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Report - Inhospitable & the Works, Manchester, July 2015

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by stranton, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. stranton

    stranton the subterranean explorer
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    Been on my list for at least 2 months now,
    well worth the wait.
    the walk through Inhospitable was a struggle due too debris, but the waters were clear.
    the works was easier, but the waters were stagnant with lots of :turd saying that the air was very clean.
    visited with, @ACID- REFLUX & @Coolboyslim
    thankyou for accompanying me on this & been my 2 lighting bitches for some shots. :D:p

    Inhospitable
    Inhospitable is a 700yd culvert which carries the moss brook beneath Collyhurst,
    the infall consists of a 15ft brick arch
    this changes too a10ft brick arch which continues towards the outfall
    which consists of a 7ft brick pipe built 8ft up in a retaining wall.
    Halfway through the culvert theres an overflow chamber with a manual operated penstock,
    once the flow gets too strong the penstock drops blocking the culvert
    this causes the brook too divert along the works
    something which seldon occurs.

    infall
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    penstock no. 37
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    side pipe
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    continues towards the outfall
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    controls for penstock no.37
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    the Works
    the Works is a 700yd overflow which passes alongside and below Inhospitable,
    consists of a 10ft red and black brick pipe.
    This exits the overflow chamber by droping down 2 sets of steps the latter been steep,
    once at the bottom you are at least 70ft below the surface.
    Both the moss brook and the Works discharge too the Irk,
    (one of Manchesters 2 secondary waterways).

    inspection chamber
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    at this point your at least 70ft beneath the surface
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    redundant side pipe,
    with the draining fairy watching
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    the waters deep here,
    I almost trip on debris twice, but no problems tho
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    thanks stranton
     

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  2. Punk

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    Looks a good drain :thumb
    How stoopy is it at the start?
     
  3. Ojay

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    Tomatoes used to once grow at the outfall from the seeds gathered from peoples p00p, I once took some home to eat, and infact they were rather tasty due to their organic nature :thumb

    Good to see pics of the place again, we haven't had a meet up in here in ages now
     
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  4. stranton

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    about 5 - 6 ft
     
  5. stranton

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    I thought it was Hogweed :eek:
     
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    Yeah it is nowadays, but I said "Tomatoes once grew at the outfall"

    2009 it was
     
  7. Choo Choo m8ty

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    Nice stuff was a bloody good laugh thx to stranton and acid for the experience. Especially @Acid for putting up with strantons train sounds lmao.
     
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    Someones been a busy boy since Saturday :)

    Some decent shots there mate considering the conditions :thumb

    Fuck the Train sounds....it"s a fucking Sewer FFS :mad: on his final warning :coat
     
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    Hey @ACID- REFLUX Don't forget it's all about the likes so where's mine lmfao
     
  10. stranton

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    train sounds? :confused:
     
  11. stranton

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    I did photograph the outfall, but it didnt turn out
    too dark & blured.
     
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    Well done for not breaking your ankles in inhospitable

    The works is a personal favourite so it's always good to see her again
     
  13. stranton

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    wasnt the easiest too navigate,
    but was worth the effort.
     
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  15. Choo Choo m8ty

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    Lmao @stranton. Acid will be first to buy. Then I will get the download so I can play it in the drains when we go and then get you to do a live performance lol. Your first lyrics should be "Trains in drains who ever knew that you would hear them in all this poo. But wait a minute it's not true cause after all its come from you, strantons the name and I'm your bane cause all these trains are in vain" lmao
     
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