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Report - Sidedraft Induction, Manchester - May 09

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by concreteJungle, May 10, 2009.

  1. concreteJungle

    concreteJungle 28DL Regular User
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    Sidedraft is one of the culverts of the Gore Brook, its mostly brick with some concrete thrown in for good measure. Finally got a dslr so was a bit of a road test for it.




    From going under the grill the water level was quite low, but managed to dam up at the end where the tunnel split in two. Rotting leaf mulch released stinking gas under foot, so I moved on taking the tunnel on the right.


    Water poured from the roof at regular intervals making passage damp


    Split level side chamber upto a manhole



    The two tunnels joined back up into a nice big brick arched one.



    A large sidepipe lead to the CSO chamber


    Which was pretty big


    Upto the right is a large concrete penstock that allows the turdy flow to be diverted into the culvert.


    Up on the second level with penstock controls at the end


    Other side of the diverting penstock. There were two, the other one stops flow into the sewer channel that goes under the chamber. There's a huge pipe the channel goes into, not sure why this is needed as the feed pipe is allot smaller. Didn't get a photo but would be interesting to get down there a see what's to be found.


    Back down the culvert saw a water rat, which I tried to chase while getting me camera back out and failed miserably. The floor is full of pot holes, the water then gets deeper leading to the outfall


    Turned back at this point and went back down taking the other tunnel on the way back, nothing of note to be found. The photos could do with some improving, but will come with time hopefully as I learn the new camera. More here

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