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Report - False Promise, Manchester - Sept 15

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by concreteJungle, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. concreteJungle

    concreteJungle 28DL Regular User
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    A rag laden grill conceals a large outfall flap on the bank of the Irwell just upstream from Manchester City Centre. Behind it a 6ft concrete pipe travels in a North Westerly direction under the streets of East Salford.

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    TheVicar straddles the grill in 2010

    Fb and I dropped down a somewhat dodgy manhole shaft and we made our way upstream expecting terrible conditions. As it happened there was good air, clean sand and even a couple of fish.

    There were a few side pipes, most too small to follow. The most promising was a flap behind which a brick egg lead off, unfortunately it changed to 3ft RCP shortly after.

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    A new looking brick wall, not tied into the ceiling fully, appears to have blocked off another connection.

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    Around 450m upstream from the river the pipe shrank to a small brick pipe around 4ft tall. It showed no signs of getting any bigger after a few minutes of stooping so we called it a day. Another initially promising looking lead to cross off.

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  2. wellingtonian

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    Nice try. That's exploring for ya :thumb
     
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    Nicely done, some good pics there :thumb
     
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  4. Snake Oil

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    that looks very much like one on my 'get off your arse and go and have a look' list that I can't be bothered to go and look at :D
     
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    Good stuff, kayaked past this a couple of times, looks like some decent bits and some cracking pics :thumb
     
  6. TheVicar

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    Glad to see that you managed to get inside this one in the end.
    Might not be all that interesting but now we know! :thumb

    I can't believe it was 5 years ago we looked at that, my life is vanishing before my eyes.
     
  7. concreteJungle

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    >>some kind of down the drain pun...
     
  8. TheVicar

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    Could well be. Feels like it is swirling round Eddie's Vortex which reminds me there's so much to do and so little time to do it. :(
     
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