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Report - Sidedraft drain - Manchester - Apr 13

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Stopford_lad, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Stopford_lad

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    Sidedraft - Manchester​


    A year shy of it's 100th birthday, Side-draft is yet another culvert of the Gore Brook.
    Part concrete, but mostly brick it boasts quite a few nice little features along the way,
    some of which I didn't manage to capture after taking a swim just before the RCP,
    thanks mostly to a rather large hole in the floor, and completely soaking the camera

    After lurking around the estate for 20 minutes, waiting for the park to clear of scrotes,
    we got impatient and carried on wadered up the hilt and dropped in to the brook.

    Visited with Marsden1002 and Nickindroy


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    Looking back out towards the Infall from the 7ft rcp

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    Heading downstream, it's fairly slippy underfoot but soon turns into this 'gripper'

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    As the gripper drops away, we reach the two way split, the left houses a ladder and
    manhole, but we take the right and head towards the first of this drains 'features'

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    This small, but rather photogenic 2 level inspection chamber

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    Carrying on down the right channel, it starts to silt up, and the water turns black

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    We passed a couple of these on route, trying not to get soaked in the process

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    The right hand channel finally rejoins the left, and the water levels drop once again.

    Continuing down stream we came to the 5ft rcp leading into a huge 2 level poop
    processor, which is where I decidec to take a swim and completely trash my camera
    in the process, anyway I carried on camera-less into the pipe..needless to say it f'ing
    stank and was anything but dry.

    I shall return to complete my visit, but for today that's all folks !

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
    #1 Stopford_lad, Apr 5, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013

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