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Delta1

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Hi my name is Chris and i have been a sparky for the last 30 years,

I have decided to join and post on here to ask for the communities assistance.

About 2 years ago a small group of us decided to take on a project to save Drakelow Tunnels, see Drakelow Tunnels Official Website. This is a tunnel complex that was built as a Shadow factory to Rover during the war, then in the 60's turned into a Nuclear Bunker for the regional goverment seats. When it started it housed up to 500 people. It has approximatley 270,000 sq ft of tunnel.

We need help ! although we are charity based there are a small amount of funds available.

We are in desperate need of a 400amp 10 way sub Dis. Board with breakers (this can be 2nd hand as long as in reasonable condition). also we are after 100's of meters of 1.5 T&E, and well basically, whatever we can lay our hands on !

We are looking for anything that might help outr project.

If anyone can help please drop me a line.
 
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sparks1973

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Hi my name is Chris and i have been a sparky for the last 30 years,

I have decided to join and post on here to ask for the communities assistance.

About 2 years ago a small group of us decided to take on a project to save Drakelow Tunnels, see Drakelow Tunnels Official Website. This is a tunnel complex that was built as a Shadow factory to Rover during the war, then in the 60's turned into a Nuclear Bunker for the regional goverment seats. When it started it housed up to 500 people. It has approximatley 270,000 sq ft of tunnel.

We need help ! although we are charity based there are a small amount of funds available.

We are in desperate need of a 400amp 10 way sub Dis. Board with breakers (this can be 2nd hand as long as in reasonable condition). also we are after 100's of meters of 1.5 T&E, and well basically, whatever we can lay our hands on !

We are looking for anything that might help outr project.

If anyone can help please drop me a line.
best o luck here fella...
 
I'd approach the manufacturers mate. Even in there strained times there are businesses who will support heritage projects. You never know you might get lucky
 
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alarm man

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agree with trev,some suppliers will hand over some gear for a bit of a plug,alarm bells ring when someone asks for a load of bluey..
 
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sparks1973

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even some wholesalers/outlets may be interested....and if this project makes the local rag....well i`d say they will be almost falling over themselves to be seen as doing their `bit for the community`....
 
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Delta1

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Well just a hope that some people might have some ideas, even come down and play...its certainly different !
 
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sparks1973

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you should get a dis board for a start....
 
Not only do you go to the local rags, they'll go to professional electrician and get national coverage. I know for a fact that TT electronics (formerly known as AEI Cables) have done this a load of times with cable that wasn't quite up to the mark for sale. Reasons like no chalk dust inside the sheathing
 
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Delta1

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you should get a dis board for a start....
Ah that is were I'am going wrong, I wondered why the cable terminations on a sub dis board were very large for 1.5 T&E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Octopus

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Sarah Beeney got Hager to cough up loads of stuff for her own home and a bit of TV "exposure" so you should definitely try the manufacturers.

Good luck
 
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Swicade

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Interesting place...clicked the link but couldn't find any info at all to where these tunnels are on the site.

For the gear you need that's one hell of a lump so as many have said best shot would be to contact some manufacturers/supplies and see if they can help.
 
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Silly Sausage

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Sarah Beeney got Hager to cough up loads of stuff for her own home and a bit of TV "exposure" so you should definitely try the manufacturers.

Good luck
No surprise there, the size of her...... :wink_smile:
 

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Ask Melinda messenger off of cowboy builders to go round the local suppliers. She always gets folk to give everything away for bugger all!
 
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