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Report - Skully Relief Sewer and CSO, Stockport - October 2013.

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Ojay, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Ojay

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    Skully Relief Sewer and CSO, Stockport

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    This new CSO constructed under Mersey Square has only just been completed, so much so I had to jump the fenced off compound to grab a pic of the liddage that sits in front of the Plaza ^


    Credits to FreshFingers for getting this done and for the invite on the follow up visits with Alley :thumb

    (We also managed to drag Nickindroy in on on a recent re-visit)


    'Getting in' was never going to be straight forward

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    ..Oh wait

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    The outfall is a slippery RCP, which quickly gives way to a steep 4.5ft brick egg

    (this is looking back down towards the river)

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    Eventually the steep incline levels out, the amount of times we nearly tumbled back down I lost count :D

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    The smell of fresh filled my nostrils as we headed up the overflow which stretches a fair distance

    Eventually a small inspection chamber presents itself, ahead of the newly installed powered screen

    You can see where the original brick egg has been truncated and merged into the newer chamber

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    A short crawl up a RCPP leads to the powered screening chamber as modelled by yours truly

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    It probably came as no surprise to Alley that the first thing I did was jump over into the p00p department

    This pic was taken on a previous visit, and the shit scraper was covered in.. Well shit and lots of it!

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    On the return visit it looks like UU have been down to give it a polish

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    Beyond the machinery the sewer continues u/s via another RCPP (Re-inforced corrugated plastic pipe)

    It was 1ft deep with stale :turd and having stirred it with my size 10's I decided to get a move on

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    In the distance another inspection chamber which allowed for a further back stretch before once again changing back to a stoopy 4.5ft brick egg

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    The upstream section was long and slippery, a couple of smaller side pipes entered along the way

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    Around 200ft of this..

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    We came to this..

    A weir up into a smaller section of pipe heading upstream

    It was fairly confined and very slippery with no easy way up so we decided to head back

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    Back in the CSO, you can see where the relief sewer exits via a small slot, here a Penstock can be raised/lowered when required

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    Sadly there is no easy way out of here with these beastly hatches guarding the place

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    It was good to finally see what was down there, massive thanks to Alley and FreshFingers for the outings :thumb
     

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  2. The Kwan

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    Some of this looks beautiful and some of this looks bloody awful but the photos are spot on, I like the contrasting blue engineering brick against the red brick :thumb
     
  3. Nickindroy

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    Slippy as fuck. Knew that Plaza pic would be a beauty! Lot's more shit on your previous visits I see. :D Had a great night out with all of you, many thanks. :thumb
     
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    cracking pics, there was work going on here a couple of weeks ago

    The cover outside ups n downs looks a bit obvious :D
     
  5. Indecisive Moment

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    Some of this does look very good, nice one Ojay :)
     
  6. bhg

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    Looking great Ojay! Your shots are fantastic!
     
  7. Alley

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    Looks a lot better than it smells :)

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  8. Camera Shy

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    Been wondering what they had been doing under here, nice work.
     
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    Looks good :thumb

    Reminds me, there's some rather stinky egg-shaped brickwork under Sheffield that I need to remember to go back and have a look at one of these days!
     
  11. The Lone Ranger

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    Very nice, almost wish I was there :thumb
     
  12. toby

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    Those are fantastic shots Ojay. How you prevent lens steamage-up with all that shite in the air is amazing. Great shots, great report.

    (Christ, I just mis-typed "great" and it was auto-corrected to Garrett! It was really! Agh, I hope this post isn't banned? :-)
     
  13. georgie

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    good stuff as always matey
     
  14. tweek

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    Yeah looks good... dem photos!
     
  15. RichPDG

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    Enjoyed reading this one. Thanks for sharing!
     
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