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Report - Piranha (CSO), Tameside - April 2014.

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Ojay, May 4, 2014.

  1. Ojay

    Ojay Admin
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    Piranha (CSO)

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    Slap bang in the middle of Guide Bridge, Audenshaw & Dukinfield this lot..

    This Stone outfall had been on the back-burner for a good couple of years now, and infact the last time I attempted a look in, the heavens opened so I walked away

    Perhaps just as well really having finally had a poke about inside, it's not somewhere you would want to be stuck when it rains :eek:

    Unbeknown to me until a couple of day's ago Alley & FreshFingers had also been following up an old watercourse in the area and had also stumbled upon it

    (I soon realised this when we compared notes prior to today's outing)

    As for the name, Alley's thread will no doubt explain, watch this space..


    Same place, 2 different agendas, Alley & FreshFingers were chasing surface water and myself and Nickindroy were chasing :turd

    The smell from the outfall always suggested sewer overflow, it was what had initially grabbed my attention

    It's also home to 3 watercourses and the entire system is hundreds of years old

    I'm not going to go into any detail regarding the watercourse(s) themselves as that's Alley's work, and I certainly do look forward to reading that!


    Alley & myself kitting up, another candid pic taken by Nick

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    Hurst Brook > Shaw Brook > Jeremy Brook

    What we have here, 3 tributaries that have long been culverted and serve 2 CSO(s) both attached to the same trunk sewer

    The latter one a powered screening chamber that has since been retro-fitted in recent years further downstream

    "It's a stooper Ojay" said FreshFingers, having already been in here recently

    FFS!


    Someone really needs to re-define stooping, as the largest diameter here was 5ft, (and well under 5ft for the majority) a construction of Brick/Stone Arch/Egg

    Even the later RCP overflow for the additional CSO was a stoopfest!

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    Nick forgot his lid, and managed to polish the crown :D

    The stooping was one thing, but the crawling through arse soup and god only knows what via a 3ft stone arch that serves Hurst Brook a lot further upstream NSFW

    Thanks for that, I thoroughly enjoyed dragging my sorry arse through that bit :rolleyes:

    Anyway never a dull moment, even kitting up with Rod, Jane & Freddy provided lulz, the pre-rigged zip line was no match for Alley's waders either

    Credit to Nick for people shots, as I only fetched my camera out for the sewer bits...


    A 5ft round brick pipe soon shrinks to a smaller egg, a whiff of fresh and the lady products draped from the ceiling round the corner meant we were close

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    (I'm not really the colour of a sewer these days, Nick seems to have a quality street wrapper stuck on his lens0r)


    A further 50m and junction within a large drop-shaft

    Ahead the watercourse continues upstream, the RCP on the left is the overflow from the additional screened CSO that has since been added

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    2 heaped spoon fulls please

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    Spillway

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    Twin powered screens sit above the sewer, it's nearly 3m at this point

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    Heading out and it was now back to more stooping up the culvert :(

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    A long slog this one..

    Time for a back stretch

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    ..and a breather

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    We soldiered on a considerable distance before we were greeted with the fresh aroma once more

    Ahead a rat legged it, I spotted some washed up poo and the usual toilet peripherals

    A bit further along and the culvert was interrupted once more, this time with a larger concrete overflow..

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    Inside, step irons lead above a 2 tier storm overflow come detention tank

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    Below, a modest 2m sewer

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    This secondary overflow serves another sewer further upstream

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    We headed out and back into some fresh (er) air, I was filthy and managed to take a quick shower whilst the others grabbed some snaps

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    All good things come to an end, the can was a welcome sight I tell you :thumb

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    Shouts to Alley, FreshFingers & Nickindroy for a decent Sunday stroll

    For more on this check out Alley's writeup here > http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/uk-draining-forum/89481-piranha-culvert-tameside-2013-4-a.html#post1030346
     

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  2. Alley

    Alley Conspicuous Loiterer
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    "Where's your helmet Nick?"

    "In the car"

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  3. Ojay

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    ^ he is a helmet :D
     
  4. The Kwan

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    Looks fantastic but a bit of a backbreaker...but some really nice features.
    This :thumb
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    This :D
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  5. FreshFingers

    FreshFingers Choose life, choose tunnels
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    Great write-up :)

    I'm sure I saw Nick whimpering.....but he said he'd got something in his eye :rolleyes:
     
  6. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil go in drains
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    fucking fantastic!! I'm getting withdrawals from the fresh, need to get out more! :thumb
     
  7. GAJ

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    Good stuff guys, looks a decent drain this one & sounds like a proper day out!

    Well done :thumb
     
  8. Ojay

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    You got bitch slapped by a fanny plaster :D

    I do hope Nick has the video evidence :popcorn
     
  9. FreshFingers

    FreshFingers Choose life, choose tunnels
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    Waaahaha :laugh

    I told my good lady and she nearly collapsed with laughter. I reckon it was some sort of revenge :(
     
  10. anubis

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    Quality as ever :thumb
     
  11. Nickindroy

    Nickindroy A Porky Prime Cut
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    Wonderfully caught mate, worth getting a mangled napper for, any day. :thumb
     
  12. The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger Safety is paramount!
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    Almost looks appealing ;)
     
  13. Moose

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    Lovely shots, looks a bit fresh!

    Nick, there's nothing wrong with taking abit of poo to the brain :D
     
  14. FreshFingers

    FreshFingers Choose life, choose tunnels
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    Myself and Ojay woke this 80s relic up

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  15. paulpowers

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    Cracking pics but forget all the stooping for a laugh
     
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