Installing syphon pipe, Stainton.

 

 

In preparation for lining the canal bed next year, we installed a syphon pipe across the towpath at Stainton to drain the excess water from the canal bed.

 

First a large orange plastic pipe was installed across the towpath then a smaller drain pipe was fed through and one end placed in the water and the other end connected to a pump which created a syphon effect in order to drain the canal water into a beck. 

The water level was measured and by the time we had returned to base the water level had already dropped by a few inches.