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Offline strangelights

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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 20:38:25 »
Ithink the pipe from Elms Vale rd was only removed a couple of weeks ago.I pass this one nearly every day and the top was looking quite rotten.The crown had completly rotted away.

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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 18:55:20 »
Here's a couple from Dover.
Elms Vale Road. The pipe was still there 12 years ago.


And a complete one on Astor Avenue.


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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 10:09:36 »
Looks like one ChathamGirl, good pic. Is it Upper Luton Road?

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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 23:20:26 »
would this be one?

the bottom



the top


i can't see the top very well so it might be a lamp post, but i think its too tall to be honest

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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 12:52:48 »
Here's a couple in Bexley Kent, the first one has  had its  chimney replaced with a fiberglass  one, went back there this year, and it has all changed, the little river has been diverted and its like a mud flat there now, this was done to stop the foundations being washed away, shame because I remember it as far back as 1972, and have always taken the kids there fishing, we caught a monster toad there last year.



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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 20:32:49 »
May be they were first installed in the Victorian era, but as a civil engineer I was still installing them in the 1960's. They were sited at the head of dead end sewers and where ever a pumping main discharged into a manhole.  Around that time the plumbing codes were changed to move the drainage plumbing into the buildings, and with a central stack that vented to the outside. This improved the ventilation of sewers and rendered the ventilation pipes superfluous.  This also eliminated the outside plumbing which often froze up in the winter. I have no idea what the shorter pipes were for, and I don't think that they could have vented anything.  
;The small vents in gardens were from interceptor chambers built at the front property line where a trap would stop any odours proceeding to the house.

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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 22:02:22 »
http://photo-hosting.winsoftmagic.com/1/yyjw7113jt.jpg

 This one is in alley betwen St.Helen's road and Coronation road Sheerness.

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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2009, 11:42:03 »
A pretty one at Copers Cope Road,Beckenham,Kent.

Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 23:14:46 »
Is it only Sheppey/Sheerness with these?

Wheatsheaf Gardens, Sheerness

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Victorian sewer Ventilation
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 10:29:32 »
As we have already seen on here there are still many victorian sewer ventilation pipes dotted around towns.  Got any pics?

These were used to allow methane to escape from the sewers which prevented them exploding  :o  Some i believe can still be found with a flame burning up the top  ???

One in Sheerness

 

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