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Discussion in 'Serious' started by cyrilthefish, 5 Jan 2010.

  1. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    We've been having frequent power cuts here recently (crawley, sussex) and i'm just wondering if it's a local thing or a more general problem.

    In the past 2 months or so, we've had at least 6 power cuts, ranging from a few minutes to a few hours, it's got to the point were we have brought extra torches and candles and my dad retrieved my old camping stove from the garage and we keep it inside now...

    What do you reckon? are we just being extremely unlucky here or is there a bigger underlying problem?
     
  2. Red 5

    Red 5 New Member

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    Bucks, Beds and Northamptonshire border here and I've had no recent power cuts, touch wood.

    Perhaps people closer to you can report.
     
  3. aradreth

    aradreth New Member

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    I was in Brighton for two weeks and we had no power cuts so it's probably a local thing.
     
  4. hughwi

    hughwi Well-Known Member

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    I am in Croydon, and we have not had any power cuts here either.
     
  5. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I'm in Ipswich no power cuts here either.
     
  6. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    Mate.. I hate to say this but... Your in crawley! I have only ever been twice for any real length of time (a week or more) and on both occasions the power went.

    Maybe the mayor p*ssed on a witch?


    :p

    Andy
     
  7. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Hahaha :D

    Does indeed seem to be a local thing then
     
  8. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    A few months ago we had 3 powercuts within a week. What makes it worse is our house is on the critical users list so we should get notification of maintance etc. Im starting to wonder if

    a) They failed to do that
    b) An accidental switch off
    c) The system cannot cope

    I hope its not C. Electric cars will be fun >.>
     
  9. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    Where I live we had a few power cuts a couple of months ago. The power would go out for a few hours, go back on for about ten minutes, off for a minute, back on for another while, off for a minute etc another 2 or 3 times. Uni barely had his folding rigs back online and the power would cut again, gave up after the third mini-cut. Pointless story except to say I feel your pain :D
     
  10. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    I live in Africa......
     
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  12. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    I suggest you just ring up the people who supply the electricity in Crawley to be honest - they will at least tell you what is going on.
     
  13. palorx

    palorx Scout and Proud

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    Same....

    From the sounds of it it could well be something to do with a local substation as it is so localised
     
  14. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Ironically in numbers tonight it was the ep where "terrorists" where taking out substations to force a back up generator in a prison to use fuel so they could use the fuel delivery as a means of getting in.......CONSPERICY!!!!
     
  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Where i am west wales we get power cuts all the time some times 4 a day I've lost count how many over the last year .
     
  16. bestseany

    bestseany New Member

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    Aren't the power cuts because of snow on the lines?

    No power cuts here although we did lose our water for an hour yesterday.
     
  17. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Not here we get them all year round regardless of the weather , As for the water here sometimes quite often the color is brown bit like something you would flush down the toilet and welsh water tells us its fit to drink "yeah" I only drink filtered.
     
  18. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    I think we've been upgraded :lol:

    Past day or so we've got frequent power brownouts instead of power cuts!

    Yay for us :hehe:
     
  19. bestseany

    bestseany New Member

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    One step closer to living the dream :D

    Last I was in Crawley, it was quite built-up, so I'm surprised they have problems supplying electricity to people.
     
  20. Zero_UK

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    Im in Leeds and we've had two powercuts lately.
     

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