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Report - Lady Urethra - Nottingham - July 2016

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by UrbanCaving, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. UrbanCaving

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    Myself and Punk are working on a number of bits and bobs here and there, and this is one of those that we have had our eye on for a little while. And after meeting up with a few people in Nottingham we decided to end our evening in Nottingham by popping into this little culvert.

    Here I introduce Lady Urethra found with @KM_Punk and @Miss Mayhem

    Constructed around 1957, This particular culvert which picks up a few tributarys along the way eventually ending up at a Sump to take flow underneath a canal and eventually outfalling into the River Trent. As you can see quite a lot of crap floating about including a Polystyrene BigMac box :)


    One of the original construction photographs..
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    And onto the sump it self..

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  2. KM_Punk

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    Nicely done, you're got a good set of snaps there :thumb
    Great day out :thumb
     
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  3. pastybarm

    pastybarm Where ya going city boyyyy!!!!!
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    I have tried to hold my typing fingers back....but no safety chain before an unknown depth/undertow in that sump:mad::yawn Given these times of H&S, liability and ambulance chasing lawyers....how long before a lawsuit from some drainers/workers family?o_O
     
  4. UrbanCaving

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    Most of the H&S aspect is covered under Confined Spaces training. And the first rule of Confined spaces is do not enter them unless absolutely needed.

    In pic 6 you can see ladders that drop into the sump pits. So there are some design elements that allow man access directly into the sump.
     
  5. pastybarm

    pastybarm Where ya going city boyyyy!!!!!
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    Yeap, my bad, just noticed the ladders....presumably the sump can be drained/pumped out?
     
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    What is your obsession with sumps? Lol
     
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    Looks pretty cool, cheers for posting it up.
     
  8. Yorrick

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    Another cool find mate and lovely crisp reflections....and a very nice looking confluence :cool:

    Please, and I think this is the third time you've been asked now, stop talking bollocks about sumps :thumb
     
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  9. pastybarm

    pastybarm Where ya going city boyyyy!!!!!
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    Fair enough yorrick, I still thought the safety chain/grate was a fair point however. It's not even marked/signed is it? But I will leave it.

    kmpunk, suppose it all goes to some weird german horror I watched many years back....this girl had a massive manhole in her cellar, and there was a sump and rcp in it...
     
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    Firstly, there's no point in wasting money on signs and chains, when they intend on the only people going in there are workmen with the correct training and a brief before entering, they're gonna know what's in there.
    And that house in the German film. Where is it and what's it's value? An rcp with a sump would make a good mancave.
     
  11. pastybarm

    pastybarm Where ya going city boyyyy!!!!!
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    Fair point, I do agree there, would make for an interesting conversation meeting workers underground.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100581/

    It's this one, think its a co-production, it is very bizarre. Not sure where the house is, but when thinking back now, I do like your thinking....would make a cool exit spot.
     
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    cracking shots, number five has to be my favourite :thumb
     
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    Another nice find, I knew there must be more drains in Nottingham! :thumb
     
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