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Report - SSSI, Manchester - March 2016

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by M0AKO, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. M0AKO

    M0AKO 28DL Full Member
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    Access to this CSO was gained via the brick outfall, which is approximately 5½' in diameter.

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    After about 100 metres or so we arrive at a modern concrete installation where the tunnel forks into two branches. The right-hand tunnel is the original outfall which is now a bypass leading to part of an overflow chamber on the other side of this new screening installation.

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    A few metres into the left-hand tunnel we come to a concrete chamber with a grilled ceiling.

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    Some ladders take us through the grilled ceiling to the level above, an area containing screening control apparatus.

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    This area houses controls for two penstocks below, the point at which overflow enters the screening system.

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    Beyond this is an overflow chamber where any excess flow can spill over the wall on the right-hand side and exit via the bypass tunnel.

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    The original brick outfall then continues for about another 100 metres or so, leading to the main overflow chamber.

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    This is a large, impressive arched brick structure containing a huge penstock with a stone counter-balance weight.

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    Iron steps give access to a level above and to a door on the other side of the Work 5 interceptor sewer.

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    Two sewers connect here, the one on the right-hand side I believe to be the Work 6 interceptor.

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    The outfall culvert leading to the river Irk.

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  2. Ojay

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    Good stuff, although it's proper filthy upstream it's a decent sized brick CSO and makes for some good photo's
     
  3. Coolboyslim

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    Yep agree with @Ojay looks a good one. Not done it yet maybe one day. Thanks for pics and report
     
  4. stranton

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
    On my visit list, but concentrating on Liverpool for the forseable.
     
  5. Nickindroy

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    Well in. :thumb Spent about half my life in here during 2014 with @Ojay :D
     
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    Nicely done, although the new sections looking particularly skanky already it was as clean as a whistle last time I paid a visit.
     
  8. UrbanCaving

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    Love it mate :)
     
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