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Spudnik

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Afternoon chaps,

Just arrived back after digging to locate an incoming TNS lead sheath cable ready for the DNO to relocate.

Now, after a couple of hours going through brick rubble and the usual stuff you find, i came across, what i thought was a water main.

Brilliant, i thought, cable will be around there somewhere - not.

After another hour of digging, i discovered eventually that the supply cable is in fact inside what i think is a 30-40mm steel tube!?!?:confused:

Has anyone come across this before?

I have done a fair few over the years and TNS have always been lead sheathed.

Cheers
J
 
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Maybe just down to the builder, who stuck a bit of pipe in the ground and backfilled when the cable team arrived and were told about it, found their cable passed through saving them a trench so did'nt argue.
You do see some funny ( WHAT THE! ) things at times.
 

hasel5

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i have never dug a hole to find the supply auth incomer as that is what i pay them to do
 
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claire_r

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cant they locate the cable using a cat and jenny type system?
 
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Spudnik

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It does seem a bit odd, though im not complaining.

Just not used to seeing it like this.

i have never dug a hole to find the supply auth incomer as that is what i pay them to do
SSE do not dig holes on private property anymore, unless its in the pavement/road.

Its all down to the owner.
 
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Spudnik

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Well, as an update, SSE came, took one look and ran a mile!:D

No, basically they have to shut the road down through a link box in the pavement. cut the pipe in 2 places to access the cable and then switch back on.

Quite a common installation around that area apparently.

Anyhoo, the cable pullers fitted the cutouts in each of the flats and installed some funky MET's:

 
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sivoodoo

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wow, it looks like Lego, now if I was a child I would want to play with that!
 

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