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A pretty interesting Youtube channel about a man clearing and fixing clogged storm drains and culvert pipes, making water flow away

delete12345

Member
Nov 17, 2017
6,354
Boston, MA
Here's the channel, Post 10:


He goes and fix clogged storm drains on rainy days and remove blocked debris in river culverts.


I liked this channel, in that it's improving and maintaining civil infrastructures that was built in the past, but was left neglected.

It's nice to watch sometimes, so I wanted to share the channel here.
 

Zorg1000

Member
Jul 22, 2019
23
I work in sewer/water, it always sucks when tying a new main into an existing manhole and finding it clogged with debris.
 

Smurf

Member
Oct 25, 2017
16,233
oh wow, he drained the whole street alone, good on him. Wish he would wear gloves tho
 

Einchy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
26,108
I made a mental note to know where the drains in my street were before Dorian hit (thankfully it never did) because of this guy.
 

Man God

Member
Oct 25, 2017
19,234
Unclogging these things helps everyone and does look cool when you do it. As a kid me and my siblings would sometimes undam a creek behind our house so the outlet would flow to the marshes next to it and there's few things more gratifying than seeing a trickle become a rushing torrent.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,227
I skipped through a lot of thr video in thr op but damn, that street drained pretty quickly considering the state of it at the start of thr video. I get that's the point of drains but still, fair play to the dude.

It seems like it would have drained anyway, though?
Very slowly, because the drains were clogged/blocked which is why the street and the nearby field were flooded. You could see how quickly it drained away once he moved all the crap from the top of the drain so the water could flow freely.
 

Piston

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Oct 25, 2017
4,705
It seems like it would have drained anyway, though?
It obviously would have drained anyways but he expedited the process. If someone does that during a normal prolonged flood they could definitely protect some property.

I live on a city street that gets flooded pretty often if a heavy thunderstorm comes through and it makes me wonder if that is an issue.
 

Cats

Member
Oct 27, 2017
774
He critiques the point of not having the water naturally drain down the hill to the river but I'm assuming the point of using the pipes is so that it doesn't create washouts and eventually mudslides that could endanger the road or hillside. Errosion would eventually happen if you're collecting water on sidewalks, compacted ground, and the road and then spilling it over the hill.
 

Kalnet

Member
Oct 25, 2017
358
Definitely adding this to my "Watch later" list. I'm quite curious how all these draining process goes.
 

Laserbeam

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,151
Canada
well I just watched a man play around in some water and unclog some drains for 25 minutes.

And then hit the subscribe button.

Thanks!
 

greepoman

Member
Oct 26, 2017
485
That's cool and all but I'm not gonna go out doing that because what if one of those drains had been close to failure for some reason? Seems like a good way to get sucked down to your death if the grate were to suddenly give way.
 
Oct 25, 2017
406
I just watched the whole video! It's pretty satisfying watching the street become more clear over time. I'll be tempted to try this myself next time I come across a flooded street.
 

SolmisateSol

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Nov 2, 2017
318
I'm glad this guy is giving visibility to maintenance work. That shit can be ROUGH, HARD WORK and it's so easy to take for granted how much labor goes into making society function.

Unrelated: There's a whole swath of informative, useful shit on Youtube it's absolutely fucking bonkers.
 

Slayven

You probably post about me on another board.
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Oct 25, 2017
36,714
I am going to watch these, like them, then later find out he is advocating for a race war?
 

Einchy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
26,108
This guy's videos made me realize just how much shit probably never gets fixed up. I mean, some of the work he's doing is stuff that has built over years.
 

blame space

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Oct 25, 2017
4,490
"you know what this reminds me of? the ocean."

*rummaging through the woods*
"WHERE'S THE PIPE?"

this dude rules