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Report - North Brook Culvert, Exeter - 2014

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Oxygen Thief, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Oxygen Thief

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    A section of this was originally reported by Styru in 2013...

    The only snippet of history I could find, is that it was locally named Shit Brook, ie open sewer. In parts it still smells fresh so nothing seems to have changed really. There's also a few sections where the construction seems to reinforce this, with a central channel typically used for these purposes.

    The culvert is in 4 sections, it seems. The Southern section explored by Styru, a Central section, a section so small it's not worth mentioning, and a Northern section.

    The first explore was the Southern section, with Styru and The Queen...

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    Sewer overflow chamber...

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    and the sewer itself, taken from next to the screen machine thing...

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    and at the other end of the culvert...

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    So a few weeks later Styru and myself went back to do the Central section...

    This is some of the construction I thought was particularly old...

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    Don't know what this was...

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    You can't really tell, but this was quite a steep slope with handholds...

    Me lighting it up...

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    Styru lighting me up...

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    I love this shot...

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    This section was notable by the number of different constructions, quite visible here...

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    It was dark when we got out...

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    Finally I went to see the Northern section. A very stoopy concrete pipe grated at one end, and stinking of fresh at the other, with nice grey-brown effluent froth, so I gave that a miss for being fetid and backbreaking.
     

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  2. Ojay

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    An interesting mix of construction down there, Central section not worth a look in ?

    That stretch of sewer looks like 5' RCP at best, any older bits on the system ?
     
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    Looks like an older (dis-used) sewer, often these were conveyed through cast iron pipes, but have long since been diverted down VC/RCP in latter years
     
  5. Oxygen Thief

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    Not that we saw, except for the original pipe that you can see in places from beginning to end.
     
  6. Oxygen Thief

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    It was about 3'
     
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    Nicely photographed mate,does look rather good
     
  8. The Lone Ranger

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    Nice looking stroll, like the older section :thumb
     
  9. Leeds(Ex)plorer

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    That looks ace OT, really well lit as well :thumb
     
  10. Seffy

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    Liking this mate. You never see much from this neck of the woods!
     
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    Stunning shots. Nice to see something new.
     
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    Nice ones :thumb
     
  14. WildBoyz

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    Liking the older section of this, looks awesome.
     
  15. DrGonzo

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    My thoughts exactly!

    Some really nice photo's, almost tempted to go find some drains now....
     
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