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#111711 02/06/07 02:46 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
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pauluk Offline OP
From our latest U.K. member, TrimixLeccy:

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.

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

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#111712 02/06/07 02:52 PM
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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.

#111713 02/06/07 05:26 PM
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Is this somewhere in the Middle East? There's some palms and script on the awning in the background.

#111714 02/06/07 08:03 PM
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#111715 02/06/07 09:30 PM
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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.

#111716 02/07/07 10:40 AM
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What's that??? 4mm2 SWA? Or even bigger?

#111717 02/07/07 12:55 PM
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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!

Wood work but can't!
#111718 02/07/07 02:54 PM
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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.

#111719 02/08/07 06:09 PM
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Ok, that explains a lot... [Linked Image]
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 [Linked Image]

#111720 02/08/07 06:51 PM
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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 [Linked Image]

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