Undertoad Wednesday Feb 14 03:32 PM
February 14, 2007: Big-ass drain hole
barefoot serpent Wednesday Feb 14 03:54 PM
I hope they don't allow boating when the water level is high.
Flint Wednesday Feb 14 03:57 PM
sign me up!
Trilby Wednesday Feb 14 04:15 PM
I guess to some, that would be an appropriate Valentine's Day image.
LabRat Wednesday Feb 14 04:39 PM
I'm never dissapointed in IOTDs that use 'big-ass' in their title....
Sheldonrs Wednesday Feb 14 04:46 PM
Just what I need, another draining hole.
Elspode Wednesday Feb 14 04:47 PM
Someone with mad 'Shop skills needs to insert a crane with a giant rubber sink stopper on a cable hovering over that drain.
Cloud Wednesday Feb 14 04:51 PM
Wow. It's like the resting place of the Water Sarlacc!
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Feb 14 05:29 PM
Man, what a ride.
Mav Wednesday Feb 14 06:31 PM
it looks strangely like the portal from Sliders
milkfish Wednesday Feb 14 06:54 PM
It should be swirling counter-clockwise, this big ass-drain hole.
zippyt Wednesday Feb 14 06:57 PM
Man, what a ride.
lumberjim Wednesday Feb 14 07:00 PM
I used to work with a guy. the guy was named Dave. Dave used to manage an adult book store. The book store had those little booths in the back with the coin operated porn movie machines. Shortly after he took the job, he realized that there were glory holes between these booths. Disgusted, he patched them over with plywood discs. After a month, his video sales had dropped in half. So, he removed the patches, and sales went right back up.
zippyt Wednesday Feb 14 07:05 PM
here's some scale of the "OUT pipe "
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Feb 14 08:44 PM
Yeah, 72 ft diameter at the top tapering down to 28 ft dia at the out pipe. 48,400 cubic ft per second max. I wonder how long it would take to make it through the 700 feet?
zippyt Wednesday Feb 14 08:56 PM
wonder how long it would take to make it through the 700 feet?
Aliantha Wednesday Feb 14 09:25 PM
It doesn't look real to me. The white water in the first pic looks photo shopped.
zippyt Wednesday Feb 14 09:46 PM
I have not seen this one its self , but I have seen 3-4 others
monster Wednesday Feb 14 10:12 PM
zippyt Wednesday Feb 14 10:17 PM
Well done Monster!!!!
monster Wednesday Feb 14 10:17 PM
SPUCK Thursday Feb 15 04:51 AM
I actually stood and looked at that exact drain with my girlfriend during college days. It's just up the road from UC Davis. It made the hair go up on the back of my neck. It is quite a horrific sight when you think about it. Then you just walk down the road a hundred feet and look way down in the canyon at that jet coming out. I was amazed and appalled by the one little swimming pool lap lane divider that surround the hole out about fifty feet. I wonder how many ducks and geese have not noticed it in time. The only advantage over the usual bottom of the dam (safer version) is that this thing auto regulates. Water level drops - draining stops.
Bromskloss Thursday Feb 15 07:38 AMHere's one, that one might perhaps actually use for that purpose.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 15 08:59 AM
As the water flows over the rim, it's all cohesively connected and uniform, then gravity causes it to increase speed. When the water accelerates it gets torn away from the slower water behind and the faster water ahead. Droplets form of the water that's close enough in speed to have cohesion triumph. That's the white in the first picture, water droplets which scatter light.
Elspode Thursday Feb 15 09:55 AM
Monster, that's awesome! Exactly what I was seeing in my head.
Kitsune Thursday Feb 15 09:58 AM
Elspode Thursday Feb 15 10:06 AM
I guess the spillway shaft itself is just a tunnel drilled through solid rock? I'd like to the see profile of that...I mean, it has 770' of drop, and has to make a bend from vertical to horizontal at some point. The water pressure at that bend must be tres' impressivo.
Elspode Thursday Feb 15 10:07 AM
Elspode Thursday Feb 15 10:30 AM
Two views of a dry glory hole.
barefoot serpent Thursday Feb 15 10:49 AM
The guy in the blue jacket is actually H. Ross Perot:
monster Thursday Feb 15 12:55 PM
Mind you, while I was poking around in your head looking for that image, I noticed a few other things you might want to get checked out
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 15 01:10 PM
Elspode Thursday Feb 15 01:59 PM
monster Thursday Feb 15 02:03 PM
Don't worry, I left a little something to cheer you up.....
seakdivers Thursday Feb 15 02:16 PM
I can't help but see that and think of the Goatse thing that everyone told me not to look at.
monster Thursday Feb 15 02:39 PM
(this 'shop thing's fun -I may never get anything useful done in the entire rest of my life )
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 15 05:39 PM
Kitsune Thursday Feb 15 05:47 PM
seakdivers Thursday Feb 15 06:40 PM
Elspode Thursday Feb 15 08:24 PM
Quicktime VR panorama of another BLM dam with a glory hole spillway in the Shasta/Whiskeytown Recreation area in Northern California, my father's stomping grounds.
zippyt Thursday Feb 15 09:24 PM
so if it gets cold enough to freeze would it be a Big Ass Ice Hole ???
seakdivers Friday Feb 16 12:04 AM
xoxoxoBruce Friday Feb 16 11:51 PM
Yup, you're corrupted.
rkzenrage Wednesday Feb 21 03:06 AM
I want them for my wheelchair...
Kitsune Wednesday Feb 21 07:47 AM
I feel awful for this threadjack, but it isn't completely out of the ordinary for a topic like "Big-ass drain hole" to degenerate into goatse.
glatt Tuesday Mar 20 09:03 AM
SPUCK Wednesday Mar 21 02:30 AM
No no no NO! I am not going to say what that looks like!
axlrosen Wednesday Mar 21 12:16 PM
toranokaze Monday May 26 02:16 AM
This reminds me of an ex-girlfriend.
Gravdigr Monday May 26 05:15 PM