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I restored this article to "Manhole." I, too, support society's use of gender-neutral language, but Wikipedia uses the most common name for a subject, not the name that we wish was most common (ie maintenence hole). youngamerican (ahoy hoy) 01:31, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree, a manhole is universally known as a manhole. Trumpy 12:01, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

In the UK, some holes commonly known as manholes are, more accurately, "rodding points". A manhole is one which a man (or woman) can climb into. (talk) 16:45, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Gorrammit, this article is terrible. Here I was hoping for a reasonably long and thorough article I could just spork for Uncyclopedia, but no-oo... it's so... short and missing all the useful details... like where did they start? Now I have to make something up. (talk) 02:39, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

speaking of names for it...[edit]

... this

utility hole, cable chamber, maintenance hole, inspection chamber, access chamber, sewer hole, smellhole, flabhole, ding-dong or confined space

is a rather impressive list, but unsourced. I'm rather wondering especially about "smellhole", "flabhole", and "ding-dong". --Thnidu (talk) 15:58, 31 August 2016 (UTC)


"A manhole (alternatively utility hole, cable chamber, maintenance hole, inspection chamber, access chamber, sewer hole, or confined space) is the top opening to an underground utility vault "

I've been a sewer inspector for 6+ years and some of these are alternative names for the chamber/vault underneath a manhole, and do not refer to the top opening specifically. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:55, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

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