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Lifting Manhole inspection cover?

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deckthehallswithdesperation Fri 19-Jun-15 09:00:06

Single woman, I need to lift the manhole cover (which weighs a ton) on my driveway. It only has two little holes for lifting rods, no handles. Any idea how I can get the lid off myself for a look?

MrsBennetsEldest Fri 19-Jun-15 09:09:37

Wedge something like a big screw driver into the edge and lever it off. Is your marital status relevant?

Wittynewnameifonly Fri 19-Jun-15 09:09:45

Very big screwdriver used as a lever in one of the holes then have something ready to wedge it open when you get it open a crack?

SweetAndFullOfGrace Fri 19-Jun-15 09:16:13

It's a lot easier if you get a lifting key like this. They're not very expensive. I can lift ours with the key and I'm not particularly strong.

SmokingGun Fri 19-Jun-15 09:18:13

Don't use a screwdriver if it's a heavy cover and you don't know what you are doing!

Pop to b&q and buy some manhole keys, they aren't expensive at all.

deckthehallswithdesperation Fri 19-Jun-15 09:38:12

Mrsbennet I thought people would assume a burly mr deck would be lurking somewhere. Off to buy keys! Didn't even know such things existed!

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