I watched as the men attached the pipes, stretching it along the towpath to the pub and over the lock gates. Good job no boats wanted to use the lock.
|Carrying the pipe sections across the lock.|
By now it was about 9.30am. We could hear the pump start in the tanker but nothing appeared to be happening. They stood about for a while then out came a big hammer. This was used to bang all the fittings on the joints presumably to make sure they were tight. Ian reckons the pipe was air locked with air leaking in through the fittings and that's why it didn't suck all that lovely smelly sewage up through the pipe.
|Checking the fittings.|
|Marvellous what you can do with a big hammer!!!!|
|Jade inspecting the pipe points. Rather her nose then mine!!!|
So finally at 12 00pm they left the site and peace was restored at last.