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Report - Packin' More Heat, Manchester - July 2010.

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Ojay, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Ojay

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    Packin' More Heat, Manchester - Visited By Ojay & Mortaldecay

    Well after chasing our tails for a while on this one, with many hints and suggestions most of which turned out to be red herrings we now had to spend more time researching possible locations, not too mention the last week of lifting lids here there and everywhere in some 'on top' locations

    After studying maps and drawings and many old photos, we now had a very good idea where this was, another drive into Manchester to lift a few final lids sealed the deal

    After popping the final (HEAVY) liddage which as I shone down my torch and peered in could finally say "this is it".

    The search was over, and so I descended the rusty rungs, into the darkness and through what seemed like years of cobwebs


    Once we were both safely down, we were in a large underground chamber with 2 huge motors (used for lowering the Penstocks)

    The purpose of this system, is to divert/control the flow between the 2 Davyhulme Outfall sewers 'A' and 'B'. These massive trunk sewers run parallel at this point, with a connecting brick tunnel to allow flow to pass either side once either of the Penstocks are lowered - (A balancer if you like)

    Through the middle of the chamber was a walkway, which allowed us to walk across to each side of the 2 trunk sewers



    Here there were 2 massive Penstocks, used to control the flow, with counter weights. These were operated by the machinery in the earlier photo



    Looking down you can see the trunk known as Davyhulme 'B' with the overflow tunnel on the left


    To the right was another brick shaft about 12ft down


    Quickly climbing down, I was right in the fresh of the Davyhulme trunk, with Manchester's finest rapid flowing nuggets and a smell which I am now somewhat accustomed too :D

    To the Left is Davyhulme 'A'


    With this RBP, used to balance/divert the turdstream across to Davyhulme 'B' if and when required


    Clever eh, well I was impressed :rolleyes:

    Thanks for looking :thumb
    #1 Ojay, Jul 19, 2010
    Last edited: May 16, 2011

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  2. WB

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    Tuuuuuurds! :p

    Impressive find man with some serious poop-flow going through there, would love to see it but i'd draw the line at standing in fresh! :D
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