Official anti-derail thread

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  1. f-fish

    f-fish Well Known Member

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    good news bad news , city power call center is on the ball ...bad news we are getting 407volts AC coming down the line now ... lucky my 40 year old earth leakage breaker sees the issue and dropped the power, good to know that still works.

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  3. Pierré Schoonraad

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    They are just trying to make up for the power you lost during the outage

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    Ha ha - we are back up and running. Still fluctuating a lot but around the 220 - 249V AC so most things are OK with this as an in put voltage.

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    aaahh 270 we going down .....................
     
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    Ok we are back at a normal 225 input AC voltage.

    I knew things are going bad when I watched the UPS input voltage climbing all the way ..

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    When it reached 330V the breakers kicked in, so I had to go and open the outside DB to see what was what.

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    Ouch....

    Must say these electronic meters that city power installed have been working a treat - accurate power bills, no guesstimates - can not get it to talk to the counter reporting device but the rest works rather well.

    All tanks seem fine, no floaters yet.

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    And then we blame crappy workmanship when our household appliances gets toasted. Good luck with the tanks returning to normal. Luckely you have a great way of monitoring what is actually happening

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    True ... and clearly the issues have not all been sorted .. our grid must be under some serious strain at the moment, wonder if it is time to do a budget request to increase tariffs again.

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    Spotted a low of 182 Volts AC in ...
     
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    Finally had a bit of rain last night
    It's been very dry here.
     
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    That's great
    We are having a very weird winter... the night have been cold but daytime I think all in all we have only really had 2 cold spells for 2 or 3 days..
    The days have been warm... yesterday was 24 in the South of Jhb and today the same.. its just not winter..

    Guess it will hit us in Spring..
     
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    That would explain why so many substations have gone up in flames. We had one in our one horse town that went up in flames - my mom said it would take them a week to restore power but I think it was more like 3 days. Luckily it did not affect us as we are out on the farms with a different substation phase line. A few years back, we had hectic power issues - took them a week to find the faulty cable. Power was mostly out for up to 9 hours per day until they fixed the problem in the cable.

    About 2 or 3 years ago, a local counciller who was campaigning for the DA - people would have voted him into position as the town mayor if Eskom had done their job properly and got that "exposed" cable covered properly. I don't know exactly what happened but somehow the live wire got to him and killed him instantly. He and a group were putting up posters in the area for the DA campaign at that time when it happened - left a wife and I think 2 kids behind.
     
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    I agree with you, @MariaS - it's been a very strange winter. Even my mom said the same thing - it's not even the middle of July and our bulbs are starting to come up earlier than normal. Plus the old fashion blue-purple irises are flowering already.

    Spring will probably hit us - last two weeks of August was heavy frost last winter.
     
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    Just seen over 100 swallows in the sky - very weird... Not even in the middle of July and they're back early. We usually see them late August / September.
     
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    The sad part is when the frost comes at end August beginning of September, some of the flowers and fruit trees are already in bloom and the frost kills everything

    Last year my Almond trees, apricots, early bearing peaches.. the blooms were totally wiped out and we had no fruit from them
     
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    Eish, @MariaS - the worse for us is that the wind blows almost everything off the fruit trees. Then there's the summer hailstorms - we haven't had any apples from our apple trees for about 2 years now. Last year we had almonds, quite a few as both trees were young but this year we have had nothing because of the wind and the stingers that damage the almonds and other fruit. We were lucky to get apricots from our young 1 year old tree. Also managed to get some really nice purple figs as well. LOL I ate half a plum after a bird ate half of it - it was the only plum and my, it was delicious!!! We also had a great harvest of smallish nectarines - also the tree's first year too. Other ones didn't fare too well - pears, apples, some fruit I can't remember the name, plum trees just keep on dying every year, and the walnut tree is struggling, even the lemon bushes too - we've not had any lemons from them in 3 years now. Oh add the mulberry tree as well - plenty of nice fruit and through November to February / March, we have wild blackberries. We also have raspberries growing in the vegetable garden - oh so yummy!
     
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    After a miserable few days, is sunny and warm again
     
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    Well.. I think we spoke too soon... think a cold front is on its way because this morning, although not freezing cold, we can feel there is a change and wind picking up is rather icy...
     
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    That's the uk for you.

    @MariaS nice and warm here still

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    Well that took a while .. finally have stable / usable power back. Most I clocked the over supply with was 479 Volts ..
    Now to see what survived in the tanks ;-)

    Later Ferdie
     
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    I see this thread is still going strong...
     

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