Cue event log then
Last Saturday, became impossible to watch the TV with the lights on as the lights were flickering so much.
Sunday - went to pub and bumped into electrician I know.
Monday AM - new consumer fuse box fitted, internal circuits all tested OK
Tuesday 2AM - beeping UPS is back again, waking up the whole house :mad:
Tuesday 2pm - man from electric supplier turns up - “yup, your supply is naffed, I’ll book a jointer to get your main link from the supply checked/repaired”
Wednesday - cancelled two meetings at work to wait in for jointer = no show
Thursday - jointer turns up - tests a few things all reading fine “could have been the water leak round the corner”. I’m not convinced but can’t argue as supply was good for last 6hours.
Thursday PM - on goes the farm, down goes the supply voltage again. Thinks a pattern is emerging. Cooker on, lights flicker - yup, try to pull high load and the supply goes - call board to get man back again.
Friday AM - engineer arrives, not a jointer, just a standard bloke - he books a jointer again and makes note of chap who came Thursday to report him
Friday PM - phone call, is there property access about 11pm, we can make it then - fine is my response, neighbours are all away on holiday. 10:30pm comes the call that they have a higher priority job and will be there in the morning.
Saturday - two blokes turn up in two vans, no digger - explain the situation and he is quite angry with the call bookng people that have not told him the history and hence he hasn’t got the right kit. 1hour round trip back to depot to get digger …
Digging starts mini JCB digging up the path…
(note that car is not mine, but is the pride and joy of the young lad opposite)
…yet they can’t locate the joint box, digging from one side so start from the other side …
It’s wet all of a sudden, yup - they’ve hit a water pipe …
Thames Water phoned, emergency line, water shortage and this pipe is chucking out at some pressure - response time = 5hours.
Closing for now, my electric supply is going to be coming off a 4mm (internal) lead that they are going to joint to either the street light or next doors supply.
Another few days of being unable to work properly, it’s rather tricky to complete my work when I can’t turn on more than one machine without voltage dips. Not a hope of compensation.
got to shoot without uploading pics, police car and Water van have just arrived, police is for moving of the parked cars …