Are you sure it wasn't connected to a grow house/bitcoin farm up the road?Just found a photo of their offending cable, but can't find the one I emailed to them. The denied all knowledge that they'd ever laid this, there was no marker tape, cable protection etc, and it went in a sweeping curve across our land. Wasn't even buried anything like deep enough, either. It ran up that pole by the side of the lane to a pot joint at the top, so our plan was to pull the whole lot off the pole and try and shift it away from where we needed to excavate:
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We traced where it went, to another house up the valley. Bit of a story behind it, as according to a neighbour she came back from being on holiday and found an overhead cable had been put right across her garden, to supply the new house that was being built. She had a barney with them and they agreed to run the cable underground, across her garden, take the pole down they'd put up there and compensate her for the damage/inconvenience. It seems they didn't bother to contact the previous owner of our land, he had no idea the cable was there, as he didn't live locally and hadn't seen it go in.Are you sure it wasn't connected to a grow house/bitcoin farm up the road?
You really couldn't make up some of the antics of the utility companies. In theory they are supposed to remove illicit cables like this on demand, but in practice they are just really slow to do anything unless you give them a lot of hassle. Safety is relative - they work to different rules, so they can (and do) just lay live cables along the ground and leave them there for weeks or months. We had a "temporary" diversion laid a few years ago, when some trees brought down an old overhead LV supply. They laid a length of 185mm² wavecon along the grass verge, just lying on the ground, to provide power to a handful of houses and left it like that for well over 6 months, until they got the new poles in and ran new ABC to replace the singles that were probably over 50 years old..So much of this stuff going on. If it's not on plans and isn't safe they have to remove it on demand surely ?
Western Power (Derby). Even my sparky who sent the request wasn't impressed.Mattski You have my sympathy, who’s your DNO?
Is the cable to the charge point a combined power + data cable? It's apparently something you can buy now to save running 2 cable out to the charge point.Very interesting reading the different policies around. My employer needed to install a charge point for our transition to electric vans and I am on a looped supply. We phoned Western Power Somerset and they arranged a survey. 2 days later I got an email saying it'll be fine as is and carry on. It has been fine so perhaps they're now going with a wait and see approach to save themselves time.
Amazingly the cable to the charge point is thicker than the cable feeding both houses.
Doncaster cables EV Ultra. Lots of varieties depending on what network cable you want and also whether your route is assessed as needing armour or not.Is the cable to the charge point a combined power + data cable? It's apparently something you can buy now to save running 2 cable out to the charge point.
Is the cable to the charge point a combined power + data cable? It's apparently something you can buy now to save running 2 cable out to the charge point.
That's probably because they are generally armoured cables when installed on external walls.