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Report - Bugnel Sewer, Manchester - October 2013.

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Ojay, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Ojay

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    Bugnel Sewer, Manchester


    First looked in by Siologan & LittleMick if I recall, I remember seeing a couple of pics from this place a number of years ago now by Yaz

    Having already wandered up the overflow a number of times over the last few years I never ventured into the sewer itself

    The weather had been nothing short of ridiculous during October the river levels were too high for venturing into this, so I set about locating a suitable lid instead

    I bumped into Nickindroy at the local convenience store and we decided to head out for a mooch

    Our time in here was governed very much by the weather, and on the evening in question it's a good job we paid attention as it lashed it down at the exact moment it was forecast to :eek:

    Quite a decent Victorian example this one, with the exception of the newer drop shaft/overflow modifications

    Apologies for some of the pics being a bit crap as it was like a sauna down there and very difficult getting pics especially around the drop shaft as the air was filled with steamy p00p particles

    The sewer collects fatty deposits from the nearby takeaway's, also fat-bergs have accumulated in places making it extremely brittle under foot

    I'm not really sure the Victorians ate kebabs and other such fast food shyte tbh

    Still the oversized rat that legged it off into the distance on entry wasn't doing too badly feasting on said fatty shyte :rolleyes:


    A 7m brick shaft drops a side entry into the sewer

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    (pic taken by Nick)

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    Once down a 6ft brick egg

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    A further 40m of trudging through fatty deposits made it difficult underfoot before a couple of fresh side pipes joined the system

    On the way out a smaller pipe (just out of shot on the left) spewed it's turdy load all over my back.. grim times!

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    Another 20m down and you end up in a small CSO

    This is the original overflow before the newer bolt-on as seen below

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    There's quite a bit going on here let me explain..

    ^ From the above pic above the sewer continues down on the right of the original brick overlow chamber around 3m through a newer 5ft bolted concrete pipe

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    Here, the sewer drops via a small vortex and joins a trunk sewer a further 5m below

    The newer and larger concrete shaft that houses the vortex also serves as a detention tank during severe flooding

    It was pretty steamy in here and very difficult getting pics as the lens needed constantly de-misting :banghead

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    From the original brick overflow as seen in pic No.5 the original brick overflow has been slightly modified with the addition of a 3ft brick weir

    The overflow itself is very much an original and untouched 6ft brick egg which travels a considerable distance to the River below

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    Seems legit

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    Peace.​
     
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  2. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Great report ojay, looks very interesting down there :thumb
     
  3. Nickindroy

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    Enjoyable excursion this was, passing police, traffic wardens, nothing. Then I pop down and a nosey and that old bird starts giving you 20 Q's :D Another pair of gloves down the fucking drain.

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  4. paulpowers

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    Good stuff Ojay

    Can't wait to get underground again :D
     
  5. Ojay

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    turdtastic, I sure stirred that arse-broth up in that plughole before you headed on down :thumb
     
  6. Morrisey

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    Gagging on bowl o Cornflakes here.
     
  7. Camera Shy

    Camera Shy Old enough to know better
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    That egg is some sexy sewer brickwork. Looks a proper good explore this and pics are great whatever the conditions.
     
  8. Ojay

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    yes BOB!
     
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    Looking rather professional these days mate :thumb
     
  10. The Wombat

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    Nice shots there Ojay :thumb
     
  11. JuJu

    JuJu 28DL Regular User
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    Nice report ojay :)
     
  12. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Proper fresh that, another quality report man.. Loving the barriers too, I wouldn't even think to look twice at that :D
     
  13. bhg

    bhg In Search of Lost Time
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    Loving it Ojay. Great shots and report, and those barriers look well professional :D
     
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    Love it, great report, fab job there :thumb
     
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