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UER Forum > Canada: Ontario > In need of safety info for Toronto winter draining (Viewed 896 times)
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In need of safety info for Toronto winter draining
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In the next few weeks I'm planning a trip to toronto where I'll hopefully explore a few drains. Because it's the winter though there are a few worries on my mind.

- I live outside Toronto need to know if there's too much snow melt or not to go draining.

- am also wondering if the ice and snow will cause any problems opening outflows to get into the drain itself.

I know that asking for some info is frowned on so if this is breaking a rule then I'll edit it out later.

- Is gargantua still accessible from the outflow or has it been locked up?

Anyways if one or all of these questions could be answered it would greatly help, thanks in advance.




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Re: In need of safety info for Toronto winter draining
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In the next few weeks I'm planning a trip to toronto where I'll hopefully explore a few drains. Because it's the winter though there are a few worries on my mind.

- I live outside Toronto need to know if there's too much snow melt or not to go draining.

If you're entering via the outfall, you'll know if there's going to be a problem or not. But I think your main concern will be rain on melt days, not the melt itself.

- am also wondering if the ice and snow will cause any problems opening outflows to get into the drain itself.

Sometimes, yes, although typically the outfall stays warmer. Watch yourself on surrounding surfaces. Swing gates don't typically have a point that can freeze. Also don't forget that some spots inside will still be slippery, and that if it gets really cold outside you can even see ice form internally in shallower storm sewers. Also manholes become unusable at cold temperatures, the rims ice.





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Re: In need of safety info for Toronto winter draining
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If you're entering via the outfall, you'll know if there's going to be a problem or not. But I think your main concern will be rain on melt days, not the melt itself.


Sometimes, yes, although typically the outfall stays warmer. Watch yourself on surrounding surfaces. Swing gates don't typically have a point that can freeze. Also don't forget that some spots inside will still be slippery, and that if it gets really cold outside you can even see ice form internally in shallower storm sewers. Also manholes become unusable at cold temperatures, the rims ice.




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mulletcat 


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Re: In need of safety info for Toronto winter draining
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Posted by kowalski

If you're entering via the outfall, you'll know if there's going to be a problem or not. But I think your main concern will be rain on melt days, not the melt itself.


Sometimes, yes, although typically the outfall stays warmer. Watch yourself on surrounding surfaces. Swing gates don't typically have a point that can freeze. Also don't forget that some spots inside will still be slippery, and that if it gets really cold outside you can even see ice form internally in shallower storm sewers. Also manholes become unusable at cold temperatures, the rims ice.




Thanks a ton, didn't know the bit about snow melt so hopefully it will help.




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