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[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Don't be lazy.

Get a cable tie or some tongs, pull it out, rotate it, done.

Less effort than it took to take this picture and post it on here.

[-] qwertilliopasd 21 points 4 weeks ago

easy peasy. just lift the 100 kilo chunk of iron with some tongs. /s

  1. manhole covers are heavy af
  2. if improperly handled they can take your finger in an instant
  3. that square cover might be able to fall into whatever it is covering.
[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

If that were an actual manhole you'd be right, but its obviously not.

[-] TrickDacy 4 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)
  1. Manhole covers are not heavy as fuck. They're meant to be able to lift out. I've lifted far larger ones than this no problem.
  2. This manhole cover is at most 30x30cm judging by OP's foot, so weights at most a few kilos.
  3. This is a small cover, probably covering a drain, not a hole to the centre of the earth. I have a few around the house. Cable tie, piece of string, lift it out no problem. You lift and slide it aside, it's not going to fall in unless you're a complete moron or drunk. If it does fall in, you pull it out, because it doesn't weigh 100 kg.
  4. If you're worried that this would take your finger off, you're the kind of person who should hire an electrician to change a light bulb.
[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago

They really aren't that heavy. When I was little, maybe 5 or 6, me and my best friend went to a construction site (excavators and cranes, so cool), snuck around on there during off hours (probably super dangerous, but here I am) and took some metal hooks, made from that metal grid stuff they use often in construction.

We then went and opened the actual manhole covers in my backyard with them, and even climbed down there (not that interesting, basically a few meters deep, with a small open sewage line running at the bottom).

Long story short, two pre school boys could open them by themselves in the 90s

[-] [email protected] -1 points 4 weeks ago

Because 10lb is so heavy

[-] Cosmos7349 14 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Plot twist: OP is actually the one who twisted this into the wrong orientation in the first place

[-] sygnius 7 points 4 weeks ago

There's a risk that if you try to turn the square cover that the cover will fall into the hole. It's really strange that it's square and not round.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

It’s really strange that it’s square and not round.

It's not even slightly strange. These are incredibly common all across Europe and the world.

It's a small cover, almost certainly to service the nearby drainpipe or perhaps for the water or gas connection to a house.

The chance of it falling in the hole is zero unless you're trying to do it on purpose. Lift and slide, done.

And even if it does fall in, you can simply reach in and pull it out.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure the reason is that the hole isn't deep enough for it to matter. That's nowhere near big enough to be a manhole.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago

But that wouldn't be /c/mildlyinfuriating

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