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#140203 - 02/04/04 07:21 PM 'Gardez Lieu [Loo] !  
Hutch  Offline
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This could have been a complete shocker!

[Linked Image]

Anyone care to speculate an actual cause - a leak plus an HV short?

Article here .

[This message has been edited by Hutch (edited 02-05-2004).]


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#140204 - 02/05/04 07:32 AM Re: 'Gardez Lieu [Loo] !  
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Wow! That must have been some pressure. I've only ever used these things a couple of times, and never felt quite comfortable inside them.


#140205 - 02/06/04 08:08 AM Re: 'Gardez Lieu [Loo] !  
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Hutch,
High Voltage cables can explode with very large amounts of force, under short circuit conditions.
This can be caused by a sharp stone or rock gradually working it's way into the cable insulation, by things like road vibration from passing vehicles.
It would make you wonder though, why this toilet was situated so close to the Underground cables in the first place?.
This could have been a certain fatality, had there been a person inside there, when the cable faulted. [Linked Image]


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