1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Inhospitable & The Works, Manchester - July '16

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Punk, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Punk

    Punk Insane for the drain
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    765
    Explored with @UrbanCaving @Nickindroy @paulpowers @Snake Oil @Deconstrukt @Sids & 5 non-members

    As if by chance, a group of us were in Manchester at the same time. All agreeing to meet with the Manchester lot on our 2nd day there. After a facebook discussion that seemed to go on forever, made harder to understand while intoxicated, we finally agreed to meet in Inhospitable on the 2nd day. Getting 9 people into a drain was surprisingly quick and easy :thumb
    We met the Manchester lot in there when they arrived, then headed to Processor after a mooch.

    Inhospitable

    Inhospitable is 700 yard long culvert which carries the Moss Brook beneath Collyhurst.
    It's infall is a 15ft brick arch
    Along the way it changes to a 10ft brick arch which continues towards the outfall.
    This consists of a 7ft brick pipe built 8ft up in a retaining wall.
    Halfway through the culvert there is an overflow chamber with a manual operated penstock,
    when the flow gets too strong the penstock drops blocking the culvert
    this causes the brook too divert along the works.

    (1)

    [​IMG]

    (2)

    [​IMG]

    (3)

    [​IMG]

    (4)

    [​IMG]

    (5)

    [​IMG]

    (6)

    [​IMG]

    (7)

    [​IMG]

    The Works

    The Works is a 700 yard overflow which acts as overflow for Inhospitable.
    It consists of a 10ft red and black brick pipe.
    This flows through the overflow chamber by dropping down 2 sets of steps, the latter been quite steep.
    The bottom of said stairs are at least 70ft below the surface.
    Both the moss brook and the Works discharge too the Irk.

    (8)
    [​IMG]

    (9)

    [​IMG]

    (10)

    [​IMG]

    (11)

    [​IMG]

    (12)

    [​IMG]

    (13)

    [​IMG]

    (14)

    [​IMG]

    (15)

    [​IMG]

    (16)

    [​IMG]

    I loved this drain. It was a great start to an awesome week that followed.
    Thank you @Ojay @paulpowers @Nickindroy @Snake Oil @The_Raw @Maniac @extreme_ironing and everyone else who helped myself and @UrbanCaving with our draining tour for international drainers. It's been wild, exhausting and an absolute blast.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers for Looking
    :thumb
     
    EOA, anubis, TeamCF and 8 others like this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. The Kwan

    The Kwan Easily Led
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    863
    Lovely photatoes mate, just glorious :thumb
     
    Punk likes this.
  3. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil go in drains
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    461
    Home Page:
    Definitely one of the best in Manc!
     
    Punk likes this.
  4. UrbanCaving

    UrbanCaving Sewer Rat
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    161
    Nice one mate, been an absolute blast, the whole week in fact! :D :D
     
    Punk likes this.
  5. pastybarm

    pastybarm Where ya going city boyyyy!!!!!
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    24
    Where were pics 6&7 taken, that shaft looks recently finished and has the new UU pikey proof plastic, and I don't remember seeing it in the works itself:eek:;)
     
  6. Nickindroy

    Nickindroy A Porky Prime Cut
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    382
    Great to meet and arse about wth you all. Caught it well there pal. :thumb
     
    Punk likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in