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Report - Busy Bees, Leicester - August 2016

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Yorrick, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Yorrick

    Yorrick 28DL Regular User
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    Lubbesthorpe Brook used to run through some fields here.
    Then 20 odd years ago they diverted the brook through an rcp and built the Meridian Leisure Park on top.

    We’ve looked at this a couple of times, but bid it off as looking too stoopy, too concrete, too new, too locked etc.

    Got a bit of help from the fairies and finally went for a look solo and then a week later with @KM_Punk and @Lost Explorer.

    The infall is at the bottom corner of a car park

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    What a surprise for Leicester! Non-stoopy 6’ RCP.

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    Lots of 6’ RCP with one bend mid-way

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    From here it skirts a housing estate and Asda, crosses more fields and joins up with the River Soar.​
     

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  2. pastybarm

    pastybarm Where ya going city boyyyy!!!!!
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    That infall metal structure looks very recent. What does the blue sign say in the middle? Good drain!!
     
  3. Yorrick

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    The handrails were replaced about a month ago as they were a bit crap and wobbly, but the grill, deck, hatch and steps are twenty-odd years old. FYI the deck, hatch and steps are plastic.

    Just a standard EA sign

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    A bit too much new concrete, but it scratched a Saturday afternoon itch and at least we were wrong about stoopy.
     
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    pastybarm Where ya going city boyyyy!!!!!
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    Thanks for the info, those railings do look shiny. Interesting to hear about the plastic. The sign fetish part of me was hoping for some ominous warning like: "Danger! Risk of Drowning! Do not Enter!". Sadly, not many like that in the UK, or not that I have seen in Bolton/manc:(
     
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    I found one in Coventry that says danger of death and has a camera pointing directly at the grill about 3ft away lol
     
  6. pastybarm

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    Interesting, a camera pointing at the grill you say? Does it go under anything that could warrant such security, or is it for liability/stopping trespass reasons?
     
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  8. pastybarm

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    Could it be this one? There might be a cam on the lampy, can't tell ma'self :-)

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    I've seen a few cameras, but only on grilled in-falls. For instance Buttonhole in-fall has one but the out-fall doesn't. I always assumed they were to monitor flow / levels / blockages / potential flooding.
     
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    That would be my reasoning, I assumed they could be remotely activated and linked by gprs/radio signal to the E.A/ relevant waterboard.
     
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