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Offline stuartwaters

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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 09:17:24 PM »
I'm based at the Medway depot and have one of the brand new Scania supersuckers, a 6-wheeler. Brilliant piece of kit. And no, I don't wear a tricorn hat, carry a brace of pistols or wave a dagger  ;D


That's a shame. I'll have to check our merch catalogues to see if I can get you a Scania hi-viz safety tricorn hat with reflective eye patch and bandana. Protective, eye-catching AND stylish...... ;D


If you can get them in hi-viz orange, that'd be great  ;D
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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 07:21:23 PM »
I'm based at the Medway depot and have one of the brand new Scania supersuckers, a 6-wheeler. Brilliant piece of kit. And no, I don't wear a tricorn hat, carry a brace of pistols or wave a dagger  ;D


That's a shame. I'll have to check our merch catalogues to see if I can get you a Scania hi-viz safety tricorn hat with reflective eye patch and bandana. Protective, eye-catching AND stylish...... ;D

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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2020, 10:32:20 PM »
When you've been cleaning out sewers, have you ever disturbed any bilgerats? ;)

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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2020, 09:18:58 PM »
I'm based at the Medway depot and have one of the brand new Scania supersuckers, a 6-wheeler. Brilliant piece of kit. And no, I don't wear a tricorn hat, carry a brace of pistols or wave a dagger  ;D
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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2020, 04:38:15 PM »
See https://www.kenthistoryforum.com/index.php?topic=438.msg3783#msg3783 where pumping air or water into No 2 basin is discussed.

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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2020, 04:08:52 PM »
Thinking about sewer systems,wich I was not till I read the titilating story of things underground below.wonder how many among our learned brethren are aware of the extensive sewer and water systems that lay below the old dockyard,all of the dry dock facilities had tunnel fed pumping systems ,obviously to empty same,the old saw mills had a system to facilitate the movment of bulk timber
Allso the mast pond had an underground system,plus a domestic system built during the construction of the yard,wonder if thay just been abandoned or are still in use today.i know one system emptying  directly into the Medway had a large iron tidal door fitted,probably all filled in and sealed now.

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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2020, 03:41:29 PM »
This happened sometime between 2006 and 2008. Sorry I can't be more specific, I used to be at a different depot every week and you know how the days/months/years all blur into one! As my work now takes me to the big yellow tanker depot in Medway and to the one in Ashford, I'll keep an eye out for you. You'll be easy to spot if you look like your avatar....  ;D


Lyn L - your comment made me chuckle, but as the pork pies were unwrapped I'm guessing that the doll was vegetarian!

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2020, 03:27:24 PM »
Did they put the pork pies down for the baby doll to eat  ..... Sorry couldn't resist  8) x It's OK I'll log off now  byeee


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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2020, 03:23:55 PM »
How long ago was that? I work on the yellow supersuckers, but don't remember that job. If anyone was out and about in the Tonbridge High Street area in the evenings a few weeks ago, I was on that job. Similar problem, concrete in the sewer.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 03:19:58 PM »
When I used to work at a food distribution centre in Snodland, we had a terrible problem with the sewers in the VMU (Vehicle Maintenance Unit) and the smell was unbearable. When the engineers turned up in the big SuperSucker lorry (from the yellow tanker services company - could it have been Stuart?) they discovered the main sewer blocked with a large lump of concrete, a family-sized pack of 12 pork pies (still in their wrapper) and one of those dolls that look like a baby!

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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2020, 03:17:50 PM »
Stuart.... I have to ask as I keep wondering if Waters is your surname or just used because of your job?



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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2020, 11:57:29 AM »
That could make it --- Stew It Waters. ( if you say it quick) -- vvvrrrrooooooooooommm ) boom boom
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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2020, 09:20:00 AM »
Stuart.... I have to ask as I keep wondering if Waters is your surname or just used because of your job?


One of my friends had a science teacher called Miss Rocket  ;D


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Re: Water Supply and Sewage?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 05:46:38 PM »
I work in the drainage industry, you may have seen my employers yellow lorries running around. My job takes me to sewage works and pumping stations all over the south-east of England. Further to Mike and Lyn's points, I've done a job in London where the drains were blocked with chicken bones. It turned out that one of the tenants in a very large block of flats in Central London (EC1 postcode area) was running a food delivery business from their flat. Mind you, I've also jetted live ammunition out of a sewer in Southall too.


I put up a few sewage related posts in the Guess the Place game on the old Forum, one was of a building at Minster-in-Thanet sewage works, the other was of the Combined Sewer Overflow Screen off William Street in Rainham.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 01:30:59 PM »
How charming ! Can't imagine anyone putting chicken bones or the like down the loo. Glad your neighbours found it wasn't you.