it like we did lol). There was one set of suspicious buildings (the word pump may have been written on one of them ;)) a lot closer to the works, but the lids were locked up. Using our cars as barriers was jokes though

    Didn't you get some pics of the controls CJ? Are the numbers on there?

    and the meet? I already have my outfit planned!
     
  9. concreteJungle

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    The entire area stank of it, I genuinely feel bad for the people of the nearby estate.

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    The other control didn't have anything either, the penstock numbers are interesting indeed!

    Cheers userscott, thats sounds epic, hook me up!
     
  10. Lazlo

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    Excellent use of weapon there!! It's contagious!

    Love the pictures! :thumb

    xxx
     
  11. cactusmelba

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    Ace. love that first shot, really lush colours..

    wot no wellies?
     
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