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#111711 - 02/06/07 10:46 AM Street light repair
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
From our latest U.K. member, TrimixLeccy:

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The first is of an 'above ground repair' along side a main road [actually on the central reservation], the second and third are the lamp column to which the 'repair' is directed at. To my knowledge it has been like this for at least 2 years! And yes, it is live and the lights work.


Mod. note: "Central reservation" = median strip.










[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 02-06-2007).]

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#111712 - 02/06/07 10:52 AM Re: Street light repair
TrimixLeccy Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 38
Loc: UK
As far as I can ascertain a lighting column was removed and the cable extended as per pic1. This cable then connects to the column and then goes back down inside the column and onto the next fixture. I will not reveal the location yet so that users can try to guess the locale.

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#111713 - 02/06/07 01:26 PM Re: Street light repair
gideonr Offline
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Registered: 12/18/04
Posts: 152
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Is this somewhere in the Middle East? There's some palms and script on the awning in the background.

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#111714 - 02/06/07 04:03 PM Re: Street light repair
Elviscat Offline
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Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 214
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
awning???

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#111715 - 02/06/07 05:30 PM Re: Street light repair
n1ist Offline
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Registered: 02/13/02
Posts: 176
Loc: Malden MA
The awning is in the middle picture, visible (with some tweaking) just to the upper right of the access cover, below the two lights. It does look like Arabic.

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#111716 - 02/07/07 06:40 AM Re: Street light repair
Texas_Ranger Offline
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Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2349
Loc: Vienna, Austria
What's that??? 4mm2 SWA? Or even bigger?

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#111717 - 02/07/07 08:55 AM Re: Street light repair
Alan Belson Offline
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Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
Guess #1. Birmingham, England. Off the M6.
I can't see an awning or any arabic, but if there is, it's probably the local Balti Hut!
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#111718 - 02/07/07 10:54 AM Re: Street light repair
TrimixLeccy Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 38
Loc: UK
4mm? yeah, right!!! If memory serves me correctly it is about 25 or 35mm may even be 50mm! I aint getting hold of it to check though!!! NOTE the lack of fuses as well! I will be check it again next time I am there.

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#111719 - 02/08/07 02:09 PM Re: Street light repair
Texas_Ranger Offline
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Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2349
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Ok, that explains a lot...
I couldn't really judge the diameter of the pole from the picture, so it was hard to guess. Explains why the wires inside the light looks so small though

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#111720 - 02/08/07 02:51 PM Re: Street light repair
TrimixLeccy Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 38
Loc: UK
This lamp column has fascinated me for about 2 years [yes, i know I need to get out more!!] Apart from no visible fuses it also has no isolation at ground level, I think the earthing is discontinuous and the 2 lamp heads are on different phases. Oh, I forgot to mention that this 'median strip' also doubles as a public footpath!!!
I will be back there in a few weeks; camera at the ready

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