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A Sewer and Drain Pipe Outlet.

Issue 14 and Volume 1891 10.

A Sewer and Drain Pipe Outlet. Sewers and other drain pipes, emptying into rivers and streams whose banks are unstable, frequently cause the washing away of the bank to an extent to injure the pipes or obstruct the outlet. With the intention of obviating this difficulty James H. Elliott, of the city engineer’s office, Memphis, Tenn., has invented and patented the drain illustrated herewith, a description of which we find in The Scientific American. A suitable abutment is constructed near the outlet, and the main drain pipe enters this abutment at an incline, then bends upward to a point near the top of the masonry, when it again bends outward, to discharge the flow into a paved gutter above low water mark. The vertical portion of the pipe is also continued upward to the surface, where it has a removable cover or grating to facilitate inspection and cleaning. The water…

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