Started by Michael Rolls, October 14, 2022, 09:41:03 PM
Quote from: Michael Rolls on October 14, 2022, 09:41:03 PMcan't remember which one it was, but a few days ago a minister said there was no prospect of power cuts this winter. Given the performance of this government to date (has there ever been such a shambles in so short a time?) I have immediately started to prepare for the inevitable!I already have a one ring camping gas device and am ordering a bigger version. More gas canisters on order for the existing device, a hot water bottle, a non-electric kettle, AA batteries for a couple of floor standing battery lights - oh, and nearly forgot - candles!Mike
Quote from: Cassandra on October 15, 2022, 06:50:27 AMDon't think theres any worries yet, where I am Mike. When I purchased out here I was surprised how many houses have standby power reserves. Probably because of Hurricanes etc and also the high reliance on overground power lines with their susceptibility to the sweeping high winds over vast empty plains. There are also a number of battery powered lights throughout the property fed by a basement sited rechargeable storage unit about the size of a large suitcase, they cut in if the mains illumination and ignition power to the boilers fails.Also theres a sunken 1,000 gallon oil tank underneath the basement floor and in between it's foundations, with an offset fill on the side of the house. The tank is only about a foot high apparently, but extends for most of the house footprint. Theres also a 2nd boiler (oil fed), which distributes output to the underfloor heating and hot water creation. A generator is in the basement and that likewise cuts in automatically in the event of a 'power outage'. Its very impressive how it all works and it gets checked every Autumn when the 'boilers' get serviced.
Quote from: Alex on October 14, 2022, 10:18:47 PMWhats a UPS ?
Quote from: Alex on October 15, 2022, 10:50:14 PMSafe to say you're safe then Cass What is Boris's tower ?
Quote from: Cassandra on October 15, 2022, 03:55:35 PMThank you all. The previous owner was another elderly man who died intestate and with no relatives. He was an architect, very wealthy and designed the place with equisite attention to detail. There's an iron framed 'safe room', with a door 14" thick, ducted aircon (no wall units, except the out buildings). Armour plated telephone cabling and the most complicated burglar alarm system, incorporating hidden/disguised cameras a network of laser beams and pressure pads etc etc I've ever seen.And of course Boris's tower!
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